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Frequently Asked Questions

Approximately how much does a seminary education cost?
For the 2017–2018 academic year, tuition is $15,500. A more detailed look at the cost of a seminary education is available here.

How do I finance my Princeton Seminary education?
Gifts from generous donors and alumni help to subsidize many of the costs faced by Princeton Theological Seminary students. The vast majority of our students receive institutional need-based grants or merit-based scholarships which cover most of their tuition. These funds reduce our students’ reliance on student loans. 

Do you offer Merit-Based Scholarships?
The majority of the generous financial aid offered by Princeton Seminary is need-based. We do offer merit-based scholarships to a small portion of our admitted applicants, but as a matter of theological conviction we try to cover as many educational costs as we can for the greatest number of students. To apply for one of these merit-based awards, a prospective student must complete their application for admission by February 1, complete the Merit-based scholarship application (which is an optional part of the regular admissions application), and have an interview. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (admissions@ptsem.edu). 

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Kathleen M. O’Connor , Class of 1984

“Informal time in discussion groups with faculty and students discussing feminist theological literature, altered my views, excited my spirit, and greatly influenced my teaching.”