Yes, Seminarians receiving Siebert financial aid support who are already enrolled in the TEEM, EIIT, SMP, or Pastoral Studies Institute will continue to receive their funding until ordination or reaching their lifetime maximum for funding ($15,000).
Siebert financial aid support for seminarians who are NOT enrolled in TEEM, EIIT, SMP, or Pastoral Studies Institute will be phased out per the following schedule:
- Academic year 2018-19: students will receive 75% of the allocation received in 2017-18.
- Academic year 2019-20: students will receive 50% of the allocation received in 2017-18.
New admissions to Lutheran seminaries for the 2018-19 academic year and beyond will not be eligible for Siebert financial aid, unless the new students are enrolled via TEEM, EIIT, SMP, Pastoral Studies Institute or an equivalent alternative track program.