Graduate Theological Union

Consortial Financial Aid Office

The Consortial Financial Aid Office administers financial aid for students at the following member schools and centers: American Baptist Seminary of the West, Center for Arts, Religion and Education, Center for Dharma Studies, Center for Islamic Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, Center for Theology and Natural Sciences, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Jesuit School of Theology, Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, San Francisco Theological Seminary and Starr King School for the Ministry.  Our fundamental purpose is to help students meet the cost of their education. The information on this site will help you understand your financial aid options and how to apply.


Financial Aid Announcements



Financial Aid Priority Deadlines
Important Financial Aid Dates and Events (2016-2017)

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Programs and Eligibility
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Federal School Codes for GTU & Member Schools
Cost of Attendance- Living Expense Estimates (2016-17)
Financial Aid Award Checklist
Financial Aid Terms and Responsibilities (PDF)
Voter Registration


Verification Policy (PDF)
Student Loan Borrowing Policy
Financial Circumstances Appeal Policy (PDF)
Financial Aid Budget Adjustment Policy (PDF)
Federal Graduate PLUS Loan Borrowing Policy (PDF)
Return of Title IV (Federal Student Aid) Funds Policy (PDF)
ABSW Summer 2016 Financial Aid Policy (PDF)
Summer 2016 Federal Financial Aid Policy (PDF)
Federal Perkins Loan Rehabilitation Policy (PDF)



Financial Aid Application for Domestic Students (2016-17)
Financial Aid Application for International Students (2016-17)
Verification Worksheet (2016-17)
Non-Filer/Low Income Statement (2016-17)
Selective Service Verification (2016-17)
Financial Circumstances Appeal Form (2016-17)
Budget Calculator
Loan Repayment Estimator (2016-17)
Graduate PLUS Loan Request Form (2016-17)
Outside Resources Form (2016-17)
Overlapping Loan Clearance
Borrower's Acknowledgement (2016-17)
Summer Federal Financial Aid Application
Direct/FFELP Loan In-School Deferment Form
Graduate Fellowship Deferment Request


External Scholarships

In addition to the financial aid that the GTU and member schools can make directly available to its students, the GTU seeks to assist students in accessing outside scholarships and other resources that may be available to them. Our Guide to External Scholarships and Resources lists a wide range of private grants, scholarship, fellowships, and other funding opportunities that may be available to students of the GTU and its member schools.


Contacting the Financial Aid Office

Phone: 510/649-2469
Fax: 510/649-1730
In person: 2465 LeConte Ave., 3rd Floor

Mailing Address

Graduate Theological Union
Financial Aid Office
2400 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94709