Financing Your Masters Degree

Troy M. – Financial Aid Advisor

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Your Masters Degree is Within Reach

Do you dream of pursuing your MBA? Are you anxious to return to graduate school, but struggle to find the time or money to do so?

With Trident University, your graduate education is both attainable and affordable. Learn more about the financing options available to you by clicking on one of the tab descriptions below.

Any officer, agent, or employee of Trident, who works in the financial aid office or has responsibilities with respect to education loans, whether those loans are through the federal student loan programs or are private loans, is a covered individual for purposes of this Code of Conduct.

Apply for your Military Tuition Assistance (TA) Benefits online or through your military Education Office. Army students must apply and enroll through the ArmyIgnitED portal (previously GoArmyEd). Once you receive TA approval, please email your approved TA to or fax it to 714-364-9570.

Processing time: Processing varies depending on military education office.

Learn more about tuition assistance for active duty military members.

Learn more about specific VA chapter benefits and next steps for applying them towards your education at Trident University:


Processing time: Approximately 6-8 weeks for first time applicants

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

Direct Billing
Trident directly bills the employer for the tuition owed.

Tuition Reimbursement
Pay in full, set up a payment plan, or utilize a different payer type in order to begin courses. Thereafter submit reimbursement request to employer.

Deferred Billing
Defer tuition until the end of the session. Available to students and family members who work for organizations that have partnered with Trident. Most commonly used in conjunction with Tuition Reimbursement as it allows students receiving employer tuition reimbursement to defer payment until after grades for each term are posted.

Processing time: Benefits and processing varies depending on Human Resources department of the employer.

You may pay for Trident University courses in full via credit card, check, or money order.

Credit Card

  • To pay in full, please log into your student account.
  • Select My Record>Tuition Payments and select the course(s) you want to pay for and click “Add to Cart.”
  • Select Credit Card in Payment Information and proceed to enter your credit card information. We accept: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.


Check or Money Order

Please make payment out to Trident University International and send to:
Trident University International
PO Box 7890
Carol Stream, IL 60197-7890

Processing time: Approximately 72 hours

At Trident, we recognize that each student has unique and changing circumstances. A variety of options are available through our Cashnet Payment Plan partnership to make paying your student account balance easy and manageable.

Cashnet Payment Plans are interest-free plans that allow you to break your tuition into more affordable payments. Your payment plan will be facilitated through the Cashnet Payment Plan system. Cashnet Payment Plans are not loans, so there are no interest payments. There is a $35 or $55 non-refundalbe management fee, depending on the length of the plan you select.

You can choose to log in to MyTLC portal to make the payments each month or you can select an auto-debit option to have payments automatically deducted from your checking account or credit card. Payments can be made using either a checking account or from a major credit/debit card including:
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Sign up for a Cashnet Payment Plan
  • To sign up, please log into MyTLC portal.
  • Select My Record > Tuition Payments to select the course(s) you want to pay for and click “Add to Cart.”
  • Select Tuition Payment Plan in Payment Information. You will then be directed to the Cashnet to complete the sign-up process for your payment plan.

Read all terms and conditions and keep a copy of your contract for your records.

Processing time: Approximately 24 hours
Trident accepts public and private scholarships. Scholarship sources and lists may be found through the United States Department of Education.

Processing time: Varies

Seeking more information on the cost of attending Trident University? Visit Trident’s Financial Aid Resources page where you will find financial aid tools including Trident’s Net Price Calculator and Shopping Sheet, a guide to assist in early financial planning for college.

*Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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