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Financial Aid

Our office is committed to making education affordable.

We will assist you in financing your education by offering institutional scholarships, connecting you with outside sources of aid, and answering questions about the financial aid process.

Scholarships & Grants

We have a variety of scholarships and grants that may meet your needs.

Student Loans

Southern Seminary does not participate in Title IV funding involving loans or grants. We recommend these vendors that we exclusively work with for your student loans.

Military Benefits

Southern Seminary is eager to help military students, both currently serving and Veterans.

Tuition Assistance Programs

Various organizations in Louisville offer employment opportunities to students with the added benefit of Tuition Assistance Programs.

Financial Aid

Our office is committed to making education affordable.

Frequently Asked Questions

See answers to common questions about financial aid and paying for school.

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Click here to view the current tuition and fee rates.

Tuition is calculated per-credit-hour, and your total cost will depend on how many classes you take, if you receive the SBC rate, and whether you are online or on-campus.

Students must first be admitted to Southern Seminary in order to apply for financial aid.

Admitted students may complete the College Board PROFILE before the financial aid deadline to be considered for a scholarship from Southern Seminary.

Review eligibility requirements before applying. Note that most SBTS scholarships are limited to full-time and residential students.

Log into with your username and password. To view or pay your account click Student Tools and then the Account Information link on the left side of the screen. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Accounting office at 502-897-4128.

No. Southern Seminary does not participate in any federal or state student aid programs involving loans or grants. Financial Aid at Southern consists of Cooperative Program funding, scholarships awarded through endowed aid, and private loan opportunities. Therefore, it is not necessary for Southern Seminary students to complete the FAFSA.

While Southern is eligible to participate in federal loan and grant programs funded by Title IV, the institution chooses not to accept such funding in order to maintain independence from federal oversight.

All scholarships and loans will be applied to tuition accounts on the date that billing opens for the upcoming semester (one to two weeks before the start of term). Scholarships and loans received after the open of billing will be applied to student tuition accounts as they are received.

Students who have received an award letter from a scholarship organization should send a copy of the letter to the Financial Aid Office. After receiving the award letter, Financial Aid will put temporary credit on the student’s tuition account until the scholarship check arrives.

Southern Seminary is able to assist students in the loan deferment process for most federal and state educational loans received from previous institutions. Questions about loan deferments should be directed to the Academic Records Office.

SBTS scholarships are offered only to undergraduate and master’s-level students. Doctoral students are encouraged to research outside scholarship opportunities but are not eligible for institutional financial aid. A list of outside scholarship opportunities specifically for doctoral students may be viewed here.

Payment Options

Contact the Bursar’s Office

Call (502) 897-4128 or visit us in person in Honeycutt 234.

College Board Profile

Methods of Payment

  • Pay by cash or check at the cashier’s window in the Bursar’s Office
  • Pay online by bank draft or by credit card
  • Credit and debit card payments are charged a small convenience fee for processing

How to Pay Online

  • Sign on to with user name and password
  • Select ‘Student Tools’ and ‘Account Information’
  • Select ‘Pay Tuition in Full’

General Information

  • Tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board are included in the payment plan
  • $30 nonrefundable enrollment fee per semester
  • Payments are processed automatically on the 5th or the 20th of each month and will continue until the balance is paid in full
  • If payment is returned by your bank or credit card company, there will be a $30 fee

Payment Methods

  • Automatic bank payment (ACH)
  • Credit Card/Debit Card (if this method is used there is an extra service fee)

How to Enroll

  • Sign on to with user name and password
  • Select Student Tools, Account Information and Calculate Charges
  • Click the Link for Monthly Payment Plan

Important information to note

  • Do not assume that if you are enrolled in monthly payment plan that your balance will automatically be adjusted if financial aid is received or if a class is dropped or added
  • To avoid late payments, please review your tuition account balance before the payment deadline


Financial Aid Appointments

Current students or those with questions about military benefits are invited to schedule an appointment with a Financial Aid advisor.

(Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions)

Request Appointment

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Contact the Office of Financial Aid

Phone: (502) 897-4206


Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions.

Ready to learn more about financial aid? Contact us today.

Financial Aid is located in Norton 153 and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or call us at 502-897-4206, or toll free at 1-800-626-5525, ext. 4206.