Affording Trinity


Affording Trinity

At Trinity, we understand that choosing the right school is a significant decision for your family. We believe that investing in your child’s future through a Trinity education is not just about academics; it's about nurturing their social and emotional development in a supportive Christian community. We're here to partner with you in this journey and offer various options to make this valuable education accessible.

Trinity School is committed to making quality Christian education accessible to a diverse community through our Flexible Tuition program for the 2024–2025 academic year. Offering need-based assistance, we ensure that the transformative experience of a Trinity education is within reach for families of various socioeconomic backgrounds.


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Flexible Tuition

For the 2024–2025 academic year, Trinity School offers flexible tuition ranges, ensuring that our exceptional education is accessible to families from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. More than 30% of our families benefit from tuition below the full rate, with Trinity awarding up to $2.5 million in assistance annually. Our tuition ranges are:

  • Transitional Kindergarten–Kindergarten: $6,560–$16,400
  • Grades 1–5: $8,890–$22,240
  • Grades 6–8: $9,980–$24,710
  • Grades 9–12: $11,640–$29,090
  • New Student Fee (All Grades): $2,000

The New Student Fee is a one-time, nonrefundable fee of $2,000 per new student. The total fee is capped at a maximum of $4,000 per family, and helps us prepare for your student's educational journey as a Trinity Lion.

We believe that investing in your child’s future through a Trinity education is not just about academics; it's about nurturing their social and emotional development in a supportive Christian community.

Flexible Tuition Process

Our Flexible Tuition process, to determine if a family qualifies for need-based tuition assistance, is designed to be kind, gracious, and respectful of each family’s unique circumstances. Through our partnership with Clarity, we provide a need-based analysis to tailor tuition costs.

We encourage all families to explore this opportunity, as it's a testament to our commitment to diversity and inclusion within our school community. Admission decisions are completely separate from flexible tuition decisions. A family’s financial need does not affect a student’s admission decision. Processed confidentially and separately, flexible tuition applications should be completed concurrently with an application for admission.

Family Application Guide (EN) Guîa de Aplicacîon Para Las Familias (ES)

The Value of Trinity Education

Trinity School offers more than just an education; it's a life-shaping experience. Our classical curriculum, enriched with Christian values, prepares students for academic success and moral leadership. Beyond academics, we offer a range of extracurricular activities and athletics, fostering creativity, teamwork, and personal growth.

“Trinity wasn't just an option; it was a calling for our family. The flexible tuition made it possible, and the impact on our children's lives has been profound. We've seen them grow academically, spiritually, and socially, in ways we never imagined.”

Trinity Parent

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m ready to apply for Flexible Tuition through Clarity. Now what?
  • Step 1: Set up a Clarity account with a username and password. This will allow you to return to log in as needed before submitting your online application.
  • Step 2: Start with household and applicant information. Then, select Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill (NC).
  • Step 3: Sign and submit a Form 4506c to give Clarity permission to pull your prior year tax returns. This means you won't need to upload any of the documents yourself.
  • Step 4: Complete your financial information, including income, expenses, assets, and debts.
  • Step 5: Pay the application fee of $60 per household. The fee covers all the Clarity schools to which you are applying.

Clarity provides family support in English and Spanish. Families may access in-application support by clicking on a “Help” button in the lower left corner, emailing support at, or calling support at (206) 210-3752.

For more information, click to download the Clarity Family Application Guide. For a Spanish Application Guide, please click 24-25 Guía de Aplicación de Clarity Para Las Familias.

Why did Trinity School choose Clarity?
We chose Clarity as our financial aid application provider in order to better serve both our current and prospective families. We are confident that this change is going to make the process of applying for financial aid easier for families.
How does Clarity make it easier for me to apply for financial aid?
Clarity offers a streamlined, mobile friendly application that can be completed in as short a time as 20 minutes. Additionally, Clarity removes the need to upload your 2022 W2 and 1040 by transferring them directly from the IRS. This reduces the amount of information that you l need to enter manually and makes it possible to complete the application quickly and efficiently.
Is my information secure with Clarity?
Trinity School takes the privacy and security of your personal information very seriously. Clarity is certified for both GDPR and SOC2 and uses enterprise-level security standards including end-to-end encryption of all personally identifiable information. For more information, please refer to Clarity’s Privacy Policy.
How will this impact my award?
Just as in prior years, if your financial circumstances have not changed, you will not see significant changes to your award. If you have any questions about your individual circumstance, please reach out to us.
Will I still need to apply every year?
Yes, you will need to submit a Clarity application each year in order to qualify for flexible tuition. However, Clarity retains your information from previous applications, so it will be even easier to re-apply.
Can I complete my Clarity application on my phone or tablet?
Yes! Clarity’s application is fully mobile-friendly so you have access wherever you are.

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