Tuition & Fees Information

Payment of Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fees are due and payable the Friday prior to the start of the term (fall, spring, summer). Students desiring financial assistance should contact the Financial Aid Specialist. (See Financial Aid for a description of available assistance.) All Trinity College tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of the College.

Tuition Rate

Trinity College is a private institution and does not assess separate charges for out-of-district or out-of- state students. Charges for all courses, which do not have a special flat rate are determined on a credit hour basis according to the following schedules. Tuition and fees for general education coursework is set by the providing institution. To obtain current information regarding tuition and fee schedules for articulated educational agreements with other institutions, please contact the Student Services Office at 309-779-7733.

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

BSHS  Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Tuition
$674.00
per semester hour
General Service Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences)
$250.00
per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the general services fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Graduation Fee   
$275.00
paid final semester
Technology Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences)  
$250.00
per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the technology fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Student Activities Fee
$25.00
per semester

Nursing Programs

ASN  Associate of Science in Nursing

Tuition  
1st & 2nd Year              $517.00 per semester hour
Auxiliary Fee  
1st Year $344.00 per semester
2nd Year $361.00 per semester
Nursing Lab Kit Fee  
1st Year $142.00 per semester
2nd Year $79.00 per semester
General Service Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences) $250.00 per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the general services fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Graduation Fee    $275.00 paid final semester
Technology Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences)   $250.00 per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the technology fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Student Activities Fee $25.00 per semester



BSN-A  Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Tuition $674.00 per semester hour
Auxiliary Fee $344.00 per semester
Nursing Lab Kit Fee $286.00 first semester
  $79.00 2nd, 3rd, & 4th semester
General Service Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences) $250.00 per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the general services fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Graduation Fee    $275.00 paid final semester
Technology Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences) $250.00 per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the technology fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Student Activities Fee $25.00 per semester
 

BSN-B  Basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Tuition $674.00 per semester hour
Auxiliary Fee    
1st & 2nd semester $344.00 per semester
3rd & 6th semester $96.00 per semester
4th & 5th semester $366.00 per semester
Nursing Lab Kit Fee    
1st & 2nd semester $142.00 first semester
3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th semester $79.00 first semester
General Service Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences) $250.00 per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the general services fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Graduation Fee    $275.00 paid final semester
Technology Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences) $250.00 per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the technology fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Student Activities Fee $25.00 per semester
 

BSN-C  Completion Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Tuition    
3rd & 4th Year $674.00 per semester hour
Auxiliary Fee $96.00 per semester
General Service Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences) $250.00 per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the general services fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Graduation Fee    $275.00 paid final semester
Technology Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences) $250.00 per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the technology fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Student Activities Fee $25.00 per semester
 

Radiography Program

Associate of Applied Science Radiography Program

Tuition $517.00 per semester hour
Professional Activities Fee $70.00 per semester
Auxiliary Fee $53.00 per semester
General Service Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences) $250.00 per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the general services fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Graduation Fee    $275.00 paid final semester
Technology Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences) $250.00 per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the technology fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Clinical Manual $71.00 per year
Supplies Fee $20.00 per semester
Background Check $35.00  
Student Activities Fee $25.00 per semester

Respiratory Care Program

Associate of Applied Science Respiratory Care Program

Tuition $517.00 per semester hour
Professional Activities Fee $88.00 per semester
Auxiliary Fee    
1st Year $53.00 per semester
2nd Year  $150.00 per semester
General Service Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences) $250.00 per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the general services fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Graduation Fee    $275.00 paid spring semester
Technology Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences) $250.00 per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the technology fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Clinical Manual $66.00 paid fall semester, 1st year
Supplies Fee $88.00 per semester
Student Activities Fee $25.00 per semester
 

Clinical Make-Up Unit (CMU)

Clinical Make-Up Unit (CMU)

CMU 100 $259.00 per unit
CMU 200 $517.00 per unit


Financial Obligations Policy and Procedure

Registration for classes creates a financial obligation by the registrant to pay tuition, fees, and other charges which constitutes an understanding and acceptance of the responsibility. To be considered in good financial standing, a student must complete financial arrangements on or before the start of each semester, which for a returning student or for a student who seeks re-admittance, means any unpaid balances. A student will not be re-admitted if there is a financial hold on his/her account. Failure to pay tuition and fees or pay unpaid balances will result in an administrative withdrawal of the student by the Director of Student Services and prevent him/her from attending class. The Financial Aid Specialist is available for consultation to assist with financial needs.

