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Ministerial Education Fund

Ministerial Education Fund


The United Methodist Church created the Ministerial Education Fund to help offer funding to candidates for ordination who are pursuing a Masters level theological degree. 

Each student must contact their conference to determine what requirements are needed to qualify to receive the funds. Contact information is listed below:

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Memphis Theological Seminary
Office of Financial Aid
Brown-Shannon Building, Room B205
168 East Parkway South 
Memphis, TN 38104

E: financialaid@MemphisSeminary.edu
P: 901.334.5887
F: 901.458.8232

MTS SCHOOL CODE

G10529

ARKANSAS CONFERENCE

Nancy Meredith
501.324.8033
arumc.org

NORTH ALABAMA CONFERENCE

Cindi Patsios
205.226.7970
cpatsios@umcna.org

MEMPHIS CONFERENCE

Rev. Nancy Varden
nancyvarden@gmail.com

MISSISSIPPI CONFERENCE

Dorothy Ellis
601.354.0515 ext 7031
dellis@mississippi-umc.org
confregistrar@mississippi-umc.org

*This particular MEF is a service loan. After gaining approval from the conference, the student must submit a funding request form to the Office of Financial Aid for each semester the student is seeking funding.

Click here, for the form.

Important Websites

Selective Service                          ⊕ Social Security Administration                                 ⊕ National Student Loan Data System

FAFSA                                            ⊕ StudentLoans.gov                                                       ⊕ Department of Homeland Security

IRS                                                 ⊕ TN Higher Education Commission                            ⊕ Financial Aid & Repayment Calculators

Cumberland Presbyterian Service Loan

Cumberland Presbyterian Service Loan


The Office of Financial Aid is partnering with other Presbyteries to provide service loans to MTS students who serve in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. This includes lay church workers and ordained ministers who plan on serving in an approved ministry through their presbytery. By utilizing this service loan, the student agrees that for every full academic year of financial assistance, the student will give one full year of full-time service. To apply for the CP Service Loan, complete the CP application by May 31st or November 30th, click here for the CP Service Loan application.

SERVICE LOAN TIMELINE:

CONNECT WITH US

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Memphis Theological Seminary
Office of Financial Aid
Brown-Shannon Building, Room B205
168 East Parkway South 
Memphis, TN 38104

E: financialaid@MemphisSeminary.edu
P: 901.334.5887
F: 901.458.8232

MTS SCHOOL CODE

G10529

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Upon RECIEPT of Service Loan

Every semester a student must sign for the amount of funds that they will receive for the CP Service Loan on the Multi-Year Memorandum of Note.

To access form,  click here

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BEFORE Graduation

Recipients of the Service Loan must complete an EXIT INTERVIEW with the Director of Financial Aid.

To access form,  click here

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AFTER Graduation

After graduation, each Service Loan recipient is required to turn in a Student Verification Form completed by the Stated Clerk. This form is due by May 1st and November 1st of each year.

To access form,  click here

Important Websites

Selective Service                          ⊕ Social Security Administration                                 ⊕ National Student Loan Data System

FAFSA                                            ⊕ StudentLoans.gov                                                       ⊕ Department of Homeland Security

IRS                                                 ⊕ TN Higher Education Commission                            ⊕ Financial Aid & Repayment Calculators