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.

2014 - 2015 Tuition and Fees

Master's Level Tuition
 Credit  $530 per hour
 Audit  $175 per hour
 Audit Coaching classes  $400 per hour
Doctoral Level Tuition
Credit Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)  $560 per hour
Credit Doctor of Intercultural Studies (D.Int.St.)  $600 per hour
Audit  $185 per hour
PTS 711 materials fee  $125
Final Project Dissertation
1 credit hour each semester until dissertation completed
D.Min.:    $560 per hour
D.Int.St.: $600 per hour


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Special Programs

Enrichment $175 per hour
Enrichment Coaching classes $400 per hour
CEU (in addition to audit or enrichment tuition cost) Varies by Learning Activity
CTC Certificate for Transformation Coaching $1,750

Other Fees

Application Fee/transcript evaluation fee $50
Course Change Add Fee $25 once semester begins
Course Change Drop Fee after Open Registration Period $25 when open reg closes
Advanced Standing Examination Fee $50 one time sitting fee plus $25 per credit on passing exams
Materials fee PTS 561 & CNS562K system-wide $90
Materials fee MFM 500S, CNS 510S $50
Materials fee CNC525 $60
CNS 581 per semester fee until completed $150
Materials fee CNS 501, CNS557 $35
Language Course Fee (NTS 501, 502, 508, 508E, 509, 509E; OTS 501, 502, 508, 508E, 509, 509E) applies system-wide $60 per class
Delinquent account fee - On balances between $400 - $2,000 $50 per month
Delinquent account fee – On balances over $2,000 $100 per month
ReTrain $75 per credit hour
Perspectives Course (DIS 502) $175 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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