How to Apply for Financial Aid
Scholarships are available to all accepted degree-seeking students of the seminary. If you are seeking a certificate or diploma only, you do not qualify for scholarships. 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 and FAFSA by those deadlines.
Students who did not receive scholarship aid at the time of admission, may complete a scholarship application each year following the completion of one semester and nine (9) credit hours.
Federal Student Aid
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans are available to eligible degree-seeking students enrolled in at least 5 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. If you are seeking a certificate or diploma only, you do not qualify for federal aid. Federal aid is not distributed for summer courses. If a FAFSA has been filed for the student, eligibility will automatically be calculated and the loan amount will be offered to the student in an official letter sent along with the student’s billing statement.
To secure a Federal Direct Loan, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. You may also download a PDF of the application. The NTS Financial Aid Office will contact you after you submit the FAFSA application with information on what additional steps need to be taken to secure a Federal Stafford Loan.
For those students who are seeking a payment plan to cover tuition and fees, you may secure a short-term loan. This loan requires the student to pay back to America’s Christian Credit Union the loan amount borrowed by the end of the semester. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.
Please keep in mind that for each set of application forms there are different sets of rules, regulations, deadlines, instructions, etc. Please read each carefully and follow all instructions exactly. Failure to do so could delay the process of your application. Plan ahead: only by meeting the preference dates will you receive prompt consideration. Accurately complete all forms to prevent misinterpreted information. Keep copies of all correspondence & completed forms.