Students are required to complete two forms to apply for financial aid.
- The WTS FA application assesses need based on student income, expected gifts, assets and projected expenses. This WTS financial aid application form should be downloaded (see bottom of page), completed, and returned to Pat Dykhuis.
- The U.S. Government form, FAFSA. This form can be accessed at FAFSA.gov.
Students who are U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents and who are enrolled at least half time may apply to borrow up to $20,500 in unsubsidized loans on an annual basis through the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program.(Internet Explorer only to open this link) First time borrowers must do entrance counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note by going to the website www.studentloans.gov.
Code of Conduct: WTS receives no benefits, gifts or remuneration from any bank/lender in exchange for referrals for Title IV student loans.
Students planning on a career in military chaplaincy can borrow up to $10,000 per year from the WTS Loan Program - Derk VanRaalte Fund. Loans from this program will be forgiven when the student becomes a military chaplain.
Grants and scholarships range from $500-$7000 and may involve the opportunity to meet the benefactor at the seminary’s annual scholarship luncheon. All recipients are expected and required to send personal thank you letters to donors who have provided the funds. The Financial Aid Office will provide more information for you near the beginning of the fall semester.
Work opportunities for students at Western Theological Seminary are available in maintenance, the bookstore, and the library.
Veterans of Military: If you served on Active Duty, you might be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. If you are currently serving in the military, you may be eligible for funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition assistance program. Check your eligibility status and the amount for which you qualify with your Service prior to enrolling. In some cases a spouse or child of an active duty Title 10 service member may be eligible for some assistance. Please check with the Department of Veterans Affairs for more information.