Financial Aid Overview

The Financial Aid Program at Princeton Theological Seminary

Supporting Your Faithful Response to God's Call

Princeton Theological Seminary’s outstanding academic program provides a strong foundation for Christian ministry and leadership, ensuring that students are prepared to serve the Church and the world. Making this education financially feasible for our students is an important part of our commitment to serve the church of Jesus Christ.

We offer need-based grants, low interest loans, and merit-based scholarships to assist full-time master’s-level degree candidates in covering their educational expenses.

Over 90% of MDiv, MACEF, MTS, and dual MDiv/MACEF students receive grants or scholarships

Information about the generous financial support offered to PhD students is available here.

Student Spotlight

“The financial aid I received allowed me to study, improve my skills as a pastoral care provider, and develop my gifts for ministry.”

- Chris McNabb, MDiv '16

Applying for Financial Aid

Merit-based Aid Programs

Merit-based scholarships are awarded as part of the admissions process. No separate application is required to be considered for merit-based aid. To be considered for a merit-based scholarship, applicants must complete their admissions application (including all supporting materials) and have an interview before January 15.

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Need-based Aid Programs

To apply for need-based financial aid, first complete the admissions application. Then, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. The school code for Princeton Seminary is G02626. Once we have received your FAFSA results, you will be able to access the PTS application for aid.

We’ll also need a signed copy of your most recent federal income tax return. If any additional forms are needed, we’ll be in touch with you.

Once we have all the items needed to consider your application for aid, we will review them and be in touch with you, via email. If you have any questions, please contact our office.

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Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Scholar and Theological Educator

Kathleen M. O’Connor, Class of 1984

“Informal time in discussion groups with faculty and students discussing feminist theological literature altered my views, excited my spirit, and greatly influenced my teaching.”