2016-2017 Student Catalog | Doctor of Ministry Program | Financial Matters: Doctor of Ministry

Financial Assistance

Scholarships

The following scholarships are available to eligible Northeastern Seminary students who complete the admission application process by scholarship deadlines. Students must be enrolled in at least 3 credits per semester to receive this aid.

  • Northeastern Seminary Scholarship: 25% reduction in tuition

This scholarship is awarded annually and is based on financial need of the student as determined by Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) eligibility. Students must also maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. The FAFSA can be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please indicate the Seminary’s school code of G34194 on the FAFSA. Questions should be directed to student financial services (585.594.6150) or email: FinAid@Roberts.edu.

  • Northeastern Seminary Presidential Scholarship: 50% reduction in tuition

This scholarship is awarded annually and is based on evidence of academic strength in previous work and potential for contribution to ministry development. Recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 to retain scholarship.

  • Northeastern Seminary Trustees Scholarship: 100% reduction in tuition

This highly selective scholarship is awarded by invitation from the seminary to students for the complete program and is based on evidence of academic strength in previous work, potential for contribution to ministry development through research, and ongoing excellent academic performance. Recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 to retain scholarship.

  • Veteran’s Benefits:

Northeastern Seminary is approved by the New York State Division of Veteran’s Affairs and complies with the Post 9-11 Veterans’ Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Students eligible for Veteran’s Administration Educational Benefits should contact Julie Green, the VA certifying official for the Seminary at: green_julie@roberts.edu.

If a student qualifies for more than one level of scholarship, the single highest level will be awarded. For specific details of eligibility not specified above, please contact student financial services, Rinker Community Service Center, on the Roberts Wesleyan College campus.

 

Federal Direct Student Loans

Matriculated students in the D.Min. program who take at least 3 credits and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 are eligible to apply for Federal Direct Student loans. Students qualifying for the DirectLoan program may receive up to $20,500/year in unsubsidized Federal Direct Student loans to cover program costs and living expenses while attending the two-week on-campus residency. Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for assessing range of eligibility. The FAFSA can be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please indicate the Seminary’s school code of G34194 on the FAFSA. Questions should be directed to student financial services (585.594.6150) or email: FinAid@Roberts.edu.

 

NOTE: While the D.Min. dissertation will take a full year to complete, the student’s registration for DMIN 910NE is only for one academic semester. Therefore, because the student will no longer be registered as at least a half-time student, his or her federal loans will go into repayment requirements once the credit load goes lower than 3 credits. Contact student financial services for further clarification.