2018/19 FINANCIAL AID AND AWARDS

TWU and our donors provide a wide range of merit and need-based awards to help support your investment in a TWU education. 2019/20 tuition costs and financial aid will be available in October 2018 and is subject to change.

Merit-Based Awards

Whether you have academic, artistic, or leadership abilities, there are plenty of scholarships available to  reward your achievements.

Academic Scholarships

Incoming new and transfer students are automatically assessed for an academic scholarship using grades submitted at the time of admission.  The academic requirements are based on the University’s admission standards. Transfer students (27 or more credits attempted) are assessed solely on the cumulative GPA of their previous college(s).  Students can be assessed on final grades upon request.

Admissions Average Requirement *Award Amount Per Year Scholarship Renewal Requirement
Grades (%) GPA (4.0 scale) GPA (4.3 scale) 120% Course load 100% Course load 80% Course load GPA (4.3 scale)
President’s Scholarship 90.0 - 100 3.73 – 4.00 4.01 – 4.30 $7,200 $6,000 $4,800 3.50
Provost’s Scholarship 85.0 – 89.9 3.50 – 3.72 3.76 – 4.00 $4,800 $4,000 $3,200 3.00
Dean’s Scholarship 73.0 – 84.9 2.80 – 3.49 3.00 – 3.75 $2,400 $2,000 $1,600 2.50

IB Diploma students: Score of 31+ points qualify for the President’s scholarship, 29-30 points the Provost’s scholarship, and 26-28 points the Dean’s scholarship.

Course load: Academic scholarship amounts are prorated by the number of semester hours (s.h.) enrolled each semester

120% course load = 18 s.h. per semester (about 6 courses) and 36 s.h. per year (about 12 courses)

100% course load = 15 s.h. per semester (about 5 courses) and 30 s.h. per year (about 10 courses)

80% course load = 12 s.h. per semester (about 4 courses) and 24 s.h. per year (about 8 courses)

Leadership Entrance Scholarship - $2,000 (first year only)

Limited scholarships are available to new and transfer students who demonstrate outstanding involvement in their school, community and church. Successful recipients will be invited to interview for the Trinity Western Ambassador program in their first year.  Applications must be received by March 15.

Athletic Scholarship

Limited scholarships available for men and women’s varsity basketball, soccer, cross country, track, volleyball and men’s varsity hockey.  Recipients are determined by the coaching staff. 

Music Scholarship - $3,000 per year ($12,000 over 4 years)

Limited scholarships available for new and transfer students enrolling as music majors who demonstrate outstanding talent in vocal, instrumental or piano performance. Recipients are selected by the music department. Application and music recordings must be received by March 15.  View scholarship details

Theatre Scholarship  - $2,000 per year ($8,000 over 4 years)

Limited scholarships available to new and transfer students enrolling as theatre or acting majors who demonstrate outstanding talent and intend to contribute to the TWU community through involvement in theatre. Recipients are selected by the theatre department. Application and audition recordings must be received by March 15.  View scholarship details

Need-Based Awards

Need-based awards are reserved for students who demonstrate financial need as determined by TWU’s Need Assessment or the FAFSA (for American students).

TWU Grant - up to $6,000 per year

Need-based award funding is available to Canadian and U.S. students who demonstrate financial need.  Eligibility is determined by completing the TWU need assessment or the FAFSA (for American students). 

Endowment Awards – up to $4,000

Limited number of donor-funded awards are available to new and transfer students who demonstrate financial need. Application must be received by March 15.

View complete list of endowment awards

Campus Employment

Commonly referred to work-study, working on campus is a great way to build your resume and help pay for school.  Over 300 positions are available. Most students work 5-10 hours per week depending on class schedule and workload.

Church Matching Grant – up to $4,000 per year

TWU will match up to $2,000 of church support for students who demonstrate financial need. Eligibility is determined by completing the TWU need assessment or the FAFSA (for American students). 

2018-19 Church Matching Grant Application

Terms & Conditions

The following policies apply to all TWU awards unless a specific exemption is made.  Individual awards may also have additional terms and conditions.

  1. Students must apply each year to determine eligibility for their TWU awards. TWU awards cannot be deferred from one year to the next.
  2. Students must be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours in each of the fall and spring semesters. Awards will be removed if these requirements are not met.

Note: Students with a documented permanent disability who require a lighter course load, or students entering their final year and/or transfer students who do not have enough courses to meet the minimum semester hour requirement can submit an appeal. Contact the Financial Aid Office before the add/drop date to submit an appeal.

  1. Students must achieve a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA to be eligible for award funding. Awards will be removed if these requirements are not met.
  2. TWU awards are subject to change based on the cumulative GPA at the conclusion of the spring semester.
  3. TWU awards are divided 50% for the fall semester and 50% for the spring semester. TWU awards are not available for the summer semester.
  4. The amount of TWU awards a student receives cannot exceed the cost of tuition.
  5. Torch Scholarship recipients are not eligible for further TWU awards.
  6. Students on behavioral probation are not eligible for institutional awards.
  7. Students may make an appeal to the University Awards Committee regarding any of the award policies if there are extenuating circumstances. Students must contact the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility for an appeal.