Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has long been committed to educating and equipping the next generation of pastors and faith leaders with outstanding academic and formative experiences. We work with students to make sure the PTS experience is a possibility for all, regardless of one's economic reality.
We do not believe that finances should be the key determinant in whether one pursues theological studies. Instead, we help remove financial barriers when and if they arise. We also do not believe that students should be required to take on substantial educational debt in order to pursue their theological education. Therefore, educational loans are a last resort for our students.
“I had always joked that I would only go to seminary if God paid for it. Thanks to the generous financial aid at PTS, I received a full scholarship—so maybe God did pay for it after all!” - Christin Moreland, MDiv Student
PTS funds our students, both full-time and part-time, through the generosity of past and present donors. Aid includes need-based aid and merit scholarships. And we maintain low tuition and fee rates in order to make our programs more accessible.
Thank you for considering PTS as you discern obtaining a theological education. We hope that our generous financial aid demonstrates our commitment to you not just while you are enrolled, but for your life after seminary as well. We look forward to hearing from you!
Associate Director of Financial Aid