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Financial Aid Enrollment and Eligibility

M.Div., M.A. AND S.T.M. Enrollment Status and Financial Aid Eligibility

Federal loan eligibility requires enrollment of at least six (6) credits within the semester. School scholarship aid also requires a minimum of at least (7.5) credits per semester. Enrollment of three (3) credits or more during Winter or Summer Sessions is allowable for school aid only.

D. Min. Enrollment Status and Financial Aid Eligibility

Federal loan eligibility requires enrollment of at least six (6) credits within the semester. School scholarship aid requires a minimum of at least three (3) credits per semester or session.

Some D. Min. students may qualify for both School and Title IV federal aid. There are a limited number of needbased awards for eligible D.Min. students in the Psychology Tracks (Faith, Health and Spirituality; Pastoral Theology, Pastoral and Congregational Care; and Pastoral Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy).

Application and Processing for Financial Assistance

Each year students must submit the following forms for a complete Financial Aid file:

  • Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). The Federal School Code for Andover Newton Theological School is G02116.
  • The Andover Newton Financial Aid Application

Eligibility for School and Federal Support

Verification: A signed copy of the student's federal tax return (with all W-2's and related schedules) may be required if the student's FAFSA is selected for verification. Other supporting documents also may be required.

Satisfactory Academic Progress: To ensure school and federal aid eligibility, each year the faculty's Academic Oversight Committee, the Registrar, and the Financial Aid Director monitor student academic progress. The cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) and transcript is reviewed to assess degree progress and continuing eligibility for Andover Newton scholarships and federal funds. The School has no appeals policy for students who drop below the minimum GPA for their degree program.

Citizenship: Students must be a United States citizen or be in possession of an eligible Alien Registration card to qualify for Title IV Federal funds. The financial aid office will accept a photocopy of the student Alien Registration card on a temporary basis, but the original card must be presented in person at the earliest opportunity.

Default: Students who either owe a refund on their past Title IV aid or who are in default on any federal educational loans are not eligible for school funds or Title IV financial aid.

Updated September 21, 2006