Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

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.  Your contact for financial aid-related concerns is Aaron Anderson, Assistant Director of Financial Aid. 

Grants-in-Aid and Scholarship Awards 

Apply for DSPT Financial Aid

Institutional aid awarded by DSPT takes into consideration the student's financial need based on their EFC from the FAFSA, academic (GPA) performance, extracurricular activities, and individual participation in the community life of the Church and School.  Please click link in the left hand bar for the estimated non-tuition expenses for the academic year.

Those not yet enrolled in a DSPT program must apply to an MA program by the March 15 or November 1 priority deadline for consideration for institutional aid. 

To be considered for Scholarships/ Grants, you must:

  • Submit an original copy of the completed Scholarship Grant Application by March 15 (for Fall applicants) or November 1 (for Spring applicants).
  • Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education by our priority deadline (March 15 or November 1). Our Federal School Code is: 016673. Applications will not be considered if the FAFSA has not been completed by the student.

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

First-time 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. 

Students who have previously recieved aid must:

  • Submit a new financial aid application for scholarship and grants-in-aid each year. Students who have received institutional aid in the previous academic year are not automatically granted aid for the next year. Students must submit new applications by the priority deadline of March 1.

Members of religious communities:

  • It is not the policy of DSPT to award institutional aid to members of religious communities. 

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 Financial Aid Director at DSPT 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 Financial Aid Director at DSPT.
  • 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 DSPT Financial Aid Director 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 DSPT Financial Aid Director for details before initiating the application process.

Cost of Living 

To  establish  a  student’s  financial  need  and  the  total  aid  a  student  may  receive  under  the  Federal  Student  Aid program, the DSPT calculates an estimated Cost of Attendance (COA), or standard student  budget,  for  each  financial  aid  applicant. Click here to see the budget breakdown.

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:; 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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