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Fund Your Degree

Find the aid that's right for you

The Office of Financial Aid provides students with the financial resources necessary to achieve their educational goals. Luther Seminary provides more than $2.2 million in financial aid to students each year. On average, a student receives $6,985 in scholarships and grants from Luther Seminary.

We are committed to providing accurate, responsive and respectful service to students. We administer grants and scholarships as well as federal and institutional loans in accordance with applicable policies and regulations while striving to be an innovative and service-minded department.

Financing is a partnership

  • Luther Seminary: Through our endowment, the generous gifts of our supporters and faithful stewardship of our resources, it is our goal to make your education affordable.

  • Student: You after all are ultimately responsible for making sure that all your financial obligations are met; managing your resources in a manner that allows you to maximize your experience while seeking out other opportunities for funding.

  • Your home congregation: While it is not a requirement that your congregation provide financial resources for your education, it is our hope that with your assistance they come to realize the part they play in helping us meet the need of the greater church beyond their doors.

  • Denomination: You should be in contact with your national and local church organizations to determine if they have a program for helping you fund your education. In the ELCA that assistance comes in the generous support to our general budget from church headquarters and various synods.

  • Others: There are many organizations that provide scholarship assistance to students pursuing a seminary education. Many of these might be right in your home community. You can see a list of external aid options that we have identified as possible scholarships for students to pursue. 

The Office of Financial Aid works with and assists in making it possible for students to receive an education at Luther Seminary. If you have questions about applying for financial aid, scholarships, loans, completing the FAFSA, military/veteran benefits, or deferring your loans, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.