Financial Aid

Your seminary education is one of the most important investments you will make for a lifetime of ministry, and we want to help you with that pursuit. Our tuition and financial aid opportunities are designed to make this vital investment even better.

Graduate Scholarship

The graduate scholarship will pay for a percentage of your tuition, anywhere from 10% to 75%, based on your financial need. Last year, 95% of BJU Seminary students who applied for the scholarship received funds.

To be eligible:

  • Plan to work a minimum of 19 hours per week during the academic year, whether for BJU or any other employer.
  • Take at least 8 credits per semester.
  • Take at least 50% of your courses through livestream, advanced modules, flex classes, or in residence.

Graduate Programs

Two types of designated graduate assistant positions are available. These 30-hour, part-time benefited positions are reserved for those who wish to continue their education while working part-time. They are offered in departments all across campus with opportunities for many different skill sets.

Academic GA Positions

Teaching, residence hall, and instructional graduate assistants work part-time on a 9-month basis. The agreement begins during the month of August and operates on an annual notification basis. Benefits for these positions include sick time and the option of University health insurance. Work responsibilities are assigned by department supervisors. GA positions will not be dependent upon scholarships awarded.

Staff GA positions

Staff graduate assistants are hired on a 30-hour week, 12-month basis and operate on either 2-week or 30-day notification basis dependent upon the position. Benefits for these positions include paid personal time, sick time, and the option of University health insurance. Position responsibilities are assigned by department supervisors. GA positions will not be dependent upon scholarships awarded.

International student requirements will differ.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP)

Students receiving federal financial aid must meet standards regarding completion rate, cumulative grade point average and maximum time frame. For more information read the Graduate Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP) for Federal Student Financial Aid and Military Benefits.

If you have any questions concerning financial aid, email theĀ Financial Aid Office or read our consumer information.