Educating imaginative, resilient leaders for God's changing world.

FINANCIAL PLANNING

Columbia Theological Seminary offers generous need-based financial aid which is comprised of institutional grants, scholarships, and work-study. With many students receiving support for the majority of their tuition cost, it is one of the best offers around! Institutional aid will be awarded to eligible full-time, basic degree students who submit the FAFSA.

What you need to know about financing your education:

  1. How much it costs to attend Columbia Theological Seminary depends on how many courses you take
  2. Tuition for 2016-17 is $440 per credit hour and most classes are three credit hours
  3. Most full time students take 27 credit hours in one academic year which equals $11,880 of tuition
  4. Institutional financial aid is available to full-time students
  5. Students receiving institutional aid usually receive at least 84% of tuition in grant and aid money (or $9,980)
  6. On-campus work study jobs are included as part of the institutional aid package
  7. FAFSA is required to qualify for institutional aid (fafsa.ed.gov and our school code is G01560)
  8. CTS does not include federal loans in our institutional aid packages; however, you may be eligible for a student loan and can apply through our Financial Planning Office upon arrival
  9. CTS does not offer institutional aid that exceeds the cost of tuition
  10. We offer subsidized on-campus housing options for full-time students (for both single students and students with families)
  11. Returning students are eligible for merit scholarships that are awarded based on academic performance and promise for ministry
  12. We recommend applying for outside scholarships to cover remaining costs of attendance

 

In short, here’s what you can expect:

Tuition covered by financial aid

*If eligible, you’ll receive at least this amount of institutional aid

Contact Betsy Lyles with questions by phone 404-687-4516 or email LylesB@CTSnet.edu.

 

Click here to begin planning with a Budget Calculator. 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

 

NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID

 

OTHER RESOURCES