Financial Aid

Educational funding to support and sustain the mission of The Bible Seminary derives primarily from student tuition and fees, scholarships, and donations. Students interested in receiving financial assistance to attend The Bible Seminary can pursue one or more of the following options.

Scholarship Funds   

Student Scholarship Funds - The Bible Seminary is a 501(c)(3) institution of higher education incorporated in the state of Texas in 2010, and all donations are charitable and tax deductible as allowed by law. Donations to this fund help with student tuition, fees, and other educationally-related institutional expenses.

  • TBS scholarships available
    • General Scholarship - Funds given toward our general scholarship fund may be utilized to help with student tuition, fees, and other educationally-related institutional expenses.

    • Helbig Scholarship - The Paul A. Helbig Scholarship honors The Bible Seminary co-founder, and former Bible Institute Dean, Faculty, and Chaplain Rev. Paul Helbig for his investment in a career and lifestyle of face-to-face discipleship through Scripture, prayer, and practical ministry training. The Helbig Scholarship helps fund Tuition and Fees, General Operations, Student Technology, and/or study tour expenses that benefit enrolled students.

    • Pattillo Scholarship - The Pattillo Scholarship honors Dr. Phil and Dr. Linda Woodfield Pattillo for their exemplary kingdom endeavors, particularly through Linda’s innovative career as a university and seminary professor, an Itinerate Missionary for Natan Ministries worldwide for more than 30 years, and biblical languages and Holy Land research, studies, and teaching. The Pattillo Scholarship helps fund Holy Land Study Tour expenses that benefit enrolled students, and technology expenses (including software subscriptions, upgrades, resources, and training).

  • Other Scholarships available
    • Hurley Foundation Scholarship - The Ed E. and Gladys Hurley Foundation offers select TBS students who wish to study to become ministers, missionaries or religious workers of the Protestant faith, and who apply and qualify, scholarships in the amount of up to $1,000 per scholastic year. Applications are usually available each March, and must be completed and submitted to the TBS Financial Aid office by the end of April. Notification of awards is usually by June 30 each year.

    • (Check with the TBS office for more information.)

Work/Study  

Work/Study Program - Students with demonstrated financial need may gain scholarship credits toward tuition and fees in return for engaging in vocational ministry services as part of a student’s degree program. Students may apply to serve at The Bible Seminary, and in some cases, service opportunities may be also available in association with churches and other ministries.

Residential Assistance  

Residential Assistance - Students and their families who need local housing may request residential assistance from The Bible Seminary. We are working toward creating a residential seminary community and plan to work with our students to help provide arrangements for those who need assistance in this area.

 

Regarding Student Loans
We realize that conventional educational philosophy - and the rising cost of education - has evolved to include the expectation that students will take out loans as part of their educational journey.  However, The Bible Seminary does not encourage this practice.  Our preference is to do all we can to help our students and their families commit to, journey through, and attain their degrees without incurring financial debt or undue financial obligations that would hinder their future ministry.  If students desire to pursue loans for educational purposes, they may, but The Bible Seminary is not registered with the Federal Student loan program or any other governmental or business agency or entity offering these type of services.

Raising Personal Support for Tuition
Even though IRS regulations dictate that money given directly by family members for tuition and fees is not tax deductible, we encourage students to consider how God may want to provide through this avenue. People who believe in the student’s calling to ministry, based on common values and passion, are often willing to help provide the funds for the student to follow that calling. Building and sustaining supportive relationships with a network of people is an essential skill and practice for everyone that is going to be in ministry. Asking those same people to participate financially is actually giving them the opportunity to be involved with the student in ministry. Stepping out on this journey of faith is a life changing experience for students and their supporters.

Admissions Info

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Admissions Policy
The Bible Seminary admits students of any race, sex, color, disability, age, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Seminary. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, disability, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its hiring policies, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.