Financial Aid

Phillips Theological Seminary provides tuition assistance so that no deserving student is denied the opportunity to obtain a theological education because of the cost. Phillips provides financial assistance through:

  • seminary tuition assistance
  • scholarships and fellowships

Tuition & Fees

2021-2022 Academic Year
Tuition for Doctor of Ministry degree student, per semester hour: $480.00
Tuition for Masters degree student, per semester hour: $480.00
Tuition for Graduate Certificate or Special Student, per semester hour: $140.00
Student life fee per semester for all credit-seeking students, including Graduate Certificate program students and Special Students $125.00
Audit per hour $40.00

Tuition Cost Estimator

Use our Tuition Cost Estimator form (Adobe Reader required) to aid in estimating tuition costs. You start the form by entering the hours per semester you anticipate taking. Clicking the Estimator link should open the tool in your browser window. Right-click to save the file to your device.

Aid Programs

SEMINARY TUITION AID SCHOLARSHIPS 2021-2022

Phillips provides tuition aid scholarships to students who maintain satisfactory academic progress and are enrolled in the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Ministry and Culture, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Social Justice), or Doctor of Ministry program.

Tuition aid scholarships are distributed as follows:

  • DOC/UCC Students: 80%
  • All Other Students: 60%
  • Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Groups: 80%

 

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FROM PHILLIPS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Textbook Voucher Program – For more information, contact the Bursar at 918.270.6468

Travel Voucher Program – For more information, contact Student Services Office at 918.270.6421.

 

VETERANS

Educational benefits are available to veterans. For more information, go to: Veterans Benefits.

 

FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS
As a graduate institution of higher education, Phillips Theological Seminary is authorized by the Department of Education to offer only Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loans to degree-seeking students. To be eligible, students must maintain at least 6.0 credit hours of enrollment status and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Phillips school code is 017239. For more information on federal direct unsubsidized student loans, go to: Federal Direct Loans.Compare us to other institutions on the College Navigator.

For assistance with Financial Aid options at Phillips, contact the Financial Aid Officer at 918-270-6451

Scholarships

Matthew A. Thompson Fellowship for Student Leaders @ 100% Full Tuition (up to 24 hours)

The Matthew A. Thompson Fellowship for Student Leaders requires the completion of an application, including a written essay and two references.  One qualified student will receive the award, which will cover 100% full tuition, fees, a book stipend and a living stipend.  Application is made in the spring.  One fellowship is available per year.  Criteria required:

  • Currently enrolled full-time in a master’s degree
  • Good academic standing at Phillips, which means maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Essay Components: Reflects upon the student’s [1] understanding of leadership and [2] quality of leadership offered in the Phillips Theological Seminary community
  • Reference Components: [1] a fellow Phillips student and [2] a Phillips faculty member
  • The FAO will email the Application & Reference forms to students by Mar 15; submission deadline is April 15

 

Robert T. and Harriet M. Peake Endowed Scholarship @ 100% Full Tuition (up to 24 hours)

The Robert T. and Harriet M. Peake Endowed Scholarship requires the completion of an application, including a written essay and two references.  One qualified DOC student will receive the award, which will cover 100% full tuition, fees, and a book stipend.  Application is made in the spring.  One scholarship is available per year.  Criteria required:

  • Affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Currently enrolled full-time in a master’s degree program
  • Good academic standing at Phillips, which means maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Essay Components: Demonstrated qualities of [1] leadership, [2] devotion to Christ, [3] outreach involvement, and [4] intellect without ego
  • Reference Components: [1] a leader in the student’s church/ministry setting and [2] a Phillips faculty member
  • The FAO will email the Application & Reference forms to students by Mar 15; submission deadline is April 15

 

FCC Tulsa Fellowship I:  MDIV, Ministerial Leadership

This Fellowship for a ministerial leader requires the completion of an application, including a written essay and two references.  One qualified student will receive the award, which will cover 100% tuition (18 total hours/9 per semester), fees, a book stipend, and a living stipend.  Application is made in the spring.  Criteria required:

  • A currently enrolled MDIV student
  • Good academic standing, which means maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Essay Components: Reflects upon [1] understanding of leadership and [2] description of how the student currently demonstrates ministerial leadership in their current context
  • Reference Components: [1] ministerial mentor or colleague and [2] a parishioner

 

FCC Tulsa Fellowship II:  DMIN, Ministerial Leadership

This Fellowship for a ministerial leader requires the completion of an application, including a written essay and two references.  One qualified student will receive the award, which will cover 100% tuition (12 total doctoral hours during the academic year), fees, a book stipend and a living stipend.  Application is made in the spring.  Criteria required:

  • A currently enrolled DMIN student
  • Good academic standing, which means maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Essay Components: Reflects upon [1] understanding of leadership and [2] description of how the student currently demonstrates ministerial leadership in their current context
  • Reference Components: [1] ministerial mentor or colleague and [2] a parishioner

 

FCC Tulsa Fellowship III:  DMIN, Academic Excellence

This Fellowship for academic excellence requires the completion of an application, including a written essay and two references.  One qualified student will receive the award, which will cover 100% tuition (12 total doctoral hours during the academic year), fees, a book stipend, and a living stipend.  Application is made in the spring.  Criteria required:

  • A currently enrolled DMIN student
  • A minimum cumulative program GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Essay Components: Reflects upon [1] the student’s own academic performance and [2] demonstrations of their intellect
  • Reference Components: [1] a Phillip faculty member [2] a fellow Phillips DMIN student

 

ADDITIONAL OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

Outside Scholarships – Resource list with links to multiple outside scholarships.

Student Payments

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Financial Aid Handbook 2021-2022