Shepherds Theological Seminary is authorized to participate in the financial aid programs listed here. Find information below about each type of financial aid, along with information on our tuition, fees, discounts, and payment plan. Contact our Financial Aid Office to learn more.


In addition, please click here to see our reporting regarding the CARES Act, ARP, and HEERF.

Financial Aid At STS

Title IV Federal Student Loans
  • Authorized to participate in Title IV federal unsubsidized direct loan program
  • First step is to submit FAFSA
  • Previous federal student loans may be deferred if enrolled at least half-time

Learn more about Title IV federal student loans at STS.

Military & Veteran Education Benefits
  • Authorized to participate in military & veteran educational assistance programs
  • 25% tuition discount for current active duty service members
  • Approved for GI Bill® and other VA education benefits

Learn more about military & veterans benefits at STS.

In-House Scholarships & Aid
  • Limited pool of in-house scholarships & aid
  • Applications sent out to students prior to each fall & spring semester
  • Scholarship committee reviews applications & determines awards
  • Students must be eligible to be considered for awards

Learn more about eligibility requirements and see a list of in-house scholarships & aid.

Tuition & Fees

Current rates:

  • $410 full-time tuition rate
  • $435 part-time tuition rate
  • $545 DMin tuition rate


Estimated total degree costs:*

  • DMin (over 3 years): $20,480
  • ThM (over 2 years): $11,090
  • MDiv (over 4 years): $37,080
  • MABLL (over 4 years): $31,830
  • MABS (over 3 years): $24,640
  • MACM (over 2 years): $19,230
  • MTS (over 2 years): $17,380
  • One-Year MTS: $22,000


See the full list of STS tuition & fees.

* Estimates are based on full-time tuition rate and include recurring and one-time fees.

Ministry Benefits
  • 10% tuition discount for full-time ministry workers
  • Up to 50% tuition discount for recognized missionaries
  • 10% tuition discount for members of supporting churches

Learn more about our ministry benefits and their qualifications.

Extended Payment Plan
  • $25 setup fee per semester
  • No interest charged
  • Fall & spring semesters only
  • Tuition & fees are paid over 4-month period
CARES Act, ARP, & HEERF Reporting

View all required STS reporting for CARES Act, ARP, and HEERF expenditures.

STS Policies, Reports, & Complaint Procedures

View a full list of all STS policies, reports, and complaint procedures.