FINANCIAL AID

Federal financial aid is available for all Trinity students through the Direct Unsubsidized Loan ($20,500/year, 4.3%) and the Direct PLUS Loan for Graduates (amount varies, 5.3%). The average financial aid package is $28,500 per year and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, and some living expenses. Contact the admissions office for more information about financial aid and the application process.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

JD PROGRAM

Applicants who meet the requirements for admission to the regular JD program are automatically considered for merit and non-merit based scholarships based on the information provided throughout the admissions process. Most scholarships are renewable as long as specific academic requirements are maintained each semester. Contact Admissions at 714-796-7100 to learn more about specific scholarship requirements.

MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Merit scholarships are based primarily on your LSAT score (145+) and academic background. Awards vary from $2,000 to full-tuition with the possibility of stipend.

100%+

  • Percent of Tuition Covered

Dean’s Full Tuition + Stipend

  • 100% Tuition Cost + $500–$1500/yr Monthly Stipend
  • LSAT in the 60th Percentile or Higher (155-180)

100%

  • Percent of Tuition Covered

Dean’s Full Tuition

  • 100% Tuition Cost ($23,850)
  • LSAT in the 50th Percentile or Higher (152-154)

50%-75%

  • Percent of Tuition Covered

Dean’s

  • 50-75% of Tuition Cost ($12,000–$18,000)
  • LSAT in the 40th Percentile or Higher (149-151)

25%

  • Percent of Tuition Covered

Justice

  • Scholarship of $5,000–$7,500
  • LSAT in the 33rd Percentile or Higher (147-148)

16%

  • Percent of Tuition Covered

Legal Studies

  • Scholarship of $2,000-$5,000
  • LSAT in the 26th Percentile or Higher (145-146)

Dean’s Full Tuition + Stipend

  • 100% Tuition Cost + $500–$1500/yr Monthly Stipend
  • LSAT in the 60th Percentile or Higher (155-180)

Dean’s Full Tuition

  • 100% Tuition Cost ($23,850)
  • LSAT in the 50th Percentile or Higher (152-154)

Dean’s

  • 50-75% of Tuition Cost ($12,000–$18,000)
  • LSAT in the 40th Percentile or Higher (149-151)

Justice

  • Scholarship of $5,000–$7,500
  • LSAT in the 33rd Percentile or Higher (147-148)

Legal Studies

  • Scholarship of $2,000-$5,000
  • LSAT in the 26th Percentile or Higher (145-146)

NON-MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

Non-merit scholarships are offered for those who have graduated from a Christian college (institution must be a member of NACCAP to qualify), are members of an EFCA church, who are coming to law school with only an AA/AS degree, or who have a history of public service.

Christian College

50% Tuition Costs

Church Match

Up to $2,000/year

Public Service

$500 Annual Grant

EV Free Church

50% Tuition Costs

Community College

$2,500 Annual Grant

Founder’s

$1,500/year

The Mephibosheth Scholarship provides special assistance for individuals who have a physical or sensory impairment that is likely to continue indefinitely.

If your church donates funds towards your education, Trinity will match the donations each academic year through the Church Match Scholarship.

MLS PROGRAM

Master of Legal Studies students who demonstrate a deep understanding of the advantages that an MLS can provide in their respective fields are automatically considered for scholarships ranging from 20%-50% of tuition (up to $4,500-$11,250) over the course of the entire degree program.  Scholarships is renewable as long as specific academic criteria are met each semester. Please contact the MLS admissions office at 800-257-1486 to learn more.

MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Merit scholarships are based primarily on your academic background.

50%

  • Percent of Tuition Covered

50% President’s Scholarship

  • 3.5+ Undergrad GPA Requirement

30%

  • Percent of Tuition Covered

30% Dean’s Scholarship

  • 3.0 – 3.49 Undergrad GPA Requirement

20%

  • Percent of Tuition Covered

20% Legal Studies Scholarship

  • 2.5 – 2.9 Undergrad GPA Requirement

50% President’s Scholarship

  • 3.5+ Undergrad GPA Requirement

30% Dean’s Scholarship

  • 3.0 – 3.49 Undergrad GPA Requirement

20% Legal Studies Scholarship

  • 2.5 – 2.9 Undergrad GPA Requirement

50%

  • Percent of Tuition Covered

50% TLS Grads

35%

  • Percent of Tuition Covered

35% Non-TLS Grads

50% TLS Grads

35% Non-TLS Grads

Scholarships cannot be combined. Students will be awarded the highest scholarship for which they qualify.

BAR STUDY LOANS

Creditworthy JD students or those with a creditworthy cosigner may be eligible for bar study loans, which are private educational loans that can be used to cover the costs associated with bar preparation courses and bar exam expenses. Different lenders have varying requirements, interest rates, and borrowing limits. Generally, the maximum loan is $15,000.

Bar study loans should be researched, applied for, and procured entirely by the student; they are NOT considered part of your financial aid package. This means the loans will be sent via paper check to the borrower directly, not through Trinity.

The following links will take you to common bar loan lender websites: