TUITION AND AID
Students seeking financial help to assist with the cost of their educational goals are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Department. There are many options for receiving aid and each student will require an individualized financial plan. Our Financial Aid Office offers financial aid counseling and can direct students through the application process. Our desire at SCS is to ensure good stewardship of financial aid funds.
TUITION & FEES
2023-2024 Tuition & Fees
Please find below a list of tuition and fee charges from all programs at SCS.
Southern California Seminary is committed making your education as affordable as possible. A number of scholarship opportunities are available to qualifying students. Please find institutional scholarship info HERE
|Bible & Theology Graduate Tuition (MACM, MABS, MDIV,THM, MASR, MACC, MAPA, MAIS)
|Bible & Theology Postgraduate Tuition (DMIN)
|Behavioral Science Graduate Tuition (MACP, MAMFT)
|Behavioral Science Postgraduate Tuition (PSYD)
|Behavioral Science Postgraduate Tuition (PSYD – Non-Licensure)
|Bible & Theology Technology Fee (on campus/online)
|Behavioral Sciences Technology Fee (on campus)
|Behavioral Sciences Technology Fee (online)
|DMIN Program Development Fee
|PSYD Library Fee
|PSYD Program Development Fee
SCS offers payment plans for those who would like to pay out of pocket or do not have enough financial aid to pay their entire balance for each trimester.
For those enrolled in both modules of a trimester, we are able to offer a 4-month payment plan. The balance for the trimester is split into 4 equal payments with no fees or interest. The first payment is due before the first day of the term and then the 1st of the month for each subsequent month.
- Fall trimester (September, October, November, December)
- Spring trimester (January, February, March, April)
- Summer (May, June, July, August)
For those enrolled in one module in a trimester, we are able to offer a 2-month payment plan. The balance for the trimester is split into 2 equal payments with no fees or interest. The first payment is due before the first day of the module and then the 1st of the month for the subsequent month.
- Module 1 (September & October)
- Module 2 (November & December)
- Module 3 (January & February)
- Module 4 (March & April)
- Module 5 (May & June)
- Module 6 (July & August)
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Apply for Financial Aid
- Complete the FAFSA each year
- Use Southern California Seminary’s school code 033323 on the FAFSA
- Apply Now! Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Make all FAFSA corrections and submit any additional documentation needed
- Complete Loan Entrance Counseling https://studentaid.gov/entrance-counseling/
- Sign the Master Promissory Note https://studentaid.gov/mpn/
- Students review their Populi Financial Aid Tab and decline any loan portion that is not needed by emailing email@example.com
- An Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment of Federal Student Loans is available here https://studentaid.gov/asla/
Types of Financial Aid
- Pell Grant is a need-based award for undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. Students are automatically considered based on their FAFSA information. Grant amounts and maximums vary based on award year, enrollment status, and need. Grants do not have to be repaid.
- Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant is available to Pell recipients with exceptional financial aid needs. FSEOG amounts vary according to the funds available. Grants do not have to be repaid.
- Subsidized Direct Loans are a need-based loan available to undergraduate students who complete the FAFSA. Interest is paid by the US Department of Education while the borrower is in school and during grace and deferment periods. Students are automatically considered based on their FAFSA information. Additional requirements must be maintained for eligibility. Subsidized loans must be repaid.
- Unsubsidized Direct Loans are available to undergraduate and graduate students who complete the FAFSA. Students are automatically considered based on their FAFSA information. Interest is accrued on unsubsidized loans as soon as they are disbursed. Additional requirements must be maintained for eligibility. Subsidized loans must be repaid.
- Direct Plus Loans are available to students in a graduate program who do not have an adverse credit history. Students must apply for Plus Loans apart from the FAFSA. Interest is accrued at a higher rate and this loan must be repaid.
- Parent Plus Loans are credit-based loans that parents can apply for to cover the cost of attendance for their dependent child. Parent borrowers are responsible for beginning payments on this loan at the onset of the loan.
LOAN ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS
Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards
In accordance with federal regulations Southern California Seminary requires students receiving financial aid to maintain the following SAP standards.
SAP is measured by qualitative and quantitative measures including; cumulative grade point average (CGPA), a cumulative completion rate, and a maximum timeframe requirement. These measurements are applied to all students receiving federal financial aid as well as institutional and external aid with SAP requirements.
- Students must maintain a CGPA according to program requirements
- Students must maintain a PACE of completion at or above 67% completion
- Students Maximum Time Frame (MTF) must be no longer than 150% of their educational program
SAP will be evaluated for all students at the end of each term (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Financial aid recipients will be held to a as strict or stricter standard than those not receiving aid as outlined in Federal SAP Policy 34 CFR 668.34. Each student’s SAP is based on cumulative records from the date of entry to Southern California Seminary.
Enrollment Requirements for Financial Aid Recipients
- Students must be enrolled in a degree program
- At least half-time enrollment, in accordance with the student’s degree program, is required each trimester
Financial Requirements for Financial Aid Recipients
- Students must not be in default with prior student loans
- Aid recipients who have met the aggregate limit cannot receive Direct Loans but they can apply for credit-based Plus Loans
VA Education & Training
ASSISTING STUDENTS IN ACHIEVING THEIR ACADEMIC GOALS.
- Active Duty – Designed to assist active duty members of the US Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard).
- Ministry Worker – Designed to assist qualified students who are employed by a ministry at least part time (20 hours per week).
- Gary & Donna Coombs Equippers – Designed to assist qualified students who demonstrate a high capacity for growth and ministry and who have financial need. The intent of this scholarship is to provide qualified student the opportunity to begin and continue their equipping at SCS.
- Household Scholarship – The Household Scholarship is designed to assist qualified students who has a household member (spouse, sibling, parent) who is a current SCS enrolled student.
- Church Matching – Designed to match Christian church gifts for recipients of church scholarship funds.
- ThM Scholarship – Designed to assist Masters of Theology students enrolled full time and enrolled in on campus courses in the final year of their program.
- MDIV Scholarship – Designed to assist Masters of Divinity students enrolled full time and enrolled in on campus courses.
- AWANA Scholarship – Designed for those who have earned the Citation Award through the AWANA program.
- Christian High School Graduate Scholarship – Designed to assist qualified graduates of Christian high schools within the last 5 years with clear ministry and service goals.
Southern California Seminary is committed to providing the highest level of education at the most affordable cost possible.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-201-8952
- Returning students:
August 21, 2023
- New Students:
(Students must apply two weeks before the first Module of enrollment)
Module 1 start: August 21, 2023
Module 2 start: October 16, 2023
Module 3 start: December 22, 2023
Module 4 start: February 19, 2024
Module 5 start: April 29, 2024
Module 6 start: June 24, 2024