Financial aid is available for everyone who qualifies! Your first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which may be completed and submitted online. Please note that you will need a copy of your federal income tax form in order to complete the FAFSA. Also, be sure you list Evangelical as the recipient of your FAFSA report. Evangelical’s federal student code is G03263. Once you submit your FAFSA, an electronic copy will automatically be sent to Evangelical’s Financial Aid office.
You will also need to complete Evangelical’s Grant Application. This one-page form must be completed and submitted as hard copy to the Financial Aid Office. This form, along with your FAFSA, will be used to determine which institutional merit- and need-based grants you may qualify for. In addition to these, Evangelical also participates in the federal student loan program. Generally, fall financial aid awards are determined in May – so it’s important that you apply early!
To be eligible, students must enroll in a minimum of six credits per semester and maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Grants are awarded each academic year and students need to apply annually in order to be considered. Award amounts typically range from $500 to $1,500 per year. Evangelical participates in the Federal Stafford Loan Program. Students must be enrolled for at least six credits per semester. Eligible students may borrow a maximum of $8,500 per year for subsidized loans and $12,000 per year for unsubsidized loans. Undeclared, Graduate Certificates, and special students are not eligible for subsidized loans.
Academic Merit Scholarships
Evangelical offers a limited number of academic merit scholarships to recent college graduates who plan to enroll for full-time study (12 credits or more per semester) in one of the Seminary’s degree programs. Merit scholarships may be renewed each year based on the student’s academic performance. The academic merit scholarships include:
- The William Randolph Hearst Presidential Scholarship, funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, provides $3,000 per year for two students with high scholastic achievement in their undergraduate studies.
- The Maurer Merit Scholarship, named in honor of the Seminary’s founding Dean, the Rev. Dr. Kenneth R. Maurer (1953-1967), provides $2,000 per year for two students with high scholastic achievement in their undergraduate studies.
Financial Aid Deadlines
The recommended financial aid deadline for the fall semester is May 1 and for the spring semester is November 1. Evangelical will begin distribution of institutional funds on these dates.
For more information about finances and assistance available, you may contact the financial aid office at 800.532.5775 ext. 2107 or via email at email@example.com.