Types of Financial Aid

Need-Based Tuition Grants. Need-based tuition grants are available to all students who meet the financial aid eligibility requirements defined above.  For 2016-2017 need-based grants are set at 50% of total eligible tuition in outright grant and 25% of total eligible tuition in matching grant. The total tuition eligible to be covered by need-based grants is determined on the basis of the student’s semester enrollment (number of credits), FAFSA results (for domestic students), and information supplied on the seminary's Financial Aid Application Form. Need-based tuition grants do not cover credits in excess of 18 per semester.

Need-Based Scholarships. Need-based scholarships are available to qualified students who meet both the financial aid eligibility requirements defined above and the specific requirements of individual need-based scholarships. The total tuition eligible to be covered by need-based scholarships is determined on the basis of the student’s semester enrollment (number of credits), FAFSA results (for domestic students), and information supplied on the seminary's Financial Aid Application Form. Need-based scholarships do not cover credits in excess of 18 per semester.

To retain a need-based financial aid, an eligible student must maintain at least a 2.0 semester GPA and a 2.3 cumulative GPA, participate regularly in seminary chapel services, and perform community service assignments satisfactorily.

St Vladimir’s currently administers two need-based scholarships:

  • Serbian Scholarship  (renewable annually). Three awards covering up to 100% of total eligible tuition, books, and room/board of a single student, Serbian Scholarships are awarded to Serbian or Serbian-American men and women who demonstrate need, strong academic performance, and promise of significant service to the Church. Priority is given to men who are enrolled in the M.Div. program and preparing for ordination.
  • St Anthony the Great Scholarship (renewable annually). Covering 100% of total eligible tuition, St Anthony the Great Scholarships are awarded to Orthodox men and women of the monastic rank Rassaphore who demonstrate need, strong academic performance, and promise of significant service to the Church.

Merit-Based Scholarships. Merit-based scholarships are available to qualified students who meet both the financial aid eligibility requirements defined above and the specific requirements of individual merit-based scholarships. 

St Vladimir's currently administers one merit-based scholarship.

  • Dean's Fellowships. Covering 100% of tuition, Dean’s Fellowships are awarded to full-time candidates for the Th.M. degree who show promise of success in future academic work and/or of significant service to the Church. Successful candidates typically have a GPA of at least 3.7 in their first theological degree. Dean’s Fellows serve as peer writing tutors in the seminary’s writing center or teaching assistants for members of the faculty.

All Th.M. applicants will be considered for the Dean's Fellowship. Candidates are notified of a Dean's Fellowship award in their letter of admission. The Dean's Fellowship does not cover credits in excess of 15 per semester.