To remain in good financial standing, each student must complete all required financial aid procedures, meet all deferred payment deadlines, and make other arrangements for any student loans that may be denied. Failure to do so will result in the account being delinquent (in default) and the student being administratively withdrawn from the College. In addition to being administratively withdrawn from the College, the student will not receive credit for the courses in progress, transcripts of student records will not be released, diplomas of graduating seniors will be held, and testing/exam boards will not be notified of the student’s program completion.

The College will make an attempt to collect on the account prior to submitting it to a collection agency. If the student does not settle the account prior to collections, he/she will be responsible for all of the College’s cost of collection. This includes, but is not limited to, a collection agency fee and/or reasonable attorney’s fees. Collection agency costs along with penalties and interest incurred to collect accounts may be added to the balance due from the student.


Billing and Payment Options

Tuition, fees, and other authorized charges for the semester are billed and available electronically through My Pulse approximately two weeks before classes begin and will be due two weeks prior to the start of the semester. It is the student’s responsibility to review his/her account monthly for any outstanding account balance. A late fee of $30.00 will be assessed if payment is not received by 4:00pm on the first day of the semester or if payment arrangements have not been made (see deferred payment option).


Deferred Payment Option

A student who is not able to make a lump sum payment may select the Deferred Payment Option (DPO).
The Deferred Payment Option provides students a way to make payments throughout the semester. Payments are due on the 15th of each month during the semester: September, October, November, and December for fall and January, February, March, and April for spring, and June, July, and August for summer session (note three payments in summer). The student must complete the DPO form, which is located on the College website. The form should be printed off, filled out and given to the College Bursar for processing. There is a $30.00 per semester non-refundable DPO application fee. If payment is not received by the 15th of each month (as listed above) the account will be charged a $30.00 late fee each month payment is late. If two consecutive payments are missed, the student will be administratively withdrawn from the College for non-payment of tuition.


Tuition Rates and Fees

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences bases student charges on credit hour tuition (See tuition schedule). Students are responsible for course-related charges and College fees as outlined in the tuition and fee schedule. Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences accepts cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover for payment of tuition and fees. A service fee is charged for returned checks.


Return of Excess Funds 

Refund checks will be processed after all aid and other forms of payment have been applied to the student’s account. Refund checks are issued to those students who have a credit balance on their account. The refund checks will be mailed to the student’s billing address on file in the student portal within six weeks after the start of the semester. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure the address on file in the College portal is accurate.
Withdrawal and Account Balances

A student who withdraws from the College and has a balance will be permitted to arrange monthly payments as a last resort. Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences will permit the student to pay at least 20% of the balance and not less than $50.00 on a monthly basis with total amount being paid within six months. A written agreement must be signed and dated with the College Bursar. Missing a single payment is grounds for cancellation of the arrangements and referral to a collection agency.  Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences transcripts will be held until the outstanding balance is paid in full.

Refunds that are a result of dropping courses will be issued per the guidelines in the College Catalog.


Withdrawal and Account Balances

A student who withdraws from the College and has a balance will be permitted to arrange monthly payments as a last resort. Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences will permit the student to pay at least 20% of the balance and not less than $50.00 on a monthly basis with total amount being paid within six months. A written agreement must be signed and dated with the College Bursar. Missing a single payment is grounds for cancellation of the arrangements and referral to a collection agency.  Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences transcripts will be held until the outstanding balance is paid in full.

Refunds that are a result of dropping courses will be issued per the guidelines in the College Catalog.


Description of Fees


Application Fee
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences requires a $50.00 nonrefundable application fee. This fee is paid through the online application process or by mailing a $50.00 check made payable to Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences. If mailing the $50.00 nonrefundable application fee, send to:

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Attn: Student Services
2122 25th Avenue
Rock Island, Illinois 61201

Re-Application/Renewal Fee
This $15.00 nonrefundable fee is for students who wish to re-apply, renew, or are requesting re-admission into a program. This fee is paid through the online application process or by mailing a $15.00 check made payable to Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences. If mailing the fee, send to the address noted above under Application Fee.

Students/Graduates from any of the programs at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences who are continuing their education at the College for a second degree will have their application/re-application/renewal fee waived.

