It is expected that Doctor of Ministry students will continue to work in their ministry settings even as they study and complete their research project culminating in their dissertations. Their parish or church must be supportive of their DMin work and ideally supportive financially as well. Limited financial assistance is available through Trinity in the form of need-based scholarships and student loans. Students who qualify for Veterans’ Affairs Benefits and Vocational Rehabilitation Funds should contact the Director of Financial Aid .

Doctor of Ministry Scholarships
Limited scholarship funds and student assistance funds may be available for Doctor of Ministry students with demonstrated need. These funds are for full-time Doctor of Ministry students in good standing. A student is considered full-time in the Doctor of Ministry program when he or she is enrolled for a minimum of two classes per year (one class per term.) Janani Luwum Scholars are not eligible to apply. If you would like to apply for this limited assistance, please complete the Doctor of Ministry Scholarship Application .

Direct Stafford Loan Program
The Federal Direct Stafford Load Program is available to any DMin student enrolled for 3 credits per term at minimum. The student must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.  The current annual fixed interest rate is 6.8%. Please contact the Director of Financial Aid to apply.

How Is Financial Need Determined?
Financial Need is calculated by subtracting the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and other sources of aid from the Cost of Attendance (COA). The EFC is the number assigned by the Department of Education as a result of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Cost of Attendance
– Other Aid
Financial Need

Determining the Cost of Attendance
To determine each student’s demonstrated financial need, Trinity uses the following tuition charges and budgets based on the average cost of participating in the Doctor of Ministry program. Although actual travel, meals and housing expenses for a student may vary, this budget will be used to determine a student’s eligibility for student loans or recommendation for DMin scholarships.

Cost of Attendance
2015-2016 Academic Year

May 1, 2015 – April 30, 2016
Tuition Based on Two Courses *

(one course per term)

Books $ 460
Meals $ 500
Housing $1,000
Travel ** $1,500
Total $ 5,854

* Tuition fee per credit is $399
** Travel costs will vary due to traveling distance

DMin Academic Terms

  • Summer Term   May 1- Oct 15
  • Winter Term      Nov 16- Apr 30

Trinity Doctor of Ministry Alumni
Graduates of Trinity’s Doctor of Ministry program can take further courses at 50% of the tuition cost.