Veterans Benefits

Shepherds is committed to providing meaningful theological education for military personnel. Our programs offer extensive biblical training and quality interaction with professors, equipping active duty service members and veterans for life during and after the military. Distinct among these is our Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree, which offers a specialized chaplaincy concentration. Our programs are also fully available online, so servicemen and women can obtain a degree through Shepherds from wherever they are stationed.


In addition, Shepherds offers a 25% discount on tuition for all current active duty service members.

Getting Started with VA Benefits


Shepherds Theological Seminary is authorized to participate in military and veteran educational assistance programs through each branch’s designated process or through the Veterans Administration (VA). This includes both Veterans Benefits and Tuition Assistance. Active duty military and eligible veterans may receive financial assistance for their seminary education. The certification process begins in the Financial Aid office.


For specific questions regarding benefits, please contact the VA at 1.888.442.4551, or visit the VA Education and Training Home.


In order to certify students for VA benefits, STS requires the following document:

  • Certificate of Eligibility (provided by VA after receipt of VA form 22-1990 or 22-1995)


The Financial Aid office will then walk you through the rest of the process.


Students who are also eligible veterans are encouraged to apply with the VA using their online application. This will allow you to submit your application electronically for the fastest response.


Below are some helpful links.