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.

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. If you are seeking only a certificate or diploma, you do not qualify. Prior to March 1 for the Fall semester and November 1 for the Spring semester, new students must submit all application materials - application, references, and transcripts - and be accepted to the seminary to qualify. In addition, all students (new, continuing, and returning) must complete the NTS General Scholarship/Grant Application by those deadlines every year in order to qualify.

Scholarships are annual awards that must be applied for every year. Download or view the following PDFs:

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.