Financial Assistance at AST

Detailed information on Financial Assistance is available in the current Academic Calendar
(See our Academic Resources page)‌.

AST's bursary fund provides $55,000 annually to students with financial need. Please use this application form (pdf) to apply. The deadline for bursary applications is September 30 each year; awards are usually made by October 31.

AST's entrance scholarship fund totals $90,000. All MDiv and MA applicants are automatically considered for these awards. No separate application process is necessary.

Contact the Academic Office at 902-423-5592 with any questions.


Scholarships and Bursary Opportunities

The Academic Office has compiled detailed listings of scholarship and bursary funding opportunities. Please access the spreadsheet documents below for complete information.


United Church Students

Pine Hill Divinity Hall supports United Church Students studying at AST. All United Church of Canada candidates for ministry certified by Presbytery, District, Synod or Conference Admissions Board, are eligible to apply for financial assistance. Bursaries are also available for a limited number of lay applicants. For more information, contact Brenda Munro at 902-423-3158.

Anglican Students

Full-time theological students studying for ordination in the Anglican Church of Canada may be eligible for tuition assistance. Funding is also available to part-time and non-ordination stream candidates.

Roman Catholic Students

Roman Catholic students may be eligible for financial assistance through the Vocations Office of their diocese.


U.S. Student Loans

Atlantic School of Theology (OPE ID School #04123100) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a deferment-only or eligibility-only institution. While AST is not authorized to certify new U.S. Federal student loans for U.S. students, U.S. students attending AST who have a pre-existing U.S. Federal Student loan may qualify for a temporary suspension of the student loan repayment obligation (an “in-school deferment”) while attending AST at least half-time.

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