Tuition and Fees

Fee Schedule for Academic Year 2015-16

Programmatic Fees

First Theological Level (MDiv/MAR/MAPL/Special)
Tuition per course unit (most students)$1,590
Tuition per course unit (MAR-PL/MAPL)
$ 1,770/$1,880
Graduation fee (degrees/certificates)$300/$100See note (1)
Test out fee$350
Internship fee (per semester)$500
Seminary services fee (per semester)$225See note (2)
Student Body dues (per semester)$20
Extension fee (per semester after tenth year)$350
Advanced Level (STM/DMin/Advanced Certificate)
Tuition per course unit$1,695
Graduation fee (degrees/certificates)$450/$100See note (1)
STM/DMin Program Continuation (per year)$250
STM/DMin Program Extension$325
STM thesis/DMin project fees$825
STM oral examination$200
DMin Colloquia fees
   Colloquium I$575
   Colloquium 2$550
Seminary services fee (per semester)$100See note (2)
Doctoral Level (PhD)
Tuition per year (full-time students)$16,725
PhD Dissertation fee$1,250
Graduation fee$450 See note (1)
Tuition per course unit (non-LTSP students)$2,590
Continuing education fee per course unit (PhDs only)$875
Audit fee per course unit (non-matriculants)$875
Continuation fee (per semester after second year)$350
Seminary services fee (per semester)$100See note (2)
Students Not Admitted to Seminary
Non-degree tuition (1st Theol level)$1,590
Non-degree tuition (Advanced Level)$1,695
Continuing Education tuition (per course unit)$600
Audit fee (per course unit, except PhD students)$550
     Senior citizen/student spouse audit fee$350
Seminary services fee (non-degree &
continuing ed, per term)


Application fee$50
Late registration fee (courses for credit)$60
Reinstatement fee$50
Affiliation fee$900
     Late affiliation fee $1,000
Vehicle registration fee (per semester)$50 See note (3)
Payment plan application fee$125
Returned check fee$50
Collection agency fee$ 300


Jacobs Studio$7,200
Apartment monthly rents (not including 6% utility surcharge)See note (4)
     One bedroom$1,000
     Two bedrooms$1,150
     Three bedrooms$1,350


  1. Graduation fees are assessed in full, regardless of whether students can attend Commencement or own their own regalia.
  2. Seminary services fees are levied on all matriculated students, whether or not they are taking courses that semester, unless the student is on official leave of absence, approved by the Faculty.
  3. Fee applies to all students who bring cars onto campus because of campus residence or participation in courses. Fee accompanies registration of vehicles with Security. Registration grants the privilege to park on campus but does not guarantee a place to park.
  4. Apartments are unfurnished but include refrigerator and range.

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