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Institutional Scholarship and Refund Policy

Scholarships

Through the generosity of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and other loyal contributors, the Seminary provides substantial scholarships to students from other denominations and organizations. Financial aid is available to all degree-seeking students on the basis of demonstrated need, academic record, and the potential for church service. Students receiving denominational scholarships must be in good standing with their church, presbytery, or judicatory. Additional assistance is provided through student employment, if applicable. Students who drop one or more courses will lose the institutional scholarship aid for such courses. Students will not receive scholarships for courses that do not count toward their degree program, or for courses repeated due to failure. These scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for the academic year to students who meet the following requirements:

  • Students must complete and submit an ETS Scholarship application each academic year by the April 15 deadline
  • Students must submit a “Letter of Good Standing” or Current Orders
  • Students must submit all documentation required to become eligible (see application for instructions)
  • Students must be enrolled in a degree program at least half-time (6 hours per term for master level students, and 3 hours per term for D.Min and Th.M students).
  • Students must register for courses by the official registration deadline each semester or term
  • Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress, as defined by their degree requirements

Institutional Scholarships available are:

  • Mitchell Road Presbyterian scholarship: You must submit a letter of “good standing” from your local church session or a letter from your presbytery stating you are a student under care or a member of the presbytery. This letter must be typed on church/presbytery letterhead, and signed by the clerk of the session or presbytery. A letter of good standing is required each academic year by May 1 in order to be considered for institutional aid in the following academic year. You must be a member of Mitchell Road Presbyterian for at least one year to be eligible.
  • Presbyterian scholarship: You must submit a letter of “good standing” from your local church session or a letter from your presbytery stating you are a student under care or a member of the presbytery. This letter must be typed on church/presbytery letterhead, and signed by the clerk of the session or presbytery. A letter of good standing is required each academic year by May 1 in order to be considered for institutional aid in the following academic year. Presbyterian scholarships are applicable to all ARP, PCA, PCUSA, EPC, NAPARC, RUF, Campus Outreach and OPC students.
  • Need-based grant: You must complete the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov to be considered for this grant. The school code for Erskine Theological Seminary is E00177.
  • Chaplaincy scholarship: For approved Active-Duty Chaplains Only, you must submit a copy of your “orders for your current assignment” to be eligible. For all other Chaplains you must submit a Letter from your Employer stating your job title and good standing.
  • Non-Presbyterian scholarship: For any Non-denominational, AME, Baptist, CME, etc., student. You must submit a letter of Good Standing from your Church, Elder, or District Superintendent stating your status.

You can only be eligible for one of the above scholarships. Download and complete the Financial Aid Application – Planning Your Finances at Erskine Theological Seminary. Scan and upload the completed Financial Aid Application here.

Students who drop a course(s) (prior to the drop/add deadline) or withdraw from a course(s) (after the drop/add deadline, but prior to the end of the semester) will lose their institutional scholarship for that course(s). The awards will be revoked and the students may be required to repay all or a portion of their institutional scholarship.

Erskine Theological Seminary scholarship funds are listed in an Appendix to the catalog.

Institutional Refund & Repayment Policy

Tuition will be refunded on a pro rata basis for the time in attendance up to a maximum of 50% of elapsed instructional time. Students who remain enrolled in the Seminary but withdraw from one or more courses prior to the drop/add deadline, will receive a full refund of tuition and fees.

Students who remain enrolled, but withdraw from one or more courses after the drop/add deadline, will receive a refund of tuition and fees based upon the date that the completed and signed Official Course Withdrawal Form is received in the Registrar’s Office and in accord with the schedule below:

Instructional Time Elapsed at Time of Withdrawal Refund

  • Up through 5% Refund of 95%
  • >5% through 10% Refund of 90%
  • >10% through 25% Refund of 75%
  • >25% through 50% Refund of 50%
  • >50% No Refund

No refund for tuition or other fees will be made to students who are required to withdraw for academic or disciplinary reasons (not applicable to GA students).

For more information, contact:
Office of Financial Aid
financialaid@erskine.edu 
864-379-8832

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