Fund Your Education
Helping You Respond to Your Calling:
Making Your Education Affordable
We recognize that a quality education is a significant investment for you as a student, an investment representing your whole life. From your time and energy to the very care for your soul, from your mind to your pocketbook, a lot is at stake.
The financial aid resources North Park offers will help you pay for and afford the exceptional quality which you will find in your North Park Seminary experience. Our financial aid program is built on several basic principles:
We keep tuition as low as possible.
As a matter of fact, the published charges for tuition do not cover the full cost of operating a seminary. Our endowment, the support of the Evangelical Covenant Church, generous alumni and other donors, and other sources of revenue together allow us to charge a tuition rate far below the real cost.
We raise money every year to fund scholarships and grants.
We're committed to providing support in this way for our students studying for the ministry. Learn more about scholarships and grants available to Seminary students.
We believe your own investment is beneficial.
We believe that each student should invest some of his or her own funds toward their own tuition bill. Every financial aid package that we offer includes a personal financial investment.
We believe that your home church should invest in your education.
We will work with you to ask them to commit a modest amount of funding to be applied directly to your tuition bill. And with our Church Matching Grant program (for students beginning in the 2012–2013 academic year), we will match your church's gift on your account up to $500 each semester ($1500 per academic year, over three semesters) toward your tuition.
We believe the above principles demonstrate our commitment to help you minimize the amount of borrowing you need to undertake to help finance your seminary education. We cannot eliminate your need to borrow, but we urge caution and provide scholarships and grants that will assist you in paying for your North Park Theological Seminary education.
We are proud to partner with you and the church — both local as well as the broader church bodies — to enable you to study with world class faculty and prepare for a ministry of significance and service.