Tuition, Fees and Payment

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

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Please Note

The Board of Trustees approves tuition rate changes on an annual basis. Information on this page is subject to change.


Tuition and Fees

MASTER OF DIVINITY (M.DIV.)
MASTER OF DIVINITY (M.DIV)  
TOTAL CREDITS 78
APPROXIMATELY 8 SEMESTERS TO COMPLETE
APPLICATION FEE $25.00
TUITION TOTAL – $710 PER CREDIT HOUR $55,380.00
ACTIVITY FEE – $30 PER SEMESTER $240.00
ALUMNI FEE – $15 PER SEMESTER $120.00
TECHNOLOGY FEE – $200 PER SEMESTER $1,600.00
TRANSCULUTURAL FEE – $75 PER CREDIT HOUR $5,850.00
ORIENTATION – $160 (1ST SEMESTER ONLY) $160.00
GRADUATION FEE – $85 (GRADUATING SEMESTER ONLY) $85.00
TOTAL $63,460.00


DISCLAIMER: INFORMATION IS BASED ON THE 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR. TUITION AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO INCREASE EVERY ACADEMIC YEAR.
THIS INFORMATION IS AN ESTIMATE OF TUITION & FEES. A STUDENT’S PACE AND CLASS AVAILABILITY WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON FINAL COST & PROGRAM LENGTH.

For additional questions or assistance with determining cost, please contact Student Billing.

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY (D.MIN.)
DOCTOR OF MINISTRY (D.MIN)  
TOTAL SEMESTERS 6
*THE D.MIN PROGRAM TUITION & FEES ARE BASED ON TOTAL SEMESTERS NOT CREDIT HOURS
APPLICATION FEE $25.00
TUITION TOTAL – $4475 PER SEMESTER $26,850.00
DOCTORAL AUDIO FEE – $25 PER SEMESTER $150.00
ALUMNI FEE – $15 PER SEMESTER $90.00
TECHNOLOGY FEE – $200 PER SEMESTER $1,200.00
CANDIDACY REVIEW – $300 (SEMESTER 4 ONLY) $300.00
INTENSIVE FEE – $400 PER SEMESTER $2,400.00
ORIENTATION – $160 (1ST SEMESTER ONLY) $160.00
GRADUATION FEE – $750 (GRADUATING SEMESTER ONLY) $750.00
TOTAL $32,075.00


DISCLAIMER: INFORMATION IS BASED ON THE 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR. TUITION AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO INCREASE EVERY ACADEMIC YEAR.
THIS INFORMATION IS AN ESTIMATE OF TUITION & FEES. A STUDENT’S PACE AND CLASS AVAILABILITY WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON FINAL COST & PROGRAM LENGTH.

For additional questions or assistance with determining cost, please contact Student Billing.

CERTIFICATE OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (C.T.S.)
CERTIFICATE OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (C.T.S.)  
TOTAL CREDITS 24
APPROXIMATELY 4 SEMESTERS TO COMPLETE
APPLICATION FEE $25.00
TUITION TOTAL – $710 PER CREDIT HOUR $17,040.00
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 $18,205.00


DISCLAIMER: INFORMATION IS BASED ON THE 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR. TUITION AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO INCREASE EVERY ACADEMIC YEAR.
THIS INFORMATION IS AN ESTIMATE OF TUITION & FEES. A STUDENT’S PACE AND CLASS AVAILABILITY WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON FINAL COST & PROGRAM LENGTH.

For additional questions or assistance with determining cost, please contact Student Billing.

MASTER OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES (M.A.C.M.)
MASTER OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY (M.A.C.M.)  
TOTAL CREDITS 45
APPROXIMATELY 4 SEMESTERS TO COMPLETE
APPLICATION FEE $25.00
TUITION TOTAL – $710 PER CREDIT HOUR $31,950.00
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 $33,200.00


DISCLAIMER: INFORMATION IS BASED ON THE 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR. TUITION AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO INCREASE EVERY ACADEMIC YEAR.
THIS INFORMATION IS AN ESTIMATE OF TUITION & FEES. A STUDENT’S PACE AND CLASS AVAILABILITY WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON FINAL COST & PROGRAM LENGTH.

For additional questions or assistance with determining cost, please contact Student Billing.

