Seminary Fees and Financial Aid


Regular Charges   2014–2015   2015-2016 
1-13 credit hours   $315 per credit hour   $325 per credit hour
14-18 hours   $4,400 per semester   $4,545 per semester
Technology Fee (first 8 hours)   $25 per credit hour/term   $25 per credit hour/term
Module   $315 per credit hour   $325 per credit hour
Online   $315 per credit hour   $325 per credit hour
Conference Audit   $100   $100
Student Benefit Fee (6 hours or more)   $244 per semester   $244 per semester
Student Benefit Fee (fewer than 6 hours)   $118 per semester   $118 per semester

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




  Information/Requirements   When
to Apply

Church Partnership Scholarship






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.



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 thet interest while in school and
during the grace period. Payment on principal may
be deferred.



 Click here to access the financial aid application form.

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. 216, or the seminary office at 1.877.532.8748 for more detailed information about seminary scholarships.


Faith Pulpit Day

March 30

This year's Faith Pulpit Day will focus on exposition in theology, preaching, and counseling.

Faith Missions Conference

March 30-April 3

Finish My Work is the theme of this year's Missions Conference.

Spring Instrumental Concert

April 10

Join us for a concert of sacred and classical music presented by the Faith Community Orchestra and Handbells.

Student Leadership Summit

April 16-18

Evangelist Will Galkin and Dr. Paul Hartog will help teens confront their culture rather than conform to it.

Chorale Concert at IRBC

April 18

The Chorale will present a special concert at the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp for people in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota.

Commencement Weekend

May 7, 8

Find a full schedule of the 2015 commencement weekend events.