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Financial Aid for Students

Seminary Financial Aid Material Online

Please visit their websites for information.

Concordia Seminary, St Louis click on Admissions, then click on Financial Assistance. Paper versions of the materials can be provided upon request at 800.822.9545.

Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne click on Admission, then click on Financial Aid under Seminarian Support. Paper versions of the materials can be provided upon request at 800.481.2155.

Student Aid Program Information

The Michigan District, LCMS Student Aid program is designed to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to members of Michigan District, LCMS congregations who are:

  • preparing for and intending to enter full-time church work (defined as any position available through the Board of Assignments of the Synod),
  • attending one of the seminaries of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod or one of the colleges or universities of the Concordia University System.

Annual distributions are currently set based on the available funds for the year and the number of eligible students. A three tier system will be used. Students attending one of the two seminaries will receive aid at the highest rate, students attending Concordia University Ann Arbor and Concordia University Wisconsin will receive aid at the middle rate, and students attending one of the other eight CUS schools will receive aid at the base rate. The amount granted at each level will be determined by how many students are approved and how much money is budgeted.

The deadline for application is June 1 of each year. The Michigan District now uses a two page application form. The first page is the common LCMS District Financial Aid Application and the second page is a Pastoral Verification Form (see below). The LCMS Financial Aid Application should be submitted to the respective financial aid office of the seminary, college, or university in ample time for the institution to complete the application and forward it to the Michigan District by the June 1 deadline. The Pastoral Verification Form should be submitted to the District Office by the June 1 deadline as well. Please note the program guidelines below for other requirements.

For students entering a church work vocation program in the spring semester, the application is due November 1.

For more information, contact Gail Milatz, Student Aid Administrator, at 888.225.2111 ext. 235 or

Correspondence may be mailed to:

Student Aid
Michigan District LCMS
3773 Geddes Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Student Aid Form - Please note: After completing Section I, please send this form to the Financial Aid office of the Concordia college/university or seminary you choose to attend.

Pastoral Verification Form - This form may be sent directly to the District Office.


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