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Accessible & Affordable

Seminary Cost & Financial Aid


Every seminarian deserves access to an affordable education. We have the resources to make it happen.

A top-quality seminary education is both accessible and affordable at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. We believe financial obstacles should never stand in the way of your learning or your call to ministry.

Jay Ortiz

This program has challenged, encouraged and motivated me to become a better chaplain for all those that I鈥檓 able to reach both in public safety as well as the general public.

Chaplain Jay Ortiz, City of North Myrtle Beach, Department of Public Safety

Cost of Attendance


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You want to serve and to lead, and we want to help. At LTSS, our mission is to glorify God by preparing seminarians to be equipped to serve as transformational leaders for church and society. In our view, affordability should not be a barrier to earn your master鈥檚 degree.

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Types of Financial Aid


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Learn what we offer in types of financial aid options to support your calling.

LTSS students who are eligible can receive federal financial aid in the form of grants and loans, veterans benefits and partial to full-tuition scholarships. 

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Scholarships


We are committed to offering generous scholarships and grants to students of all denominations. ELCA students who receive a Fund for Leaders tuition grant receive an LTSS grant which covers up to the full cost of on-campus housing.

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Paying Your Bill


You will be responsible for paying your tuition, fees and other charges each semester, and we provide several methods to pay.

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Financial Aid Staff


We are here to help answer your financial aid questions and help you achieve your educational goals.

Associate Director of Financial Aid
625 7th Ave NE, LRU 7227
Hickory, NC 28601
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Director of Financial Aid
625 7th Ave NE, LRU 7227
Hickory, NC 28601
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Pastor Kermit Moss

Moss is nearing completion of his doctoral degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and he will teach courses on practical theology, Black church studies and hip hop culture.

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Chad Rimmer appears via Zoom on the large screen at Q&A session in Belk Centrum

Keeping the lines of communication open, the Rev Dr. Chad Rimmer took questions from LTSS alumni to provide updates and clarity about the seminary's upcoming relocation.

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