Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Members of religious communities should have their major superior contact the President of the School directly to address award possibilities.

Non-U.S. citizens should visit the Non-U.S. Citizen page of the FAFSA website to determine their eligibility for Federal Student Aid. If you do qualify, please follow the instructions below. If you do not qualify, you may still apply for DSPT Scholarships and Grants using our Scholarship Grant Application. As part of your application, please include a written explanation of why you are unable to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

All other prospective and current students interested in applying for scholarships, grants-in-aid, and/or federal loans should review the pertinent information listed below.

Grant-in-aid awards are based exclusively on financial need. In addition to financial ranking, Scholarship awards also take into consideration the academic (GPA) performance, extracurricular activities, and individual participation in the community life of the Church and School. Those also applying for Federal Student Aid (Federal loans, etc.) must visit the GTU Financial Aid website and follow the instructions listed there for that portion of the process.

To be considered for Scholarships/ Grants for the 2014-2015 school year, you must:

  • Submit an original copy of the completed Scholarship Grant Application DSPT - PDF  by March 15 (for Fall applicants) or November 1 (for Spring applicants).
  • Those not yet enrolled in a DSPT program must submit an Application for Admission by the March 5 deadline for full consideration. N. B. Applications for Scholarships and Grants are still accepted and reviewed after these priority deadlines on a case by case basis.

Scholarship/ Grant Award Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • Be enrolled full-time in a DSPT degree program (including GTU MA)

  • Register for at least 9 and no more than 12 semester units of coursework each semester. N.B. Initial award amounts are based on a 12-unit enrollment. If a student registers for less than 12 units, the award amount is reduced proportionately. In no cases is an award made for more than 12 semester units.

Students in the following categories are NOT eligible for scholarship or grant-in-aid awards:

  • MA Students who are in Continuation status N.B. Students in Continuation status may be eligible for other forms of financial aid and should contact the GTU Financial Aid Office for more information.

  • Certificate (CTS) or Special Students
For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (510) 883-2073, or by email at