Institutional Tuition Waiver Policy
VES waivers are limited to the availability of funds and will be awarded annually to any student based on moral/spiritual character, financial need, ministry, and GPA. Waivers are valid for one calendar year (January through December, expiring on December 31 of each year. Each year the student must reapply for benefits. If approved, the student must complete at least 12 units per year to retain waiver benefits. Mandatory enrollments are prorated based on the time of year your waiver application is submitted. In addition, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) must be maintained in order to retain benefits. If the student’s GPA falls below 3.0 during a calendar year, all waiver/scholarship benefits will be forfeited at the beginning of the following year.
Veritas Evangelical Seminary does not accept federal student loans or other federal aid programs. VES operates on a no-debt policy and encourages students to approach their tuition in like manner. Inquire at the Business Office for availability of VES institutional scholarships/waivers. They are available to degree/certificate students who have usually completed a minimum of nine (9) graduate units of coursework with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better, ministry worker, missionary, or who have current financial hardship. Scholarship/waiver applications may be requested from the Business Office and returned to the Financial Aid Committee (at the Busi-ness Office) for evaluation. Each scholarship award is based on financial need, Christian character, G.P.A., ministry involvement, and academic status. Awards are distributed prior to the registration period. Students who receive tuition waivers and scholarships shall not be required to repay the funds or its value to the institution. All Financial Aid Committee decisions are final. VES scholarships and waivers do not have to be repaid by the student. Award recipients whose semester GPA falls below 3.0 in a calendar year (January—December) or do not complete at least 6 courses per year are considered lacking Satisfactory Academic Progress, meaning the award may be revoked.
VES Tuition Waiver Award Schedule
Pastors/Full-time Missionary/Full-time Ministry Workers/Veterans – 30% Flat Waiver
Part-time Ministry Workers – 10% Flat Waiver
Non-ministry Need Based – Up to 30% Tuition Waiver
Selected academic programs of study at Veritas Evangelical Seminary are approved for students who qualify for the Montgomery GI Bill, Active Duty/Selected Reserves and Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program, VA Vocational Rehabilitation, Post 9/11 GI Bill, and Tuition Assistance. Each program depends on a person’s eligibility and duty status and is administered differently. Please contact the seminary’s VA Certification Officer (714.966.8500) for general information. Prospective students can also be served by contacting the Admissions Office at the same number or emailing [email protected].
To apply for GI Bill Education Benefits, contact the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and speak with a Veterans Benefits Counselor at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or visit their website at benefits.va.gov/gibill. The website contains a wealth of information about the various education benefits administered by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA is responsible for determining eligibility and making decisions regarding payment of education benefits. Once you have applied for benefits, the VA will mail you a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility after they have determined your eligibility. Upon its availability, provide a copy to the institution as well as a copy of your DD-214 (if applicable). A student must be admitted to the institution and registered for courses in an approved degree-seeking program in order to be certified for veteran’s and dependent education benefits.
To get started contact the Department of Veterans Affairs in your local area or at the website above.
Institution-Wide Non-Discrimination Policy
Veritas Evangelical Seminary, a private religious non-profit educational institution, is committed to equality of educational and employment opportunity and will not discriminate against applicants, the retention of students, or the selection, retention, and advancement of VES personnel on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, prior military service, or any other basis prohibited by law (Rom. 2:11; 12:1-2; Gal. 3:28). Federal guidelines (Sections 702-703 of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act) clearly recognize the right of private non-profit religious institutions to seek personnel who will support the mission, educational goals, and doctrinal statement of the institution. Being an applicant, student, or employee at Veritas Evangelical Seminary requires a commitment and lifestyle consistent with the institution’s mission, goals, and doctrinal statement. VES reserves the right to deny admission, advancement, or retention of individuals, who by past academic experience or job performance, or lifestyle decisions, demonstrate they are not in harmony with the mission, goals, and content published in the VES handbooks or the doctrinal statement of the institution (Jam. 3:1; 1 Tim. 3:1-16; 2 Tim. 3:5).