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Affording Seminary

It's a real possibility.

Affording Seminary

We offer one of the most robust financial aid programs in theological education because we want Candler to be a real possibility for you. In 2016-17, we awarded $5.75 million in financial aid, with 88% of all students and 95% of MDiv students receiving assistance.

How does that level of support happen? It starts with our belief that we are partners with you in making seminary affordable. We listen to your personal story and then we talk together about making sound financial decisions for your education—decisions that suit you and your unique situation. And we make it easy for you: your application for admission also serves as your application to a host of scholarships.

The typical financial aid package includes a combination of a Candler scholarship; grants or scholarships from outside sources like churches, annual conferences and community organizations; and federal student loans. Each year, Candler students receive nearly $1 million in external funding, which we can help you find. Many students also take advantage of on- or off-campus part-time employment—and we can help you find that, too!

At other schools, the financial conversation stops after aid packages are awarded, but not here. Candler continues to partner with you as you go through seminary, offering a comprehensive financial literacy training program tailored to MDiv students and additional events open to all students to sharpen your money management skills—skills that will serve you while you're in school and beyond.


How do candler scholarships affect my tuition?


How many students receive full tuition scholarships?

Candler scholarships range from $5,000 to full tuition plus stipend for each year you are in the program.



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