Master of Arts Financial Aid
Master of Biblical Counseling and Master of Biblical Studies
Application Process for Students Receiving Loans
1. Complete a Master of Arts Financial Aid Application.
2. Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) listing The Master's University & Seminary as your preferred school choice (Title IV school code: 001220).
3. Submit any additional documents required by the Office of Financial Aid.
4. Submit official transcripts to the Registrar's office. Any student receiving graduate level loans must have an undergraduated degree conferred.
5. Once your aid is determined, you will be sent an Award Letter.
6. Return completed Award Letter to the Office of Financial Aid.
Types of Aid Available
Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are student loans that may exceed demonstrated financial need, but may not exceed the cost of tuition.
|Loan eligibility varies from student to student. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine individual eligibility.|
Scholarships: (Only available for MABC)
The Master's University strives to offer a Christ-centered education within financial reach for students preparing for ministry vocation. Great care, therefore, is given to keeping tuition expenses at a minimum. While the present tuition cost represents this effort, the University is enabled to offer limited scholarships and grants through the financial assistance of faithful Christian friends, churches, and alumni who provide support through generous gifts and prayer. With the establishment of scholarships and direct gifts, hundreds of students have been trained and prepared for specific fields of work and service. Students who desire to be considered for scholarships and grants should first complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov using school code 001220, a Graduate Financial Aid Application, a Graduate Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy form. An additional application form must be sent to the Graduate Studies director each term to be considered for institutional scholarships.
The Ministry Scholarship
Designed to encourage Christian organizations (local churches, Christian schools, missions organization, etc.) whose ministries are consistent with the mission of the Master's University to provide corporate scholarship support for students attending the M.A. in Biblical Counseling program with strong ministry potential. This scholarship is not intended to match wages, internship moneys, or gifts from individuals for specific students. Awards to students are based on ministry potential, while also considering areas of financial need, and academic achievement. Students are expected to be enrolled full-time each semester to qualify for the scholarship. The scholarship will not exceed 50% of the student's tuition costs for any given term.
The MABC Scholarship
Awarded to MABC students in their second and third year of the program and based on ministry potential, financial need, and academic achievement. Students are expected to be enrolled full-time each term. The scholarship will not exceed 50% of the student's tuition costs for any given term.
The Dr. Robert Smith Scholarship
Awarded to the previous year's most outstanding MABC student. Based on ministry potential, financial need, and academic achievement. Students are expected to be enrolled full-time each term to be eligible for this scholarship.
The Dr. Robert Somerville Scholarship
Awarded to the most outstanding graduate of the traditional BABC degree program at the Master's University applied to the first year of MABC studies--based on ministry potential, financial need, and academic achievement. Students are expected to be enrolled full-time each term to be eligible for this scholarship.
Scholarship Contact Information
All scholarships are administered by the MABC Department. For more information on scholarships, please contact Greg Gifford at 661.362.2644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of Financial Aid
Teaching Credential Financial Aid
Welcome to the Teaching Credential Financial Aid website! For additional questions, please contact your financial aid counselor, Kyle Ricedorff. (contact information below)
The financial aid application process for the Teaching Credential Program is much the same as that of the General Undergraduate Program. The following items are required:
- FAFSA (Be sure to list yourself as a 5th Year-other Undergrad).
- Financial Aid Application
- Teaching Credential Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
- Any additional documents requested by the Financial Aid Office
Students in the Teaching Credential program can qualify for most federal and institutional aid.
- Academic Scholarships
- Pell Grant
- Cal Grant (current recipients only)
- TMU Grant
- Teacher Ed Departmental Scholarships
- Work Study
- Stafford Loans
|Academic Scholarship Levels|
Cal Grant recipients can request a one-year extension of their Cal Grant to cover their credentialing expenses. Students who are not currently receiving Cal Grant are not eligible.
- To extend your Cal Grant, complete the G-44 Cal Grant Extension Request form and submit it to the California Student Aid Commission.
Education Departmental Scholarships
The Education Department has scholarships that are available to students who demonstrate Christian character, academic achievement and financial need. Click here for the Education Department Scholarship Application.
Loan Forgiveness Programs
There are a number of loan forgiveness programs available to those going into the teaching profession.
Federal Program Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program - FFEL and Direct Loan Programs
Apply after five (5) consecutive, complete years of full-time teaching
- This is a federally administered program. For more details check out the Federal Student Aid website.
- Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Application
Perkins Loan Forgiveness Perkins Loan forgiveness is available to individuals who have served 12 months in eligible field. Perkins Loan deferment is available during the 12 months of serving leading up to forgiveness.
- For detailed information on Perkins Loan Forgiveness, visit www.uaservice.com.
Kyle Ricedorff, Financial Aid Counselor
Please contact the Teacher Education Department for specific information on other institutional scholarships.
The Master's Seminary Financial Aid
On Campus Location
Dates and deadlines and helpful tips on starting the TMS application process.
What Types of Financial Aid Does TMS Offer?
Scholarships, Grants, Matching and more. Please see our downloads page to view our scholarship applications.
Complete this Process to Receive Your Scholarship, Grant, or Loan.
You may qualify for government loans.
How Much Does TMS Cost?
Please contact your admissions counselor for more information.
Have questions? You may find your answer here among our common questions.
God Provides Where He Guides
That’s what the Word of God declares. And that’s what our graduates say as well. Senior surveys indicate that the majority complete their ministry preparation without any seminary-incurred debt. They didn’t presume upon God; they sensed His call and then responded in obedience. With much prayer and a willingness to work hard, God provided for them—sometimes through gifts, sometimes through employment. But He was true to His promise, and He’ll do the same for you. Missionary statesman, Hudson Taylor, was right when he said: “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply!” You can count on it.