Financial Aid & Costs

Trevecca Nazarene University is committed to helping students develop a plan for meeting their educational goals.

Undergraduate Students

A 4-year college experience is an investment in your future. At Trevecca, we never want finances to hinder you from stepping into the calling God has for you. Learn more about all of the financial resources available to families when considering our traditional on-campus degree programs.

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Priority date: May 1

Adult Learners

Trevecca offers several resources to help adult learners earn their degree through one of our online or evening programs without breaking the bank. Learn more about financial aid options available for our online and evening programs here.

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Priority date: first day of program start

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:

  • Your (and your parents', if you are a dependent* student) 1040 tax forms from last year.
  • Any W2 forms from your employer (and your parents’ employer, if you are a dependent student) from last year.
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.