Budgeting and Stewardship

In the NOBTS Financial Aid Office, we believe that you should love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, strength...and money (no matter how much or little of it you may have).  Whether you are an undergraduate student in Leavell College or a seminary student in a graduate or doctoral program, this time in life is likely to bring financial challenges. 

The resources below are designed to help you think carefully about financial challenges, not only during this time in seminary, but throughout your entire life.  It should be noted that NOBTS neither endorses nor partners with the organizations represented below (other than the SBC entities that are included), but we do offer these resources in hope that they will be helpful to you in the months and years to come.


Basic Budget- This PDF file contains the template for a very basic monthly budget.  If you would like to meet with the Financial Aid Director to talk through your financial situation while at NOBTS, please complete this form before coming. 

S.W.A.P. Shop- Free stuff! Sound too good to be true? Well, it's not. Students are able to donate unwanted items, and pick-up donations dropped off by other students and seminary donors.  

Creative Ways to Save Contest- This PDF file includes several ideas from seminary students about how to save money. NOBTS neither endorses nor partners with any company listed in a student's submission, and it should be noted that competitors to these companies almost always offer similar programs and equally good prices.

Family Health Resources- This link will take you to a list of resources designed to minimize the cost of health care while living in New Orleans and/or attending seminary.

Guidestone Financial Resources for Ministers- This site includes a variety of helpful resources and calculators dealing with taxes, retirement, and general budget matters.  (Guidestone is associated with the Southern Baptist Convention.)

UPromise- earn cash rewards when making purchases from hundreds of participating companies, accumulating savings for college or other purposes. Members who sign up for Upromise Loan Link may have their savings automatically transferred to help pay down eligible student loans.

Financial Peace University

Crown Financial Ministries

Services from Sallie Mae

     Student Loan Calculator- Loan calculator from Sallie Mae. 

     Basic Resources- Answers to questions and tuition assistance hotline.

     Scholarship Search- Free, online database of various scholarships.

     Be Debt Savvy- free educational tools that help students establish and maintain good credit. 


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