Tuition, Fees and Payment

Contact: financialaid@united.edu

United Theological Seminary strives to make theological education affordable through reasonable tuition costs, contextual education placements and a comprehensive financial aid and scholarship program.

COST OF ATTENDANCE

Direct charges for tuition and fee rates are set on an annual basis by the Board of Trustees. Variable expenses such as books, transportation and personal living expenses are set by the Office of Financial Aid and are based on average student expenses and federal guidelines.

The Office of Financial Aid establishes the annual student expense budget which represents the maximum amount of financial aid a student may receive over a standard academic year (fall/spring). Included in the student expense budget are commonly accepted educational expense allowances for items such as tuition, fees, books, transportation, and personal spending in accordance with federal regulations.

These annual student expense budgets reflect average cost of attendance figures. If you register for more than the budgeted amount or if your projected personal expenses are higher than our estimate, you are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid to discuss your needs and the possibility of increasing your individual personal expense allowance.

2018-2019 Semester Financial Aid Budgets

Master of Divinity Students
Tuition AND Fees* $7,625.00
Estimated Living Expenses $8,794.00
Estimated Cost of Books $500.00
Estimated Transportation $2,282.00
Total Student Budget $19,201.00

*Tuition and Fees are based on 9 credits

All Other Masters Students
Tuition AND Fees* $6,950.00
Estimated Living Expenses $8,794.00
Estimated Cost of Books $500.00
Estimated Transportation $2,282.00
Total Student Budget $18,526.00

*Tuition and Fees are based on 9 credits

TUITION AND FEES
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
NOTE: The DMin program tuition and fees are based on total semesters not credit hours.
Total Semesters: 6
Tuition Total — $4,700 per semester $28,200.00
Alumni Fee — $15 per semester $90.00
Technology Fee — $200 per semester $1,200.00
Intensive Fee — $425 per semester $2,550.00
Orientation — $160 (1st semester only) $160.00
Candidacy Review — $200 (4th semester only) $300.00
Graduation Fee — $750 (graduating semester only) $750.00
Total $33,250.00
Master of Divinity (MDiv)
Total Credits: 78
Total Semesters: Approximately 8
Tuition Total — $745 per credit hour $58,110.00
Activity Fee — $30 per semester $240.00
Alumni Fee — $15 per semester $120.00
Technology Fee — $200 per semester $5,850.00
Transcultural Fee — $75 per credit hour $160.00
Orientation — $160 (1st semester only) $160.00
Graduation Fee — $85 (graduating semester only) $85.00
Total $66,165.00
Master of Arts in Christian Ministries (MACM)
Total Credits: 45
Total Semesters: Approximately 4
Tuition Total — $745 per credit hour $33,525.00
Activity Fee — $30 per semester $120.00
Alumni Fee — $15 per semester $60.00
Technology Fee — $200 per semester $800.00
Orientation — $160 (1st semester only) $160.00
Graduation Fee — $85 (graduating semester only) $85.00
Total $34,750.00
Master of Ministry (MMin)
Total Credits: 36
Total Semesters: Approximately 3
Tuition Total — $745 per credit hour $26,820.00
Intensive Fee — $400 per semester $1,200.00
Activity Fee — $30 per semester $90.00
Alumni Fee — $15 per semester $45.00
Technology Fee — $200 per semester $600.00
Orientation — $160 (1st semester only) $160.00
Graduation Fee — $85 (graduating semester only) $85.00
Total $29,000.00
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
Total Credits: 48
Total Semesters: Approximately 5
Tuition Total — $745 per credit hour $35,760.00
Activity Fee — $30 per semester $150.00
Alumni Fee — $15 per semester $75.00
Technology Fee — $200 per semester $1,000.00
Orientation — $160 (1st semester only) $160.00
Graduation Fee — $85 (graduating semester only) $85.00
Total $37,230.00
Basic Graduate of Theological Studies (BGTS)
Total Credits: 27
Total Semesters: Approximately 3
Tuition Total — $745 per credit hour $20,115.00
Activity Fee — $30 per semester $90.00
Alumni Fee — $15 per semester $45.00
Technology Fee — $200 per semester $600.00
Orientation — $160 (1st semester only) $160.00
Total $21,010.00
Certificate of Theological Studies (CTS)
Total Credits: 24
Total Semesters: Approximately 4
Tuition Total — $745 per credit hour $17,880.00
Activity Fee — $30 per semester $120.00
Alumni Fee — $15 per semester $60.00
Technology Fee — $200 per semester $800.00
Orientation — $160 (1st semester only) $160.00
Total $19,020.00
Certificate in Church Planting (CCP)
Total Semesters: 2
Tuition Total — $840 per course $1,680.00
Technology Fee — $60 per semester $120.00
Total $1,800.00
Pre-Doctoral Certificate (Pre-Doc)
Total Credits: 24
Total Semesters: Approximately 3
Tuition Total — $745 per credit hour $17,880.00
Technology Fee — $200 per semester $600.00
Total $18,480.00

PLEASE NOTE: Information on this page is based on the 2018-2019 academic year. Tuition and fees are subject to increase every academic year. This information is an estimate of tuition and fees. A student’s pace and course availability will have an impact on final cost and program length. For additional questions or assistance with determining cost, please contact student billing.

PAYMENT

Contact: studentbilling@united.edu

Payment Policy for All Students

All tuition and fees must be paid at the time of registration. Any outstanding charges from the previous semester will delay course registration until such charges are met. Failure to pay tuition in a timely manner may result in loss of academic credit for that semester. Students anticipating graduation must pay in full all financial obligations to the school at least eight days prior to the date of commencement.

United permits payment by cash, check, Discover Card, Visa or MasterCard. All payments are to be made directly to the Business Office. Inquiries regarding payment and payment options should be directed to the Business Office.

 

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Deferred Payment Plans for Full-Time Students

Doctoral students may arrange to pay tuition and fees for the fall or spring semesters on a deferred basis, subject to the following provisions:

  • It is the student’s responsibility to see that all payments reach the Business Office on or before the payment deadlines or agreed upon dates, whether or not a bill has been received.
  • Students may pay their tuition for a semester in four monthly installments. Contact the Business Office for details.
  • Charges incurred during the semester/term are due in full upon receipt of written notice from the Business Office and are payable in addition to any deferred payment obligations.

 

Delinquent Accounts

PLEASE BE AWARE

Students whose financial obligations are not paid in full are NOT eligible to register for the next semester/term or to receive transcripts, grades, enrollment verification or degrees. Financial obligations include tuition, fees, library fines, and all other items billed by the seminary.

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