Deposit Fee
A $100.00 nonrefundable tuition deposit is required of all students within two weeks of receiving a letter of official acceptance. This deposit confirms the student’s intention to enroll in a College program beginning any semester. The deposit is credited toward the student’s tuition account.

Auxiliary Fee (see tuition and fee schedule)
The student auxiliary fee is assessed to students on both a full-time and part-time enrollment status. This fee covers standardized testing and materials used throughout the curriculum.

General Service Fee (see tuition and fee schedule)
Students are assessed a general services fee which covers the following services:
• Funding for co-curricular services, which include both academic support and student services support
• Needle-sticks testing/services and follow-up.

Student Activities Fee (see tuition and fee schedule)
This fee provides funds for the Student Government Association as well as other college-sanctioned organizations and activities.


Graduation Fee (see tuition and fee schedule)
Students who apply for graduation will be assessed a fee  of $275.00, which covers the ceremony charges, reception, diploma cover, invitations, cap and gown, commemorative college pin, three official transcripts as well as additional services related to the ceremony. Students not participating in commencement will be assessed a prorated fee.

Technology Fee (see tuition and fee schedule)
This fee is used to maintain current technological resources, laboratory/simulation equipment, computers, software, etc., and to provide updated technology for student learning support.

Late Tuition Fee
A $30.00 late fee will be assessed for any payments received after due dates.

Late Registration Fee
A $25.00 late fee will be assessed for registrations received after the last day of the registration period. A $25.00 late fee will also be assessed for registrations that are re-processed after students are administratively withdrawn for overdue accounts. This fee must be paid prior to the registration being processed. It is the student’s responsibility to check the academic calendar for registration dates.

Transcript Fee
An unofficial student record is maintained on the College student portal. Official transcript request forms are available on the College website. Transcripts will be processed in 5-7 business days for a $10.00 fee per transcript. Rush orders will be processed on business days within 24 hours for a fee of $15.00 per transcript.

Service Fee
A $25.00 service charge will be applied to the student’s account for all returned checks.

Additional Expenses
Students can expect additional expenses including books, transportation, uniforms, white leather shoes, a watch, stethoscope, bandage scissors, lead markers, required immunizations, CPR, physical examination, and Professional Society Memberships. Individual programs may assess additional fees based on the program of study.

Billing Services
Tuition and fees are due and payable to the College Bursar the Friday prior to the start of the semester or accelerated term start date. All College charges and credits for each semester are consolidated into one account for each student. The Bursar issues one bill prior to the start of the semester or accelerated term. Bills are mailed to the student’s home address unless otherwise requested. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Student Services Office of the correct mailing address or inability to access the student portal “My Pulse.” Failure to receive a bill does not affect financial responsibility. In the event that a student’s financial aid, billing authorization, or scholarships and personal payment do not fully cover the tuition and fee charges, students must pay the balance or make satisfactory payment arrangements. Checks should be made payable to Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences and mailed/delivered to the address below:

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Attention: Bursar
2122 – 25th Avenue
Rock Island, Illinois 61201-5317

Please Note: Students who have not made satisfactory payments or payment arrangements are restricted and not permitted to register for new classes, receive their diploma upon graduation, or receive transcripts until the outstanding balance is paid in full.

Fall Semester  August 16, 2013
Spring Semester  January 10, 2014
Summer Semester May 16, 2014


Deferred Payment Program

The College offers a “Deferred Payment Plan” for all semesters. Students wishing to set up a deferred plan must complete the Installment/Deferment Plan form and return it to the Bursar’s Office by the Due Date on the original billing. Payments are to be made in three (3) to four (4) equal payments due the 15th of each month. There is a $30.00 non-refundable set-up fee that is assessed each semester. There will be a $30.00 late fee charged for each late payment. Students employed by Unity Point Health, Trinity may select payroll deduction as their deferred payment option. Payroll deduction follows the deferred payment plan due dates.

Questions about the Deferred Payment Plan should be directed to the College Bursar at 309-779-7733.


Course Add/Drop

Sixteen-Week Semester Courses
Students may add or drop a course(s) within the first week of a 16-week semester with no record on the academic transcript. However, after the 100% refund period of the term (7 calendar days), any drop from a course becomes part of the permanent academic record and is recorded as a WP (withdrawal passing) or WF (withdrawal failing) (see Academic Warning). Students may withdraw from a course through the 15th week of a 16-week semester with a WP or WF. The WF is treated as an F in terms of the repeat course policy; however the F is not counted in the student’s GPA.

