Basic Eligibility Criteria


In order to apply for financial aid, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen;
  • Be working toward a degree;
  • Be registered with Selective Service (if required, men only);
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress (as defined in the Satisfactory Academic Progress section);
  • Not be in default or owe a refund on a federal grant or federal loan;
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (6 units per semester). A student enrolled at least half-time may apply for federal loans. Students registered for at least 9 units (8 units for Ph.D. students) during the regular fall and spring semesters will be considered for Claremont School of Theology Tuition Scholarships. NOTE: Institutional scholarships do not cover courses taken during the summer or interterm.
  • Not have loans in excess of the aggregate limits of the aid programs
  • Not be disqualified based on a conviction for a drug-related offense while you were enrolled in school and receiving federal student aid