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Financial Aid

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If you are interested in applying for scholarships, grants-in-aid, and/or federal loans, DSPT offers Scholarship and Grant in Aid to both prospective and returning students.  The GTU Financial Aid Office provides support for all federal student loan applications. 

Grants-in-Aid and Scholarship Awards 

Apply for DSPT Financial Aid

Institutional aid awarded by DSPT takes into consideration the student's financial need, academic (GPA) performance, extracurricular activities, and individual participation in the community life of the Church and School.

Those not yet enrolled in a DSPT program must apply to an MA program by the March 1 or November 1 priority deadline for consideration for institutional aid. 

To be considered for Scholarships/ Grants, you must:

Applications for Scholarships and Grants received after these deadlines may be considered if there are extenuating circumstances which resulted in the application being submitted after the due date.

Scholarship and Grant-in-Aid Award Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled full-time in a DSPT degree program (including GTU MA)
  • Register for at least 9 semester units of coursework each semester. 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. 

Members of religious communities:

  • It is not the policy of DSPT to award institutional aid to members of religious communities.  However, the major superior can contact the President of the School directly to discuss award possibilities.

Non-U.S. citizens:

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.

Federal Student Loans (Title IV Funds)

  • To determine eligibility for Title IV funds, students should make an appointment with the GTU Financial Aid office 
  • Students enrolled in the study abroad opportunity through Blackfriars Hall/Oxford University are eligible for Title IV funds as outlined in the Financial Aid Consortium Agreement.  Students interested in this study option should contact the GTU Financial Aid Office for details before initiating the application process.
  • Students enrolled in the study abroad opportunity through the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas (PUST/Angelicum) are eligible for Title IV funds as outlined in the Financial Aid Contractual Agreement with Foreign Schools Ineligible to Award or Accept Title IV Funds. Students interested in this study option should contact the GTU Financial Aid Office for details before initiating the application process.

Veteran Benefits

Those eligible for benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs should speak with their local VA representative. Information about VA educational benefits may be found at the VA website:  http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/get_started.asp; or in the Benefits for Veterans and Dependents Handbook. If you are a veteran and are considering applying to DSPT, then you are requested to review the Student Bill of Rights and Considerations Prior to Enrollment, and submit a signed copy at the time of your application.

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