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.

TUITION AND FEES
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
NOTE: The DMin program tuition and fees are based on total semesters not credit hours.
Total Semesters: 6First Year EstimateProgram Total
Fall Semester 1Spring Semester 2
Tuition Total — $5,000 per semester$5,000$5,000$30,000
Alumni Fee — $15 per semester$15$15$90
Digital Library Fee — $50 per semester$50$50$300
Technology Fee — $250 per semester$250$250$1,500
Intensive Fee — $450 per semester$450$450$2,700
Orientation — $160 (1st semester only)$160$0$160
HSR Certification Fee (2nd semester only)$0 $50$50
Candidacy Review — $325 (4th semester only) $0 $0$325
Graduation Fee — $800 (graduating semester only) $0 $0$800
Total*$5,925$5,815$35,925

*Doctoral students will need to consider expenses above the tuition and fees. Students are required to travel to Dayton, Ohio twice per year for the Doctoral intensive; during that week students are responsible for travel, lodging, and breakfast/dinner. In addition, focus groups are required to meet in person once per year at a location determined by the mentor and the group. Dates for the focus group sessions are also determined by the group. It is also recommended that students hire editors to edit their final projects; this expense is the student’s responsibility. Graduation fee is charged during the final semester, however students are solely responsible for cap and gowns, and travel cost to Dayton, Ohio.

Master of Divinity (MDiv)
Approximately 8 semesters to complete.
Total Credits: 78First Year EstimateProgram Total
Fall Semester (9 credits)Spring Semester (9 credits)
Tuition Total — $790 per credit hour$7,110$7,110$61,620
Activity Fee — $30 per semester$30$30$240
Alumni Fee — $15 per semester$15$15$120
Digital Library Fee — $50 per semester$50$50$400
Technology Fee — $250 per semester$250$250$2,000
Transcultural Fee — $75 (1st semester only)$675$675$5,850
Orientation — $175 (1st semester only)$175 $0$175
Graduation Fee — $100 (graduating semester only) $0 $0$100
Total$8,305$8,130$70,505

*Based on 9 credit hours per semester

Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
Approximately 5 semesters to complete.
Total Credits: 48First Year EstimateProgram Total
Fall Semester (9 credits)Spring Semester (9 credits)
Tuition Total — $790 per credit hour$7,110$7,110$37,920
Activity Fee — $30 per semester$30$30$150
Alumni Fee — $15 per semester$15$15$75
Digital Library Fee — $50 per semester$50$50$250
Technology Fee — $250 per semester$250$250$1,250
Orientation — $175 (1st semester only)$175 $0$175
Graduation Fee — $100 (graduating semester only) $0 $0$100
Total$7,630$7,455$39,920

*Based on 9 credit hours per semester

Master of Arts in Christian Ministries (MACM)
Approximately 5 semesters to complete.
Total Credits: 45First Year EstimateProgram Total
Fall Semester (9 credits)Spring Semester (9 credits)
Tuition Total — $790 per credit hour$7,110$7,110$35,550
Activity Fee — $30 per semester$30$30$120
Alumni Fee — $15 per semester$15$15$60
Digital Library Fee — $50 per semester$50$50$200
Technology Fee — $250 per semester$250$250$1,000
Orientation — $175 (1st semester only)$175 $0$175
Graduation Fee — $100 (graduating semester only) $0 $0$100
Total$7,630$7,455$37,205

*Based on 9 credit hours per semester

Master of Ministry (MMin)
Approximately 4 semesters to complete.
Total Credits: 36First Year EstimateProgram Total
Fall Semester (9 credits)Spring Semester (9 credits)
Tuition Total — $790 per credit hour$7,110$7,110$28,440
Activity Fee — $30 per semester$30$30$90
Alumni Fee — $15 per semester$15$15$45
Digital Library Fee — $50 per semester$50$50$150
Technology Fee — $250 per semester$250$250$750
Orientation — $175 (1st semester only)$175 $0$175
Graduation Fee — $100 (graduating semester only) $0 $0$100
Total$7,630$7,455$29,750

*Based on 9 credit hours per semester

Master of Arts (MA)
Approximately 4 semesters to complete.
Total Credits: 36First Year EstimateProgram Total
Fall Semester (9 credits)Spring Semester (9 credits)
Tuition Total — $790 per credit hour$7,110$7,110$28,440
Activity Fee — $30 per semester$30$30$90
Alumni Fee — $15 per semester$15$15$45
Digital Library Fee — $50 per semester$50$50$150
Technology Fee — $250 per semester$250$250$750
Orientation — $175 (1st semester only)$175 $0$175
Graduation Fee — $100 (graduating semester only) $0 $0$100
Total$7,630$7,455$29,750

*Based on 9 credit hours per semester

PLEASE NOTE: Information on this page is based on the 2021-2022 academic year. Tuition and fees are subject to change 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 assistance with determining cost, please send student aid questions to [email protected] and student billing questions to [email protected].

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.

2021-2022 Financial Aid Budgets

Master of Divinity Students
Tuition AND Fees*$16,435
Estimated Living Expenses$17,588
Estimated Cost of Books$1,000
Estimated Transportation$4,564
Total Student Budget$39,587

*Tuition and Fees are based on 9 credits per semester (18 total for academic year)

All Other Masters Students
Tuition AND Fees*$15,085
Estimated Living Expenses$17,588
Estimated Cost of Books$1,000
Estimated Transportation$4,564
Total Student Budget$38,237

*Tuition and Fees are based on 9 credits per semester (18 total for academic year)

PAYMENT

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Payment Policy for All Students

All tuition and fees must be paid at the time of registration.

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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.

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