Trinity Episcopal School

An independent K-8 Episcopal day school five miles from the heart of Austin

Tuition & Financial Assistance

Investing in your child's education is one of the most important investments you will ever make. Investing in a Trinity education means your child will be nurtured by teachers who practice both the art and the science of teaching. We are a community grounded in faith, and are dedicated to the success, well-being and happiness of every child whose care is within our trust. A Trinity student is excited about learning, ready for a challenge, and graduates ready to successfully navigate their expanding world.  

2017-2018 Tuition and ENROLLMENT fees 

Kindergarten through 4th Grade                      $19,035
5th through 8th Grades$20,585
Registration Fee$850
Facility Use Fee (new students only)

$3,500*

 

Tuition and fees may be paid annually, semi-annually, or in ten monthly installments.
*All new students are asked to pay a one-time Facility Use Fee.
 

Financial Assistance    

As you search for the best school for your child, you may find that financing a independent school education represents a challenge for your family. Investing in your child's education is one of the most important investments you will ever make. At Trinity, we believe socio-economic diversity enriches the educational experience for all, and participation of a wide range of students and families is critical to our school's health. Approximately 15% of our families receive financial assistance for the 2017-2018 school year. We urge you to not let the cost of tuition stand in the way of considering a Trinity education for your child.

How to Apply for Financial Assistance for 2017-2018

  1. Visit sssbynais.org/parents to create an account and begin your Parents Financial Statement (PFS) online. Trinity's school code is 2204.
    (Note: If you applied for financial assistance last year, simply login to the PFS Online as a Returning Family, using the email address and password you set up last year.
  2. We have a limited number of fee waivers available for applications. If you need assistance with the fee, email Vicki Ainsworth.
  3. Submit a complete copy of your 2016 tax return and all accompanying schedules. If you have a business or farm, be sure to submit all information relative to that income as well.
  4. Submit copies of your 2017 W-2's, 1099's or other earnings information by February 10, 2018.
  5. Submit complete copies of your 2017 tax return, including all schedules (and any business or farm tax information) by April 15, 2018.

Be sure to mark out your social security numbers or bank account numbers on any documents you submit.  Due to the sensitivity of documents, possible mail delays, and handling/processing concerns, if you are unable to upload your documents, please deliver them to Trinity's Admission Office prior to the deadline(s), rather than mailing them to SSS.

DEADLINES

Applicant Families

Returning  Families

Submit Parent's Financial Statement and 2016 tax return, including accompanying schedules 

January 26, 2018

December 15, 2017

Submit copies of 2016 W-2’s

February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017

Submit complete 2016 tax return, including all schedules

No later than April 15, 2017

No later than April 15, 2017

How is the financial assistance package determined?

Once SSS has received the PFS, they will use a standard calculation to make an assessment called the Report of Family Contribution. The RFC is the suggested dollar amount that a family is seen to have available to contribute toward the education of their child. Once computed, the RFC is sent to Trinity for review. The Trinity Financial Assistance Committee uses the RFC as a starting point from which to determine a financial assistance award.  Financial assistance grants are awarded on the basis of a family's demonstrated need.  Once Trinity has granted financial assistance, the school is committed to offering continued assistance provided the family continues to demonstrate need.  

Awards are based on the number of qualified applicants, the family's calculated need, and the funds available for financial assistance which vary from year to year.  Within the scope of these variables, Trinity is committed to offering assistance to as many qualified students as possible.

What if we have special circumstances that we feel Trinity’s financial assistance committee should take into consideration?

Any special financial concerns should be documented in a letter and sent directly to the Trinity Admission Office.

If parents are divorced or no longer living together, who must file a Parents Financial Statement?

Each parent must file a PFS regardless of custodial arrangements.

Does applying for financial assistance hurt my child’s chances of being admitted to Trinity?

Trinity’s admissions policy is need-blind; applicant decisions are made separately from financial assistance decisions. A candidate seeking financial aid must meet all admission requirements prior to being considered for any aid. Financial assistance is awarded first to returning students. Remaining dollars are given to new students on a first-come, first-served basis. Families who apply for aid only after their child has been re-enrolled or accepted will be at a severe disadvantage. Strict adherence to deadlines is suggested.

I think my family’s income is too high to qualify.

You are encouraged to apply. Trinity is dedicated to creating a community with a wide range of economic representation, middle-income families included. Family assets, the number of children in the family or in tuition-charging schools and many other factors will influence the likelihood of receiving aid and the actual size of the allocation.

Is financial assistance automatically renewed?

No. Parents requesting assistance must apply each year. A family furnishes information regarding their current financial circumstances each spring. The committee conducts a review and makes whatever adjustments are necessitated by changes of circumstances and tuition increases. Also, to be considered for continued assistance, students must contribute positively to the school community, maintain an acceptable academic standing and demonstrate positive social behavior.

I need help filling out the SSS forms.

First, you can call the SSS help line at (800) 344-8328. Also, please do not hesitate to call the Trinity Admission Office at 512-472-9525.

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