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Phoenix Seminary is committed to offering our students a variety of financial assistance options to help them complete their degree programs with little or no debt. Our commitment is to support you in your financial planning by assisting you in all possible ways that will remove the stress and worry about how you are going pay for your education. Here are some of our most frequently used financial opportunities to make Phoenix Seminary affordable.

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships can be carried throughout your time at Phoenix Seminary, and can even increase if your GPA rises to the next level of scholarship. The simplest way to pay for seminary is to be diligent as you pursue academic study.

Students begin the process for applying for scholarships during the application process for academic scholarships. The deadline to submit applications for new students to be awarded academic scholarships is July 1st for students starting in the Fall semester, December 1st for students starting in the Spring semester, and April 1st for students starting in the Summer semester. Once awarded, these scholarships are automatically renewed as long as students maintain the required GPA for their academic scholarship.

Academic scholarships are applied to a student’s net semester tuition balance after all other internal or external scholarships or grants have been applied.

The President’s Scholarship

50% off net tuition - Requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and 19 credits per academic year.

The Dean’s Scholarship

25% off net tuition - Requires a cumulative GPA of 2.5 – 2.9 and 13 credits per academic year.

The Shepherd’s Scholarship

25% off net tuition for Doctor of Ministry Students.

Requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The Provost's Scholarship

25% off net tuition for Master of Theology Students.

Requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Distinguished Scholarships

These specialized scholarships are provided for students with specific ministry goals. They carry different requirements for GPA and credit load. Each year in the spring, Phoenix Seminary opens up applications for the distinguished scholarships. Both current and incoming students are encouraged to apply. These scholarships are awarded for an academic year starting with the Fall. These applications are typically accepted from April 1st to May 1st and then are reviewed by the scholarship committee prior to being awarded to students. Current students must be in good academic standing to apply and incoming students must have a completed application in by April 1st in order to apply for the distinguished scholarships for the following academic year.


BELLEVUE HEIGHTS CHURCH FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Are you pursuing a Master of Divinity Degree and called into full-time vocational ministry?


CHANCELLOR'S SCHOLARSHIP

Are you pursuing a call into full-time vocational ministry or full-time Christian counseling?


GERALD S. CASILLI SCHOLARSHIP

Are you pursuing an MDiv, MAM, MABTS, MAC, and pursuing a call into full-time vocational ministry or full-time Christian counseling?


JAMES L. STAMPS FOUNDATION

Are you called into ministry to defend the faith and to stand firm and present the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to a world in need?


KUNS FOUNDATION

Students who are studying on campus at Phoenix Seminary and planning to serve overseas in a full-time, cross-cultural church ministry context are encouraged to apply for the Kuns Foundation Scholarship. Applicants must be in the Master of Divinity program and enrolled in on campus courses. Applicants will be asked to document their prior missions experience that reflects their calling to cross-cultural ministry.


MACPHERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Are you pursuing master’s degree and a call into ministry or Christian counseling?


DR. CHARLES “CHIP” MOODY MEMORIAL HOMILETICS SCHOLARSHIP

Are you called to the ministry of expository preaching and pursuing a Master of Divinity degree?


SERVANT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT GROUP

Do you plan to serve full-time in a cross-cultural church ministry in a Hispanic or Latino country, OR Are you planning to enter full-time vocational ministry in a domestic church ministry context that is intentionally cross-cultural to the Hispanic/Latino community?


SKY BLUE FULL-TIME SCHOLARSHIP

Are you pursuing a call into full-time vocational ministry or full-time Christian counseling?


SKY BLUE PART-TIME SCHOLARSHIP

Are you pursuing a call into full-time vocational ministry or full-time Christian counseling?


TEXT & CANON INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIP

Offered to ThM students who meet the requirements. Learn more.


WOMEN OF MOMENTUM

Are you a woman pursuing a call into ministry or Christian counseling?

 

THE DAVE AND JUDY MAST SCHOLARSHIP

Are you pursuing an MDiv or MA degree while also serving in your local church? Learn more and apply HERE.

Church Partnership Grant Program

Phoenix Seminary partners with local churches to help lower the tuition costs associated with formal seminary training. Students participate in leadership at their local church, and grow both academically and experientially, benefitting their local church in real time. Based upon a supporting church’s contribution under this program, Phoenix Seminary will fund up to 10 percent of a student’s total tuition.

Partner in Ministry Grants

We recognize that the ministry of married couples is a team calling. To encourage the spouses of students to participate in Phoenix Seminary classes and activities, spouses of students seeking a diploma or masters-level degree at Phoenix Seminary, (excluding Doctor of Ministry students); may enroll in credit or non-credit courses with no cost for tuition.  The regular admissions process applies.

Federal Direct Student Loans

Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans are available to qualified students. Funds are transmitted electronically to the student’s tuition account. Interest on the Unsubsidized Direct loan begins to accrue at the time of the first disbursement. Repayment of loans will begin six months after graduation or withdrawal from school.

The deadline to apply for financial aid and other loans for new students is July 1st for students starting in the Fall semester, December 1st for students starting in the Spring semester, and April 1st for students starting in the Summer semester. For currently enrolled students the deadline to request loans is 30 days before the start of the semester.

CARES Act

On March 27, 2020, the CARES Act was signed into law. This law has specific funding designated for students who experienced financial hardship as a result of COVID affecting their studies. If you experienced expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19, please complete a CARES Act application by May 26. Completion of an application does not guarantee eligibility to receive funding. You will be notified of funding eligibility within two to four weeks of your submission.

Am I eligible?

The CARES Act requires students to be eligible for Title IV funding. Do you meet the following criteria?

  • I was enrolled this spring semester at least half time.
  • I am in a masters or doctoral program.
  • I am eligible to receive Title IV aid (studentaid.gov)
  • I have submitted the 2019-2020 FAFSA.
  • I was enrolled in at least one course on campus prior to March 1.

If so, you may be eligible.

What if I'm not eligible, but I have demonstrable financial need?

For students who are not Title IV eligible, Phoenix Seminary may be able to provide direct assistance in cases of demonstrable hardship. If you are not Title IV eligible, but you have experienced financial hardship as a result of COVID, please complete an application.

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Phoenix Seminary does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, disability, or age. Phoenix Seminary admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, disability, or age in administration of its educational policies, school-administered programs, student admissions, financial aid, or employment.