Cost and


We’re dedicated to providing a seminary education that’s as accessible as it is impactful.

Investing in the future

Earlham School of Religion graduates do and become almost anything. Whether you’re hoping to enter traditional ministry or are looking for an education that will support you in developing new and creative ways of ministering to the world, ESR can help you realize your calling for good.

Financial aid at ESR

ESR students have the opportunity to take advantage of merit-based and need-based financial aid to help meet their expenses. We encourage you to explore these options, and to work with the ESR Business Manager to fit these into a plan that will allow you to complete your education while working with your budget.

Tuition and fees

We understand that cost is a key factor in your decision to pursue graduate studies. Learn more about ESR’s tuition and fees.

Types of aid and scholarships

We will work with you to identify scholarships and other forms of aid that can help you pursue your educational goals.

How to apply for aid

Learn more about how you can apply for financial aid for your ESR education.


The cost of a graduate theological degree at the Earlham School of Religion is an investment in your future. It should be undertaken with an informed plan to meet your educational and living expenses while at ESR. The ESR Business Manager can assist you in creating a plan that helps you avoid undue financial pressure, excessive employment, or unmanageable indebtedness.

Next steps

Ministry isn’t just a vocation or a calling—it’s a way of being in this world, seeking to make it whole. Earlham School of Religion is ready to support you in answering your own call to ministry, whatever shape it takes.