Trinity Tuition and Fees
and Trinity Budget Explained
2011-2012 Fiscal Year
For more information contact:
President Patricia McGuire
[email protected]
www.trinitydc.edu
Dear Students,
Every February, the Trinity Board of Trustees establishes the tuition and fee levels for the next academic
year. On February 11, 2011, the Trustees established the tuition levels for 2011-2012. You will find a
statement of these new tuition levels on the following slides. Along with these new tuition levels, you
will find additional information to help you to understand how Trinity’s budget works, what your tuition
dollar supports, and how to get financial aid.
Mindful of that Trinity students and families face financial challenges, the Trustees always strive to keep
tuition and fee increases modest. At the same time, the economic climate is posing challenges for
Trinity’s finances, including some reduction in charitable gifts and endowment income, and higher
prices for goods and services including utilities, insurance and banking fees.
After much consideration, the Trustees decided upon a 2% increase for many 2011-2012 tuition and fees,
the same low rate of increase as the previous year, and well below the CPI of 3.9%. With this increase,
Trinity’s full-time undergraduate tuition next year will be $20,150, compared to more than $28,000
average tuition for private colleges nationally.
In the next few slides, you will see how Trinity’s tuition and fees stack up against other universities in
this area. We also present important financial aid information as well as budget information of interest
to you.
We are doing everything possible to control costs at Trinity, and to refrain from passing on all but the
most essential expense increases to you, our students and families. I am happy to provide any
additional information you may request to help you to plan your Trinity education effectively.
Thank you for being a vital part of the Trinity community!
President Patricia McGuire
The next slide shows Trinity’s
new tuition levels for 2011-2012
Trinity Tuition for 2011-2012
Showing Prior Year Levels and Percentage Increase
(Note: These rates are for programs on Trinity’s main campus. Rates at THE ARC and other sites will vary.)
Tuition prices change annually. Additional fees may
apply. For the full list of fees see Trinity’s website
www.trinitydc.edu and click on “Financial Aid & Tuition”
NEW
2011-2012
PREVIOUS
2010-2011
Percentage
Increase
Tuition, Full-Time Full Academic Year
$20,150
$19,750
2%
Tuition, Part-Time, Per Credit Hour
$640
$
2%
Student Double Room, Full Academic Year
$3,760
$ 3,760
0
Board Rate, 19 Meal Plan, Full Year
$5,450
$ 5,300
2.75% (Sodexho rate)
Tuition, Undergraduate Per Credit
$500
$
490
2%
Tuition Undergraduate Nursing Per Credit
$640
$
630
2%
Tuition, Graduate MA/MSA Per Credit
$670
$
655
2%
Tuition, Graduate MBA Per Credit
$710
$
695
2%
Tuition, Graduate Per Credit
$670
$ 655
2%
Tuition, Workshops – each workshop
$530
$ 530
0
College of Arts and Sciences
625
School of Professional Studies
(Note: additional semesterly fees apply to Nursing)
School of Education
Tuition rates change annually. Additional fees apply for certain courses and services. Check Trinity’s website
www.trinitydc.edu for the most current list of tuition rates and fees each semester.
The next slide shows how the
growth in Trinity’s
full-time undergraduate tuition
(the yellow bars)
compares to the growth in private
college tuitions nationally
(the purple bars)…
since 1991!
