Applying for Financial Aid

Spouse Grant Applicants

Step-by-Step Instructions

Attention Prospective Students! Please submit your application for admission to Westminster to the Admissions Office prior to or at the same time as your application for financial aid.  (Please note: Grant applications are only considered from those applicants who are accepted as a student by the grant deadline.)

Step 1

Complete both sides of the Spouse Grant Application.

Step 2

Complete FAFSA (for U.S. citizens and permanent residents): Complete the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" (FAFSA) available on the FAFSA website. The FAFSA submission deadline is the same as for the spouse grant application. Westminster's ID for reporting purposes is G03393.

Step 3

Submit tax information (for U.S. citizens and permanent residents who filed taxes):
          1. Electronically transfer your current year federal tax return information to FAFSA, 
              using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, OR
          2. Submit a Tax Transcript (from the Internal Revenue Service)

Note to tax-filers: If you file taxes online, it takes two (2) weeks for your information to be made available to FAFSA. If you file taxes by mail, it takes four (4) to six (6) weeks for your information to be made available to FAFSA. Please plan accordingly in advance so that your tax information and FAFSA are submitted by the scholarship deadline.

Step 4

Attach a copy of your proof of marriage (i.e. marriage certificate, joint tax return, affidavit, or other proof of marriage) to your application.

Step 5

Submit all materials to:

Financial Aid Office 
Westminster Theological Seminary
P.O. Box 27009
Philadelphia, PA 19118

*For FedEx or UPS packages please send to:
Financial Aid Office
Westminster Theological Seminary
2960 W. Church Road
Glenside, PA 19038