Yale has one of the most distinguished ecumenical theological faculties in the world, and Berkeley at Yale has always been committed to providing Anglican formation at least comparable to denominational seminaries (our leading performance as a an institution on GOEs is one indicator that suggests we are doing quite well!). Our tuition however is relatively high, not compared to other graduate and professional schools in top universities, but certainly compared to other seminaries. This of course reflects directly the costs of that outstanding education, but has sometimes been an obstacle to students considering their seminary options, and who are concerned about living costs and possibly debt.
We have been working for the last number of years with our YDS partners to ensure that more substantial financial aid can allow students to make the choices to which they and their supporters feel called, not on material grounds but educational and vocational ones. We are now delighted to say that from this year MDiv students accepted at Berkeley and Yale are receiving a full tuition scholarship (currently valued at $28,000 annually) and at least a modest annual cash stipend of a few thousand dollars.
Berkeley at Yale admits students who commit to the formational experience on merit regardless of their current status as postulants. To learn more please contact Associate Dean Yejide Peters Pietersen (email@example.com). Application can be made via the YDS admissions site here.