Academics

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 Online Scholarship Application

NTS Online Scholarship/Grant Application

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. Applications must be submitted prior to March 1 for the upcoming academic year which will always begin with the Fall semester. If you are planning on beginning your studies at NTS in a Spring semester or Summer term, you must submit an application by November 1 of the same academic year that you plan to enroll in. Summer terms are considered a trailer to the academic year. New students may submit a scholarship application before all admissions materials are submitted and you are accepted to the seminary. Scholarships are annual awards and a new scholarship application must be submitted by all students 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 at the time of academic evaluation. All new students who submit their applications by the appropriate deadline will be considered for awards at the discretion of the scholarship committee and as funds are available. 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, or considered the following semester. If an award is given to a late applicant, the award may be reduced or awarded the following semester.

Stewardship Sermon Scholarship Opportunity - $1,000 award available

Please consider submitting a sermon around the theme of stewardship for a chance to receive a $1,000.00 scholarship to be applied to your 2017-18 tuition costs. This scholarship is awarded by Stewardship Ministries through Global Ministry Center of the Church of the Nazarene. All information and application procedures can be found at the following website: http://nazarene.org/sermonscholarship

PLPIT Sermon Scholarship Opportunity - $200-1500 dollar awards available
Deadline to submit is December 12, 2016!

Please consider submitting a sermon around the theme of gratitude for a chance to receive up to a $1,500.00 scholarship to be applied to your tuition costs. This scholarship is awarded by PLPIT through Fuller Seminary. An NTS grad, who is now a research assistant working on the website said, “Students are asked to preach (and record) a sermon on the given topic (gratitude, for this first time) using provided research and then submit their sermon. All the “official rules” are listed.” Please consider applying for this Scholarship. Deadline is Dec. 12, 2016. All information can be found at http://www.plpit.com/students/. You can also refer to the PLPIT sermon flyer.

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 jlshunk@nts.edu. FAX 816-268-5500.