Worried About Money?
We're Here To Help.
Here at United, we believe that seminary education should be affordable. In addition to financial aid options, multiple generous scholarships are available for new and current students. In fact, 95 percent of new master’s students receive tuition aid or scholarships.
If you would like more information about financial aid or scholarships at United, please contact our Student Enrollment team and we’ll be in touch with you.
Apply For Financial Aid
United’s financial aid office can help you secure the following four types of funding:
- Federal Loans: Applications are accepted year-round.
- Need-Based Aid: This is based on your Estimated Family Contribution from the FAFSA.
- Merit-Based Aid (Dayton Scholarship): This is based on student information, a personal essay, and documentary evidence. The application deadline is May 1.
- Scholarships: See the list below for more application details.
To apply for federal loans, need-based aid, and most scholarships, you must first complete a FAFSA Form.
United Theological Seminary FAFSA CODE: G02386
Please don’t hesitate to contact us today to set up a meeting with a friendly financial aid officer.
Application materials are due on or before March 15
A select number of master’s degree students are chosen to be Dayton Scholars. To be eligible, a student should demonstrate excellence in academic and intellectual achievement, personal characteristics and qualities, leadership capacity in both interpersonal and group contexts, service orientation, and religious or spiritual commitment. Applicants are considered from three perspectives: student information, a personal essay, and documentary evidence. Merit awards can cover a limited number of consecutive years, provided the student maintains financial aid eligibility and remains in good academic standing.
An applicant for the Mall Family Scholarship must exhibit outstanding academic achievement and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to students who exemplify Mall family values (philanthropy, education, hard work, family, and having fun) and who can clearly articulate their call to ministry. The scholarship provides $500–$1,000 toward tuition per academic year. A recipient may reapply in subsequent years, but there is no guarantee of receiving the award more than once.