Santa Clara University

Graduate Progam in Pastoral Ministries

Financial Aid and Scholarships

GPPM Sources of Financial Aid

The types of aid available to our graduate students include the Ministry Scholarship, Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries (GPPM) Scholarship or Federal Financial Aid in the form of loans.

Financial aid awards are annual awards. Students must reapply each academic year.
  • Ministry Scholarship and GPPM Scholarships do not require students to file a FAFSA for eligibility. The Scholarships are detailed below.
  • Federal Financial Aid (must be enrolled at a full-time or part-time status and must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible). The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a financial assessment tool that aids in assessing financial need. Any student interested in obtaining federal loans is required to file a FAFSA. For specific questions regarding Federal Loans of FAFSA information, please contact 408-551-1000 or onestop@scu.edu

Ministry Scholarship
This scholarship is for those individuals active in some type of ministry (i.e., Eucharistic Ministry, Youth Ministry, Catechetical Ministry, etc.) and awards a 25% tuition scholarship. To apply, complete the online Ministry Scholarship Application and Ministry Certification form.  This is an annual scholarship and students must apply each academic year.

GPPM Scholarship
GPPM scholarships are awarded by the GPM office for currently enrolled and newly accepted students. Scholarship amount typically range from 25% to 50% of annual tuition costs, and are based on need. The FAFSA is not required to be considered for a GPPM scholarship. 

To apply, complete the online GPPM Financial Aid Application. This is an annual scholarship and students must apply each academic year.

Financial Aid applicants must:

Complete and return your online 2014-2015 Financial Aid Application to be considered for a Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries scholarship. For those applicants in active ministry please also complete the Ministry Scholarship Application to be
considered for the Ministry Scholarship. Please return all supporting documentation to:

Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Kenna Hall, 323
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0337

(408) 554-4831
fax (408) 554-7830
pastoralministries@scu.edu

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