TUITION & fINANCIAL aID EFFECTIVE FALL 2021

CAREY exists to empower faithful Christian leaders for every generation, every culture and every community. Fees are kept competitive in order to make theological education as accessible as possible. This is made possible through the generous support of churches from the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada, foundations, and interested friends.

Course registration and tuition is due two weeks prior to the start of class. If you are unable to meet this deadline, please submit a letter of appeal to the Student Life Office. Payment plans can be negotiated as needed.

 

TUITION BY PROGRAM


DIPLOMA

$400

PER CREDIT

MASTERS

$400

PER CREDIT

DOCTORAL

$500

PER CREDIT

Carey’s mission is to empower faithful Christian leaders for every generation, every culture and every community. In order to achieve our missions, we keep our tuition fees competitive to make theological education as accessible as possible. We offer one of the lowest total tuition costs among graduate-level theological seminaries in Canada and the United States.

 
Image
 

SCHOLARSHIPS & fINANCIAL aID

Carey Theological College is committed to making theological education and ministry training as accessible as possible to men and women who are called by God to serve His Church. We understand that seminary study represents a significant commitment—in time and energy as well as financial resources. We are pleased that we are able to offer a variety of financial aid (FA) resources to help reduce the expense associated with study. 


PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARSHIP

Award amount:  100% of tuition, full program

*Tuition-only; textbooks, travel costs, fees and other expenses are not included. 

Description: The President's Scholarship is a need- and merit-based competitive scholarship, and fully covers tuition for the entire degree.

Eligibility criteria 

  • New and active students
  • Full admission to the MA, MDiv, Adv. Dip, or DMin program
  • Minimum 3.7 GPA (A-) in qualifying prior degree 
  • Active ministry involvement 
  • Strong academic English proficiency: students who graduate from a non-English qualifying prior degree program will be required to take the TOEFL or equivalent English assessment 
  • Students who graduated from a non-recognized or non-accredited qualifying institution may be required to take the GRE or a graduate-level study assessment 

Other requirements

  • Continuous study– masters: 1 course per term or 12 credits per year minimum; doctoral: 2 courses (6 credits) per year minimum
  • Maintain 3.5 Masters and 3.7 Doctoral GPA at Carey

Limitations

  • The Scholarship covers the following maximum number of years and program credits; 6 years and 72 credits in the MDiv, 4 years and 48 credits in the MA programs, 3 years and 18 credits in the Adv. Dip., and 2 years and 12 credits in the DMin.
  • The Scholarship covers tuition only for Carey Theological College courses. Students are responsible for all other fees and expenses related to technology, textbooks, research resources, travel, and program-related courses.
  • Financial aid awards and other promotional programs cannot be stacked

How to Apply: Please email the Registrar’s Office to receive a Financial Aid application form or click this link to access the application form.  You must enroll and register for courses in the four semesters prior to applying.

Application Deadline: 1 month before the first day of each term




PRESIDENT'S BURSARY

Award amount: 100% of tuition, full program

*Tuition-only; textbooks, travel costs, fees and other expenses are not included. 

Description: The President's Bursary is a needs-based bursary, and fully covers tuition for the entire degree. 

Eligibility criteria

  • New and active students 
  • Full admission to MA, MDiv, Adv. Dip, or DMin
  • Minimum 3.3 GPA (B+) in qualifying prior degree for masters students; minimum 3.5 GPA for DMin students 
  • Active ministry involvement 
  • Strong academic English proficiency: students who graduate from a non-English qualifying prior degree program will be required to take the TOEFL or equivalent English assessment 
  • Students who graduated from a non-recognized or non-accredited qualifying institution may be required to take the GRE or a graduate-level study assessment

Other requirements

  • Continuous study– masters: 1 course per term or 12 credits per year minimum; doctoral: 2 courses (6 credits) per year minimum 
  • Maintain 3.3 Masters and 3.5 Doctoral GPA at Carey

Limitations

  • The bursary covers the following maximum number of years and program credits; 6 years and 72 credits in the MDiv, 4 years and 48 credits in the MA programs, 3 years and 18 credits in the Adv. Dip., and 2 years and 12 credits in the DMin.
  • The bursary covers tuition only for Carey Theological College courses. Students are responsible for all other fees and expenses related to technology, textbooks, research resources, travel, and program-related courses.
  • Financial aid awards and other promotional programs cannot be stacked

How to Apply: Please email the Registrar’s Office to receive a Financial Aid application form or click this link to access the application form.  You must enroll and register for courses in the four semesters prior to applying.

