Financial Assistance

We understand that affording a Trident Academy education can be a stretch for some families.  We are here to help you navigate the process of applying for assistance.

ECENC Grants

Families are encouraged to apply for an Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children (ECENC) grant. Please go to the ExceptionalSC website for information concerning eligibility and how to apply.

Tuition Support

Trident Academy values a diverse student body in terms of socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. The decision to admit a student is based solely on the student’s learning profile and personal conduct. Similarly, Trident Academy’s Tuition Support Program is based solely on the family’s demonstrated financial needs, including the family’s net income and assets, the number of dependents in the household, and the number of children attending tuition-based academic institutions. Allowances are made for certain taxes, medical costs, and unusual expenses.

If there are extenuating circumstances that you believe further impact your ability to pay the tuition due, you are encouraged to write a letter of explanation. The Tuition Support Committee maintains strict confidentiality of all financial information.

Families interested in applying for tuition support must file an application through FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, the independent, third party company that works with Trident Academy to conduct financial analysis that determines a family’s financial need.   Online submission through FACTS Grant & Aid is available through

  1. Go to
  2. If you have an existing account, click the Sign In button.
  3. If you are applying for aid as a first-time user to the new FACTS system, click on the Create an Account button.
  4. Follow the prompts provided to complete the process.

Contact FACTS Grant and Aid with any questions by clicking on the Customer Service link on the FACTS Grant & Aid webpage to view frequently asked questions, or call Customer Service at 866.441.4637.

Families with more than one child in independent schools that are FACTS partners are only required to complete one application through FACTS Grant & Aid.  We recommend that you start the application process for tuition support as early as February 1. Your 1040 and all schedules are required as part of the application process. If you have not yet completed your 1040, you should include your W-2s and/or 1099s with your submission. The Tuition Support Committee will meet on or around May 1 to consider the applications submitted for re-enrolling students followed by those for new students.

*Applying for tuition support is an annual process. Those who received grants in previous years are re-evaluated in relation to current circumstances before tuition support is awarded.*

To Apply for the Trident Academy Patriot Scholarship

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Trident Academy admits students of any gender, sexual orientation and identity (including transgender status), race, color, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, and provides students with all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. In accordance with applicable law, it does not discriminate in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Similarly, Trident Academy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on disability. However, consistent with Trident Academy’s mission, it is the admission policy that to qualify for admission consideration, students must have diagnosed learning disabilities and/or certain communication disorders and meet certain threshold criteria as evidenced by their professional testing documents.