Trinity offers a three-year degree option, with free summer tuition for qualified students. With this option, students can complete their degree in just three years. Summer courses are offered at no additional cost to qualified students (see below). This represents a significant cost savings in that the student pays for three years of tuition and is able to be fully employed or in graduate study in the fourth year.
To qualify for tuition-free summer courses (May term face to face and online), the student must have achieved a composite ACT score of 20 or higher (or SAT equivalent), have been enrolled full-time at Trinity in the two semesters (i.e. fall/spring) immediately preceding the summer study, have achieved a cumulative Trinity College GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of the preceding fall semester, and be enrolled at Trinity in further undergraduate coursework in the (fall) semester immediately following summer term (unless graduating). Those who meet these qualifications would receive tuition remission for up to 12 credits (4, 3 hour courses) in the intervening summer, in a combination of the following:
- 100% tuition remission for one May term course and
- 100% tuition remission for up to two online courses in each of the two summer online terms. [A course technology fee will apply to each online course; the tuition remission does not cover this fee.]
Note: BE 476X/PH 476X and BE 477X/PH 477X are special courses, associated with The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity’s Annual Summer Conference. The courses and conference provide a unique opportunity for students to interact with internationally recognized professionals in their field, and complete one or both courses for credit. Because of their unique nature, BE 476X/PH 476X and BE 477X/PH 477X are not included in the tuition remission option of TIU's three-year degree, due to the expenses associated with the conference and courses.