Eligibility for Financial Aid
To be eligible for financial aid from St Vladimir’s Seminary, a student must live on campus, be enrolled at the seminary on a full-time basis as a degree candidate, and be making satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree. To be considered full-time, students must be enrolled for at least twelve credits per semester. To be eligible for federal loans, students must be enrolled for at least six credits per semester.
Students enrolled on a full-time basis (as defined above) are eligible to receive aid from the seminary only for the number of semesters necessary for normal completion of a degree program. Therefore, an M.Div., candidate is eligible to receive financial aid for no more than six semesters; an M.A. candidate for no more than four semesters; and a Th.M. candidate for no more than two semesters.
Satisfactory progress toward completion of a degree program is measured not only by a student’s successful completion of courses (see “Satisfactory Progress” under “Academic Policies”) but also by satisfactory participation in the seminary’s extra-curricular activities of chapel worship and community service.
Exception in the Case of Probation or Special Needs. A residential degree candidate whose course load has been reduced by the Faculty Council in the case of probation or by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the case of a student with special needs remains eligible for financial aid on a pro-rated basis, as long as he or she is enrolled for at least six credits and is otherwise making satisfactory progress toward completion of program requirements. (See “Probation and Loss of Award” below.)