Spring 2021 Trine Course Catalog

Financial Aid


The mission of the Trine University Financial Aid Office is service-oriented and geared to proving access, choice, and education for interested students. To accomplish its mission, Trine University offers a variety of financial counseling and planning programs for student with economic need.

The Office of Financial Aid provides assistance to students and their families to make a college career at Trine University affordable. It is important to reward students for exceptional academic accomplishments. To provide such assistance allows students to attend who might not otherwise have the opportunity.

Most scholarships are merit-based. They are based on academic achievement. However, other grants and loans are awarded based upon financial need as determined by the federal and state governments after completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Office of Financial Aid provides a convenient location and several options of access for students and/or their families. The office offers walk-in counseling, telephone counseling, and can be contacted via email.

The Office of Financial Aid is located in Forman Hall, and has a street address of Office of Financial Aid, One University Avenue, Angola, Indiana, 46703.

Normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Office of Financial Aid can be reached by phone at 1.800.347.4878, option 2, by email at finaid@trine.edu, and accepts faxed documents at 260.665.4511.

Provided here is an overview of Financial Aid policies. For detailed information please see the Student Handbook, MyTrineFA site and/or the financial aid section of the Trine website for additional information or contact the Financial Aid Office toll free at 800.347.4878, option 2.

Application Procedures

All students applying for financial aid must complete the Trine University Online Application for Admission to be accepted into a degree-seeking program and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov with school code 001839.

The FAFSA for new applicants or returning applicants is the primary application for assistance. This can be filed on line at www.fafsa.gov. It is used to determine eligibility for all Federal Title IV aid programs, such as Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work Study Program, and Federal Direct Education Loan Programs. It is also the application for undergraduate Indiana residents to apply for tuition assistance programs from the State of Indiana.

The Trine University priority application filing deadline is March 1 of each academic year for fall/spring/summer enrollment; however, aid is awarded throughout the school year. Current students need only complete the FAFSA once each academic year before March 1 to reapply for all aid. The Trine University FAFSA filing priority deadline is March 1 to be eligible for all types of institutional aid.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Central Processing System (CPS) reviews and analyzes the information provided on the FAFSA. The CPS uses this information to calculate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is the index of the family’s financial strength and not necessarily the amount a family will have to pay towards college. Once Trine University receives this information, it will be used to create an electronic award notification.