Financial Aid

Financial Aid.

Need free money to help pay for seminary? Gettysburg Seminary has it! Financial Aid is available for all degree-seeking students, both full and part time, and it only takes one easy form to qualify you for all available scholarships. Scholarships are available regardless of when you want to begin seminary. It is important to note that many of our scholarships are merit-based, meaning we take into consideration all academic and leadership qualifications when determining scholarship offers. Please contact us for more information about our full-tuition scholarships for full-time roster-seeking ELCA students at

The Easy Application Form

Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Ministerial Studies, and Master of Arts in Religion students 
Master of Sacred Theology students

Cost of Attendance

This document is intended to help you in planning your finances while in seminary. Please note that all figures are averages, and you should work to create a realistic budget based on your family size and needs.

Scholarships Offered

There are a variety of scholarships available, both institutional and from outside sources.

Need Loans?

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Graduate Loans are available. Complete a FAFSA after January 1 using your previous year income information.

Financial Aid Handbook

All students requesting financial aid should read the Financial Aid Handbook. (This document is currently being updated.)

Financial Wellness

Gettysburg Seminary is committed to raising the best possible leaders in the church, and that means a commitment to financial stability. We offer a free financial coaching program which is available to all students and their spouses. Meet with an expert regarding any facet of finance regardless of your current personal financial position. View the Financial Coaching Handbook and Contract.

Other Important Information

  • On-campus employment is occasionally available in various departments. You may fill out an application if you are interested in this possibility.
  • Gettysburg Seminary's cohort default rate (CDR) is currently 0%! An institution's CDR is the percentage of borrower's who enter repayment during a particular federal fiscal year and default prior to the next one. Because Gettysburg consistently has such a low rate, we are able to offer single disbursement federal funds.
  • Gettysburg Seminary has a wonderful food pantry for all students and their families. Generous donations of food and household items come from congregations and private donors. The Food Pantry Coordinator keeps the shelves further stocked through the Central PA Food Bank.
  • The YWCA is on our campus and students can buy a full membership pass for $40/year.