Accelerated Course Format
Students enrolled in an accelerated course format have one day to add a course and may drop a course using the refund schedule noted on page 31. However, after the 100% refund period of the course, any drop from a course becomes part of the permanent academic record and is recorded as a WP (withdrawal passing) or WF (withdrawal failing) (see Academic Warning). Students may withdraw prior to the final week of the course with a WP or WF. The WF is treated as an F in terms of the repeat course policy; however the F is not counted in the student’s GPA.

Students should follow this procedure to add or drop a course:

1. Meet with a College faculty advisor.
2. Complete a College add/drop form and obtain the advisor’s signature.
3. Submit the form to the Student Services Department.
4. Note that the refund will be based upon the date on the add/drop form per DOE regulations by the Student Services Department as determined by the Financial Aid Specialist.
5. Students registering late for a course are still responsible for all coursework missed and penalties for non-attendance.
6. It is the student’s responsibility for adding/dropping a course (face-to-face/online).

IMPORTANT: If you have registered for a class or classes, you have created a liability and a promise to pay. Students are responsible for officially dropping classes or withdrawing from a Trinity College program if they decide not to attend or stop attending. 


Withdrawals

Instructor/Administrative Withdrawals
Faculty members may drop a student from a course because of non-attendance or non-participation (traditional classroom or online) during the first two weeks of a 16-week semester with no record on the academic transcript.

If a student has been absent for four class periods (consecutive or cumulative) without explanation, faculty may withdraw the student from the course administratively. The student will receive a WF and may be placed on “Academic Warning.”

For online courses if a student fails to log-in and/or participate for one week, he/she will be dropped from the course by the faculty member. The student will receive a grade of WP or WF and may be placed on “Academic Warning.”

For students in accelerated courses (traditional classroom, hybrid, or online), faculty members may drop a student from a course because of non-attendance or non-participation based on the attendance and participation policies outlined in the syllabus and reviewed with students.

The College reserves the right to withdraw a student from classes at any time during the semester. Generally, these withdrawals are initiated as a result of non-attendance, disciplinary problems, non-payment of tuition/fees, or incomplete admission /health records. If withdrawn administratively, the student will receive the grade of WP or WF. Students must complete a signed College Withdrawal form obtained from the faculty advisor.

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences will administratively withdraw students on or before the end of the tenth class day of the term (fall, spring, summer) for nonpayment of tuition if satisfactory arrangements have not been made with the College Bursar. Students who are unable to arrange payment with the College should drop their courses by the end of the first week of the semester so as not to incur a 20% charge for going beyond the 100% refund period.

For accelerated semesters, it is important for students to note the last day of the 100% refund period if they are not able to secure funds to pay tuition and fees. The following fees are nonrefundable:
  • General service fee
  • Technology fee
  • Auxiliary fee
  • Supplies fee
  • Clinical manual fee
  • Student activities fee
  • Graduation fee (if last semester student)
  • Any service fees

Medical Withdrawal
All medical withdrawals and/or medical leaves of absence REQUIRE documentation from the student’s physician indicating the medical condition and the condition must be the student’s. All information must be submitted to the Dean of Nursing & Health Sciences for approval. All requests are handled on a case-by-case basis.

For all add/drops and withdrawals the student is financially responsible for payments due to the College.

Program Withdrawal Procedures
A student wishing to withdraw from the College is strongly encouraged to seek counsel from his/her faculty advisor. Students who wish to withdraw from an academic program must follow these steps:
  1. Complete a College Withdrawal Form with the advisor
  2. Complete a course drop form for all articulated institutions
  3. Ensure that all financial obligations have been fulfilled with the College
  4. Return the identification badge, radiation badge and any other program materials issued to the student
  5. Complete a mandatory Financial Aid Exit Interview with the Financial Aid Specialist if applicable
  6. Note that the refund will be based upon the date on the add/drop form per DOE regulations by the Student Services Department as determined by the Financial Aid Specialist.



Refund Policy & Schedule

The College uses the following guidelines and policy in determining tuition and fee refunds for students.

In the event the College cancels a class, and an alternative class is not available, 100% of the class tuition will be refunded.

