Affording Seminary

The financial aid program at Austin Seminary is truly significant. It is evidence of the Seminary’s focus on developing church leaders without increasing debt. Austin Seminary provides the resources to make an indispensable theological education affordable.

Austin Seminary is committed to offering the best possible theological education. We are also committed to partnering with you to make it as affordable as possible. We fund up to 85% of tuition cost for a large majority of our students. Through a competitive process, ten merit-based fellowships cover tuition plus additional expenses such as housing and books; eight merit-based scholarships cover 100% of tuition. Taken together more than 90% of all students receive some type of tuition assistance. Additionally we offer a wide variety of campus housing for an excellent value; we subsidize housing at about 50% of market rate.


MATS, MAMP, and MDIV Students
Tuition cost for the 2019-2020 academic year is $233 per credit. Two Austin Seminary credits are equivalent to one standard semester hour. The tuition cost for one six-credit course is $1,398.

DMin students regularly take 1 course per residency session at $1,824 per course.

Seminary Tuition Grants

Need-based Seminary Tuition Grants of up to 85% of the cost of tuition are awarded to MATS, MAMP, and MDiv students who demonstrate need. All Master of Arts in Youth Ministry (MAYM) students receive a 50% tuition grant, without regard to need.

Merit Fellowships and Scholarships

Austin Seminary offers ten renewable merit fellowships covering tuition, fees, and a stipend for on-campus housing and academic expenses. In addition we have up to eight renewable merit scholarships that cover full tuition. The application deadlines and details for these competitive scholarships are found here

Child care assistance grants

Students with documented need, who are enrolled full time, with child care expenses for infants, preschool-age children, and after-school care for elementary-age children are eligible to apply for Fall semester and Spring semester Child Care Assistance Grants.

On-campus employment

Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need for most positions. However, faculty members seek student assistants who excel in a particular subject area to work as research assistants, instructional aides, and to serve as tutors regardless of demonstrated financial need.