Affording a Trinity Education
We believe that a Trinity education is an investment in your child's future which brings significant returns throughout his or her life. An important part of preparing our students for success in the real world requires that our school community mirror the real world, including a socio-economically diverse student body.
We appreciate that not every family can bear the full cost of a Trinity education. In keeping with the School’s mission, it is our goal that financial limitations should not prohibit any child from receiving a Trinity education. At the same time, Trinity also believes that responsibility for a child’s education rests solely with the family and requires substantial commitment and prioritization of resources on their part.
Tuition assistance awards are provided in the form of grants ranging from a few thousand dollars to 80% of tuition, depending on verified need. Awards are allocated to families with children in Prekindergarten through Eighth Grade. For the 2020–2021 school year, Trinity awarded over $1 million in assistance to students. We encourage any family with concerns regarding the ability to pay full tuition to submit a tuition assistance application.
Tuition awards are made for one year. Parents must complete a new tuition assistance application every year. Unless there is a significant change in annual income or available assets, parents can normally expect the level of assistance to be continued from year to year.
Applying For Tuition Assistance
We partner with Blackbaud Smart Aid Service, a third-party financial aid services provider that follows the methodology established by the National Association of Independent Schools, to confidentially collect and analyze financial information provided by families.
Visit the Blackbaud Smart Aid website to create your account with your email address and a password.
Tuition Assistance Dates
- January 1, 2021: Tuition Assistance Applications become available
- March 20, 2021: Deadline for completing and submitting the Tuition Assistance Application
- April 1, 2021: Deadline for uploading your supporting documentation to your Blackbaud SMART Aid account
- April 20, 2021: Tuition Assistance decisions emailed to parents who met the posted deadlines
The Gaudet Scholarship
The France Joseph Gaudet Fund will be used solely for the education of Black/ African American children within the Diocese of Louisiana. The purpose of the Gaudet Scholarship Program is to advance the education of Black/African American students attending primary and secondary Episcopal schools that offer rigorous curricula in preparation for entry to and completion of college. A completed Financial Aid application and a contribution from the student's school are required for consideration of a Gaudet Scholarship award, and scholarships will be awarded to individual students.
For more information regarding the Gaudet Scholarship please contact the School's Admission Office at 504-525-8661 or visit the Gaudet Fund website.
Trinity Episcopal School has received financial support from the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, Gaudet Fund, making this award possible.