The Office of Financial Aid desires to assist your educational pursuit by acting as one of many pillars in supporting your financial needs. The other pillars in supporting your education include sponsorship from a local church and/or your own employment. Our goal is to walk alongside of you in this calling as partners in ministry.
The General Scholarship is made possible through the generous gifts of individual donors, and is available to those students who qualify.
To apply for the General Scholarship for Spring 2014 please click on the link below to access the application:
This application must be submitted by midnight December 31, 2013. Please insure that you carefully read the application process instructions below to insure that you submit the required documents in order for your application to be considered.
Note: In order to receive the "General Scholarship" students must meet the following criteria:
Students applying for the General Scholarship must complete the following two-step process:
If any submissions are received after 11:59 PM December 31, 2013, they will automatically be withdrawn from consideration. No exceptions will be made.
*If you are a dependent and did not file a 2012 tax return, please provide a brief statement explaining that your parents still claim you, and list the amount of financial assistance they provided for you in 2012. (Be certain to include your parent’s contribution on the “Monthly income" section of the following application.) If you have not completed your 2012 tax return you must submit a copy of a 2012 W-2 for each working member of your family.
Scholarship recipients may be required to submit of a Thank You Letter* to the Office of Financial Aid upon request. You may download the Thank You Letter Instructions by clicking here.
Recognizing the importance of the missionary in fulfilling the Great Commission, Southwestern has recently made new scholarship opportunities available to missionaries. Scholarships are available to those participating in the Journeyman program, missionaries currently serving in the field, and for the children of missionaries currently serving in the field. Individual requirements vary by missionary scholarship. Details are available by visiting our web page at swbts.edu/missionaryscholarships
The Student Financial Aid Office provides information on scholarships from Baptist State Foundations and Conventions of many home states that offer scholarships to currently enrolled or prospective students who meet their criteria. You can explore these scholarship opportunities by downloading the external scholarships document.All external scholarship information will be available to view online soon.
Although Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary does not participate in any Federal or State Loan and Grant programs there are private loan options available. The Smart Option Loan is a one year private loan through Sallie Mae. The maximum amount approved by SWBTS is the combined total of the students annual cost of fees, books, and tuition. The loan does not cover housing or any other educational or living expenses.
The process is as follows:
If you need to have your check mailed you will need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
requesting your check to be mailed and include the address.
If you have any other questions please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
For loan details please visit salliemae.com