Financial aid is available to students in the form of scholarships, assistantships, student loans, and student employment.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- 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.
- Volunteer Corp Scholarship
- 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.
- Special scholarships are available to members of the Youth in Theology & Ministry (YTM) Cohort.
- A donor-designated fund provides scholarships for monastic seminarians which reduces the cost of tuition by 60%.
- Deacon candidates from the Diocese of St. Cloud are eligible for special scholarships through a partnership with the St. Cloud diaconate program.
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 http://www.fafsa.ed.gov or contact the Office of Financial Aid, Phone: 320-363-3664.
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.