Process to Apply for Financial Aid

DMin Program

As an applicant or returning student to the PTS Doctor of Ministry Program you may apply for financial aid by completing the steps below:

1. Apply for U.S. Department of Education FSA ID at This ID serves as the identifier allowing you access to your personal information in various U.S. Department of Education systems. Be sure to retain your FSA ID for future reference, corrections, etc. (If you already have a FSA ID, proceed directly to ‘Step 2’).

2. Complete the free electronic 2019-20 FAFSA at (required for both loans and scholarships). Students with a non-citizenship or non-residence status do not complete this step.

Students who do not have U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status do not have to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who do not have U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status may apply for seminary scholarships, outside scholarships, and private/non-federal loans by completing the Seminary's Application for Financial Aid, and the letter of thanks to donor.

  • PTS School Code: B06511

3. Download and complete the D. Ministry Financial Aid Scholarship Application* linked here and submit via email to or fax to 423-478-7712.

4.Follow the steps below if you wish to apply for Federal Loans:

  • Go to Apply for Aid
  • Log in using your FSA ID Username & Password
  • Complete your Entrance Counseling
    • Select ‘Complete Counseling’ in the left-hand navigation bar
    • Select ‘Entrance Counseling’ under ‘Choose Counseling Type’
    • When finished, follow steps to ‘notify school of counseling completion’
  • Complete your Master Promissory Note (MPN)
    • Once obtained, you do not need to complete another MPN for ten years
  • Email copies of ‘proof of completion’ pages for both the MPN & Entrance Counseling to
  • Download and complete the Loan Request Form linked here and return via email to or fax to 423-478-7712
  • Download and complete the Student Loan Credit Balance Form linked here and return via email to or fax to 423-478-7677

5. If you receive tuition assistance in the form of scholarships, submit a letter of thanks to the donor families who have contributed to said funds. Letters (125-250 typed words in a PDF or Word doc) should be emailed to and cc: and must contain the following:

  • Your name & state/country of origin
  • Why you chose PTS for your education
  • Your current job/ministry
  • Your future plans for employment/ministry
  • Several sentences of appreciation for the family/church establishing a scholarship fund to assist students with tuition
  • An attached personal photo


*Please note that D. Min. Scholarships are for D. Min. degree students, both online and on-campus students (excluding cohorts/extensions).

If you have not applied or have not been accepted through PTS Admissions, please contact the Admissions Director at: or 423-478-7725.


Robin Sluder
Financial Aid Office
Pentecostal Theological Seminary
Office#: (423) 478-7727
Fax#: (423) 478-7712



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