Trinity University Student Financial Responsibility Agreement

FRQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement?
The Financial Responsibility Agreement (herein referred to simply as FRA) is our way of ensuring that you understand the financial repercussions of enrolling in classes at Trinity University. The FRA outlines the University’s expectations for payment, holds, the employment of collection agencies, contact methods and procedures as well as tax document delivery methods. Our goal is to help our students understand the cost of their education and their financial responsibilities associated with their enrollment at Trinity University.


How often do I need to complete the FRA?
To ensure that you are considering your finances each term, the FRA must be signed once during registration for the Summer/Fall, and once for registration during the Spring for each year of enrollment or if changes to the current agreement are mandated.


What if I don’t accept the FRA?
The FRA must be accepted in order to continue to access university services, including class registration, as an active TU student.


What if someone else is responsible for paying my account (i.e. through a sponsorship or employer)? 
All students are ultimately responsible for their student account, including any unpaid balances should the third-party payer not pay completely, and as such, must accept the FRA.


Why must I complete the FRA if my tuition and applicable fees are being covered by the university or outside funding sources?
It is common for students whose tuition and fees are funded to accrue charges on their student account which are not covered by the university and/or outside sources of aid. For instance, students may be sponsored for tuition and fees only, and have housing charges, for which they are responsible. Student accounts also reflect items such as parking fines. In these instances, students are financially responsible for those additional charges and, as such, must accept the agreement. Additionally, in the event an account balance results from a change of circumstance in a funding source, students are responsible for the amount due.


What communications does the FRA cover? 
While a student at TU, we must be able to contact you regarding your academic and financial obligations and requirements. The FRA applies to any contact made regarding your financial obligations to the university.


What is an FRA Hold?
Failure to complete the FRA can result in a hold that prevents registration-related activities.


Once I complete the FRA, when will the hold be lifted? 
If you have an enrollment hold due to the FRA requirement, it will be removed immediately upon accepting the agreement.


I completed the agreement, and understand that the 1098-T will no longer be mailed to me. What do I do if I want a paper copy mailed to my permanent address? 
The 1098-T will no longer be mailed to you unless you request, in writing, to have a paper copy sent. If you wish to receive a paper copy you must send your request via email to studentfinancialservices@trinity.edu, from your Trinity email account. Otherwise, you may print a copy of your 1098-T from TigerPAWS.


How can I access a copy of the current FRA?
To complete the agreement:

  • Login to TigerPAWS
  • Click TigerPAWS for Students
  • Under User Account click User Agreements
  • View SP2023 Financial Responsibility Agreement
  • After reading the FRA, click Accept


If I have additional questions regarding the FRA, who should I reach out to?
Please contact the SFS office at studentfinancialservices@trinity.edu if you have any questions regarding the FRA.