Financial Assistance

Financial aid is available to students in the form of scholarships, assistantships, student loans, and student employment.  

  1. Tuition Scholarships 
    Tuition scholarships, ranging from 50% to 100%, are available to full time, degree seeking students as part of an award package which could include a work award and living stipend.  Part time students may be eligible for tuition scholarships. 
  2. Graduate Assistantships
    There are three purposes for a graduate assistantship: a) to provide students with an opportunity for ministerial or other skill development, while completing a degree in graduate theological study; b) to provide opportunities for discernment of vocational interest and competence; and c) to provide students with experience to foster full time employment upon graduation. Positions range from 15 to 20 hours per week.
  3. Full Tuition Scholarships
    --  Lilly Community Fellowships (available for one year only)
    -- Alum Referral Scholarships (2 available per year; renewable)
    -- MDiv Scholarships (5 available per year; renewable)
    -- Faith and the Common Good Scholarship (1 available per year; renewal)
  4. ThM Research Assistantship:
    The purpose of the ThM Research Assistantships is to provide ThM students with opportunities to assist faculty with their research and foster a mentoring relationship with faculty that will increase the student's research skills and understanding of theological scholarship. Positions range from 8-10 hours per week. To apply, complete the Research Assistantship form. 
  5. Volunteer Corp Scholarship 
  6. Obsculta Essay Contest is an annual theological essay contest for college junios and seniors.  1st place award is $500 and a full-tuition renewable scholarship.   Annual deadline:  March 1st.  Note: The scholarship is pending approval of a completed admissions file by the Admissions Committee.  Recipients must apply for enrollment within one year of winning the contest.
  7. Special scholarships are available to members of the Youth in Theology & Ministry (YTM) Cohort.
  8. A donor-designated fund provides scholarships for monastic seminarians which reduces the cost of tuition by 60%.
  9. Deacon candidates from the Diocese of St. Cloud are eligible for special scholarships through a partnership with the St. Cloud diaconate program.

Student Loans
Student loans are available to degree-seeking students who are enrolled at least half-time. Students must file the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" (FAFSA) to be considered for loans. The FAFSA can be filed online at or contact the Office of Financial Aid,  Phone: 320-363-3664.

Student Employment
Part-time jobs are available on campus for our students.  Wages may be used to pay for tuition, room and board costs or for personal expenses. Positions range from 10-12 hours per week. For position descriptions, contact the website or  the Student Employment office for questions involving student employment. Phone: 320-363-2186.