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The Office of Financial Aid helps to facilitate the educational preparation of men and women who have answered God’s call to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth through scholarships, financial aid, and financial counseling. Scholarships provided through Southwestern and Scarborough College are made possible by the generous gifts of donors. Southwestern does not participate in federal or state funded student aid programs involving loans or grants. Scholarships are awarded on an academic yearly basis. Students can apply for all institutional scholarships through one application for the 2020-2021 academic year. The application for current students is available from March 2nd to July 1st. The deadline for fall incoming new students is August 30th.
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The Scarborough Scholarship is available for application to all Scarborough College students who are active members of a Southern Baptist Church. Priority will be given to full-time students, studying on-campus, who have an established 2.5 GPA. Incoming students are able to apply upon acceptance for enrollment, and current students must apply annually during the Spring semester for the following academic year. The application for current students is open March 1 – July 1.
Who is eligible: Application to graduate-level students who are active members of a Southern Baptist Church.
Details: Priority given to full-time students studying on-campus with an established 2.5 GPA and proof of employment (waived for new students).
When to apply: Open March 1 – July 1.
Incoming students are able to apply upon acceptance for enrollment. Current students must apply annually during the Spring semester for the following academic year.
Who is eligible: Currently serving active duty and reservist members of the United States military branches who are students at Southwestern or Scarborough College. Students must be a member of a Southern Baptist Church.
Details: For those who qualify, Southwestern Seminary provides a private military tuition assistance scholarship of $250 per credit hour. Graduate and Doctorate students can be awarded up to 9 hours per semester for fall and spring semesters only. Undergraduate students can be awarded up to 12 hours per semester for fall and spring semesters only. Proof of eligibility is required to receive the Southwestern Military Tuition Assistance.
When to apply: Open for current students March 1 – July 1, but incoming students may apply anytime. Students must apply every academic year to receive military tuition assistance.
Who is eligible: When Southwestern and Scarborough College students are confronted with financial crises caused by an unforeseen medical issue, the seminary seeks to share in the financial need by providing an Emergency Medical Scholarship.
Details: Scholarship decisions are made on a case by case basis.
Who is eligible: Full-time employed students studying on campus who earned the equivalent of 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale. Employment requirement is waived for new students.
When to apply: Open March 1 – July 1
Who is eligible: All incoming Southwestern and Scarborough students who are descendants of Southwestern Alumni or the child of a current SBC Pastor.
Details: Awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to assist with the General Student Fee for a student’s first two semesters. Priority will be given to full-time students taking classes on the Fort Worth campus.
When to apply: Open March 1 – July 1, but incoming students may apply anytime.
Full tuition scholarships are available for children of current IMB missionaries and returning Journeyman missionaries. Scholarships of up to half of tuition are available for IMB missionaries currently serving in the field. Individual requirements vary by scholarship, so please read carefully!
Southwestern currently offers a scholarship for missionaries in the 2+2 program (MDiv in ICP) that covers 100% tuition for the 3 hours required for FPO training at the International Learning Center in Virginia.
*Verification can be obtained by calling the regional office at 1.800.999.3113. It may be submitted in person or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2+2 Field Service
If you have completed your on-campus studies portion of the 2+2 program and are currently serving on the field as a 2+2 missionary, you are eligible to apply for the Current Missionary Scholarship. Please see below.
Purpose: As a part of Southwestern’s covenant to train spiritual leaders who will share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all the world, we offer applicants returning from a 24-month assignment with the IMB the following scholarship opportunity:
Southwestern is proud to partner with currently serving IMB or NAMB missionaries by subsidizing their tuition costs through the following scholarship:
It is Southwestern’s desire to support current IMB and NAMB missionaries by providing a full tuition scholarship for the children of missionaries currently serving:
Who is eligible: A limited number of performance scholarships are available in the School of Church Music. Awarded to students of proven ability and outstanding dedication to Christian service.
Details: Some are awarded after the completion of one semester of residence, so that the faculty may have an opportunity to evaluate each student.
