STEP Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition is $330 per credit hour or $3300 per year. We encourage congregations and districts to cover tuition costs for their pastors.

How can I pay for STEP?

LMC Leadership Education Grant and Urban Education Assistance Fund

Lancaster Mennonite Conference provides scholarship funds to support credentialed and emerging leaders with tuition costs and/or educational materials for leadership education and training.

  • LEG Application deadlines: September 30, January 31, May 31,
    Awards generally range from $100-$500, limit two per year per applicant.
  • Urban Education Assistance deadline is July 1.
    For more information visit our website LMC, or call LMC at 717-293-5246 × 112.

MC USA Charlotte Holsopple Glick Pastoral Leadership matching grants and loans

Available for conference ministers, bi-vocational pastors, people exploring ministry for the first time; priority given to female applicants

  • Grants and loans are primarily for people in Mennonite Church schools/programs
    the maximum grant amount is $250; the maximum loan amount is $500
  • Application deadlines: February 1, September 1

EMM Church Investment Loan Fund

Eastern Mennonite Missions will provide loans to congregations that can be used to cover STEP tuition costs

  • Application deadlines: January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1
  • If you have questions, contact EMM at 717-898-2251

TMS Tuition Management Systems

Eastern Mennonite University has contracted with TMS to process Checking or Savings Account payments and Credit Card payments

  • Contact EMU at Lancaster for more information at 717-397-5190

Conference and church wide resources

Leadership development grants are available through Mennonite Church USA conferences and the Mennonite Education Agency.