FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – In an effort to make theological education more affordable, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary now offers a 50 percent discount on tuition to student spouses.

This discount applies to whichever spouse is enrolled in fewer hours during a given semester, and it only covers the tuition for on-campus courses. Moreover, it will be added to the Cooperative Program scholarship that already covers 50 percent of the tuition for members of Southern Baptist churches.

"Southwestern values the family and toward that end, we wanted to do something to help spouses be able to attend classes,” Thomas White, vice president for student services and communications, said. “If only the husband or wife takes classes then sometimes a married couple can grow apart. We hope this discount allows both to take classes so that they can grow together and grow closer."