Tuition

For complete and detailed information, please download the Student Handbook.

The Admissions Office staff is available to talk with you concerning tuition, degree programs, and lots more. Please feel free to call or stop by with any questions. Send e-mails to admissions@covenantseminary.edu or call 1.800.264.8064 or 314.434.4044.

* Certain restrictions apply. Scholarship covers tuition only up to 48 hours. See Financial Aid Handbook for details.

Financial Aid

$2
MILLION

Covenant awards around $2 million dollars in scholarships and tuition assistance each year.

Apply for Financial Aid
The financial aid process begins upon admittance to Covenant Seminary.

1
Fill Out Covenant’s Financial Aid Form
Application on the Portal

2
Fill Out FAFSA by Each Deadline *
Covenant’s FAFSA Code: G04707

First Round of Decisions
Summer & Fall Applicants – February 15
Second Round of Decisions
Summer & Fall Applicants – April 15
Third Round of Decisions
Fall Applicants – June 15
Spring Scholarship Decisions
Spring Applicants – October 15

Re-Apply
Each Year

by March 15

Returning Students’ Application Deadline
Summer & Fall Applicants – March 15
Returning Students’ FAFSA Deadline
Summer & Fall Applicants – April 15

* FAFSA is not required for DMin, Distance, or international students or for spouses not requesting loans.

For complete and detailed information, please download the Financial Aid Handbook.

The Financial Aid Office staff is available to meet with you concerning your financial aid needs. Please feel free to call or stop by the office with any questions. Send e-mails to financialaid@covenantseminary.eduor call 1.800.264.8064 or 314.434.4044.

Scholarships

JOSH EARMAN – MDIV

FOUNDERS SCHOLAR
HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA
My vision is to pastor a church that humbly shapes
our lives according to God’s Word and actively
creates opportunities to share the gospel
with the community.

DAN ROBBINS – MDIV

FOUNDERS SCHOLAR – SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
I long to teach theology and be part of a pastoral team overseas, or be involved in ministry to college students stateside.

MARY BETH MEBANE – MDIV

MINISTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD
WINSTON SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA
I expected Covenant to challenge my brain. What I was unprepared for was the shocking stretch of my heart and the deep molding of my life that would confront me here. The real-live, flesh-n-blood embodiment of the gospel by the students, staff and professors here continues to teach me more about the Lord than I could have imagined. I hope that the indelible imprint of the gospel further stamped upon me here will enable me to share the same grace with others, in whatever context the Lord calls me to next.

JINGCAI ZHU – MDIV

FOUNDERS SCHOLAR – HEBEI, CHINA
When I started studying at Covenant Seminary, I was already over 50 years old. When I was young, I boasted in my good memory, but in Seminary, I found my good memory was no longer there. God taught me that I cannot rely on myself but must rely on His strength. I have to come to God very often crying for help. God is faithful and He led me through every step of my studies, granting me good health so that I never missed a single class, and providing me and my family all we need for living.

100%

The Founders’ Scholarship Award

The Founders Scholarship Award has been established to increase the number of MDiv students who will be able to enter ministry with little or no debt. These are full-tuition scholarships for MDiv pastoral students in their final year of study.

Qualifications

  • Full-time, main-campus student in the MDiv program
  • High potential for church leadership
  • Faculty’s recommendation indicating the candidate’s strong aptitude for pastoral leadership

Stipulations

  • Students must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA throughout their seminary studies.
  • Once the award is made, the student must attend in the following semester to be eligible for the award. The award is for one degree.

100%

Spouse Teamwork

Award

Because Covenant Seminary believes that Christian ministry involves the whole family, we provide qualified spouses of all full-time students with the opportunity to attend courses. Spouses may audit courses for free or take courses for credit with 100% of tuition paid for up to 48 credit hours. A spouse must complete all normal seminary admission requirements. The scholarship is for tuition only; spouses must pay for their fees and books. Spouses of online education, evening, or Nashville students are allowed to receive the Spouse Teamwork Award when they take the same course for credit or audit at the same time. The student must be taking the course for credit.

Qualifications

Funding for this award comes in part from the Women in the Church (WIC) Family Nurture Endowment.

100%

Strategic Church Development

Awards

Strategic Church Development Awards have been established because of a growing need and desire for African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and other minorities to serve as pastors and church planters within the PCA. This full-tuition award—which may be received for up to three years—will help a select number of minority students who desire to train for local church ministry. First preference will be given to students who are members of the PCA.

Qualifications

  • Full-time, main-campus student in the MDiv program
  • Pastor’s recommendation that indicates the applicant’s strong aptitude for pastoral ministry leadership
  • 2.75 GPA in undergraduate work or, if a current student, has maintained a 2.75 GPA on work completed at Covenant Seminary.

Stipulations

  • Students must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA throughout their seminary studies.
  • Once the award is made, the student must attend in the following semester to be eligible for the award. This can be awarded to a new or a current student. The award is for one degree only.

25% – 75%

Reformed University Fellowship Awards

Reformed University Fellowship Awards are made to students actively involved with an RUF ministry or those serving as RUF interns.

  • 50%-tuition awards for full-time, main-campus MDiv students.
  • 25%-tuition awards for full-time, main-campus MA students who are RUF interns.
  • RUF interns pursuing MDiv or MA degrees may qualify for an additional 25% award based on financial need and academic qualifications.

Qualifications

  • Recent college graduate who participated in a leadership role for at least two years in RUF while in undergraduate study or has served as an RUF intern.
  • Recommended by their RUF campus minister indicating the candidate’s strong aptitude for ministry leadership.

