Tuition and Fees

Master's Level Tuition
 Credit  $661 per hour
 Master of Counseling (Portland Campus) Credit  $693 per hour
 Auxiliary Courses (Perspectives, etc.)  $277 per hour
 Audit   $153 per hour
Doctoral Level Tuition
Credit Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)  $693 per hour
Credit Doctor of Intercultural Studies (D.Int.St.)  $736 per hour
Credit Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)  $736 per hour
Credit Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)  $736 per hour
Audit   $174 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  $147 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/transcript evaluation 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
Counseling Internship Continuation Fee $ 400 per class


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 $ 30

Students with Veteran Benefits

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), Western Seminary adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. Western Seminary will not:

  • Prevent the student's enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to;
  • Require student secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny their access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce the Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class;
  • Provide written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.

Refund Schedule for Dropped Courses

All course refund schedules are shown in S.I.S. Please go to the Registration tab in S.I.S. and click on "Details" to view the drop deadlines and refund schedule for each class.