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ACADEMICS

Financial Aid

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.
Tuition and Fees

Academic Scholarship

All students taking courses for credit who maintain a 2.5 GPA and take at least two courses in the fall and spring semesters will receive 30% off the cost of tuition. (Students who take at least one course in the summer will be eligible for the scholarship in the summer semester.)

The Academic Scholarship can be carried throughout your time at Phoenix Seminary as long as you maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and take two courses in the fall and spring semesters. The simplest way to pay for seminary is to be diligent as you pursue academic study. Academic scholarships are applied to a student’s net semester tuition balance after all other internal or external scholarships or grants have been applied.

Application Deadline Scholarships

Students can earn scholarship funds toward their degree program based on meeting certain application deadlines. Scholarships are applied in the form of $1,000 per semester for as many semesters as it takes to utilize all of the scholarship funds awarded.

Below are the deadlines for application scholarships for the Fall 2024 semester:

  • MDiv - earn up to $7,000
    • Submit application form - by May 28 ($4,000)
    • Complete full application - by June 18 ($2,000)
    • Register for courses - by July 16 ($1,000)
  • MABTS, MAM - earn up to $4,000
    • Submit application form - by May 28 ($2,000)
    • Complete full application - by June 18 ($1,000)
    • Register for courses - by July 16 ($1,000)
  • DMin, ThM, Graduate Diploma - earn up to $2,000
    • Submit application form - by May 28 ($1,000)
    • Complete full application - by June 18 ($1,000)

**If you are applying after these deadlines have passed, please reach out to your Enrollment Counselor or enrollment@ps.edu to ask about additional scholarship options.

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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.

Bellevue Heights Church Foundation Scholarship

  • Award: $5,000
  • Who: MDiv Students called to full-time vocational ministry
  • GPA: 2.5
  • Required credits: 16 per academic year
  • Read full description HERE.

Norman W. Crandall Scholarship

  • Award: 25% of tuition
  • Who: MDiv, MAM, MABTS, and MAC students called to ministry within the United States.
  • GPA: 3.0
  • Required credits: 21 credit hours per academic year
  • Can be stacked with the Application Deadline Scholarship and 30% Academic Scholarship
  • Read full description HERE.

RL Johnson Family Scholarship

  • Award: $5,000 tuition ($2,500 in the Spring; $2,500 in the Fall)
  • Who: MDiv, MAM, MABTS, ThM, Grad Diploma students called to full-time vocational ministry
  • GPA: 3.0
  • Required credits: 6 credits per Fall and Spring semester.
  • Read full description HERE.

Kuns Foundation Scholarship

  • Award: 100% of tuition, textbooks, and fees
  • Who: On-campus MDiv students called to serve overseas in a full-time, cross-cultural church ministry context
  • GPA: 3.0
  • Required credits:  At least 18 per academic year.
  • Read full description HERE. (**After applying for this scholarship via the form below, if you are selected to move on to the next round of consideration for this scholarship, you will receive a separate application via email where you can submit your pastoral recommendations, and other requested information).

Robert and Ethel MacPherson Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: $1,500
  • Who: MDiv, MAM, MABTS, MAC, and ThM students called to full-time vocational ministry.
  • GPA: 2.5
  • Required credits: 12 credit hours per academic year
  • Can be stacked with the Application Deadline Scholarship and 30% Academic Scholarship
  • Read full description HERE.

Servant Leadership Development Group (SLDG) Scholarship

  • Award: 75% of tuition and fees
  • Who: Student in any degree program who is called to serve in a cross-cultural ministry in a Hispanic or Latino country, OR who plans to enter full-time vocational ministry domestically, within a Hispanic or Latino community.
  • GPA: 2.5
  • Required credits: At least 2 per semester
  • Read full description HERE.

James L. Stamps Foundation Scholarship

  • Award: $5,000
  • Who: MDiv, MAM, or MABTS students called to full-time vocational ministry
  • GPA: 2.5
  • Required credits: 18 per academic year
  • Read full description HERE.

Women of Momentum Scholarship

  • Award: 100% of tuition
  • Who: Female master's degree students
  • GPA: 3.0
  • Required credits: At least 11 per academic year
  • Read full description HERE.

Chancellor’s Scholarship

  • Award: 100% tuition and fees
  • Who: MDiv, MAM, MABTS, MAC
  • GPA: 2.5
  • Required credits: 2 per semester
  • Full description HERE.

Rhonda Shank Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: $5,000 tuition ($2,500 in the Spring; $2,500 in the Fall)
  • Who: MAC, MAM, MABTS students
  • GPA: 2.5
  • Required credits: 6 credits per Fall and Spring semester.
  • Applicants must submit a 2–3-page paper reflecting on how they see their calling to seminary studies and subsequent ministry aligning with God’s word expressed in Isaiah 55. You may email your reflection paper to enrollment@ps.edu.
  • Read full description HERE.

The Dave and Judy Mast Scholarship

  • Award: 100% tuition and fees
  • Who: MDiv, MAM, MABTS
  • GPA: 2.75
  • Required credits: 12 per academic year for those serving in full-time ministry; 18 per academic year for this in part-time ministry.
  • Learn more and apply here by June 1.

2024-25 Application

Additional Help

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 the student's net semester balance.

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 degree at Phoenix Seminary may enroll in credit or non-credit courses with no cost for tuition, provided that the spouse benefitting from the Partner in Ministry grant is taking the same amount or less credits than the paying spouse. The regular admissions process still applies to students interested in taking advantage of the Partner in Ministry grant.

