Financial Aid

Trinity School is committed to enrolling a motivated and capable community of learners. Our financial-aid program, supported by our endowment and by scholarship resources, has the goal of making a Trinity School education available to as many students as possible.

Does Trinity School provide any financial aid?

Yes. Trinity School has a need-based program that is available to new and returning students. Aid is given in the form of tuition reduction grants. These grants do not need to be repaid.

How many students receive financial aid at Meadow View?

About one-half of our students received grants during the 2016-2017 school year.

How do I apply for financial aid?

When you receive your acceptance letter you will be informed about the guidelines and filing deadlines for financial aid. All financial aid applicants will need to fill out the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS), which is the financial aid application that Trinity School uses in its financial aid process, by the deadline set by the school. The PFS application can be found at the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) web site. Finally, parents/guardians must turn in their child’s Tuition Contract along with the required confirmation fee by the date specified on the contract.

Fill out our Fast Track Financial Aid Form for fast results on an estimate of financial aid.

Does Trinity School have any athletic or merit scholarships?

No. All grants at Trinity School are based simply upon an assessment of financial need. There are no athletic or merit scholarships.

Does a grant cover anything other than tuition?

Financial aid at Trinity School is a tuition-assistance program only. It does not cover the cost of uniforms, books or other student fees.

What does “need-based” mean?

The amount of a tuition reduction grant is based on the demonstrated financial need of a family. “Demonstrated financial need” is the difference between the cost of tuition at Trinity School and the amount a family can be expected to pay toward that tuition.

How do you determine how much a family can pay?

To consider individual students for financial aid fairly, we assess each family’s financial situation with the help of the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) used by schools throughout the U.S. Every family applying for aid completes a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and sends it to SSS for processing. SSS calculates what the family can pay and sends the information to Trinity School. Trinity School uses the SSS calculation as a guide for assessing the applicant's portion of the total amount of funds available for financial aid.

How can I find out my expected financial aid award NOW?

We understand that learning of your anticipated financial award early in the process can be very helpful. In light of this, we are pleased to introduce our Fast Track Financial Aid Form. After preliminary conversations with our Admissions staff, and following the submission of some basic information, we will estimate the financial aid you can expect and get back to you within two weeks! If your child is accepted and you choose to enroll, you will be asked to complete the full process as noted on this page. If no significant changes in your financial situation are noted through this process, the award we estimate now will be the award you will receive next school year.

What happens if I am divorced or separated?

When looking at the needs of families applying for aid, Trinity School considers the financial circumstances of both natural parents. Therefore, in the case of separated or divorced parents, or parents who have never married, both parents are asked to fill out a PFS. If either parent has remarried, the school also considers the financial circumstances of the stepparent, always bearing in mind the obligation of that stepparent to his or her natural children, if any. We are aware this may be a difficult situation in some families, so please feel free to contact the business office if you have any questions or concerns about this policy.

Will applying for financial aid hurt my child’s chances of being admitted?

No. Admission to Trinity School at Meadow View is need-blind. This means that the admissions process and the grant process are entirely separate.

Who may apply for financial aid?

Anyone may apply. However, aid is given only to students who have already been accepted to Trinity School and have returned their Tuition Contract and confirmation fee (tuition deposit) indicating their intention to attend. If, in the end, a family feels their financial aid package is insufficient to enable their child to attend Trinity School, their deposit will be returned to them.

Is financial aid automatically renewed each year?

All grants are for one year only. This is because a family’s financial circumstances and needs may change (for better or for worse) from year to year and must be examined annually by the financial aid committee. However, the school makes every effort to continue financial support of families requiring aid.


For any other questions you have regarding financial aid at Trinity School at Meadow View, you may contact Mr. Mike Zusi, Assistant Vice President for Business Affairs, at 574.334.9455 (Office) 574.274.2103 (Mobile) or mzusi@trinityschools.org