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    Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

    Financial Aid Office
    130 Essex Street
    South Hamilton, MA 01982
    (978) 646-4018
    Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

    Student Accounts Office
    130 Essex St.
    South Hamilton, MA 01982
    (978) 646-4049
    Fax: (978) 646-4601

    Fall and Spring Hours:
    Closed Daily for Lunch 1:00pm-2:00pm
    Closed Wednesdays for Chapel 11:00am-12:15pm

    Summer Hours:
    Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-3:30pm
    Closed for Lunch: 1:00pm-2:00pm
    Friday: Closed

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How Do I Apply for Financial Aid?

Once you are admitted to a Master's degree program, you may apply for financial aid. Review the general eligibility requirements for federal student loans here: Jacksonville-Apply-for-Financial-Aid.

Step 1 

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) here. Use this application for a renewal or to file for the first time. The school code for Gordon-Conwell is E00722.

For help creating a FSA ID for the first time, see FSA ID 101.


Step 2

Complete the Gordon-Conwell Financial Aid Application and return it to the Financial Aid Office.


Please note that deadlines for scholarships and the Partnership Program are different than deadlines for the FAFSA and GCTS Financial Aid Application. Review information and deadlines for scholarships here: Jacksonville-Scholarships-and-Grants and for the Partnership Program here: Jacksonville-Partnership-Program.


Step 3

Address any missing items on your FAFSA. Follow-up with any questions from the Financial Aid Office about your GCTS Financial Aid Application. Financial Aid staff can not make any determination until both are complete.

Step 4

Let the Financial Aid Office know if any information on your application changes including course load or outside support.

Plan to complete a new FAFSA and GCTS Financial Aid Application every year to be considered for financial aid.


What Happens Next?

Financial Aid Staff Review Your File

Financial aid staff will review your completed FAFSA and GCTS Financial Aid Application and determine your financial aid eligibility. They will be in touch with you if there are any outstanding issues that need to be resolved before they can make a determination. Answering quickly helps the Financial Aid Office staff keep the process moving on your behalf.

You Receive a Financial Aid Decision

After making determinations, financial aid staff email award letters to eligible students. Most students will receive an award letter by the first week of June for the following fall semester. (Financial aid staff will process awards for students who submit a FAFSA or GCTS Financial Aid Application after the priority deadline on an ongoing basis.)

You Return Your Award Letter

If you receive a Financial Aid Award letter, you will need to review the letter, decide what you would like to do, complete the Award Acceptance Statement, and return it to the Financial Aid Office.

You have the choice to accept or decline any award. For example, you could accept a scholarship and decline a loan. Or you could accept a smaller loan amount than what was offered.

Appeal Process

If you feel the financial aid decision does not accurately reflect your need, you may request a review. Please note that the seminary must adhere to all federal regulations and GCTS policies when determining financial aid.

Your request must be in writing and should clearly state your reasons for the appeal. An appeal does not guarantee additional assistance and appeals are not reviewed until well after the semester begins. Therefore, your education plans should be made on the basis of the original decision.

A Reminder

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 form sources such as parent, family, home congregations, denominational sources, etc. and be willing to pursue part-time employment.