Trident’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs are eligible for federal student financial aid. Students must also meet student eligibility requirements for such aid. Trident also offers various certificate programs, but certificates alone are NOT eligible for federal student financial aid.
Pell Grants are available only to bachelors degree students who do not already have a baccalaureate or first professional degree. Trident will release the amount awarded to you in two equal disbursements; the first disbursement during at the beginning of the academic year (first session) and the second disbursement after half of the academic year […]
After the completion and approval of your Federal Title IV Financial Aid application and official admission to the University, you will receive an award letter for the academic year if you are eligible for aid. Trident will release the amount awarded to you in two equal disbursements; the first disbursement during at the beginning of the […]
The U.S. Department of Education ‘ED’ may select your file for a process known as ‘verification.’ If you are selected for verification, the Trident financial aid application will prompt you with a request for additional information and/or documentation and ask you to confirm data reported on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Verification documentation […]
The Student Finance Department cannot award federal financial aid to an eligible student until the student has been admitted to degree program and has completed required documents. The FAFSA, Trident financial aid application, and any required verification documents enables Trident to develop a financial aid package based on your eligibility for federal financial aid and […]
The EAD is an agreement between you and Trident, through which you accept responsibility for paying any and all tuition and fees in connection with your enrollment and attendance if your financial aid is unable to be awarded and/or disbursed. Signing an EAD postpones payments on your tuition until your federal financial aid funds arrive, […]
Even if you are eligible for federal student financial aid, such aid MAY NOT cover ALL of your tuition and other education-related expenses. You may need to seek to supplement your federal student financial aid by applying for veteran’s education assistance, military tuition assistance (TA), or sources of aid for which you may be eligible, […]
Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year (July 1, 2010), the primary federal student loan program will be the Direct Loan Program. The United States government is the lender for all Direct Loans.
We participate in federal student financial aid programs that are authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act (“Title IV Financial Aid programs”). Specifically, we participate in the Federal Pell Grant Program, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (“Direct Loan Program”), the Federal Direct PLUS Loan program, and the Direct PLUS Loans […]