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

Doctor of Ministry Program Tuition and Fees
Application Fee = $80

D.Min. Annual Tuition = $8,700

Doctoral Intensive fee per intensive (January & August) = $375

Alumni/ae fee per semester = $14

Technology fee per semester= $160

D. Min. Candidacy Review Phase III = $250

DMin Project Continuation per semester = $2,565

D.Min On Hold Fee = $550

Directed Study per credit hour = $690

Late Registration fee per occurrence = $400

DMin Graduation fee (at final examination) = $750

Masters Programs Tuition and Fees

Application Fee = $80

78-Hour MDiv tuition per credit hour [2] = $690

48 Hour MTS program tuition per credit hour = (M.Div. students only) = $690

45 hour MACM 2 year program per credit hour = $690

Activities Fee per semester= $26 per semester

 Student Orientation, On line, all Masters level students = $155

Alumni/ae fee per semester = $14

Technology fee per semester = $160

Common Meal fee per semester = $100

Directed Study with Adjunct per credit hour surcharge = $160

Transcultural fee per credit hour surcharge (MDiv only) = $70

Late Registration fee per occurrence = $400

Audit fees for current students per course = $160

Audit fees for alumni/ae per course = $175

Audit fees for special students per credit hour = $160

MDiv and Masters Graduation fee = $85

Non-Degree Programs Tuition and Fees
Pre-Doctoral Program, Basic Graduate Studies, Certificate of Theological Studies, and the Non-Degree Graduate Program (see fees under the “Masters Programs Tuition and Fees” section)

UMC Certification = $477 per credit hour

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.