Financial Aid

Financial Aid

VBTS offers several options of financial aid for seminary students. The chart below gives a brief overview of each of the scholarship/discount options. More information about each scholarship can be found beneath the chart.

Scholarship/Discount

Degree(s)

Financial Aid

Reuter Scholarship

MDiv

(new students)

No Tuition/fees for first semester

$3,010 value

Presidential Scholarship 

All degrees 

(new students)

Tuition-free class

$990 value

Military Scholarship 
All degrees 

Amount Varies

Church Staff Discount
All degrees 10-15% Off Tuition
Spouse Discount
All degrees  50-100% Off Tuition
Missions Discount
MBS Online 40% Off Tuition/Fees

 

 Reuter Scholarship

The Jane Reuter Scholarship covers one semester of tuition for four full-time students: three in-coming students and one current student. The Seminary President will award the scholarship to three new, in-coming students pursuing the Master of Divinity degree, and one rising senior already enrolled in the VBTS M.Div program. The scholarship, which covers 9 credit hours, is equivalent to $3,010 in tuition and fees. Read more...

Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to a prospective student to financially assist him/her start a seminary degree at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. If awarded the scholarship, the student will receive one free 3-credit class ($990 value) for the upcoming semester. Read more...

Military Scholarship

The Military Scholarship is designed to provide tuition assistance to individuals currently serving in the United States military. The amount and duration of each recipient's scholarship is determined by the Executive Committee of the VBTS Board of Trustees. Read more...

Missions Discount

As part of our mission to "sharpen servants for global ministry," Virginia Beach Theological Seminary partners with missionaries to provide further theological education at significant discount. Read more...

Church Staff Discount

VBTS provides a tuition discount to groups of 2 or more students from the same church staff. If you are on staff at a church, encourage one or more of your fellow staff members to join you as a student at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. If 2-3 members from the same church staff take classes in a given semester, each staff member will receive 10% off the current tuition rate. If 4 or more members from the same church staff take classes in a given semester, each staff member will receive 15% off the current tuition rate.

Spouse Discount

The spouse of any full-time student may take classes tuition free. The spouse of any part-time student may take classes 50% off of the regular tuition rate. The student’s spouse must make application to the desired program, maintain the academic requirements prescribed for each program, and pay all related semester fees.

Tuition Comparison

Tuition comparison demonstrates that the VBTS full-time tuition rate is lower than the tuition rate at many other graduate schools. Read more...

Use the Net Price Calculator for an estimated cost of tuition and fees for a full-time student.