Nearly 75 percent of the students enrolled at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary receive some type of financial assistance in the form of non-federal loans, grants and scholarships. The Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention and some general endowed funds defray the majority of academic costs for Southern Baptist students to attend Southwestern Seminary.
New Students who do not have an established GPA often find it difficult to obtain scholarships for their first semester of studies. In order to remedy this, Southwestern has created a New Student Scholarship for those attending in their first semester. Additionally, there are scholarship opportunities from external sources which may be utilized. Information on non-seminary financial resources is available to prospective students. Some state conventions and foundations offer scholarships to students from their state. Students may contact the convention and/or foundation in their home state to make inquiry.
Requirements: You must be a first semester student at Southwestern Seminary or The College at Southwestern and enrolled for full-time (9 hours for Graduate students, 12 hours for Undergraduate students and enrollment in seminars for Post-Graduate students).
Applications: Click here
January 23, 2015 before 5pm is the deadline for the scholarship to be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid.
Scholarship recipients may be required to submit of a Thank You Letter* to the Office of Financial Aid upon request. You may download the Thank You Letter Instructions by clicking here.
*Late applications will not be considered.
Recognizing the importance of the missionary in fulfilling the Great Commission, Southwestern has recently made new scholarship opportunities available to missionaries. Scholarships are available to those participating in the Journeyman program, missionaries currently serving in the field, and for the children of missionaries currently serving in the field. Individual requirements vary by missionary scholarship. Details are available by visiting our web page at swbts.edu/missionaryscholarships
Requirements: Must be a PhD student in good standing during the first 8 semesters of study at Southwestern Seminary. All research doctoral students in good standing may receive the grant in the amount of $300 each semester up to 8 semesters. All inquires regarding the RDG should be made through the PhD Office.
Application: click here
Deadline: Contact your PhD Office.
Although Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary does not participate in any Federal or State Loan and Grant programs there are private loan options available. The Smart Option Loan is a one year private loan through Sallie Mae. The maximum amount approved by SWBTS is the combined total of the students annual cost of fees, books, and tuition. The loan does not cover housing or any other educational or living expenses.
The process is as follows:
If you need to have your check mailed you will need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
requesting your check to be mailed and include the address.
If you have any other questions please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
For loan details please visit salliemae.com