Application Deadline: 1 month before the first day of each term




CAREY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Award amount: $2000 towards tuition over 4 consecutive semesters

*Tuition-only; textbooks, travel costs, fees and other expenses are not included. 

Description: The Carey Student Scholarship is a need- and merit-based competitive scholarship available to selected students in any masters level or doctoral level degree.

Eligibility criteria

  • Full admission to the MA, MDiv, Adv. Dip, or DMin program
  • Registered to take at least one course per semester for fall, winter, spring, and summer or a minimum of 12 credits for the upcoming academic year (minimum 6 credits for Adv. Dip. and DMin students)

Other requirements

  • Scholarships are assessed and awarded each term, however award recipients may only reapply after the registered courses covered by the scholarship are completed.
  • Maintain 3.3 Masters and 3.5 Doctoral GPA at Carey 

Limitations

  • The scholarship covers tuition only for Carey Theological College courses. Students are responsible for all other fees and expenses related to technology, textbooks, research resources, travel, and program-related courses.
  • Financial aid awards and other promotional programs cannot be stacked
  • If courses are dropped and the student no longer meets the minimum credit requirements before 4 consecutive terms are completed, the student is no longer eligible to receive financial aid again until 4 consecutive terms have passed or the student pays the full tuition rate for the remaining minimum courses within the original 4 consecutive terms.
How to Apply: Please email the Registrar’s Office to receive a Financial Aid application form or click this link to access the application form.  You must enroll and register for courses in the four semesters prior to applying.
 

Application Deadline: 1 month before the first day of each term




CAREY STUDENT BURSARY

Award amount: Up to $1000 of credit towards tuition, consecutive for 4 semesters

*Tuition-only; textbooks, travel costs, fees and other expenses are not included. 

Description: The Carey Student Bursary is a needs based bursary available to selected students in any masters level or doctoral level degree.

Eligibility criteria

  • Full admission to the MA, MDiv, Adv. Dip, or DMin program
  • Financial and related need  
  • Receive $1000 in tuition credits if you are registered to take at least three courses (9 credits) over four consecutive terms (minimum 6 credits for Adv. Dip. and DMin students) , or
  • Receive $500 in tuition credits if you are registered to take at least two courses (6 credits) over four consecutive terms (minimum 6 credits for Adv. Dip. and DMin students)  to receive $500 of tuition credit

Other requirements

  • Scholarships are assessed and awarded each term, however award recipients may only reapply after the registered courses covered by the scholarship are completed.
  • Maintain 2.7 Masters and 3.0 Doctoral GPA at Carey

Limitations

  • The bursary covers tuition only for Carey Theological College courses. Students are responsible for all other fees and expenses related to technology, textbooks, research resources, travel, and program-related courses.
  • Financial aid awards and other promotional programs cannot be stacked
  • If courses are dropped and the student no longer meets the minimum credit requirements before 4 consecutive terms are completed, the student is no longer eligible to receive financial aid again until 4 consecutive terms have passed or the student pays the full tuition rate for the remaining minimum courses within the original 4 consecutive terms.

How to Apply: Please email the Registrar’s Office to receive a Financial Aid application form or click this link to access the application form.  You must enroll and register for courses in the four semesters prior to applying.

Application Deadline: 1 month before the first day of each term




CBWC BURSARY

Award amount: Up to $1000 of credit towards tuition (while eligible)

*Tuition-only; textbooks, travel costs, fees and other expenses are not included. 

Description: The CBWC Bursary is a tuition subsidy for CBWC denominational ministry workers, assists with tuition for masters-level programs and/or ministry-supporting coursework.