How to apply: Contact the School of Church Music at email@example.com or 817-913-1921 ext. 3100.
Who is eligible: All incoming and current students at Southwestern Seminary and Scarborough College who are active members of a Southern Baptist Church.
Details: A reduced tuition rate. No scholarship application is required. Church membership is included in your application for admission to Scarborough College or Southwestern Seminary.How: Contact the Office of Admissions, 817-923-1921 ext 2700, firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is eligible: Current Southwestern and Scarborough College students upon the birth of their child.
Details: The one-time scholarship is $250 and can be used for either rent or tuition.
This scholarship is a gift and is awarded based on availability. If available, the scholarship is awarded during the semester in which the baby is born.
How to apply: Email a picture of your family (including the newest addition) with the following details to email@example.com: your name and student id, your spouse’s name, and the name of your newborn, as well as the date of birth.
Who is eligible: Current Southwestern and Scarborough College students who face unexpected non-medical situations and find themselves in financial situations causing them to drop below full time status may apply for a Student Success Scholarship.
Details: Scholarships are granted on an individual basis.
Who is eligible: Southwestern and Scarborough students taking classes during the summer semester. Priority will be given to students taking classes on the Fort Worth campus. Students are also required to have a minimum GPA of 2.5, be an SBC student, and demonstrate academic ability.
When to apply: Opens on March 18th and the deadline is April 30th.
A student’s home church, local association, or state convention may also offer scholarships. Students are encouraged to contact their church, association, or state convention in their home state to discover more scholarship opportunities.
Who is eligible: Veterans who have been admitted to an approved degree program can be certified to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
How to apply: This process must be initiated by the student through the Registrar’s Office. For more details, contact the Registrar’s Office at 817.923-1921, ext. 2000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is eligible: SBC lead bivocational pastors who receive the majority of their salary from a job outside the church they are serving or a lead church planter.
A payment plan is available to spread out the tuition costs. For payment options, please contact Student Financial Services at 817-923-1921 x2400 or visit Student Financial Services.
Southwestern does not participate in federal or state funded student aid programs involving loans or grants. However, Southwestern is eligible to recommend repayment deferments for most federal or state educational loans received in colleges and universities. Deferment applications may be obtained from the lender and taken to the Office of the Registrar for processing. For more details, contact the Registrar’s Office at 817-923-1921 x2000, or email@example.com.
Sallie Mae Loans
Although Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary does not participate in any Federal or State Loan and Grant programs, there are private loan options available. The Smart Option Loan is a one-year private loan through Sallie Mae. The maximum amount approved by SWBTS is the combined total of the students annual cost of fees, books and tuition. The loan does not cover housing or any other educational or living expenses.
The process is as follows:
If you have any other questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid. For loan details, please visit salliemae.com.
There are many times when students need counseling regarding specific financial situations or budgeting for future education expenses.
The Office of Financial Aid can assist with budgeting or provide referral information to another seminary office or area agency, which can provide further assistance. Students can obtain more information or request an appointment for financial counseling by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student loans can be deferred while attending Southwestern. The deferment documentation is handled through the Registrar’s Office.
Southwestern does not accept any Title IV Federal Aid and does not have a school code. Because of this, students do not need to fill out a FAFSA form to receive the private scholarship or grant aid.
A church matching scholarship is not available through Southwestern.
When students log into their WebAdvisor account, they are able to view the scholarships they have been awarded under the Financial Aid by Term link.
Churches or individuals wishing to support students at Southwestern can send checks directly to the Office of Financial Aid, payable to Southwestern Seminary. Please include the name and ID# of the student and the intended use for the money (i.e., tuition only, or may be used for living expenses).
*Gifts designated for students are not tax deductible.
Monday-Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PMfinancialaid@swbts.edu817-923-1921 x3080
Southwestern Baptist Theological SeminaryOffice of Financial AidP.O. Box 22510Fort Worth, TX 76122