PTC is an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology (ACT). ACT fees are set by the ACT on an annual basis. ACT information about tuition fees is available here. PTC fees are set annually by the Theological Education Committee, the committee that oversees the operations of the College.
Generous donors over many years have provided funds for scholarships and bursaries. These are available to students within the terms stipulated by the donors, and so are available only to students in particular circumstances.
Scholarships that go towards the cost of fees may be available within the following six categories. For categories 3-6, please submit the scholarships application form to the registrar. Categories 1-3 are applied automatically without needing an application form to be submitted.
Presbyterian Home Missioners are encouraged to seek support for their studies from the Ministry Development Committee.
Students with a definite ministry aim for studying are encouraged to seek support from their local congregations.
Bursaries helping towards living expenses are available in limited circumstances to candidates for the ministry in the Presbyterian Church, usually only to those who are not receiving AUSTUDY or equivalent. Forms should be submitted by the end of February to be considered at the March meeting of the Theological Education Committee. Late applications may be considered, but note that all funds may already have been allocated.
If you are struggling to pay your fees during your time at PTC, please speak to the Registrar in the first instance to see if a payment plan can be arranged. If you are facing significant financial hardship, please speak to the Registrar, a lecturer, or the Principal, to see if there may be support services available.
PTC would love to be able to help all students with the cost of study but unfortunately cannot provide scholarships to everyone. The Presbyterian Church of Victoria already substantially underwrites the operations of PTC, and one further way in which PTC seeks to assist students is by offering a free package of Logos Bible software. See the Logos information page for more information.
Fees are payable no later than four weeks from the start of the semester, unless prior arrangements have been made with the Principal. PTC reserves the right to instruct the ACT to withhold exam results if fees have not been paid in full, or if special payment arrangements have not been honoured.