Paying for Seminary
Apply for Institutional Aid
Our in-house funds provide options for financial relief based on a variety of qualifications and criteria.
October 18th, 2023
for the Spring 2024 SemesterEligibility Standards
Students must re-apply for each academic year. We do not accept any Title IV funding from the federal government for graduate and advanced degree students.
Apply for External Scholarships
We want to support you and your commitment to the mission every step of the way — so we help connect you with a variety of need- and merit-based scholarships.
Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund
Qualifying Southeastern students receive between $4,150 to $7,750 per year towards their tuition from the Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund. The Keesee fund benefits Baptist students who are residents of the states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee or West Virginia and who are enrolled on campus as students of many ministry-related degree programs, including the Master of Divinity. Click the links below to find out if your degree qualifies!
The Mercy Scholarship provides tuition funding for Southeastern students enrolled in the Master of Divinity in the following specializations: Preaching and Pastoral Ministry, International Church Planting, Missiology, North American Church Planting, Pastoral Ministry with Biblical Counseling, Christian Ministry, Church Revitalization, and the Advanced MDiv. Certain specializations can receive up to $6,000 a year! Apply for Southeastern’s Institutional Aid to see if you qualify for the Mercy Scholarship.
Looking for Additional Southeastern Scholarships?
General & Designated ScholarshipsOur donor base generously funds scholarships open to all students, as well as scholarships with specific requirements.Learn More
Diversity ScholarshipsExplore scholarship options from Southeastern specific to your background.Learn More
Missions Related ScholarshipsAs a Great Commission seminary, we partner with NAMB and the IMB to offer help to students serving on the field or coming from a missions background.Learn More
More Ways to Save
To show our appreciation to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, we offer a military rate and Veterans benefits.
Explore Job Opportunities
You don’t have to wait until graduation to start earning money for tuition. We can help you find jobs at Southeastern and in the surrounding communities, connecting you with local businesses, ministries, and churches.
Consider Private Loans
Carefully consider your finances before deciding if you will apply for loans to fund your education.
Pay 50% of tuition as an SBC church member.
Funded by our commissioning churches through the Cooperative Program, this scholarship is one of our most significant sources of aid and is offered to all students who are members of SBC-affiliated churches.