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Comparing Trinity FULL-TIME Tuition with National Average for 4 Yr Private College
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TRINITY PERCENTAGE INCREASEs
The next two slides shows the growth in
Trinity’s full-time undergraduate tuition in
the last three years compared to area
universities and other women’s colleges,
and then the growth in the
“comprehensive fee” that combines room
and board with tuition
Tuition Levels with Cohort Comparisons FY09-FY11
27,000
27,000
25,750
30,600
29,200
28,200
30,170
28,150
27,200
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TUITION, ROOM + BOARD COHORT COMPARISON FY2011
50,000
12,300
13,250
40,000
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9,540
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33,580
30,600
27,000
30,170
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The next slide shows
comparisons of per-credit-hour
tuitions for undergraduate, adult
studies and graduate tuitions at
area universities
PER CREDIT UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE RATES with Cohort Comparisons FY11
(SHOWING ADULT UNDERGRAD SPECIAL RATES WHERE AVAILABLE)
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FINANCIAL AID AT TRINITY
The next set of slides shows the
volume of financial aid from all
sources awarded to Trinity
students; note that all student aid
is in this picture, including loans
to graduate students (the largest
group of borrowers) and
scholarships to full-time
undergraduates
PRIVATE LOAN 2011,
FED PARENT LOAN 2011,
328241, 1%
1214094, 3%
ENDOWED 2011, 292450,
1%
TRINITYGRANT 2011,
ALL AID
FY2011
7176362, 18%
PELL 2011, 5204536, 13%
FED LOAN 2011, 22834970,
57%
DCTAG 2011, 761138, 2%
DCLEAP 2011, 130216, 0%
STATE 2011, 37077, 0%
DCCAP 2011, 257378, 1%
OTHER 2011, 364301, 1%
DCCSF 2011, 438403, 1%
EMPLOYER 2011, 678003,
2%
SOURCES AND VOLUME OF STUDENT SUBSIDIES FY10 AND FY11
40000000
36000000
32000000
STATE, 43198
DCLEAP, 607569
DCCAP, 226117
ENDOWED, 180300
PRIVATE LOAN, 293226
OTHER, 367397
DCCSF, 195000
EMPLOYER, 432653
STATE, 37077
DCLEAP, 130216
DCCAP, 257378
ENDOWED, 292450
PRIVATE LOAN, 328241
11%
FED PARENT LOAN, 1214094
OTHER, 364301
DCCSF, 438403
EMPLOYER, 678003
DCTAG, 761138
PELL GRANT 5204536
DCTAG, 614343
FED PARENT LOAN, 1083755
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28000000
PELL GRANT 3959419
TRINITY GRANT, 7176362
24000000
18%
TRINITY GRANT, 6061568
20000000
16000000
12000000
Percentages show rate of increase
for each category, with overall
total aid increase of 15.6%. Note
that overall enrollment increased
13% in this same time period, with
CAS enrollment increasing 21%
which is the major driver of grants,
and all graduate enrollments
increasing 13% which drives the
federal loan volume.
FED LOAN 22834970
12.5%
FED LOAN 20285331
8000000
4000000
TOTAL FY10:
$34,349,876
TOTAL FY11:
$39,717,169
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2011
15.6%
Student Subsidies by Source Showing Change FY10 to FY11
23000000
22000000
21000000
20000000
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18000000
17000000
Note that DC LEAP was
cut back mid-year by
$477,353, which Trinity
absorbed in Trinity grants.
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TOTAL FY10:
$34,349,876
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TOTAL FY11:
$39,717,169
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First Years, 3706656, 16%
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Graduate, 11386091, 50%
Juniors, 3239205, 14%
Graduate
Seniors
Juniors
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Seniors, 2102395, 9%
First Years
2011 FEDERAL LOAN VOLUME WITH REFUNDS BY CLASS YEAR
FR REF, 266,000, 1%
FR Loan, 3,440,656, 15%
SOPH REF, 536,000, 2%
GR Loan, 7,986,091, 35%
Soph Loan, 1,864,623, 8%
JUN REF, 612,000, 3%
JUN Loan, 2,627,205, 12%
GR REF, 3,400,000, 15%
SEN REF, 676,000, 3%
SEN LOAN, 1,426,395, 6%
2011 FEDERAL LOANS AND REFUNDS AGGREGATE
Refunds UG, 2,200,000,
10%
Refunds GR, 3,400,000
15%
Fed Loans after Refunds,
17,234,000, 75%
2011 FEDERAL LOAN REFUNDS BY DEGREE LEVEL
Refunds UG, 2200, 39%
Refunds GR, 3400, 61%
2011 FEDERAL LOAN REFUNDS BY SCHOOL/CLASS YR
GR SPS, 851, 29%
SPS SN, 202, 7%
SPS JN, 183, 6%
SPS SO, 158, 5%
SPS FR, 145, 5%
GR EDU, 917, 31%
CAS FR, 121, 4%
CAS SO, 110, 4%
CAS JN, 123, 4%
CAS SN, 136, 5%
2011 FEDERAL LOAN # Borrowers and Refunds
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2011 GRANTS TRINITY, ALL OTHERS
7,871,052
7,468,812
ALL TRINITY GRANT
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2011 GRANTS AND LOANS
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ALL LOAN
DC TUITION ASSISTANCE GRANTS
Of 1025 Students enrolled in the DC TAG Program since 2002, 642 or 63% are still enrolled or have graduated.
STOPPED OUT, 379,
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ENROLLED, 349, 34%
GRADUATED, 293,
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DC TUITION ASSISTANCE GRANTS
Of 1025 Trinity Students enrolled in the DC TAG Program since 2002, 642 or 63% are still enrolled or have
graduated. The Average Expected Family Contribution is $3,139, with 427 or 42% having 0 EFC
PELL, 2,625,488, 15%
TRINITY, 10,788,173, 59%
DC TAG, 4,652,860, 26%
DC TUITION ASSISTANCE GRANTS: 2010 DATA FROM OSSE
This chart summarizes data provided to the Consortium of Universities from the Office of the State Superintendent for
DC TAG grants in 2009-2010
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How can I get more financial aid?
