"Let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest-time, if we will not give up." Galatians 6:9


Students who answer God’s call to the Christian ministry make a serious commitment of their time, talents and finances. It is important for a prospective student to consider his/her ability to fund a seminary program and related expenses when beginning the admissions process. ABSW shares the conviction of the Association of Theological Schools that the individual student must pull together many resources to cover the cost of seminary education: personal savings and assets, summer employment, part–time employment, scholarships from home churches and other organizations and family assistance (parents and spouse).


ABSW is also committed to providing theological education to all students at the most reasonable cost possible. If needed, there are various sources of financial assistance that may be available to you, including:


  • Tuition Aid Grants
  • Seminarian Support Program
  • American Baptist grants and scholarship
  • Work/Study jobs
  • Government Students Loans
  • And other sources of grants and loans

Included in the admissions packet is information and forms for applying for financial aid.  These should be completed alongside the admissions application, but sent directly to the GTU Financial Aid Office.  Upon acceptance for admissions to ABSW, the GTU Financial Aid will work with an incoming student regarding eligibility and levels of financial assistance.


For more information about financial assistance options, see Current Students/Financial Aid.  


If you have more questions about financial aid, wish to schedule a visit to ABSW, or to request an admission packet, please contact the Office of Admissions.