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Seminary Tuition and Fees

Seminary Tuition and Fees


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.

Think you can't afford seminary? Think again.

2020–2021 Tuition and Fees

Master's Level Tuition
 Credit  $610 per hour
 Master of Counseling (Portland Campus) Credit  $640 per hour
 Auxiliary Courses (Perspectives, etc.)  $270 per hour
 Audit   $140 per hour
 Coaching classes  $700 per hour
Doctoral Level Tuition
Credit Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)  $640 per hour
Credit Doctor of Intercultural Studies (D.Int.St.)  $680 per hour
Credit Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)  $680 per hour
Audit   $160 per hour
Term Fees

Education Resource Fee
Required for all students in programs registered for at least one course for credit each term.

$220 per term

Special Programs

Enrichment  $140 per hour
Enrichment Coaching classes $700 per hour
CEU (in addition to audit or enrichment tuition cost) Varies by Learning Activity
CTC Certificate Transformation Coaching $4,200 ($700/class)
     Advanced CTC $2,100 ($700/class)

Other Fees

Application Processing Fee $50
Late Registration Fee After Open Registration Period Ends $50 one time with first course registration
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 $60 one time sitting fee plus $30 per credit on passing exams
Delinquent Account Fee - On balances under $2,000 $50 per month
Delinquent Account Fee - On balances over $2,000 $100 per month
Financial Aid Late Application Fee $50
Ministry Formation Course Fee (e.g., MF500) $250 per class
Ministry Formation Lab Fee (e.g., MF531-4) $250 per class
Counseling Internship Continuation Fee $400 per class


Masters $250
Dual Degree in Same Academic Year $250 plus additional $40
Doctoral $400
Certificate/Diploma/Partners in Ministry $50


For Processing Within 7-10 Business Days $5 per copy
For Processing Within 3 Business Days $15 per US address plus
$5 per copy
Diploma Reorder Fee (first diploma is included in grad fee) $30

Important Dates and Events


Estimate the total costs of your seminary training as well as financial aid awards using our expense and aid calculator.

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