Financial Aid

The primary purpose of the seminary’s financial aid program is to assist qualified people in obtaining a theological education at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. The seminary’s financial aid program is designed to augment the student’s efforts. Students are responsible for their educational and living expenses and for seeking financial aid.

Aid is awarded on the basis of merit, need, availability of funds and satisfactory academic progress. Aid sources include institutional grants and scholarships and government guaranteed loans.

Many synods and congregations offer scholarships for theological education. Students should apply for those scholarships directly to the respective organizations. Students are also encouraged to seek assistance from civic organizations, trust funds and foundations. California Lutheran University matches some scholarships from congregations, with an application for the Congregational Partners in Education Scholarship.

All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid. PLTS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religious affiliation, age, gender or disability in administering its financial aid programs.

Veteran Benefits

Yellow RibbonPLTS is proud to support military veterans and active duty service members through participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Learn more