Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Pastors who are active in the ministry of the WELS or in churches of its confessional fellowship are eligible to apply for tuition assistance.

For those receiving tuition dollars from their calling body, the seminary will match dollar for dollar whatever a calling body contributes toward their pastor’s tuition for any for-credit WLS course taken on campus, online, or at a satellite location. This essentially cuts the cost of each course in half.

For those who do not receive any tuition support from their calling body, some non-matching scholarship monies are also available. The same online application form is used for both types of scholarship applications.

Since the seminary does not have unlimited tuition assistance available, those enrolling for courses are encouraged to apply for their scholarships as early as possible to avoid missing out on such scholarships.

For Veterans
Our continuing education degree programs are approved for VA benefits for qualifying students.

    Initial Information

    Name (required)

    Church (required)

    Phone (required)

    Full Address (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Tuition Grant Request

    If you only want travel assistance, simply leave these fields blank

    Course Format

    Course Number(s)

    The course number(s) can be found in the confirmation email from your purchase.

    Total Credits

    The total credits for a given course are listed on that course's page. .

    Total Tuition

    Total Tuition = Total Credits x $200

    External Support

    Anticipated Congregational Support


    Travel Grant Request

    If you do not need travel assistance, simply press the "Submit" button below.

    Round trip miles in excess of 400 miles to course site (in miles)

    Calculated mileage @$.40/mile


    Round trip airfare, if less than auto mileage