Financing Your Degree

For many students, the subject of financing their degree is the primary factor in making the decision to pursue graduate education. The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity provides students with comprehensive financial aid support. We will connect you with the information, resources and student support you need to make an informed decision.

All tuition, fees, room and board rates can be found on the University of St. Thomas' Graduate Financial Aid page.

You’ve answered the call. We want to help.

We understand what it takes to pursue a graduate degree in theology or pastoral leadership and that financial support is a welcomed gift. Keep reading to discover which scholarship opportunity is right for you.

Are you a recent graduate of the University of Saint Thomas?

Consider applying to the...

Archbishop John Ireland Scholarship

Archbishop John Ireland was the third bishop and the first archbishop of St. Paul and founded the University of St. Thomas and The Saint Paul Seminary. In honor of his commitment to Catholic education and his service to God’s people this scholarship offers recent graduates of the University of St. Thomas a full-tuition scholarship. This opportunity to pursue full-time graduate studies and serve the community is available to all our degree programs. For a full description of the scholarship, parameters, and criteria, see the application.

 Not a graduate of St. Thomas but think the Master of Arts in Theology is the degree program for you?

Consider applying to the...

Master of Arts in Theology Scholarship

This merit-based scholarship is awarded annually for up to two qualified students with a commitment to service and entering the Master of Arts in Theology degree program. The award is for 80 percent of tuition costs, renewable for a maximum of two years of full-time study or four years of part-time study. For a full description of the scholarship parameters and criteria, view the application.

Do you work for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis?

Consider applying to the...

Archdiocesan Employee Scholarship

Available to full or part-time employees of parishes, schools and other ministries of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, this scholarship provides up to 50 percent of tuition costs.  Here's where you can access more information and apply.

Are you a veteran?

Be sure to review the...

Yellow Ribbon Program

The University of St. Thomas is proud to support veterans and military families. Chapter 33 recipients at the 100% level are eligible. Click here for more information.

Not seeing yourself described above?

You may be a candidate for...

The Saint Paul Scholarship

Open to all degree-seeking students, this general scholarship fund provides financial support based on academic achievement or financial need. Learn more by viewing the scholarship application.

Still have questions about which scholarship is right for you?

Please contact Rosalinda Romportl, Recruitment and Student Services Coordinator at (651)-962-5069 or to discuss further.

The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity is grateful to those benefactors who sponsor our scholarships. We are dedicated to forming the next generation of lay leaders with the help of their generous support. Our investment in you is designed to support your education and formation as well as give you the opportunity to share your gifts with our community.

To apply for scholarship awards, please complete the Federal Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) as a first step in the application process. Instructions, a school code and a link to the online FAFSA can be found by visiting the Graduate Financial Aid page.

The Graduate Financial Aid Office at the University of St. Thomas is a valuable resource for information on all financial support options, including student loans. The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity works closely with the University to provide our students with comprehensive financial aid support.

Work Study

There are various work-study opportunities within The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity and the University of St. Thomas. Visit the University's jobs page for a full listing of student employment opportunities.

Tuition Discounts

Tuition discounts are available for both degree and non-degree seeking students affiliated with the following groups:

  • Alumni of The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
  • Priests, religious or deacons
  • Senior citizens (55 years or older)
  • Teaching parish supervisory committee members
  • Teaching parish staff (with letter from pastor)


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