You can afford seminary!
Saint Paul is committed to making an excellent education for ministry affordable. The choice of a seminary is one of the most important decisions you will make on this incredible faith journey. Almost all of our Saint Paul students receive assistance in the form of scholarships. We offer a range of merit-based scholarships in our Master’s degree programs.
The application for admission is the application used in consideration for these scholarships. You can finance your education at Saint Paul with a combination of institutional scholarships, denominational and church support, and Annual Conference assistance for United Methodist applicants.
At Saint Paul School of Theology, the Financial Aid Office takes the faith journey along with you by guiding you through the financial aid process and helping ease the stress of managing the costs of your seminary degree.
Applying for Financial Aid
- Apply and be accepted to Saint Paul School of Theology.
Upon acceptance to Saint Paul, you will be notified about an academic merit scholarship for which you may be eligible.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1 and before April 1. You must file online at fafsa.ed.gov. Saint Paul’s Federal School code is G02509.
- You will receive a SAR (Student Aid Report) from the federal processor which should be checked for accuracy and corrected as necessary.
- You will receive a comprehensive Financial Aid Award Letter listing the types and amounts of all financial assistance available to you. This includes Saint Paul and federal financial assistance.
- Notify the Financial Aid Office about any outside scholarships that you have received. You can reach us at 913-253-5050.
- If you are awarded a Federal Direct Stafford Loan, and you are a first time borrower at Saint Paul, you will need to complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling. This can be accomplished at studentloans.gov.
- Accept your financial aid awards by signing and returning a copy of your award letter to the Office of Financial Aid, completing / submitting required financial aid documents.
Saint Paul Scholarships and Awards
Students at Saint Paul can receive one of the following awards if they meet the necessary criteria.
1. General Endowed Scholarships
Once you have been officially accepted into Saint Paul, your undergraduate transcripts will be reviewed to determine eligibility for a general endowed scholarship as a master’s degree student. Returning students must meet GPA requirements in order to maintain their general Saint Paul scholarship. Scholarship amounts remain the same for returning students and do not increase over time.
2. Named Endowed Scholarships
Saint Paul offers a range of named endowed scholarships available to entering master’s students. These are scholarships available only for students that meet the donor’s requirements. Returning students must meet GPA requirements in order to maintain their named Saint Paul scholarship. Scholarship amounts remain the same for returning students and do not increase over time.
3. Endowed End of Year Awards
Awards are given at the end of the academic year for students who have achieved a superior level of excellence in designated areas of study or contribution to the Saint Paul community. The awards are selected by the faculty and credited to a student’s account toward a future term’s tuition.