Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Paying for Seminary

Financial Aid Office

Welcome to the Financial Aid Office!

We are dedicated to providing the best possible service to support our students who are being formed as servants in Jesus Christ who will teach the faithful, reach the lost and to care for all.

Financial aid is an important aspect to consider before attending Concordia Theological Seminary.  You should learn as much as you can about what aid is available before enrolling.  Many of our degree programs are eligible to receive tuition grants from the Seminary.  Residential church worker programs are eligible for the 100% tuition coverage program.  Federal Student Loans and Federal Work Study are also available for those who qualify.  Outside scholarships and other grants are available for those who meet the required criteria.  Application forms must be submitted each academic year and deadlines must be followed in order to be considered for any financial aid.  The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page offers you step by step instructions on what you need to do in order to receive financial aid.

Student Consumer Information

In order to help students have all the information they need to make wise choices in their education, the US Department of Education requires a number of reports and pieces of information be made available. You’ll find all that information here. Feel free to contact us with any questions.


There are several resources available to our students to make seminary education more affordable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Everyone has questions about the financial aid process. Here you’ll find the answers to the most common questions we receive.

How Much Will Seminary Cost?

Printable Average Cost of Attendance

How much does it cost to go to seminary? How much should you expect to pay for books, housing and other expenses?

Tuition and Fees

A full list of tuition and fee costs for our degree programs

How Can I Pay For Seminary?

Seminary Tuition Grant

Did you know that CTSFW provides a significant grant that will cover most of your seminary tuition through the generosity of our donors?

Outside Scholarships

In addition to the grant provided by CTSFW, there are a number of scholarships available for men who seek to serve the Lord as pastors.

Student Loan Process

Even with the Seminary Tuition Grant, outside scholarships, student adoption and the other resources there’s sometimes a need for students to borrow money for seminary. We’re looking forward to the day that students never have to borrow to attend seminary, but, until then, here is the process for how students loans work at CTSFW.

Other Resources

Student Adoption Program

Students may apply to be matched up with a congregation or family that wishes to sponsor a future pastor’s journey through seminary. Support from adoptees varies from financial support to home-made baked goods arriving in your mailbox.

Food & Clothing Co-op

The seminary Co-ops help provide low cost ways for students to provide for their families.

Student Health Insurance

Through a generous deal with Concordia Plan Services, the seminary is able to provide health insurance to our students at a discounted rate.