Scholarship & Financial Aid Information
GST students receive financial assistance in four primary ways:
GST Scholarships are for resident students. Scholarships are based on prior academic record, student financial need, and student potential for ministry. Scholarships normally cover more than half of tuition and increase from there depending on the strength of each application. See Scholarship Information to read more about GST scholarships.
All Applicants to the GST must complete a Scholarship Application and two Scholarship Recommendations. We strongly prefer that you submit these forms electronically. However, if you must use the mail, the forms can also be printed out, completed, and sent directly to the Graduate School of Theology.
**Note** The two recommendations must be completed by two people other than those completing recommendations for the application for admission.
The Crutcher and Vickie Scott Foundation Scholarship, a scholarship for ministers in the Abilene area, is also available.
GST tuition reductions are for non-resident students. Non-resident students may receive up to a 70% tuition reduction. Tuition reductions are based on prior academic record, student financial need, and student potential for ministry.
Non-resident students must complete the Scholarship Application and the two Scholarship Recommendations above, as the GST requires these materials for application.
Graduate Assistantships & Teaching Assistantships
Resident GST students may apply for the position of Graduate Assistant. Graduate Assistants receive a stipend and are required to work eight hours per week. Students may obtain GA applications online, from the GST Administrative Assistant’s office, or from the Graduate School office. You can find more information on the . Each semester served as a graduate assistant cancels the responsibility of one semester’s payback of the ministry scholarship.
Resident GST students who have completed a year of the degree program may apply for the position of Teaching Assistant. Teaching Assistants work with professors of large undergraduate Bible courses to complete grading, attendance, and teach one day per week. Students may obtain application from the GST Administrative Assistant’s office.
Financial aid comes in the form of student loans that must be repaid after graduation. Go to the Student Financial Services page Financial Aid Steps for Graduate Students for more information.