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Handbook > Financial Aid > School of Theology (M.Div., M.A., and Certificates)

School of Theology (M.Div., M.A., and Certificates)

Eligibility Requirements

Admission Status. You must be accepted as a Regular or Probation student in a degree or certificate program, or as a Special Student. Students accepted with Provisional or Late Conditional status, or as Limited Enrollment, Certificate, Unclassified, or Visiting students do not qualify for School of Theology scholarships.

Need-based Scholarships. You must plan to take a minimum of 24 units from the Summer Quarter through the Spring Quarter and demonstrate financial as determined by the office of financial aid.

Other Scholarships. You must plan to enroll in a minimum of 24 units from the Summer Quarter through the Spring Quarter. You must enrolled at least half-time (6 units) in each of the Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters to receive your full scholarship.

Campus. Scholarships are available to students attending any campus and online, although the availability of scholarships will vary depending upon your choice of primary campus.

Enrollment. You must attend classes at a half-time level (or greater) in order to receive institutional aid. Your enrollment status is measured each quarter.

Types of Theology Institutional Aid

The following list outlines the types of institutional aid available for MDiv, MA and Certificate students. For all need-based aid, you must complete a Fuller Financial Aid Application and return it to Student Financial Services by the deadlines listed below. All the aid listed below must be applied for on an annual basis.

Need-based Scholarship. This scholarship provides assistance to students in the M.Div. or M.A. programs who demonstrate financial need. Awards are based solely on financial need.

Other Scholarships. Through the gifts of generous donors, special funds have been set up for students with or without financial need who meet additional specific criteria desired by the donors. Application procedures differ by scholarship. Contact Student Financial Services for more details about applying.

Latino Leadership or Panell Center Program Scholarship. This need-based scholarship provides assistance to students designated as being in the Panell Center or Centro Latino programs.

Deadlines for application

Note: Scholarships cover the period from Summer Quarter through Spring Quarter. Students applying after the dates below receive funds as they remain available.

  • Returning students: Second Friday in March
  • New students: Second Friday in March

Students with complete applications will receive notification within approximately 45 days of the respective deadline dates.

For students who have been awarded financial aid, all terms and conditions related to institutional aid may be found via the “Accept My Financial Aid Awards” link at http://fuller.edu/sfs/.

Handbook > Financial Aid > School of Theology (M.Div., M.A., and Certificates)