Financial Aid

Here at Westminster every effort is made to keep Westminster students' expenses as low as possible. Because of gifts from friends of the seminary, students pay only a portion of the real cost of their education.   However, we understand that the cost of obtaining a quality education is still significant. Therefore, our goal is to provide financial assistance to those students who, without such assistance, would be unable to benefit from a Westminster education.

The Financial aid office is here to help you. Please let us be a resource as you consider the types of financial aid available.  May God bless you as you seek to be a wise steward of His gifts.

    • Currently accepting applications for Loans and grants for the 2017-18 Academic year.  Current students may apply online using the WTS Financial Aid Portal. New students may apply through their Application Status page.
    • Incoming students beginning in the 2017-18 Academic Year: Please refer to Westminster's new Financial Aid website to learn about available scholarship opportunities. Those listed within this site are for previous years, and may no longer be available to new students. 


types of aid available


Other Sources of Aid for veterans and service members and members of americorps
 General Information:
  • Eligibility for financial aid: For most grants and scholarships students need to be enrolled full-time (a minimum of 12 credits each Fall and Winter/Spring semester).  Loans students may be enrolled half-time.
  • Awarding philosophy: Westminster awards grants and scholarships in the spring preceding the start of the academic year.  Loans are originated per student's request, in the summer of the academic year.
  • Requesting a loan? Use the Loan Determination Spreadsheet  (found in the middle of this page).
  • Quick linksCosts and Funding Options  Managing Your Finances  Financial Aid Office Seminars
Office Information
Contact Information
 Hours:         Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 12pm / 1pm - 4:30pm

 Location:    Machen Hall, behind the Information Desk 
Financial Aid Staff


 Address: Financial Aid Office, Westminster Theological Seminary
                   P.O. Box 27009,  Philadelphia, PA 19118
 Tel:  215-887-5511;  1-800-373-0119