Financial Aid

VBTS provides several paths to financial aid:

1) offering institutional scholarships
2) connecting students with outside sources of aid
3) answering questions about the financial aid process 

Reuter Scholarship

The Jane M. Reuter Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of providing full-time Master of Divinity students with financial aid. The value of the Jane M. Reuter Scholarship is one semester of tuition and fees — a $3,262 value. 








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 tuition free 3-credit class.








Missions Discount

As part of our mission to "sharpen servants for global ministry," Virginia Beach Theological Seminary partners with missionaries serving with a mission board to provide graduate theological education at a discounted rate.








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 VBTS so that each of you can receive the discount!






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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 student fees.




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GI Bill®

Virginia Beach Theological Seminary is recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and is approved to offer VA Educational Benefits (GI Bill®) to eligible individuals enrolled in approved programs. Through the VA, entitled veterans may receive financial assistance for education.

In order to certify students for Veterans Benefits, the VBTS Financial Aid office asks that the veteran submit a Certificate of Eligibility (provided by VA after receipt of VA form 22-1990 or 22-1995). The Certificate of Eligibility can be emailed to  or brought to the VBTS Office. Please submit this document at least one week prior to the start of the semester to receive tuition benefits prior to the payment due date. 

How to Get Started With VA

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 the paper forms that may be submitted in lieu of the online application.

For any specific questions regarding benefits, please contact the VA at 1.888.442.4551, or visit the GI Bill Web Site.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Qualifying students should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation counselor who will notify the VBTS Financial Aid Office of eligibility. 

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Tuition Assistance

Active duty members of the military may be eligible for the Tuition Assistance (TA) educational benefit that will assist with the cost of tuition. Virginia Beach Theological Seminary is approved directly with the Department of Defense (DoD) to receive tuition assistance benefits from the various military branches.

Since each branch handles TA differently, contact your military branch for details on your eligibility and the process for submitting the TA form. Your approved TA form will need to be submitted to the Registrar at

Online Resources for TA:

VBTS is a Title IV participating institution.

Students seeking financial aid can apply for federal student loans to attend VBTS by completing the following steps. 

1) Complete the VBTS Application

2) Complete the FAFSA Application  

3) Complete the Virtual Financial Aid Office student interview. 

Contact the VBTS office at 757-479-3706 for any additional questions about securing financial aid to attend VBTS.