Accessible & Affordable

Seminary Cost & Financial Aid

Every seminarian deserves access to an affordable education. We have the resources to make it happen.

A top-quality seminary education is both accessible and affordable at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. We believe financial obstacles should never stand in the way of your learning or your call to ministry.

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Cost of Attendance

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You want to serve and to lead, and we want to help. At LTSS, our mission is to glorify God by preparing seminarians to be equipped to serve as transformational leaders for church and society. In our view, affordability should not be a barrier to earn your master’s degree.

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Types of Financial Aid

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Learn what we offer in types of financial aid options to support your calling.

LTSS students who are eligible can receive federal financial aid in the form of grants and loans, veterans benefits and partial to full-tuition scholarships. 

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We are committed to offering generous scholarships and grants to students of all denominations. ELCA students who receive a Fund for Leaders tuition grant receive an LTSS grant which covers up to the full cost of on-campus housing.

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Paying Your Bill

You will be responsible for paying your tuition, fees and other charges each semester, and we provide several methods to pay.

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Financial Aid Staff

We are here to help answer your financial aid questions and help you achieve your educational goals.

Federal Grant and Work Study Coordinator
625 7th Ave NE, LRU 7227
Hickory, NC 28601
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Financial Aid Counselor
625 7th Ave NE, LRU 7227
Hickory, NC 28601
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