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The Ecumenical Theological Education Grant provides tuition support to all full-time domestic students registered in the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program and who are in the ordination process of our approved United Church of Canada ecumenical partners.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The student must be enrolled in the Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree program at Emmanuel College.
  2. The student must be a Canadian citizen, Native Canadian, permanent resident or protected person, and qualifies to pay domestic tuition rates as defined by the University of Toronto.
  3. The incoming student must submit a letter from their denomination confirming their status in the ordination process.
  4. A returning student must submit confirmation that their status in the ordination process is in good standing.
  5. A grant application is required and due by August 30 of each year.
  6. The student must be registered full-time during the academic year (September to December and/or January to April). The standard course load is 2.5 full-course equivalent (FCE) credits per fall or winter session.
  7. The tuition grant will cover up to 50 per cent of the cost of tuition in the first 5.0 FCE credit group, 75 per cent in the second 5.0 FCE credit group and 100 per cent in the final 5.0 FCE credit group.
  8. Courses taken in the summer session are included in the grant only if they are Emmanuel College courses and up to 1.0 FCE.
  9. The grant period limit is up to the first 3 years of study.
  10. The grant cannot be deferred, transferred or extended.
  11. A recipient of this grant is ineligible for Emmanuel College financial assistance (bursary).
  12. If the student receives external support aside from government student loans that covers the equivalent of this grant, the student will be ineligible for the grant.
  13. A student who has been granted fewer than 5.0 FCE on-admission transfer or shared credit courses towards the MDiv degree is eligible for a pro-rated tuition grant. The college registrar will explain how the tuition grant will apply in this circumstance.
  14. A student who receives 5.0 FCE on-admission transfer or shared credit courses towards the MDiv degree is viewed as having completed the first credit group.
  15. A student who has been granted a minimum of 5.0 FCE and up to a maximum of 7.50 FCE on-admission transfer or shared credit courses is eligible for a pro-rated tuition grant. The college registrar will explain how the tuition grant will apply in this circumstance.
  16. A MDiv student concurrently registered in another conjoint degree or certificate program cannot apply the tuition grant to courses that are applicable to the other program. If this is the case, the college has the right to ask the student to pay back the grant.
  17. Courses dropped after the 100 per cent refund date of each session will be counted towards the FCE total limit, and any remaining balance cannot be transferred or extended.
  18. If a student’s registration status changes from full-time to part-time, the college may request the student to pay back a portion of the grant.
  19. If a student’s ordination status is suspended or withdrawn during the course of study, the college reserves the right to request the student to pay back a portion of the grant.
  20. Paying the tuition portion, regular applicable incidental, ancillary and other fees in a timely manner are the responsibility of the student.
  21. A student must be in good academic standing. A student who is no longer in good standing may not be able to continue to benefit from the tuition grant at the discretion of the Basic Degree Committee and the Basic Degree Financial Assistance Committee.  The college may request the student to pay back a portion of the grant.
  22. Payment of the tuition grant is processed and deposited into a student’s ACORN account after the last day to drop without academic penalty in each session.
  23. The following courses are excluded from the grant: Letter of Permission or Supervised Pastoral Education (SPE) unit that has no fee charge.
  24. Extra courses above and beyond the program requirements are excluded. The college reserves the right to request the student to pay back a portion of the grant.