Eligibility criteria

  • Full admission to the MA, MDiv, Adv. Dip, or DMin program, or taking relevant ministry-supporting coursework (eg: the Baptist Identity course)
  • Affirmed by CBWC denominational list as a licensed worker currently employed in pastoral ministry in a CBWC church, or in a CBWC-related parachurch position
  • Receive $1000 in tuition credits if you are registered to take at least two courses (6 credits) within four consecutive terms, or
  • Receive $500 in tuition credits if you are registered to take at least one course (3 credits)

Other requirements

  • Recipients must maintain their licensing and employment status within the CBWC. 
  • Scholarships are assessed and awarded each term, however award recipients may only reapply after the registered courses covered by the scholarship are completed.
  • Maintain 2.7 Masters and 3.0 Doctoral GPA at Carey

Limitations

  • The bursary covers tuition only for Carey Theological College courses. Students are responsible for all other fees and expenses related to technology, textbooks, research resources, travel, and program-related courses.
  • Financial aid awards and other promotional programs cannot be stacked
  • If courses are dropped and the student no longer meets the minimum credit requirements before 4 consecutive terms are completed, the student is no longer eligible to receive financial aid again until 4 consecutive terms have passed or the student pays the full tuition rate for the remaining minimum courses within the original 4 consecutive terms.

How to Apply: Please email the Registrar’s Office to receive a Financial Aid application form or click this link to access the application form.  You must enroll and register for courses in the four semesters prior to applying.

Application Deadline: 1 month before the first day of each term




SELECTED PACKAGED COURSE BURSARIES

Award amount: Up to $345 of credit towards tuition, one-time

*Tuition-only; textbooks, travel costs, fees and other expenses are not included. 

Description: The Selected Packaged Course Bursary is a needs based bursary available to selected students in any masters level or doctoral level degree.

Eligibility criteria

  • Full admission to the MA, MDiv, Adv. Dip, or DMin program
  • Financial and related need  
  • Receive $345 in tuition credits if you are registered to take two packaged courses (6 credits)

Other requirements

  • Maintain 2.7 Masters and 3.0 Doctoral GPA at Carey 

Limitations

  • The bursary covers tuition only for Carey Theological College courses. Students are responsible for all other fees and expenses related to technology, textbooks, research resources, travel, and program-related courses.
  • Financial aid awards and other promotional programs cannot be stacked
  • The courses within the Selected Packaged Course Bursary must be taken consecutively over two semesters in order to receive the Bursary
  • The courses eligible for the Selected Package Courses Bursary are:
    • Hebrews Package: BIBL 591 Hebrew I and BIBL 592 Hebrew II
    • Greek Package: BIBL 593 Greek I and BIBL 594 Greek II

How to Apply: Please email the Registrar’s Office to receive a Financial Aid application form or click this link to access the application form. 

Application Deadline: 1 month before the first day of each term




Other aid & awards


CANADIAN STUDENT LOANS

Canadian students can apply for student loans through the province where they have been in residence for a minimum of 12 consecutive months, excluding time spent in full-time studies. In order to be eligible for a Canadian student loan, students must enrol in a minimum of 9 credit hours per term over the loan period. Students may contact the appropriate provincial authority to obtain Student Loan Applications.


TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS

Teaching Assistantships are available to selected students. T.A.’s, usually second or third year students, assist professors in various areas such as preparing bibliographies, cataloguing books, filing, monitoring classes, photocopying. Normally, the stipend is applied directly to the student's tuition fees, if 12 credit hours of study are being completed at the time.


CANADIAN BAPTIST OF WESTERN CANADA

Participating in the training of future ministers and the ongoing development of current ministers is an important to the collective work of the denomination. Students with the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada are advised that three types of student aid funds are available. Contact the Office of the Registrar for detailed information.


AWARDS & BURSARIES

Other awards, scholarships and assistance available to students within certain categories are listed in the Academic Catalogue and on the Carey website. For more information you may contact the Office of the Registrar.


Please view the ACADEMIC CATALOGUE for other details such as scholarship, financial aid, and other policies.