Trinity’s Office of Enrollment Services (Main 154) will work with every student
individually to develop the best possible financial aid package.
Trinity’s website includes extensive financial aid information. Please visit:
http://www.trinitydc.edu/offices/enrollment/Applying_for_Financial_Aid.html
Trinity’s Enrollment Services staff will provide instructions for you to apply for
Federal Pell Grants and Loans. Our staff will also tell you more about Trinity
grants and scholarships, as well as outside scholarships.
Please take advantage of the expertise of our staff. They can help you!
You can also contact our staff for financial aid help by writing to
[email protected]
Phone: 202-884-9530
What
Do
We
Do
With
Your
Money
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The following slide shows
revenues and expenses for
Trinity’s operating budgets in
Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012
FISCAL 2011 OPERATING BUDGET
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INSTITUTIONAL, 7,875,397
PUBLIC SVC
INSTITUTIONAL
SPS, 8,149,539
FACILITIES
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FACILITIES, 4,114,768
ACA SUPPORT
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EDU, 5,335,354
STUDENT SVCS, 3,251,327
OP INTEREST
STUDENT ROOMS
ACA SUPPORT, 2,296,767
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INSTRUCTION, 7,992,694
FEES
FIN AID
CAS, $16,107,777
SPS
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FIN AID, 6,512,702
Discount
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FY11 REVENUES
FY11 EXPENSES
TRINITY REVENUES FISCAL 2011
CAS TUITION
35%
Auxiliary Income
14%
Charitable Gifts
5%
TUITION
81%
EDU TUITION
24%
SPS TUITION
34%
What Tuition Contributes to the University Budget
• Overall, net student tuition (gross tuition minus the $7
million in discount) contributes about 81 cents toward every
dollar of the net expense budget that Trinity devotes to
direct operating expenses, with the revenue streams from
each student population as follows:
– College of Arts & Sciences tuition contributes about 35
cents to every dollar spent;
– School of Education tuition contributes about 24 cents
to every dollar spent;
– School of Professional Studies tuition contributes about
34 cents to every dollar spent.
If Tuition Revenues Pay Only 76% of Expenses, Where
Does the Rest of the Money Come From?
• The remaining 19 cents of every dollar that Trinity
spends comes from
• Charitable gifts from alumnae and benefactors
(The Trinity Annual Fund) –
• Government grants and private contracts, and
• Revenues derived from “auxiliary enterprises”
including student room rentals, conference
income, Trinity Center rentals and fees, and other
similar sorts of miscellaneous income.
Trinity Fiscal 2012 Expense Budget = $35 Million: for every dollar
Trinity spends here’s how the money is allocated…
46 cents = Salaries and Benefits for Trinity’s Faculty and Staff
22 cents = Trinity Grants and Scholarships for Trinity Students
14 cents = Facilities including utilities
3 cents = SECURITY
3 cents = Food Service
1 cent = Insurance, Legal, Audit
1 cent = Advertising
1 cent = Debt Service
1 cent = Campus Shuttle
8 cents = Everything Else (Supplies, Equipment, Fees, Postage)
THE BOTTOM LINE
 We know that our students and families experience a great deal of
financial stress in pursuing their dream of a Trinity education. In the
current recession, we are doing everything possible to sustain Trinity’s
quality while restraining prices. We provide extensive financial aid for
our students to help them achieve their educational goals.
 As a private university, Trinity does not receive the taxpayer-subsidized
support of the public universities in this region, like the University of
Maryland or George Mason. Our main source of operating funds comes
from tuition, gifts and grants, and payments for auxiliary services like
conferences.
 Trinity makes every effort to control costs while providing a high quality
learning experience for every student. Our devoted staff and faculty work
long hours with modest amenities to make this education effective each
day.
Continued…
THE BOTTOM LINE
 Trinity’s top priorities in every budget cycle are those budget items that
contribute to excellence in education here:
 improving faculty salaries;
 continuous upgrades of Trinity’s technological capacity, especially academic
technology and the telecommunications infrastructure;
 improvement in Trinity’s student services like academic support and advising; and
 continuing to fund a large amount of student financial aid through Trinity’s own
resources.
 We also must attend continuously to facilities needs and the growing costs
of additional regulatory compliance imposed by federal and local
governments.
 Trinity has ambitious plans to renovate and expand our academic and
student life facilities in the years to come. The funding for these projects
will come largely from gifts and grants and auxiliary revenues, as is true
right now for the Trinity Center for Women and Girls in Sports.
