A complete investment in you.

We are committed to making sure that your pursuit of a meaningful theological education does not leave you with significant debt. Through generous scholarships, stipends, work-study awards, and payment plan options, we work to ensure that all students receive a comprehensive financial aid package that works for them. A typical financial aid package includes scholarships or grants, federal student loans, and federal work-study employment. A variety of resources are also available, from denominational awards to leadership scholarships.

Is there a separate application for financial aid?

No, your admissions application is used to consider you for scholarships or grants awarded by the School of Divinity. Candidates are encouraged to complete an application by the priority deadline of January 15 for full consideration of merit scholarships and awards.

Do I need to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)?

All students who are U.S. citizens and wish to be considered for federal aid (loans and/or work-study) must complete the FAFSA using school code E00429. Students use their tax return from the prior prior year to complete the FAFSA (ex: applying for Fall 2019, tax return to use is 2017). Divinity students are considered independent students on the FAFSA even if they are still claimed as dependents on their parents’ tax returns.

School of Divinity students gather in the Lower Auditorium in between classes in Wingate Hall

Scholarships, Federal Aid, and Other Resources

Take a look at what types of awards and resources are available to you as a graduate student, from our merit scholarships and work-study jobs to external aid opportunities.

School of Divinity student converse in the hallway between courses

Financial Well-Being for Pastoral Leaders

We are committed to financial well-being and forming ministers who engage finances responsibly. For that reason, we seek to create a culture that shapes the habits and skills of pastoral leaders, promoting financial well-being for themselves and the communities they serve.

This process begins as you consider theological education and continues with on-campus opportunities and online tools, financial peer mentoring, and career services and vocational discernment. The program is centered around four core elements.