50% awards are available for online or Nashville courses for interns prior to attending as full-time, main-campus MDiv students.

 

50%

MARC Fellowship

Scholarships

 

MARC students admitted to the main-campus FSI or CMI Fellowships may also qualify for scholarships of up to 50%.

Factors considered in awarding scholarships include:

  • ministry calling,
  • financial need, and
  • full-time/part-time status.

 

 

50%

Covenant College

Awards

Covenant College Awards are made to students who are recent graduates of Covenant College. These awards are:

  • 50%-tuition awards for full-time, main-campus MDiv students
  • 25%-tuition awards for full-time, main-campus MA students
  • 100%-tuition award for one incoming full-time, main-campus MDiv student who is a graduating senior or has graduated within the last year from Covenant College. The award is for the student’s first year at Covenant Seminary. The Biblical and Theological Studies Department of Covenant College recommends a first-year MDiv student deemed to have outstanding ministry potential for this award. Contact the chairperson of the Biblical and Theological Studies Department of Covenant College to be considered for this award.

Qualifications

  • Recent graduate of Covenant College
  • Recommendation by a member of the Covenant College Biblical and Theological Studies Department or by the Campus Chaplain indicating the candidate’s strong aptitude for ministry leadership

50%

Campus Outreach

Awards

Campus Outreach Awards are made to students actively involved with the Campus Outreach ministry or those serving as Campus Outreach staff.

Qualifications

  • Full-time, main-campus student in the MDiv program
  • Recent college graduate who participated in a leadership role for at least two years in the Campus Outreach ministry while in undergraduate study or has served as Campus Outreach staff
  • Recommended by their CO director as indicating the candidate’s strong aptitude for ministry leadership

50%

Campus Ministry Awards

Campus Ministry Awards are 50%-tuition awards given to former staff members of recognized campus ministries such as CRU, The Navigators, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

Qualifications

  • Full-time, main-campus student in the MDiv program
  • Recently served 2 years on ministry staff of a recognized campus ministry
  • Recommendation from their campus ministry leader indicating the candidate’s strong aptitude for ministry leadership.

50%

Mission to the World

Awards

The Mission to the World (MTW) Award is a 50% tuition award provided by Covenant Seminary.

Qualifications

  • Current MTW missionaries on the field, those preparing to go to the field, or internationals working with MTW
  • Approved by MTW

These awards are also available to students taking courses by online education or in Nashville.

10-50%

General Scholarships

and

Ministry Leadership Awards

10 – 50% GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Character, calling, gifting, and need all play an important role in determining a student’s eligibility and ultimate selection for awards and/or scholarships. All available resources will be used to determine eligibility, including the student’s admissions file and references, the student’s current records, faculty and staff consultation (when appropriate), and the Covenant Seminary Application for Financial Aid.

Qualifications

  • Students must be fully admitted into a degree program to be eligible for financial aid.
  • Character, calling, gifting, and need all play an important role in determining a student’s eligibility and ultimate selection for awards and/or scholarships.

50% MINISTRY LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Ministry Leadership Awards were established because of Covenant Seminary’s commitment to invest financially in the training of students who have ministry experience and who plan to work in the local church. These are 50%-tuition awards available for a limited number of MDiv students.

Qualifications

  • Full-time, main-campus MDiv student
  • Confirmed calling to vocational ministry based on demonstrated ministry experience

PCA Presbytery Scholarships

and

Lamb Fund Grants

PCA PRESBYTERY SCHOLARSHIPS

PCA Presbytery Scholarships are available to full-time, main-campus MDiv students under care of PCA presbyteries that have established scholarships funds with Covenant Seminary. Application forms are available on the student portal and at the One-Stop desk. Students should send applications for this scholarship directly to their presbyteries and a copy of the application to the Financial Aid Office. This scholarship should be applied for by April 15 each year so that presbyteries have the applications when they meet. For a full list of presbyteries that have partnered with Covenant Seminary to establish scholarship funds for their students, see the Financial Aid Handbook.

LAMB FUND GRANTS

The Lamb Fund is now providing grants to Covenant Seminary students instead of loans. The qualifications for receiving a Lamb Fund Grant are as follows:

  • Must be a full-time, main-campus MDiv student who is under care of a PCA presbytery.
  • The student must make application for the Lamb Fund, which is approved by the student’s Presbytery.
  • Approved students can be eligible for amounts ranging from $250 to $1000 per year, which are divided between the fall and spring semesters. The funds can only be used for tuition payments.
    • $250 for being an MDiv student under care of a PCA presbytery.
    • $250 if your presbytery does not have a presbytery scholarship fund.
    • $250 for entering students with an undergraduate degree with a GPS of at least 3.0, or returning students with a Covenant GPA of at least 3.0.
    • $250 for financial need (formula determined by Financial Aid and based primarily on student’s EFC).

Lamb Fund Grants are made subject to the availability of funds, so it is to the student’s advantage to get approved applications in early.

Covenant Seminary is authorized to process and defer federal student loans and is certified for students to attend with VA benefits & military tuition assistance. See the Financial Aid Handbook for full details about applying for student loans & contact the Financial Aid office with any questions. Contact Diane Preston for information about military benefits.

This is not an exhaustive list of the scholarships and their details which Covenant Seminary offers. For complete and detailed information, please download the financial aid handbook.

The Financial Aid Office staff is available to meet with you concerning your financial aid needs. Please feel free to call or stop by the office with any questions. Send e-mails to financialaid@covenantseminary.edu or call 1.800.264.8064 or 314.434.4044.