Financial Aid

Your seminary education is one of the most important investments you will make for a lifetime of ministry. Our tuition and financial aid opportunities are attempts to make this vital investment even better.

Before applying for financial aid as a graduate student, please complete a FAFSA.

Graduate Scholarship

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

Designated Graduate Assistant positions are available in two categories: Academic Graduate Assistants, which are typically 9-month positions, and Staff Graduate Assistants, which are typically 12-month positions. 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/teach 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.

Important Dates

DateNotes
October 1FAFSA available for upcoming year
March 1Recommended that you complete the FAFSA and all scholarship and grant applications by this date for best consideration
June 1FAFSA must be completed by this date in order to have financial aid appear on the student account statement due August 5 as expected aid
July 1All financial aid forms (i.e. verification worksheets and tax information) must be received in order to receive BJU grants and scholarships

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP)

Students receiving federal financial aid must meet standards in 3 areas: completion rate, cumulative grade point average and maximum time frame.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP) for Federal Student Financial Aid: Graduate SAP

If you have any questions concerning financial aid, email the Financial Aid Office. Click here for Consumer Information.