Western Seminary Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Western Seminary is an affordable choice for the highest quality of theological training – which means great value for you. Not only do we work hard to offer reasonable tuition, we also work hard to keep student fees to a minimum. The resources here will help you anticipate the costs currently associated with student life, and if you have need, please explore financial aid options such as scholarships and loans.

2015 - 2016 Tuition and Fees

Master's Level Tuition
 Credit  $550 per hour
 Audit   $ 75 per hour
 Audit Coaching classes  $400 per hour
Doctoral Level Tuition
Credit Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)  $580 per hour
Credit Doctor of Intercultural Studies (D.Int.St.)  $620 per hour
Audit   $ 85 per hour
D. Min. Coaching Cohort only  - Additional Coaching fee  $250 per class
Final Project Dissertation
1 credit hour each semester until dissertation completed. Minimum 6 semesters.
D.Min.:    $580 per hour
D.Int.St.: $620 per hour

Special Programs

Enrichment  $  75 per hour
Enrichment Coaching classes $400 per hour
CEU (in addition to audit or enrichment tuition cost) Varies by Learning Activity
CTC Certificate Transformation Coaching MCS 290 $1,750

Other Fees

Application Fee/Transcript Evaluation Fee $  50
Course Change Add Fee After Semester begins $  25 per course
Course Change Drop Fee After Open Registration Period $  25 per course
Advanced Standing Examination Fee $50 one time sitting fee plus $25 per credit on passing exams
Materials Fee PTS 561L and CNS 561L (All campuses-Portland MAC students excluded) $  90 per class
Materials Fee MFM 500, CNS 510 (San Jose campus) $  50 per class
Materials Fee PCW 515 (All campuses) $  15 per class
Materials Fee CNS 581 per semester fee until completed (Portland campus) $ 150 per class

Clinical Course Fee CNS 501, 530, 531, 532, 533, 534 (Portland campus)

$ 290 per class

Language Course Fee (NTS 501, 502, 508, 509; OTS 501, 502, 508, 509) (All campuses) $  60 per class
Delinquent Account Fee - On balances under $2,000 $  50 per month
Delinquent Account Fee - On balances over $2,000 $100 per month
Key Card Fee - (Sacramento and San Jose campus) $  15 per card
Perspectives Course DIS 502 (Must also register and pay Perspectives tuition rate) $ 185 per credit
Thesis Format Checking Fee (if e-mailed and not hand delivered) $  15
Thesis Official Copyright Recording Fee $  60


Masters $195
Dual Degree in Same Academic Year $195 plus additional $30
Doctoral $250
Certificate/Diploma/Partners in Ministry (wives) $30


For Processing Within 7-10 Business Days $  5 per copy
For Processing Within 3 Business Days $ 15 per US address plus
$  5 per copy
Copying Pages from Prior Catalogs $  5-20
Diploma Reorder Fee (first diploma is included in grad fee) $ 20




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Katy Shaw
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