Admissions at EMS Lancaster

Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Lancaster is an extension site of Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg, Va.

Application for Admission

Application for Admission to the STEP program
Application for Admission for a non-degree, part-time course of study
Application for Admission to the M.Div. or graduate certificate programs

Financial Aid

Financial aid eligibility requires admission as a degree-seeking student and enrollment of at least half-time (5 or more credits/semester). The following link provides the financial aid information and forms for the 2017-18 academic year: The Financial Aid Checklist is an essential document that provides information about the seminary financial aid programs, forms and process. Please use it to guide your completion of applications and to monitor your progress.

Church Matching Grant

  • Half-time students (5-8 credits/semester) may receive annual matching grants (dollar for dollar) of $1000 per award year (includes fall, spring and summer terms.)
  • Full-time students (9 or more credits/semester) may receive annual matching grants of up to $1,000 for the first $1000 received (1:1 match) and an additional 1:4 match for any amount over $1000.
    Church matching grant application

Student Loans

Graduate students are eligible for Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Graduate PLUS Loans. Inquire with EMS Lancaster staff for more information.

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