United Theological Seminary

Financial Aid

Getting your education funded doesn’t have to be stressful. United’s financial aid office is here to help you navigate your options and put together a financial package that works for you–while minimizing debt. The financial aid office can help you secure four types of funding:

  • Federal loans: applications accepted year-round
  • Need-based aid: based on your Estimated Family Contribution from the FAFSA
  • Merit-based aid (Dayton Scholarship): based on student information, a personal essay, and documentary evidence; application deadline is May 1
  • Scholarships: see here for a list of scholarships and application details.

To apply for federal loans, need-based aid, and most scholarships, you must complete a FAFSA. United’s school code is G02386. Have questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us to set up a meeting with our friendly financial aid officer.


Tuition and standard fees are $665 per credit hour. Annually, tuition is $7,980 with a half-time course load of 12 credits per year or $15,960 with a full-time course load of 24 credits per year. The fee for auditing a course is $276.

Total cost for each degree

  • M.A. = $23,940
  • M.A.L. = $31,920
  • M.Div. = $47,880
  • D.Min. = $23,940

Full Cost Breakdown

See the following for a full cost breakdown: Financial Aid Fact Sheet | Tuition and Fees 2020-21 | Schedules for Returnable Fees