Questions about Financial Aid?

PSR offers a comprehensive program of financial aid for eligible students, including need-based scholarships, merit awards, work-study, or loans.

Applying for Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid, applicants must submit:

Domestic Students:

International Students:

We strongly recommend submitting these by the February 1 priority deadline for fall semester admission and by October 1 for spring semester. Financial aid may be limited for students submitting applications after these priority deadlines.  (Note: Continuing students must apply for financial aid every year. The application deadline for continuing students is February 15.)

Send all completed forms to:
Pacific School of Religion- Office of Recruitment, Admissions, and Financial Aid
1798 Scenic Avenue
Berkeley, California 94709
Phone: 510/849-8931
Fax: 510/845-8948


In conjunction with the federal government, Pacific School of Religion offers loans and work-study. We disburse these funds annually on the basis of need, available funds, and satisfactory academic progress. International Students are not eligible for federal loans. Only U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens who possess a green card qualify for federal assistance. For students who have previous loans, you are eligible to defer your loans if you are enrolled half time or more each semester. PSR reports all student enrollment statuses to the National Student Loan Clearinghouse at least three times per semester. If you need a loan deferment form to be signed, bring it to your registrar.

Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study Program was established to promote part-time employment for students who are in need of earnings to finance the cost of their education. Students may work up to a recommended limit of 20 hours per week while school is in session. The amount of the award is based on a student’s need as determined by the Financial Aid Office and available funds. Federal work-study jobs may be on or off campus. The work-study program is open to U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. International students are not eligible for federal work-study.

Video Resources

Student Loans and Seminary Costs: How to Keep from Mortgaging your future
video by Auburn Seminary (2012)

A Call to Action: Lifting the BurdenHow Theological Schools Can Help Students Manage Educational Debt
booklet by Auburn Seminary (2014)


Various Merit and Need-based scholarships are available from PSR, our Denominational Partners, and other organizations.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships