How much will seminary cost me?
The total cost of educational and living expenses for nine months ranges from around $23,000 for single students to approximately $33,000 for married students. Distance learning students can expect educational, traveling, and living expenses around $18,000 per year (single) or $28,500 (married).
2013 - 14 Tuition and Fee Schedule
Doctor of Ministry
$13,200 total tuition for the three-year program, for candidates beginning in 2013
$13,500 total tuition for the three-year program for candidates beginning in 2014
$50 Application Fee
$250 Acceptance Confirmation (applied toward tuition)
$60 Graduation fee
A continuation fee of $750 is charged for each additional year beyond the first three years in the program.
Payment in full is expected by the due date of each semester. Payment plans are available: a $25 administrative fee will be charged for each semester the student is on the plan, and the outstanding balance will be assessed a 1% finance charge each month until it is paid off, which must be in 4 or less monthly payments.
Students cannot begin a new semester with balances still due on the previous semester.
Seminary billing policy for degree seeking candidates: Students will receive a statement of their tuition before the start of the semester. This statement will include pending scholarships (changes to your class schedule could affect your scholarship). Student billing accounts can be checked through the student portal.Adjusted student bills will be distributed the week after the drop/add period for the semester, and payment is due 21 days after the first day of class by one of the three ways listed below.Payment can be made by: 1)Cash, check, credit card, or 2)Students can apply for a Direct Loan by contacting Pat Dykhuis, or 3)a payment plan is available for a fee (see below)Contact Kerry Eshenaur to set up a payment plan. A $25 administrative fee will be charged for each semester the student is on the plan, and the outstanding balance will be assessed a 1% finance charge each month until it is paid off, which must be in 4 or less monthly payments. Click here for the Payment Plan form.Students cannot begin a new semester with balances still due on the previous semester.
Audits for Spouses
The policy of allowing one free audit per semester to spouses of on-campus seminary candidates will be continued.
Intern Supervision Fee
The intern supervision fee of $200 is the responsibility of the churches, and is therefore not listed in the student fee schedule.
Students are required to carry medical insurance. Coverage must be provided by a parent or spouse's policy or by the WTS sponsored program. Details are available from Student Services.
In 2012-13 townhouse, apartment, and house rentals range from $330 to $815 per month, depending upon the location and number of bedrooms. Click here for more information about housing or read the Housing Policy.