Financial Aid

89% of NTS students who are enrolled at least half time receive a scholarship.

Our Purpose

The primary purposes of NTS Student Financial Assistance are to:

  • Provide as many students as possible with the resources to help meet their financial need;
  • Distribute our financial assistance in an equitable manner;
  • Further the mission of the Seminary.

NTS Online Scholarship Application

Our Goal

The goal of Nazarene Theological Seminary’s Financial Aid Program is to award students financial assistance in an expedient and professional manner in order to offer them the opportunity to further their education at NTS. Below are some links that students might find helpful with regard to financial aid: 

NTS Scholarship/Grant Application & Other Resources

Scholarships and/or instituional aid are available to all accepted degree-seeking students of the seminary, but must be applied for annually. Those students seeking only a certificate or diploma, or are only auditing classes, do not qualify. Prior to March 1 for the Fall semester and November 1 for the Spring semester and summer trailer, new students must submit all application materials - application, references, and transcripts - and be accepted to the seminary to qualify. You may submit your scholarship application before all your admissions materials are submitted however. In addition, all students (new, continuing, and returning) must complete the NTS General Scholarship/Grant Application by the above deadlines every year in order to qualify. In general, students must have a 3.0 GPA to be considered for scholarship awards. All new students who submit their applications by the appropriate deadline will be considered for awards. Applications for new and returning students submitted after the deadlines will be considered on a case-by-case basis and applications may be accpeted, denied, reduced, or awarded the following semester.

Scholarships are annual awards that must be applied for every year. Below is our online scholarship application. Please use this form to apply.

Stewardship Sermon Scholarship Opportunity - $1000 award

Please consider submitting a sermon to Nazarene Stewardship Ministries for an opportunity to receive a $1000.00 scholarship. If your sermon is selected, NTS, and you the student, will be notified and the scholarship will be applied to your NTS student account beginning with the Fall 2016 semester. Sermon submission is due April 4, 2016 with decisions being made no later than May 2016. Please find detailed information at the following link:

Local Church Scholarship Programs

Many of our students are active participants in their local church, and many churches have educational scholarship programs for ministry training. A great place to start when looking for financial support is within your own congregation. Write up a proposal with your academic expenses and present this to the interested individuals or churches. Those who want to contribute to your NTS student account can send a check to our Business office identifying the student to whose account the payment should be applied. 

Web-Based Scholarship Searches

Important Financial Aid Links

Contact the Financial Aid Office

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the NTS Financial Aid Office at 800.831.3011, ext. 5424, 816-268-5424, or FAX 816-268-5500.