Welcome Fall 2020 Admits!
Now that you have been admitted, you can accept your offer by submitting your non-refundable $250 enrollment deposit.
When we have received your deposit, you will be assigned a University ID (UNI) and Union Theological Seminary email address. These two important credentials will provide you access to key university services and allow you to move forward in the enrollment process. You can expect to receive this approximately two weeks after your deposit is submitted.
Consider one of the following options:
- Contact the Admissions Office to be matched with a current student or alumni in your area
- Explore student life at Union and learn more about our Student Senate and Caucus
- Learn more about life after Union, by checking out our Alumni Profiles
- Request a phone appointment with an Admissions Officer
Upcoming Events for Admitted Students
In light of evolving information about COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, we have canceled our in-person Admitted Student Day event and replaced it with several virtual options. Below you will find registration links for several webinars and live streams. Please select as many events that interest you. You will need to RSVP for each event separately. If you can’t attend the live stream, webinars will be recorded and available for viewing below.
Affording the Call: How Do I Fund My Education?
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, March 17, 1:00 -2:00 PM (EST)
Meet our Director of Financial Aid, Melissa Desravines, and learn how to prepare financially for graduate study. We will also explain the nuts and bolts of financial aid at Union.
Housing at Union Webinar
Date: Recorded on Wednesday, March 25, 1:00 – 2:00 PM (EST)
Worried about moving to New York City? Learn more about the below-market housing options available at Union, as well as the supports available to our residential and commuter students.
Stories from the Field: Vocation, Field Ed and Internships
Date: Thursday, March 26, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)
RSVP: Click here
Engage in conversation with current Union students and faculty member, Su Pak, Associate Professor of Integrative and Field-Based Education. This a great opportunity for MDiv students to learn more about our Field Ed program and learn about vocation opportunities, such as chaplaincy, church ministry or nonprofit leadership.
Virtual Open House: A Conversation with Union Faculty
Date: Recorded on Thursday, April 2, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM (EST)
Join us for a Live Stream panel event with Union faculty and staff members, John Thatamanil, Associate Professor of Theology and World Religions, Amy Meverden, Director of The Writing Center / Adjunct, Bible & Exegesis, and Abigail Asgaralli, Registrar.
Virtual Open House: A Conversation with Union Faculty
Date: Recorded on Friday, April 3, 10:30AM – 11:30AM (EST)
Join us for a Live Stream panel event with Union faculty members, Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of EDS at Union and Professor of Theology, Jeremy Hultin, Associate Professor of Biblical Languages, and Abigail Asgaralli, Registrar.
Both merit and need-based scholarships are available to new and continuing full-time students enrolled in a qualifying degree program. Over 90% of Union students receive some form of financial assistance, with the average award covering 50% of tuition or more. Please refer to your Funding Letter for more information about your award.
To be considered for financial aid, you will be required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or via the myStudentAid app on IOS or Android. Please use G02890 as your school code.
Tuition and Fees
Estimated Cost of Attendance
The expenses of individual students will vary considerably. Below provides a reasonable picture of a student’s fixed and discretionary costs for MDiv, MA, and STM degrees, and will be used as the standard for financial aid purposes at Union. Please click here for a more detailed breakdown of Union’s Tuition and Fees.
|Student Activity Fee||$200|
|Health Program Fee||$1,200|
|Books and Supplies||$1,600|
Federal Financial Aid & Student Loans
The following Federal Financial Aid programs are available at Union
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans: Offer up to $20,500 of funding per academic year. Amounts borrowed are subject to interest and a loan origination fee. You are not required to demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this program. This program is subject to a $138,000 lifetime borrowing limit
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans: Pay for expenses not covered by other financial aid. Graduate PLUS loans typically carry a higher interest rate than other federal loan programs and you must not have an adverse credit history (a credit check will be conducted). You are not required to demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this program. You can borrow up to the full cost of attendance minus any other financial aid received.
Federal Work-Study: Union has a limited number of part-time on-campus and off-campus jobs available under the federal work-study program. This is a form of financial aid that does not need to be paid back.
Once you have submitted your enrollment deposit, review the following pages to learn how to prepare for the start of classes.
- Login to your Union Gmail and check it frequently, as all Getting Started forms and instructions will be sent here.
- International Students should review the following page to learn more about the F-1 visa process.
- Complete all required Action Items before you arrive of campus for Union Orientation.