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Note: Funding for the Trinity Center’s operations and debt service comes from charitable gifts and grants
as well as auxiliary revenues collected from membership fees and rentals. Since the Trinity Center opened
in 2003, all students have had full access to the sports, health, wellness and fitness facilities and programs
of the Trinity Center with no additional fees charged to students for access to these facilities and programs,
unlike many other universities that charge a special fee for use of the recreation center.
FREQUENTLY ASKED
QUESTIONS
About College Tuition
… at Trinity… at other universities
College Tuition FAQ’s
• Why Does Tuition Go Up Every Year?
Labor. Technology. Utilities. Facilities.
Many reasons drive annual tuition increases. The most notable reason stems from the
fact that colleges and universities are largely labor-driven businesses, meaning that
salaries and benefits are our primary expense.
At Trinity, salaries and benefits account for 46% of our expense budget, which is below
normal. Our faculty and staff expect to get raises every year, just like other workers.
These raises help our employees to keep up with the cost of living. At Trinity, where
salaries and benefits are relatively modest, annual raises have held steady at 2-3% or
less for many years.
We also often have to add faculty and staff to keep up with the instructional and service
needs of our students. Or, we might want to add a new program, like Nursing, that meets
a distinctive workforce need in our region. Personnel additions are an investment cost that
we hope will pay for themselves over time, but in the first few years, they are often
additions to budget without offsetting revenues.
Trinity must also purchase goods and services in order to deliver our academic programs -- everything from the cost of insurance to telephone and internet providers to food
service to electricity, water and natural gas. These expenses are rising all the time,
and so Trinity’s tuition increases keep up with the rising costs of goods and services we
must purchase.
College Tuition FAQ’s
• OK, I get it about some annual increases, but why does tuition go
up faster than the rate of inflation?
 Some of the goods and services that Trinity must buy have price rises that are much
higher than inflation --- for example, the cost of employee health care goes up every year.
The cost of water and electricity in the Washington region is skyrocketing.
 Every time the federal or local government passes a new regulation affecting higher
education, we have additional legal fees and other fees and costs to ensure compliance.
The new Higher Education Act has 110 NEW federal regulations that we have to abide by.
 We also want to make ongoing investments in technology, and the cost of technological
equipment and services is very high, and we have to invest more than just a “steady state”
increase each year in order to provide “state of the art” equipment and software.
 It’s also no secret that we have some fairly old buildings on Trinity’s campus, and we are
constantly trying to upgrade our older infrastructure. Upgrading or replacing the old
infrastructure costs a lot more than simply the price of a spigot at Home Depot --- in many
cases here at Trinity, we have to special order parts because our mechanical equipment is
so very special.
 Every time there’s a bad incident on a college campus elsewhere --- a violent crime, a
weather catastrophe --- we have to do a “risk management” review here to see how
prepared we are to cope with a crisis. Often, in planning a better response, we have to
spend additional money on personnel, consultation, equipment or other services in order
to improve our ability to respond to a crisis.
College Tuition FAQ’s
• Those seem like all administrative issues, but I came here to get
a great education. How do the faculty and academic programs
benefit from tuition increases?
 Beyond increases in salaries and benefits mentioned above, Trinity also continuously
assesses whether to add full-time faculty or staff positions to serve the academic and
co-curricular needs of students. For example, with the growth in demand for Nursing,
Trinity will be adding more faculty in that discipline, along with disciplines like Criminal
Justice, Business, Psychology and in related programs, all of which enroll large
numbers of majors or support large general education courses.
 Trinity will continue to add staff in related Academic Services like advising and
academic support, as well as in Enrollment Services where so many students go to
get assistance with registration, financial aid, and preparation for graduation.
 Improving academic technology is a continuous focus at Trinity. All computers and
peripherals in classrooms, labs, faculty offices and elsewhere are on a continuous
upgrade plan, and often the equipment needs replacement at an earlier moment.
Software upgrades must occur frequently, and sometimes we need to retain consultants
to assist with academic technology needs.
College Tuition FAQ’s
• Trinity’s classrooms, science labs and library are old. Are we going to
get some new facilities any time soon?
• Yes! But it will take a few years…. This year we have begun in
earnest a planning process that will lead to the creation of the Trinity
Academic Center, with new classrooms and renovated science
laboratories and library facilities. We will work with architects who will
interview members of the campus community about our facilities
needs.
• As the economy comes out of the recession, we will also launch a new
capital campaign to underwrite the large expenses of facilities
development.
• We have not forgotten about new campus housing --- working with
partners to develop new campus housing is also on our very ambitious
building agenda.
Trinity Welcomes Your Input!
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Please Contact:
President Patricia McGuire
[email protected]
202-884-9050
Office of the President
125 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20017
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2012 Tuition Slideshow - Trinity Washington University