Financial aid is awarded to those who qualify. Starr King awards scholarships to MDiv and MASC students who demonstrate need and request assistance by applying for the SKSM Institutional Scholarship Application.
For Starr King Institutional Tuition Scholarships, you must complete the following:
Students must complete the following:
- File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year with the federal processor online at www.fafsa.gov. Please note the following:
- If applicable, use prior-year tax information if you have not yet filed a federal income tax return and then update the information once you complete your taxes or use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) of the FAFSA, if eligible.
- The SKSM federal school code is G04080
- Complete and return the SKSM Institutional Tuition Scholarship Application
The table below shows the expected timelines for the Starr King ITSAs for the 2018 -2019 and 2019-2020 academic years. Please note that the Last Review deadline for the 2019-20 academic year will be June 1, 2019. The purpose of the 2nd review is to award any relinquished funds and additional contributions received after the 1st Review.
Deadline (Fall-1st Review)
|Letters out to students||5/1-5/15/2020||5/1-5/15/2021|
Deadline (Fall-2nd Review)
|Letters out to students||6/15-6/30/2020||6/17-7/1/2021|
Deadline (Spring-1st Review)
|Letters out to students||12/1-12/15/2020||12/2-12/16/2021|
To apply for financial aid, first, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
If you have any questions, please contact the SKSM Financial Aid Office at (510) 859-4611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starr King Institutional Tuition Scholarships are awarded through an internal process by the Scholarship Committee, a subcommittee of the Admissions and Scholarship Committee. The Scholarship Committee considers the financial need of each applicant as well as the school’s commitment to educating to counter oppressions and our desire to manifest a just, multiracial, multicultural learning community. Students apply for financial aid during the spring semester to receive assistance for the following academic year. The school is approved for federally guaranteed student loans and veteran’s benefits.
Starr King’s financial aid resources include:
- Endowed scholarship funds
- Unitarian Universalist Association scholarship funds
- Other (non-UUA) scholarship funds
- John Buehrens Scholarship
- Tsubaki Grand Shrine Scholarship
- Balázs Scholarship (awarded every year to a Unitarian minister from Transylvania for a year of study at Starr King School)
- Davidoff Fund Scholarship Application
- Institutional Tuition Scholarship Awards
- Justice Collaborators Fund
- Growth and Learning stipends
- Federal Work Study funds
- Federally guaranteed student loans and veterans benefits
- Scholarships and grants from sources beyond the school
- In addition to the above funds, the school regularly solicits gifts and grants for student tuition scholarship awards