Application Procedures For Educational Loans - Boston
To apply for an educational loan, simply follow these three steps. No action will be taken on an application until all requested information has been received by the financial aid office (and the prospective student has been accepted for admission). A completed FAFSA and Gordon-Conwell Financial Aid application are required for each year you intend to secure a federal loan.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Renewal or new form.) The school code for Gordon-Conwell is G09747. You may submit a FAFSA online by clicking here.
Complete the Gordon-Conwell Financial Aid Application.
Students will be contacted should any other documentation be required.
Financial Aid Decision
You will receive a written decision once your completed file has been reviewed. (Final action and award notification is not made for prospective students until after the student is accepted for admission to Gordon-Conwell.) The financial aid award consists of Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan aid up to the cost of attendance (including tuition, fees, and estimated expenses for books and supplies), which is partially determined by the number of courses in which the student enrolls.
If the financial aid award for loan eligibility does not accurately reflect the number of courses taken in a semester, you may request another review. Your request must be made in writing (email is preferred) and should clearly state your reasons for the appeal. An appeal for additional loan aid must be verified with GCTS registration information. Appeals are not reviewed until after the term to which they pertain has begun.
Students are primarily responsible for financing their cost of attendance at Gordon-Conwell. Students seeking financial assistance must make every reasonable effort to adjust their lifestyles and spending practices to minimize their expenses while attending seminary. In addition, the student must consider spending a portion of savings and assets, pursuing support from sources such as parent, family, home congregations, denominational sources, etc. and be willing to pursue part-time employment.