Financial Aid & Costs

Trevecca Nazarene University is committed to helping students develop a plan for meeting their educational goals. Contact or 615-248-1242 with financial aid questions.

FAFSA school code: 003526

Payment Options

There are essentially three ways by which you can cover your tuition and fees costs at Trevecca Nazarene University: 

1. Financial Aid

There are essentially three places to get aid:

  1. The federal government
  2. The institution you are attending
  3. The private sector

Federal Government
This step starts with you filling out your 2022/23 FAFSA at and inputting our school code (003526).  This information will then be sent to us within 7 days of your FAFSA submission.

Federal aid can be broken down into 2 categories:

Grants/Scholarships Loans
Typically this would be the Pell Grant and only available for undergraduate course work. If your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is greater than or equal to 5487, you will not be eligible for the Pell Grant. Your EFC should be available on your completed FAFSA application. All EFCs below 5487 may be eligible on a sliding scale, TNU would be happy to help you determine what, if any, Pell Grant you qualify for. 
*Federal grants/scholarships for graduate course work are extremely limited.
Federal Loans for non-traditional and graduate course work are limited to Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans. To familiarize yourself with the difference between the two, please visit
*Please note Subsidized Stafford Loans are not available for Graduate coursework.


Institutional Aid:
TNU does not currently offer Institutional Aid for its non-traditional programs.

Private Sector: 

Salliemae has created two websites seen below to assist you in your search for free scholarship money for your undergraduate and graduate studies.

  1. Undergraduate studies:
  2. Graduate studies:

We recommend that you reach out to Salliemae if you have any questions about these websites and the scholarships included.

2. Out of Pocket, Lump Sum Payments

  1. Pay online* (This can be done after registration by using your log in information.)
  2. Mail payment to Financial Services, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN 37210.
  3. Pay at the Cashier’s Office** on campus, top floor of the Martin Building, Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

* Credit card payments will be assessed a convenience fee equaling 2.85% of your total transaction by Paypath and added to the amount charged to your card. (For example, a payment of $1,000.00 via credit card would result in a $1,028.50 charge.)

3. Payment Plans

Trevecca offers 2 month, 3 month or 4 month interest free payment plans.  These are quick and easy ways to spread your payments out over a longer period of time.  The length of your plan will be determined by the length of your semester.  This can be done after registration for courses is complete. We would be happy to assist you.

Questions? Contact 615-248-1242 or

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I be able to afford this?
There are three main ways by which you can cover your tuition and fees.
  • 1) Students may be eligible for federal or state grants as well as federal student loans. 
  • 2) Some employers offer tuition reimbursement (total or partial). 
  • 3) Trevecca also offers interest free monthly payment plans depending on the length of each semester.
What is financial aid?
Financial aid is any kind of money that is either given or loaned to a student for a period of time, which can assist in paying for school.
Does Trevecca Nazarene University accept military benefits?
TNU accepts all applicable military benefits (e.g. GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon, etc.). It is important for you to obtain, complete, and submit the appropriate forms for your benefits to be secured.
How do I apply for financial aid?
To apply for financial aid, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This should be completed every year you are enrolled in school and is available at the first of each year.  The FAFSA can be found at Enter Trevecca Nazarene University’s school code, 003526. By completing the FAFSA, you are applying for federal grants and loans, along with state grants. Your financial aid advisor cannot determine your financial aid eligibility until you have completed and signed the FAFSA. The FAFSA must be completed annually.
What information do I need in order to complete the FAFSA?

The FAFSA will ask for specific tax infomation. Therefore, you will need to be prepared to enter information that can be found on the following items:

What should I do after completing my Financial Aid?

After completing your Free application for Financial Aid at and inputting our school code (003526) you should contact your enrollment counselor so they can notate you completed this in your file.  You will then be contacted by one of our Financial Aid counselors within 7 to 14 days with an estimate of aid and/or a request for additional information.

How will I know my financial aid eligibility?

You will receive an estimate of your Tuition and Fees as well as an estimate of your available Financial Aid 7 to 14 days after you have completed your FAFSA.  Your official offer of aid and directions to finalize everything will be sent to you, via email, after you have been registered for your classes.  This usually takes place 7 to 14 days before classes begin. 

