On Recruitment of Military Students

Evangelical Seminary does not practice or endorse fraudulent and/or aggressive recruitment of military students including, but not limited to, providing incentive compensation to individuals for securing military enrollments or engaging in high-pressure recruitment tactics. 

Academic and Financial Advising

Any questions related to academic and financial advising can be directed to James Ehrman, Vice President and Dean of Academic Services. This includes questions related to the Tuition Assistance program, Title IV funding, VA education benefits, access to disability counseling, assistance for Service members with completion of their studies, or help with job search activities.

Evangelical Theological Seminary receives leadership for our financial aid office and Title IV processing assistance from FA Solutions, St Petersburg, FL.  Kevin Henry is our VA School Certifying Official. Janet Stauffer, PhD, Dean of Students, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Approved Supervisor, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). Janet is a Clinical Fellow of AAMFT and a member of IATP (International Association of Trauma Professionals, CAPS (Christian Association of Psychological Services), and PAMFT (Pennsylvania Association for Marriage and Family Therapists), assists students with disabilities.  All regular faculty members advise students with degree completion. Evangelical Theological Seminary does not offer a job search program.

Financial Aid Process

A full explanation of Evangelical’s financial aid resources can be found on pages 18-23 of our publicly available student handbook

FAFSA Deadlines

To be considered for federal student aid for the 2019-2020 award year, you can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between October 1, 2018 and midnight Central Time, June 30, 2020. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 12, 2020.

For more information: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/1920/help/deadlines

Price of Books and Course Material

The cost of books and course material varies significantly from course to course, but students can expect to pay somewhere in the ballpark of $200 for books depending on full or part-time status.

Detailed information about the cost of tuition and other fees can be found on this page. The base price per credit is $625 for master’s-level courses and $725 for doctoral courses. A 10% discount is available to students taking 6 or more credits per terms.

Campus Housing

Evangelical Seminary does not offer on-campus housing. While most of Evangelical students are commuters, there are many good rental and purchase options in the Myerstown area. If you would like advice on good landlords or realtors, we would be happy to assist you. Please contact Priscilla Bomgardner in the main office for assistance.

Accreditation & Licensure

Information about our school’s accreditation can be found on this page. Graduation from a particular program does not guarantee that the graduate will have the credentials to immediately begin working professionally. For example, some forms of therapy require state licensure while some ministry positions require ordination by an ordaining denomination or body.

Transfer Credits

Evangelical does accept transfer credits from other accredited institutions on a case-by-case basis. For more details about your unique situation, please reach out to us, and we will be happy to give you a clearer picture of the transfer credits that we can accept.

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