Life at VTS

VTS Health Insurance

All full-time students are required to have health insurance and to document their coverage at registration. The Seminary offers full-time master's-level students group health and hospitalization coverage with Kaiser Permanente.

Three Kaiser Permanente plans are available to students and their families.
  • DHMO 10- Lowest monthly premiums with a deductible
  • HMO 10- Slightly higher premiums with non deductible
  • Flex I- Highest monthly premiums- offers ability to go outside of network to Participating and Non-Participating Providers.
This plan provides  prescription coverage through plan pharmacy and mail order and Mental Health Services. 

Dental and vision coverage are optional; there are two dental plans and one vision plan available through Dominion for additional monthly costs.  Please see the downloads section for the monthly costs for premiums for Kaiser, Dental and Vision, as well as Summary of Beneifts for the three Kaiser plans and the three Dental/Vision plans.

Eligible students may enroll in the plans effective  August 1st, or at the time of a qualifying life event such as marriage, birth, or loss of other insurance coverage.  Enrollment is through VTS.  Send the Enrollment Form to the attention of Taylor Mather or email the form to him at  Students must be enrolled through VTS and will be billed by VTS in two, 6-month installments.

Students may also search the federal healthcare exchange established under the Affordable Care Act for additional options.

For more information contact Taylor Mather at or by calling (703) 461-1722.

Campus Calendar

List of 3 events.

  • Costan Lecture Series

    2018 Costan Lecture Series - Sin, Racism and the Challenge of Contemplation: A Theological Proposal

    Registration available online here.

    In these three Costan Lectures Sarah Coakley explores afresh the nature of sin and the Fall, and probes the intrinsic relation to contemporary issues of racism and other systemic forms of prejudice. Starting from an analysis of some unexpected events in an American jail, she unfolds a theory of racism as sin (understood as the mis-aggregation of desire and the projective blame of the 'other'). She goes on to consider how sin/racism at its root distorts both sensual and moral perception, and asks under what (contemplative) conditions such a malaise could begin to be healed. Acknowledging the ways in which modern Euro-American racism is itself the product of a Christian culture, she turns back to early modern mystical theology to enquire whether it has any remaining lessons for today's agonies about racial division, and about the strange theological ambiguities of "blackness" and "darkness" that run through them. If writers as diverse as John of the Cross and Howard Thurman see the embracing of contemplative divine darkness as purgative of sin and blindness, what might this mean for the prospects of mutual spiritual redemption and social transformation?

    September 25: In the Jail: Systemic Racism, Contemplation, and the Problem of "Seeing"
    September 26: Reconsidering the Fall: Desire Gone Awry and Its Consequences
    September 27: On the Way to Union? How "Divine Darkness" Convicts the Sin of Racism
    Lettie Pate Evans Multipurpose Room, Addison Academic Center
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  • Morning Worship

    Immanuel Chapel
  • Holy Eucharist

    Immanuel Chapel
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