Tuition and Fees

Master's Level Tuition
 Credit  $600 per hour
 Master of Counseling (Portland Campus) Credit  $630 per hour
 Auxiliary Courses (Perspectives, etc.)  $260 per hour
 Audit   $130 per hour
 Audit Coaching classes  $600 per hour
Doctoral Level Tuition
Credit Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)  $630 per hour
Credit Doctor of Intercultural Studies (D.Int.St.)  $670 per hour
Credit Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)  $670 per hour
Audit   $150 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  $130 per hour
Enrichment Coaching classes $600 per hour
CEU (in addition to audit or enrichment tuition cost) Varies by Learning Activity
CTC Certificate Transformation Coaching MCS 290 $2,000

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
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

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.