Financial Aid Assistance
In these difficult times, affording a quality higher education degree can be the determining factor on which institution is selected. BTS's Financial Aid Office has one simple goal: provide current and prospective students with the best possible assistance to facilitate their education goals at BTS.
Our students receive awards, scholarships, and grants from a wide variety of sources. Before applying for financial aid, students need to supply their financial obligations through personal funds saved for education and by building a personal support network. A personal support network may include the student’s home church, denomination, people to whom the student has ministered, friends, family, clubs, and foundations.
We also believe that no qualified student should be discouraged from pursuing seminary for merely financial reasons. We have established the financial aid program to supplement students’ own financial resources.
A BTS Grant Application is required when applying for any need-based grant from BTS.
BTS is accredited by the Middle States Association and by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. If you have any questions regarding our degree and non-degree programs, feel free to contact our helpful admissions department. They will be able to assist you.
Different Forms of Financial Aid
Students with a demonstrated financial need who are enrolled in a degree program for at least 24 credit hours per year may be eligible for a grant. Not Available for International Students.
From time to time scholarships become available which are awarded by the Financial Aid Committee. Our finance committee reviews current student files and recommends qualifying students for special scholarships. Click here to view the most current list of available scholarships.
Financial Aid Office Hours
Monday thru Friday:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Contact Financial Aid
- Financial Aid Coordinator
- 215.368.5000 x141
Additional Loan Information
As an accredited school, BTS is recognized by the Veterans Administration. To determine eligibility, students should contact a regional VA office. BTS' facilities code is 31015238.
Below is a list of websites that offer helpful information for veterans seeking benefits:
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- G.I. Bill Website
- U.S. Department of Education website dedicated to Veterans and Military Families
- Military.com - check this page for information about benefits offered through your state.
- My Next Move - for Veterans
- National Association of Veterans Upward Bound Program
- Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Church Match Program
For full-time, degree-program students whose churches want to support their education throughout the entirety of their degree. BTS will match the church's sponsorship up to 25% of tuition costs. Your church officials will be required to complete a Promissory Note acknowledging the amount of their support and how they intend to pay. BTS will match the church's payment once it has been received, up to the maximum of 25% of the tuition total, provided you keep your account current with your portion of payment.
Here is How BTS' Financial Aid can Help You Afford Seminary
Full and Half-Time Students:
- Flexible Payments Plans
- Government Loans
- BTS need-based grants (full-time only, grant application required) Not available for International Students
- BTS Scholarship Program
- 50% spouse discount while the other spouse pursues a degree full-time
Less than half-time students:
- Flexible Payments Plans
- 50% spouse discount while the other spouse attends full-time
A degree program alum who is returning for a second degree is entitled to a twenty percent (20%) tuition discount.
Missionaries Raising Support:
A foreign or domestic missionary or campus ministry leader is entitled to a twenty percent (20%) tuition discount if he or she is raising at least 50% of his or her support and is sponsored by a recognized sending agency. The missionary or campus ministry leader is required to provide a letter from the sponsoring organization that confirms this status.
Full-time, Degree Program Students with Church Support:
If a church is willing to support a student's tuition throughout the entirety of the student's degree, BTS will match up to 25% of the tuition costs.