Our certificate program students are an integral part of who we are as an institution. Therefore, all certificate-level students are eligible for both need-based aid tuition grants and merit scholarships. Eligible certificate programs include Ministry, Missional Leadership, Theological Studies, and Urban Ministry. Learn more about available aid below.
Merit scholarships are offered to incoming students at PTS. Merit Scholarships are based on past academic achievement, demonstrated potential for outstanding Christian service, PTS enrollment status (half-time vs full-time), and other qualities.
Range of award?
As our certificate level students attend at a part-time capacity, they are eligible for up to $1,500 in merit scholarships.
Complete admission applications are placed before the Admissions and Standing Committee, who award all scholarships.
What is the deadline?
One year prior, scholarship offers will begin to be awarded for the following fall semester. Awards will continue to be offered until funds are expended. It is recommended that students apply early for admission to be considered for a Merit Scholarship.
Is it renewable?
For our certificate level students, most programs are only a year long. Therefore, merit scholarship are not renewable. If a student chooses to continue at PTS in one of our Master’s degree programs, they are reevaluated for a new award at the time of re-admission.
What is it?
A grant is need-based funding that does not have to be repaid. The Tuition Grant is applied toward tuition costs. This aid is offered by PTS, regardless of denominational affiliation.
How are grants determined?
PTS Tuition Grants are based on a student's need. Need is determined from information submitted on the PTS Financial Aid Application. Students with a Tuition Grant Index above the Cost of Tuition do not qualify for PTS grants. After determining a student's need, PTS fills a percentage of that need with grants.
What is the range?
Certificate students are eligible for tuition grants up to the cost of tuition.
Students enrolled in a certificate program and demonstrating financial need are eligible. (For specifics, see the Catalog.) Students who are in a “default status” on their federal educational loans are ineligible for institutional aid. Applications will not be processed or funds disbursed until any past due amount to PTS is paid in full and the student is in good standing.
How to apply?
Incomplete packets will not be processed. Students who are not required to file must see the instructions on the application and submit additional items. The Financial Aid office reserves the right to request additional documentation to verify the information provided on the Aid Application.
Many students will enter seminary with educational loans, so every effort is made to keep this aid component to a minimum. However, loans are available through the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Program, the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, some denominational agencies, and private lenders.
To resolve discrepancies in loan balances and payments, understand financial aid requirements, find loan holders or promissory notes, defer or discharge loans, reestablish eligibility for federal aid, rehabilitate loans, or resolve issues.
The Adaptive and Innovative Ministry Certificate program is happy to offer students financial aid in the form of merit awards. These awards are on a first-come, first-served basis. Award amounts are either 1/3 ($1,880) or 2/3 ($3,760) of the amount of tuition charges.
Applicants are considered for a merit award upon admission to the program. All awards are based upon the individual’s admission application. There is no other paperwork to complete.
Below is the cost of attendance (COA) for the Adaptive and Innovative Ministry (AIM) program. The COA will serve several purposes. First, it will allow PTS to provide candidates and students with a general idea of how much the program will cost in the given year. Secondly, it will allow us to maximize the usage of our own internal funds as we seek to provide a high-quality yet affordable degree for students. Lastly, it will provide a point of context for outside organizations that wish to provide support to our students.
This COA was determined by comparing it to similar program offerings at the seminary, set tuition rates at the seminary, average cost of equipment, as well calculations done by the Director of the program regarding travel expenses.
Students are able to receive up to 100 percent of their cost of tuition from PTS. They may receive up to the COA from outside scholarships, grants, or private loans. If a student’s outside aid is greater than their COA, two things may happen. First, a review of their COA to see if an increase is allowable. Second, a reduction in their PTS aid in order to meet COA requirements.
|Tuition (12 credits)||$5,640|