Do I qualify for the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation Grant (TSAC)?

If you qualify for the TSAC grant you will receive a letter from TSAC congratulating you on your award.  If this is the case, please contact your enrollment counselor or financial aid counselor to make them aware that you qualify.  We will then add this grant to your official offer of aid.

Do I qualify for the Tennessee HOPE scholarship?

If you meet the criteria listed on this website and believe you should receive the HOPE scholarship, please contact your enrollment counselor or financial aid counselor to make them aware that you might qualify.  We will then evaluate your situation and update you on your award status.

Why do I have less Pell Grant than last year or no Pell Grant?

In December 2011, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-74). This law has significantly changed the Pell Grant Program. Beginning in Fall 2012, students are now limited to 12 semesters (or 600%) of Pell Grant eligibility during their lifetime. This change affects all students regardless of when or where they received their first Pell Grant.

Can I see my Lifetime Pell Grant Used?

You may view your percentage of Pell Grant used by logging into Your ‘Lifetime Eligibility Used’ percentage will be displayed in the ‘Grants’ section.

Step-by-Step Guide to Trevecca’s
Financial Aid, Payment Options, and Refund Procedure

  1. If you are using Financial Aid, complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid at, using Trevecca’s school code: 003526. You should fill out your 2020-2021 FAFSA.  The 2021-2022 FAFSA will be available on or around October 1, 2020.
    • It will take approximately 5-7 business days for Trevecca to receive your FAFSA information after it is submitted.
    • If you do not receive an estimate within 7 business days, please contact your Enrollment Counselor to verify your DOB and SSN.
    • Once we have received your FAFSA, we will send you an estimate of your expenses and anticipated financial aid.
  2. If you are not using Financial Aid, or are an international student, please notify us at
    • Please include your full name and program of interest in the email you send.
    • Once we receive your email, we will send you an estimate of your expenses along with all the payment options that will be available to you

  3. After you are comfortable with all of your options, please follow up with your Financial Counselor and communicate to them how you intend to cover your costs. This step is required prior to your pre-registration being processed.
  4. After you have confirmed your plans for payment with your Financial Counselor, contact your Enrollment Counselor to complete your application and registration process.
    • Your Enrollment Counselor will assist you with any enrollment items needed and can help you get pre-registered for courses.
    • Once final registration is completed by our Admissions Office, you will receive notification from Trevecca with your Trevecca Account information including your username, password, and student ID.
    **Note #5 and #6 are extremely important.  (Skip to #6 if you are not using Financial Aid)
  5.  Accept and finalize your Financial Aid. After you have been registered (your Enrollment Counselor can provide the timing of final registration), an email will be sent to your new Trevecca email account with directions to finalize your aid. *Sample email below:

    The Office of Financial Aid has completed your financial aid award for the 2020-2021 year. 

    • Go to MyTrevecca (TNU PORTAL)
    • Go to Self-Service Menu
    • Select Financial Aid
    • Accept/Decline awards and complete any missing documents
    If you have trouble accessing TNU4U, please contact the ITS department at or 615-248-1223.
    • First-time Stafford Loan borrowers must complete Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note and Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling. Both items may be completed on the
    • Review cost information to the Graduate and Adult Studies Tuition Rates for 2020-21. Graduate Click Here Adult Studies Click Here
    • Please review your current loan history at

  6. Make payment in full or set up a monthly payment in the Student Account Center. (This is required if you are not using Financial Aid).
    • Navigate to the Student Account Center by going to then click “Student Account Center” under “Trevecca Quick Links.”
    In the Student Account Center, all students will have access to the following features:
    • Account Summary Data – available 24/7 with real-time updates
    • Account Activity – also available 24/7 with real-time updates
    • One-time payment option
    • Enrollment in a semester payment plan
    • Ability to share account access

NOTE: Steps 5 & 6 are extremely important prior to attending your first day of class.

Questions? Please contact us at

Tuition & Costs

For more detailed information on program-specific costs, please click on your program of interest.