Although we offer various institutional scholarships detailed in our Academic Catalog, students must apply for scholarship funds using our online Financial Aid Application. Scholarships are only available for master’s level courses. Please submit your financial aid application as early as possible after your acceptance to maximize your scholarship eligibility. RPTS does not require or review FAFSA forms to award institutional scholarship funds.
Church Match Scholarship
One popular award available for students enrolled in master’s level courses is the Church Match Scholarship, in which RPTS will match church contributions on a student’s behalf up to one-third of the total tuition cost. Please select the Church Match option in the Financial Aid Application if you and your church would like to participate in this program. This will forward the relevant information to your church so they can participate.
“Sponsor Our Student” (SOS) Tuition Relief Program
Though not a scholarship, RPTS does have this SOS program, where friends and family can contribute toward your tuition. Although RPTS raises funds to keep your tuition as low as possible, this is an opportunity for you to help toward your educational costs. If you would like to participate, click here for a template you might use to ask others to give. If you have questions about this program, please contact Ed Blackwood ([email protected]).
Federal Loan Information
The Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary does not participate in federal student loan programs.
Students interested in deferment options on previous federal student loans should contact their current loan servicer. Though in-school deferments may not be available during your studies at RPTS, you should explore all options with your loan servicing company, such as other types of deferment, forbearance, or income-based repayment (for lower monthly payments). If you don’t know your loan servicing company, click here. You will need your FSA ID login.
Financial aid is available for Masters level students to assist with tuition for credit classes.
If you are seeking financial assistance through scholarships or veterans’ benefits, you need to have been accepted into a program of study before aid can be processed.