Seminary Fees and Financial Aid


Regular Charges     2016-2017 
1-8 credit hours (regular, online, module)     $340 per credit hour
9-13 hours     $315 per credit hour
14-18 hours     $4,410 per semester
Technology Fee      $25 per credit hour
Conference Audit     $100
Student Benefit Fee (6 hours or more)     $246 per semester
Student Benefit Fee (fewer than 6 hours)     $119 per semester

Check the seminary catalog for costs for additional items such as music lessons, vehicle fees, and health insurance.


Click here to access the financial aid application form.



  Information/Requirements   When
to Apply

Church Partnership Scholarship


M.A. Students—Up to $1,000/year 
M.Div. Students—Up to $2,000/year



Available to full- and part-time students with a 2.0 GPA who plan to enter full-time ministry. If a church gives $500, FBTS will match the amount, making a total of $1,000. Students can get the scholarships for up to three years.



Anytime during the year

Dean's Scholarship






Awarded to full-time students in any program who show exceptional academic and ministerial potential.
Financial need is also considered.



When applying for admission to FBTS

Faithful Servant Scholarship




50% tuition discount on first three two-credit hour courses



For pastors, assistant pastors, and missionaries who are new students. A new student is one who has never taken a class at FBTS or has not taken a seminary class for credit in the three years prior to applying for this scholarship. Available to full- and part-time students.



When applying for admission to FBTS


Institutional         Scholarships            



  Full-time students enrolled in any program. See the seminary catalog and the Financial Aid Handbook.  

February 15



Bellevue Heights Church

Available to Master of Divinity students taking
at least 9 credit hours a semester with a 2.3 GPA.
Contact the seminary office for an application form.


Elmer O. and Ida Preston
Trust Fund

Available to full-time students who have been Iowa residents for 6 months and preparing for Christian
ministry. Contact the seminary office for an
application form. Usually a combination of grants
and loans.


  June 30
Federal Stafford Loan   Varies  

A federally-insured unsubsidized loan. Student is responsible for the interest while in school and
during the grace period. Payment on principal may
be deferred.




Federal Aid
Complete your FAFSA online at The FAFSA will tell you what state and federal loans you qualify for. Have your FASFA information sent to Faith by entering Faith's code 007121 on your FAFSA form.


Further Information
Contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 515.964.0601, ext. 206, or the seminary office at 1.877.532.8748 for more detailed information about seminary scholarships.


Missions Conference

October 24–28, 2016

Join the Faith Family as we focus attention on the theme "The Harvest is Now".

Festival of Carols

December 2 and 3

Begin your holiday season with a concert of festive Christmas music that highlights the birth of Christ.

Refresh Conference

January 31–February 3, 2017

A conference designed to refresh Christian leaders and their wives. Registration open.