It is very important to be aware of the Refund Policy for Trinity College, as well as all other institutions, including Black Hawk College, and Eastern Iowa Community College District. The Refund Policy varies by institution in which the courses are offered; therefore students should check the Refund Policy for each institution.

If a student stops attending a course without officially dropping or withdrawing, the student may receive an F due to absence from the classroom/clinical rotations or be withdrawn administratively by faculty. If a student never attends a course in which they are enrolled, the faculty may drop a student because of non-attendance or non-participation.

It is the student’s responsibility for dropping a course (face-to-face/online). Withdrawal or non-attendance may result in loss of financial aid. A student is financially responsible for tuition and fees for all classes not officially dropped by the appropriate refund date. If a withdrawal request is sent by mail, the date the request is received by the College will determine the percentage of the refund. No refunds are granted if a student is dismissed for disciplinary reasons.

Every attempt will be made to issue authorized refund checks by the end of the fifth week of classes. Questions concerning refund eligibility and exceptions to this policy are referred to the Student Services Office, and questions concerning amounts refunded are referred to the Bursar. Refunds are processed by the Bursar and will be made payable to, and mailed to the student. When a student owes money to the College, it is College policy to deduct that amount from the tuition refund. These financial obligations may include past due tuition and fees, returned checks, fines, or other obligations.

Semester Length
100% Refund
80% Refund
No Refund
7 to 16 Weeks
Through the 7th calendar day of the semester
Through the 14th calendar day of the semester
After the 14th calendar day of the semester
3 to 6 Weeks
Through the 3rd calendar day of the week in which the course begins
Through the 6th calendar day of the week in which the course begins
After the 6th calendar
day of the week in which the course begins
1 to 2 Weeks
Through the first calendar day the course begins
Not Available
After the first calendar day the course begins
Summer Session
13 weeks-Accelerated
Through the 7th calendar day of NUR A101 (100%) plus 100% refund for NUR A102 & NUR A212
Through the 14th calendar day of NUR A101 (80%) plus 100% refund for NUR A102 & NUR A212
After the 14th calendar day of NUR A101 (0%) plus 100% refund for NUR A102 & NUR A212

  • Students with Federal Direct Loans must complete exit counseling with the Financial Aid Specialist
  • To avoid having to begin loan repayment, borrowers must request military deferments on any federal loans by contacting the loan holder directly.

Students returning from active military duty may apply for readmission to their academic program of study and be readmitted on a space available basis.


Reservists Called to Active Duty

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences students who are active military personnel or reservists are eligible for a 100% tuition refund from the college if they are called to active duty during a 16-week semester or accelerated format. Students are encouraged to withdraw from all courses due to the type of classes offered at Trinity. Students that need to withdraw under these circumstances are required to submit a withdrawal form and a copy of their military orders; and a grade of WP (withdrawal passing or WF (withdrawal failing) will be given depending on the course grade at the date of withdrawal. If a student is receiving financial aid, the following procedures should be followed:
  • Contact your faculty advisor and formally withdraw from your coursework in the student services department
  • Inform college of receipt of financial aid
  • Financial aid will be adjusted based on federal, state and institutional rules

If a student has completed registration and withdraws from class(es), tuition and fees will be refunded according to the date the ADD/DROP or Withdrawal form is received in the Student Services Department as outlined below.


Books

Textbooks
Students can order textbooks for Trinity College courses each semester through the College website. Textbook orders are charged to the student tuition and fee account and can be picked up at the start of each semester in the Student Services Office. Textbooks for general education courses taken at Black Hawk College or Eastern Iowa Community College are purchased through that institution’s bookstore.

To order textbooks, visit the Trinity College website at www.trinitycollegeqc.edu and select the Bookstore tab on the home page. Select the course from the drop-down menu and select the textbook(s) for purchase. The total textbook charges with tax will appear on the final screen of the shopping cart tool. All charges will be placed on the student tuition and fees statement which can be accessed through the My Pulse, student portal site.

Apparel and Gifts
Trinity College’s online bookstore may be viewed at the college website: www.trinitycollegeqc.edu. Select the Bookstore tab. Items offered for purchase include Trinity College logo apparel and gifts. Selection will vary with the change of seasons. Purchased items may be shipped directly to your home or delivered to Trinity College for you to pick up.