Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Are short-term loans available?

Yes. If you have a temporary cash-flow problem, but don’t need a Federal Student Loan, we may be able to help. The Seminary offers a 60-day, interest-free emergency loan for $1,500 or less to enrolled students (not on vicarage or internship). There is a charge of 1.5% per month on the outstanding balance due, starting with the loan date, on emergency loans that are not repaid within 60 days.  Please contact the CTSFW Financial Aid Office if you need to apply for a short-term...

How do I apply for student loans?

After you file your FAFSA and complete your CTSFW Financial Aid application online, you will receive an award letter that will include a Direct Loan Offer sheet which contains a calculation of your estimated loan eligibility. After receiving your award letter, return your signed and completed Direct Loan Offer sheet to the CTSFW Financial Office. If you are a first-time borrower at CTSFW, you will also need to click on the link to go to our Loan Application Process and follow the steps indicated...

What is the CTSFW tuition grant and how is it calculated?

The Seminary offers a 100% Tuition Grant Program that covers 100% of tuition for residential pastoral and residential diaconal formation students by partnering funds generously given to the Seminary by congregations, church groups, and individuals with financial support from districts and outside scholarships. The grant works as follows: The Seminary covers up to 77.5% (based on FAFSA financial need results) of tuition for all pastoral and diaconal formation residential students as the first payer of tuition expense.  Distance deaconess students can also receive up...

How do I apply for financial aid?

Steps 1 and 2 apply to all students seeking the CTSFW tuition grant (M.Div., A.R., M.A. in Deaconess Studies Programs) or a Federal Student Loan or a Federal Work Study job (M.Div., A.R., M.A. in Deaconess Studies, D.Min., M.A., Ph.D., or S.T.M. Programs). Step 1 Complete and transmit to us your CTSFW Financial Aid application electronically by clicking here. To receive a Direct Loan for summer Greek, or other courses offered during the summer 2020 sessions, you need to submit the CTSFW Financial Aid...