Philosophy of Financial Aid

At Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, we are committed to helping students pursue their program and graduate without the burden of educational debt hindering them. We do not believe that a student's financial means should be the key determinant in whether they should pursue theological studies, and we believe it is our duty to help remove those barriers when and if they arise. To that end, we offer a variety of financial aid opportunities to students, in the form of need-based aid and merit aid. We have also made an education at PTS more accessible through low tuition and fee rates. Here are just a few highlights of our financial aid offerings.

  • PTS subsidizes our tuition rate so students can earn a degree at a reasonable cost: $470/master's credit and $358/doctor of ministry credit.

  • Need-based aid is available to both full-time and part-time students. Our tuition grant helps to cover the cost of tuition up to the student's full cost of tuition.

  • Merit Scholarships, ranging from $600 to $25,000 per year, are available for full-time and part-time master's-degree seeking students. 

  • On average, full-time students who receive aid receive a living stipend as well to help cover their cost of living.

  • We strive to make student loans a last option for our students. In fact, 70 percent of the 2020-2021 master's graduating class did not borrow loans at all while attending PTS. 

You can find out more abour our financial aid offerings by exploring some of the links to the right!

Contact Financial Aid

Have questions about aid at Pittsburgh Seminary? Contact us at 412-924-1384.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary awards more than $1 million annually in merit and need-based aid to degree and certificate, full- and half-time students.