Financial Aid

Need-based Scholarships

Applications

Students must have applied for Admission and been approved in order to access the Financial Aid Application.

International

Eligibility

To be eligible for financial assistance, student must be enrolled in a degree program, taking at least 12 credit hours per semester & working part time or taking 9-11 hours & working full time, 30+ hours/week (with the exception of extension students).  Students must maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA and be current with all payment programs through the seminary.

Deadlines

Students may apply for the need based scholarship by submitting the Financial Aid application form by the deadline.

  • Applications for need based scholarship for continuing and returning students must be submitted by February 28 for the fall semester and September 30 for the spring semester.
  • Applications for current international students must be submitted by January 31st for the upcoming year.
  • Scholarship applications for new students must be submitted by May 1 (January 15 for International students) for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester. For new international students, applications must be submitted by January 15 for the upcoming year.Applications will not be considered until an applicant is accepted for admission to the Seminary.

New students who intend to apply for scholarship should plan the admission process accordingly. Filing of these forms by April 1, or within 30 days of notification of admissions, is encouraged. After May 1, the amount of aid awarded is determined by remaining funds available. All aid granted is based on the availability of funds.

Scholarships are distributed as tuition scholarship grants. Financial need is the primary criterion for the distribution of institutional aid. Secondary criteria include academic program, and academic performance. Applications for scholarship are reviewed by the director of Financial Aid and the Financial Aid committee.

Renewal

Scholarships are not automatically renewed. All applications for need-based scholarship must be completed for each semester (General/Extension/Minority) or year (International) aid is requested.

Types of Need-Based Scholarships

Minority Scholarships

Scholarships are available for minority students. This scholarship is awarded on a semester basis.

International Student Scholarships

International students may apply for tuition scholarships. This scholarship is awarded on a yearly basis. To be considered for aid, incoming students must be approved for enrollment in a degree program and pursue study under the F-1 (student) visa. New international applicants who will require aid must file their applications by January 1, since all international aid is assigned by March 31 for the following academic year. International applicants should be aware that competition for available scholarships is heavy and that grants are made only to the most highly qualified candidates, with respect to ministry experience, ministry potential, support from a sponsoring organization, and academic background. Applications for aid to international students are reviewed by the director of Admissions and the Financial Aid Committee. Students who are awarded an international scholarship should be aware that acceptance of tuition scholarship obligates them to return to their homeland on completion of their program.

General Scholarship

General scholarships are available to students who do not meet the criteria for the above scholarships. This scholarship is awarded on a semester basis.

Extension Scholarship

Scholarships are available for students attending an extension site enrolled in a degree program. This scholarship is awarded on a semester basis. Financial need and the number of hours (must be taking at least 6hrs if Houston student) is the primary criterion for distribution of aid. Applications must be submitted by February 28 for the fall semester and September 30 for the spring semester.