- Presbyterian related
- For parents
- For students
- Information on financing for education
- Searching for financial aid opportunities
- Seminary/theological students
- Tips on searching the web for financial aid
Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities
Learn more about Presbyterian Colleges and Universities.
Our Presbyterian Theological Seminaries
Everyday life has changed significantly since the first of our Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) theological seminaries were founded.
Preparation process for ministry
Are you considering a career in ministry? Visit the preparation process resource page to learn more about the ordination process.
Board of Pensions
Learn more about transition-to-college grants for the children of professional church workers participating in the Board of Pensions.
Transition-to-college assistance grants
The Board of Pensions of the PC(USA) is pleased to offer this pilot program that can help mitigate transitional expenses for eligible families of college freshmen.
Preparing for College
The U.S. Department of Education Web site offers a comprehensive overview for students and their parents preparing to go to college. Includes interactive calculators and planning tools. This Web site contains content available in English and Spanish.
Excellent resource for parents looking for information on academic preparedness and financial aid. The PC(USA) does not endorse products sold on the Collegeboard Web site.
Preparing for College (Students)
Excellent resource for college bound students with information on applying to college, preparing applications for admissions, and financial aid. The PC(USA) does not endorse products sold on the Collegeboard Web site.
Information on financing for education
How We Pay for College
Broadcast on August 21st, on NPR's Talk of the Nation, this overview of financial aid is a good starting point for students and parents with questions about financial aid. The running time for the segment is 38 minutes. You can also visit the FAQ page on our website.
If you are interested in more information about Presbyterian-related colleges and universities there is a new catalog published by APCU in partnership with Collegiate Ministries. You can order a free copy online or by contacting Presbyterian Distribution Service toll-free at (800) 524-2612 (ask for PDS #85-100-08-003).
The first step to applying for need-based assistance is the Free Application for Student Aid through the U.S. Department of Education. Any grant, scholarship or loan program based on need will depend on information provided through the FAFSA.
Financial Aid and Taxes
FinAid is a good, general site about scholarships, grants and loans.
Sallie Mae is the nation's leading provider of educational loans, managing student loans for more than seven million borrowers. The College Answer site offers pointers on the entire "going-to-college" process from preparation to getting loans. College Answer also has interactive tools that enable you to analyze the affordability of schools, compare financial aid award letters and search for scholarships.
Student Loan Calculator
How much will your loan cost after you graduate? Visit this simple and easy to use loan calculator.
Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corp. (KHESLC)
Have a loan with PC(USA)and you want to look up your account balance or change your mailing address?
Searching for financial aid opportunities
Search will find potential opportunities from a database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding.
Search database of over 600,000 scholarship opportunities.
United Negro College Fund
Over the course of 60 years, the United Negro College Fund has made America stronger by helping to educate 300,000 students at more than 950 colleges, providing operational funding for 38 member schools and providing advanced training for faculty and administrators.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education.
American Indian College Fund
This organization is giving hope to and creating better lives for generations of Native American students and their families and communities.
Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation
For students who attend Presbyterian-related seminaries and who are seeking financial assistance with the first professional degree as well as pastors seeking assistance in continuing their education.
The Fund for Theological Education
For students seeking assistance with a wide variety of degrees. Serves undergraduate, graduate and post graduate students with a data base of potential aid resources.
Tips on searching the web for financial aid
Before you complete a profile with a scholarship search database, create an email account that you can use exclusively for scholarship inquiries. Many of the scholarship database services are advertiser supported—which means that you don’t have to pay for them but your email address may be shared with advertisers if you don’t exercise the opt out.
Visit FinAid's page on common scholarship scams just to get familiar with what you might run into.