March 1 Deadline for Need-Based Grants Application, Waived Fee

DALLAS (SMU) – The deadline for applying for tuition grants and annual conference endowment grants offered by Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University is March 1, 2015. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis to current students and students who have been admitted for fall 2015. Learn more about need-based grants.

Prospective students can also take advantage of the waived $50 application fee through March 1. The waived fee is available for applicants to all Master’s degree programs at Perkins.

Perkins is committed to helping students make their theological education affordable, according to Tracy Anne Allred, director of Student Services.

“Applicants who apply now have a great opportunity to access financial resources to help support a top quality theological education here Perkins School of Theology. As you respond to your call to ministry in whatever form it takes, Perkins will be on your financial aid team,” she said.

In order to be considered for need-based grants, prospective students must have completed both their Perkins admissions application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) via the Internet at, by March 1. Applicants should enter the SMU school code (003613) when completing this on-line form. Submit or complete applications here.

For additional information, contact Herbert Coleman,, 214.768.2139; or Mary Gallegos Rubio at or 214.768.2293.

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Perkins School of Theology, founded in 1911, is one of five official University-related schools of theology of The United Methodist Church. Degree programs include the Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Music, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Ministry, and Doctor of Ministry, as well as the Ph.D., in cooperation with The Graduate Program in Religious Studies at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.