Admissions

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for the 2020-2021 school year has been set at $13,750.

Financial Aid Information

The Financial Aid Program is funded by generous donations of alumnae and other Trinity supporters as well as through the efforts of Trinity’s Board of Directors and the Institutional Advancement team. The Financial Aid Program assures that talented students will not be denied a Trinity education due to financial circumstances.

CRITERIA FOR TUITION ASSISTANCE

  • Financial aid for tuition assistance is available to students whose families demonstrate financial need.
  • A student receiving financial assistance must maintain a 2.0 grade point average throughout that school year.
  • Applications received after the deadline are subject to available funds. 
  • Families must reapply each year for financial assistance.
 The Financial Aid Application is available online in mid-November. 

Some financial aid recipients may elect to to participate in the Work Study Program. Through this program, students learn to be responsible by performing specific tasks under the supervision of faculty and staff. Each semester their supervisors evaluate the students. All students are eligible to be a part of the grant program.

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to Trinity’s financial assistance, many of our students receive awards from various groups and organizations. These groups generally have similar requirements (application, tax return information, asset and housing information) and some may have additional requirements for academic achievement. Please feel free to call the listed agencies for more information. If you are interested in applying to one of these organizations be aware that most have very strict deadlines. Contact them to obtain further information.

If you are interested in applying for scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact the organizations directly.

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  • Big Shoulders

    In promotion of Catholic Education, Big Shoulders provides K-12 scholarships. Award amounts vary on need and grant type. For more information go to bigshouldersfund.org.
  • Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund

    The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund provides high school scholarship assistance and educational support to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who live in Chicago, Cicero, or Berwyn.

    Application deadline is Friday, October 16, 2020. Call 312.455.7800 or visit dmsf.org.
  • Holy Family Scholars Chicago

    HFS provides scholarships to economically disadvantaged, at-risk Chicago inner-city students who show academic leadership and promise. For application details call 312.421.4070 or visit hfschicagoscholars.com.

    Application deadline is Sunday, November 15, 2020.
  • HighSight

    HighSight provides scholarships to Chicago families with motivated students that exhibit financial need. Applications are available in December 2020 and are due end of February 2021. Call 312.787.9824 or visit highsight.org.
  • LINK Unlimited

    LINK awards financial support to economically disadvantaged African-American students. Application opens in October 2020 and closes in December 2020. Learn more at linkunlimited.org
  • Madonna Foundation

    The Madonna Foundation’s mission is to educate under-served young women in the Chicago area by providing access to academic excellence at a single-gender Catholic High School. For more information and to apply go to madonnascholars.org.

Scholarships Available to Incoming Freshmen

Trinity offers scholarship opportunities to incoming freshmen who take the entrance exam at Trinity High School at the first testing date in December.  Available scholarships and criteria are as follows: 

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  • Premiere Dominican Scholarship

    $5000 scholarship to students who score at the 99th percentile or higher on Trinity's entrance exam on December 5, 2020.  Renewable for all four years based on student maintaining a minimum of 3.0 GPA, no serious discipline action, and completion of required service projects.  Students will have until March 1st to submit Principal letter of recommendation and personal statement.
  • Honors Scholarship

    $3000 scholarship to students who score at the 95th to 98th percentile or higher on Trinity's entrance exam on December 5, 2020.  Renewable for all four years based on student maintaining a minimum of 3.0 GPA, no serious discipline action, and completion of required service projects.  Students will have until March 1st to submit Principal letter of recommendation and personal statement.
  • Board of Directors Leadership Scholarship

    $1000 scholarship to students who score at the 90th to 94th percentile or higher on Trinity's entrance exam on December 5, 2020.  Renewable for all four years based on student maintaining a minimum of 3.0 GPA, no serious discipline action, and completion of required service projects.  Students will have until March 1st to submit Principal letter of recommendation and personal statement.
  • Sister Natalie – Sister Viviana Award

    $1000 nonrenewable award preseted to one incoming freshmen from each of the following grade schools where the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters taught: St. Giles, St. Vincent Ferrer, and St. Luke. Consideration is given to class standing, teacher/principal recommendation qualities of leadership, character, and service.
  • Catherine Kelly Brady Award

    $1500 nonrenewable scholarship awarded to an income freshman who is a daughter or granddaughter of a Trinity alumna and who comes from a Catholic elementary school. Award is based on academic performance and financial need.
  • Mothers Club Scholarship

    $1000 awarded to an incoming freshmen based on academic performance and financial need.

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