Financial Aid Office

We can help you
with the ULS Full Tuition Scholarship

Data from the National Center for Education Statistics, shows that 70 percent of graduate students use student loans to fund their education. United Lutheran Seminary (ULS) recognizes that affordable seminary education is the need of the hour, and we are blessed with resources to aid students in covering their educational expenses, and to help KEEP DEBT DOWN.

View the full 2021-2022 Financial Aid Policy in its entirety.

Who is eligible for Financial Aid?

Eligibility for financial aid is predicated on admission to one of the following ULS degree programs:

In addition, students must be a U.S. Citizen, meet Satisfactory Academic Progress, and submit both of the following requirements each academic year in which they wish to be considered for financial aid:

1. FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

2. ULS Financial Aid Application
View a tutorial video.

Cost of Attendance

Students may not receive financial aid that exceeds the total dollar amount of their COA.
Kindly note: amounts shown below are based on on full year (Fall & Spring ), and full-time, as specified below:

See HERE for Part-Time Cost of Attendance (COA) Amounts

Types of Financial Aid

ULS Full Tuition Scholarships

Students are expected to seek and utilize all available funding support from personal, familial, congregation, judicatory, and/or external agency resources. Beyond these funds ULS will provide additional support up to the tuition owed. The ULS Full Tuition Scholarship covers all ULS tuition charges for eligible students. ULS Full Tuition Scholarship amounts are based on a student’s degree program of study. The table below provides a breakdown of ULS Full Tuition Scholarship amounts by program of study:

*ULS Tuition Scholarship funds are applied to ULS tuition charges only. Dissertation Fees, Colloquium Fees, and other fees will not be covered by ULS Tuition Scholarship funds.

Full Tuition Scholarships for International Students

ULS recognized the invaluable contributions that our international students contribute to the life of the seminary. However, due to limited funding, international students are ineligible for ULS Scholarships during their first year at ULS, and such students will need to provide support from other organizations to cover their studies. After the first year, tuition assistance could be considered for a limited amount on a case-by-case basis.

Full Tuition Scholarships for Faculty/Staff

Employees of ULS are eligible for a maximum of $2,250 per semester in Full Tuition Scholarship funds.
This will cover one 3-credit course per semester.

Not Full Time?

Students in one of the above programs, but enrolled in less-than-full-time semester credits listed, will be eligible for part-time Full Tuition Scholarship amounts. The part-time tuition rate is $2,250 per 3-credit course.

ULS Housing Allowance Scholarship

Campus housing for full-time residential and Co-op students, in Gettysburg and Philadelphia, who bring in full-funding from outside sources, may be subsidized on a case-by-case basis. No housing funding will be provided for part-time or Distributed Learning students.

ULS eCampus Bookstore Line of Credit (LOC)

All students are eligible to utilize up to $1,000 in the ULS eCampus Bookstore Line of Credit. This online service makes shopping for textbooks simple and easy. Students may view and purchase required and recommended books by visiting the eCampus Book Service website.

Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits

Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits ULS supports Veterans of the United States military, and spouses or dependents of veterans, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to offer VA Educational Benefits (GI Bill) to eligible individuals enrolled in approved programs. ULS students eligible for benefits through Chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I.Bill), Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill), Chapter 35 (Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Assistance Bill), or other programs sponsored by Veterans Affairs, must:
1. Visit to apply for benefits.
2. Submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the ULS Registrar’s Office at to establish a file and to verify your enrollment to VA.

Outside (Non-ULS) Scholarship Sources

Receipt of additional financial assistance such as scholarships, congregational/synod payments, or vocational rehabilitation grants may change eligibility for offers that have already been processed. ULS Scholarship funds, and Federal Loans may be decreased or canceled if the student receives additional assistance.

NOTE: It is students’ responsibility to notify the ULS Financial Aid Office of all assistance they will receive, by emailing, from their email account.

Federal Student Loans

Completion of the FAFSA is required to receive Federal Student Loans, and student must be at least half‐time (3+ credit hour enrollment). Loan Exit Counseling is required upon graduation or when a student’s enrollment status drops to less‐than‐half‐time or the student completely withdraws. Loan fees may be deducted from each loan disbursement. Each loan comes with its own interest rate, borrowing terms, and conditions.

To request student loans, students may simply indicate ‘NO’ or ‘YES’ on the ULS Financial Aid application “Would you like to be considered for Federal student loans?” question. Otherwise, Federal loans will automatically be offered to eligible students that submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
View more information on the types of Federal loans offered at ULS.

Contact Information

Click HERE, to book an appointment with the ULS Financial Aid Office. You can also reach us by email at, or by phone at 215.248.6301.