Military Benefits

Phoenix Seminary is grateful for those men and women who serve or have served in the military. To show our appreciation, Phoenix Seminary has scholarships available for active, reserve and National Guard service members and veterans. Contact the enrollment team at to learn more.

VA Programs

All Phoenix Seminary’s credit programs are eligible for VA benefits. Only courses which count toward the degree will be included in the certification of enrollment. The VA’s progress requirements are the same as those stated in the Academic Standing and Academic Probation sections of the Student Handbook (see page 100). To begin the certification process, a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) must be submitted to your Student Services Advisor prior to enrolling in classes. Phoenix Seminary will inquire about each veteran’s previous education and training, and request that the student obtain transcripts from all prior institutions, including military training, traditional college coursework, and vocational training. Previous transcripts will be evaluated and credit will be granted, as appropriate.

In the Case of Involuntary Activation

  • The student or a family member should notify the Dean of Students or the Registrar as soon as possible. The Seminary recognizes that the activation may make timely notification difficult and in some cases impossible.
  • If the student cannot complete his or her coursework, all tuition for the incomplete work will be refunded to the student, including any fees which have not completely benefited the student.
  • The student will be awarded the appropriate mark for the withdrawal (WP or WF) depending on the person’s standing in a class and without regard to the point in the semester when activation occurs.
  • A student may complete current coursework, i.e., finish a course or distance education course, as appropriate and feasible. If the student desires to complete his or her current coursework, the faculty will make a reasonable effort to enable the student to do so.

Voluntary Activation in Time of War (Declared or Undeclared)

  • The student or a family member should notify the Dean of Students or the Registrar as soon as they submit their request for voluntary recall or activation.
  • The student will not register for any courses during a semester in which they expect to be recalled or activated.
  • If the student cannot complete his or her current coursework by the date on which they receive transit orders, all tuition for the incomplete work will be refunded to the student. Fees attendant to registration and course requirements will not be refunded.
  • The student will be awarded the appropriate mark for the withdrawal (WP or WF) depending on his or her standing in a class and without regard to the point in the semester when activation occurs.
  • A student may complete current coursework, i.e., finish a course or distance education course, as appropriate and feasible. If the student desires to complete his or her current coursework, the faculty will make a reasonable effort to enable the student to do so.

Education Benefits Certification Process

To apply for federal education benefits, review VA education benefits programs and determine which benefit you are eligible to receive based on your military service or transfer of benefits from your parent to you. All students (veterans and veteran dependents) must complete an application with the Department of Veterans Affairs. This application will start the process for you to receive your federal education benefit. Once you receive your VA Certificate of Eligibility(CoE) in the mail, you will submit this to your Student Services Advisor. The certification letter from the VA will state what federal education benefits you are able to receive.

All veterans and veteran dependent students that will be using VA education benefits must apply for them at vets.gov.

Please be sure to submit VA Certificate of Eligibility(CoE) and the Request for Enrollment Certification sheet to your SSA. Specific questions can be addressed to Deborah Crane at dcrane@ps.edu.

New Veteran Using Federal Education Benefits

  • Application for VA benefits or the confirmation page that it has been submitted.
    • Chapters 30, 33, 1606, 1607 use VA Form 22-1990
    • Chapters 30, 33, 1606, 1607 use VA Form 22-1995 if you have used the benefit in the past and are transferring from another school, or are returning for a new degree.
    • Chapter 31 Eligibility / Application is determined by VA Vocational Rehabilitation Office
  • DD 214 member 4, or Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE)
    Military transcripts
  • Certificate of Eligibility from the VA (if not available, a copy of VONAPP or confirmation page)
  • Complete VA forms

Continuing Veteran Using Federal Education Benefits

  • Complete your VA forms
  • Upload your Certificate of Eligibility from the VA (if not available, a copy of VONAPP or confirmation page)

Military & Transfer Credit

Credit for military schooling is evaluated upon receipt of Form DD 214, Service Separation Certificate, a Joint Services Transcript (JST) or a transcript from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). Only work that has received an upper-division baccalaureate recommendation by the American Council on Education (ACE) can be awarded credit. This work, however, is transferred and recorded at the lower-division level. Foreign language credit taken through the State Department, Department of Defense, or Defense Language Institute is assigned the recommended ACE credit. Applicability toward degree requirements is determined by the Dean’s office in the college/school to which you have been admitted. Regardless of whether or not you anticipate receiving credit, these transcripts are required if you plan to use any VA educational benefits for which you are eligible.

Veterans Tuition Assistance Refund Policy

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a veteran under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded.  When a student withdraws from some or all his/her courses, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded.  When the student withdraws, the School Certifying Official will amend the student’s certification in VA-Once.  At that point, the VA will contact the student and the SCO by letter confirming the changes.  In compliance with the regulations issued by the Department of Defense, Phoenix Seminary will return unearned TA on a proportional basis through at least 60% of the period for which the funds were provided.  If this results in an unpaid tuition balance, payment would be the responsibility of the student.   If a student stops attending due to a military service obligation, Phoenix Seminary will work with the affected service member to identify solutions that will not result in a student debt for the returned portion.

Phoenix Seminary’s Schedule of Return for Unearned Tuition Assistance:

 

16 Week Term

Before or during Week 1=100% return

During Weeks 2-3=75% return

During Week 4=50% return

During Weeks 5-10=40% return

During Weeks 11-16=0% return

 

Summer 10 Week Term

Before or during Week 1=100% return

During Week 2=75% return

During Week 3=50% return

During Weeks 4-6=40% return

During Weeks 7-10=0% return

Additional Questions

If you have questions about any of the financial aid options above, please contact the enrollment team at enrollment@ps.edu.

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