Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Services helps to facilitate the educational preparation of men and women who have answered God’s call to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. We do this by providing scholarships, financial aid, and financial counseling. Our scholarships are awarded on an academic year basis and are made possible by the generous gifts of our donors.

Southwestern does not participate in federal or state-funded student aid programs involving loans or grants.

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Office Of Financial Aid P.O. Box 22510 Fort Worth, TX 76122

Institutional Scholarships

The 2024-25 financial aid application will open on March 1st. Current students can apply until May 1st and new students until the Fall term begins.

Scholarship Information




IMB Missionary Scholarships

NAMB Missionary Scholarships


Military Tuition Assitance

Summer/Winter Scholarships

External Scholarships

Other Information and Resources

SBC Cooperative Program Discount

All incoming and current students at Southwestern Seminary and Texas Baptist College who are active members of a Southern Baptist Church are eligible for the SBC Cooperative Program discount.

This discount is in the form of a reduced tuition rate and no scholarship application is required. The reduced rate is based on church membership information submitted during the admissions process. After enrollment, the Registrar’s Office updates and maintains church membership information.

Designated Student Aid (DSA) refers to outside aid that is designated for a particular student. This aid can come from a variety of sources, such as churches, organizations, or individuals who desire to help students pay their tuition, fees, housing, etc. Since these donations are for a specific student, they are not tax-deductible.

Unless specified by the donor, DSA will be applied first to tuition and then to housing.

DSA payments can be made online via credit card or check by visiting here, and can be set up as a one-time or recurring payment.

DSA must be received by the payment deadlines stated on the Student Financial Services webpage. Late fees will be assessed for payments received after these dates. Semester payment deadlines, along with payment plan due dates, can also be found on our Student Financial Services webpage here.

Student Loans

Loan Deferment

Southwestern does not participate in federal or state funded student aid programs, however, we are able to verify enrollment for students seeking to defer repayment of their federal or state educational loans received from other colleges and universities.

Deferment applications may be obtained from the lender and taken to the Office of the Registrar for processing. For more details, contact the Registrar’s Office at or by calling 817-923-1921 x 2000.


Sallie Mae Loans

Although Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary does not participate in any Federal or State Loan programs, we do partner with a private loan company called Sallie Mae. Sallie Mae offers students two different private loan options:

Before a student applies for a Sallie Mae loan for the first time, they must schedule a meeting with the Office of Student Financial Services by emailing

In this initial meeting, students will discuss loan basics, information particular to a Sallie Mae loan, and our process for loan disbursements. Students are encouraged to visit to familiarize themselves with Sallie Mae’s loans and processes.

If you have any other questions about student loans, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at or by phone at 817-921-8525.

Veterans Benefits

For more details, contact the Registrar’s Office at or by calling 817.923-1921, ext. 2000.

Spousal Refund

A spouse of a full-time on-campus student may be eligible for a 50% tuition Reimbursement for fall and spring terms.

More details and eligibility requirements can be found on the spousal Reimbursement application. The application must be submitted prior to the first day of the term.

Apply for Spousal Reimbursement 


Student Financial Services Counseling

There are many times when students need counseling regarding financial aid opportunities, budgeting or planning for future educational expenses.

The Office of Student Financial Services can assist with budgeting or provide referral information to another seminary office or area agency, which can provide further assistance. Students can obtain more information or request an appointment for student financial services counseling by emailing

Additional Resources


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