MASTER OF PASTORAL THEOLOGY (M.P.Th.)
MASTER OF PASTORAL THEOLOGY (MPTh)  
TOTAL CREDITS 36
APPROXIMATELY 3 SEMESTERS TO COMPLETE
APPLICATION FEE $25 (1 TIME ONLY)
TUITION TOTAL – $710 PER CREDIT HOUR $25,560.00
INTENSIVE FEE-$400 PER SEMESTER $1,200.00
ACTIVITY FEE – $30 PER SEMESTER $90.00
ALUMNI FEE – $15 PER SEMESTER $45.00
TAPE FEE – $25 PER SEMESTER $75.00
TECHNOLOGY FEE – $200 PER SEMESTER $600.00
ORIENTATION – $160 (1ST SEMESTER ONLY) $160.00
GRADUATION FEE – $85 (GRADUATING SEMESTER ONLY) $85.00
TOTAL $27,840.00

DISCLAIMER: INFORMATION IS BASED ON THE 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR. TUITION AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO INCREASE EVERY ACADEMIC YEAR.
THIS INFORMATION IS AN ESTIMATE OF TUITION & FEES. A STUDENT’S PACE AND CLASS AVAILABILITY WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON FINAL COST & PROGRAM LENGTH.

For additional questions or assistance with determining cost, please contact Student Billing.

MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (M.T.S.)
MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (M.T.S.)  
TOTAL CREDITS 48
APPROXIMATELY 5 SEMESTERS
APPLICATION FEE $25.00
TUITION TOTAL – $710 PER CREDIT HOUR $34,080.00
ACTIVITY FEE – $30 PER SEMESTER $150.00
ALUMNI FEE – $15 PER SEMESTER $75.00
TECHNOLOGY FEE – $200 PER SEMESTER $1000.00
ORIENTATION – $160 (1ST SEMESTER ONLY) $160.00
GRADUATION FEE – $85 (GRADUATING SEMESTER ONLY) $85.00
TOTAL $35,575.00


DISCLAIMER: INFORMATION IS BASED ON THE 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR. TUITION AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO INCREASE EVERY ACADEMIC YEAR.
THIS INFORMATION IS AN ESTIMATE OF TUITION & FEES. A STUDENT’S PACE AND CLASS AVAILABILITY WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON FINAL COST & PROGRAM LENGTH.

For additional questions or assistance with determining cost, please contact Student Billing.

BASIC GRADUATE OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (B.G.T.S.)
BASIC GRADUATE OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (B.G.T.S.)  
TOTAL CREDITS 27
APPROXIMATELY 3 SEMESTERS TO COMPLETE
APPLICATION FEE $25.00
TUITION TOTAL – $710 PER CREDIT HOUR $19,170.00
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 $20,090.00


DISCLAIMER: INFORMATION IS BASED ON THE 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR. TUITION AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO INCREASE EVERY ACADEMIC YEAR.
THIS INFORMATION IS AN ESTIMATE OF TUITION & FEES. A STUDENT’S PACE AND CLASS AVAILABILITY WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON FINAL COST & PROGRAM LENGTH.

For additional questions or assistance with determining cost, please contact Student Billing.

CERTIFICATE IN CHURCH PLANTING (C.C.P.)
CERTIFICATE IN CHURCH PLANTING (C.C.P.)  
TOTAL SEMESTERS 2
APPLICATION FEE $25.00
TUITION TOTAL – $840 PER COURSE $1,680.00
TECHNOLOGY FEE – $60 PER SEMESTER $120.00
TOTAL $1,825.00


DISCLAIMER: INFORMATION IS BASED ON THE 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR. TUITION AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO INCREASE EVERY ACADEMIC YEAR.
THIS INFORMATION IS AN ESTIMATE OF TUITION & FEES. A STUDENT’S PACE AND CLASS AVAILABILITY WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON FINAL COST & PROGRAM LENGTH.

For additional questions or assistance with determining cost, please contact Student Billing.

Cost of Attending

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.

2016-2017 Semester Financial Aid Budgets

Master of Divinity Students
Tuition & Fees*
$7,310.00
Estimated Living Expenses
$8,794.00
Estimated Cost of Books
$500.00
Estimated Transportation
$2,282.00
Total Student Budget
$18,886.00

*Tuition & Fees are based on 9 credits

All Other Masters Students
Tuition & Fees*
$6,635.00
Estimated Living Expenses
$8,794.00
Estimated Cost of Books
$500.00
Estimated Transportation
$2,282.00
Total Student Budget
$18,211.00

*Tuition & Fees are based on 9 credits


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.