Bachelor of Theology, Master of Divinity, and Certificate in Pastoral Studies
Tuition, room, and board fees are invoiced on a semester basis and due prior to the beginning of each semester. Institutional scholarships for each academic year will be awarded prior to the fall semester and applied directly to invoices. See below for more information on scholarships. Payment plans are available but the full amount of each invoice must be paid before the beginning of the following semester. Arrangements can be made with parents, sponsors, parishes and dioceses to make payments directly to a student’s invoices. Official receipts and 1099-T forms are available on request. All accounts including room and board must be paid in full by the end of the semester or students will not be allowed to register for the following semester.
For first-time international students the US Consulate will require financial proof for the entire academic year at your consular interview. Your I-20 will indicate what level of financial support the Seminary is offering, if any.
For domestic and international students, payment for tuition and room and board for the fall semester is due August 15, and for the spring semester, December 15. The seminary reserves the right to withdraw a student from classes if payment is not made.
Work Study and Community Service
Monastery obediences can provide students with valuable work experience. Possibilities include iconography, icon mounting, printing, library science, archival methods, museum, bee-keeping, carpentry, book-binding, translating, assistant teaching, choir directing, journalism, grounds keeping, gardening, maintenance work, church cleaning, kitchen duties, dormitory maintenance, monastery publishing, bookstore, candle making, cooking, sewing, etc. Work study is currently available only to undergraduate students who live in the dorm.
Jobs are divided into two categories: community service and work-study. Community service applies to all students and the jobs include, but are not limited to, cleaning and kitchen assignments. Each student will be expected to fulfill approximately 60 hours per semester. Community service is what we do as part of a community to serve our neighbor.
Work-study jobs are those that require training and/or skilled labor, including but not limited to these areas: bookstore, museum, archives administrative offices, library, candle factory, icon mounting studio, carpentry and building maintenance, IT, camera work, photo editing, website work, and publications.
Students are not guaranteed to be assigned a work-study job. It is necessary to express your desire and intention informally with each supervisor, who has the authority to accept or decline. If a student is selected for the job, he will not receive wages but will be expected to fulfill 100 hours per semester at this job. The 100 hours qualifies a student for a lower room and board rate. Without work-study, the rate is $2995 per semester or $5990 per year. With work-study the rate lowers to $1995 or $3990 per year.
A $500 security deposit is due for all students upon moving in (for on-campus or graduate housing), and by the first day of classes for students who reside off-campus. If a student decides to change rooms in the dormitory, a standard cleaning fee of $75 will be deducted automatically, and damages assessed.
A $100.00 fee is levied for late registration or payment beyond the payment deadline. For payment or registration beyond two calendar weeks from the first day of classes, a $500 fee is levied.
Total Cost Per Program
Certificate in Theological Studes
Fees for the external program leading towards the Certificate in Theological Studies (HEGIS 5623) are assessed at $150 per credit, not including course materials ($300 per course). This includes tuition and on-campus exam fees.
Exams taken through the internet require an additional $20 proctoring fee per exam.
Fees are due by the first day of each semester, except the online proctoring fee which is due at the time of the exam. In case of financial difficulty, monthly payment plans are available.
Withdrawals and Refunds
Students who decide to withdraw from the Seminary in the course of the semester must notify the Office of the Dean in writing, stating the reasons for withdrawal. Refunds of tuition and fees will be made according to the following schedule. The date of filing of the notification with the Office of the Dean will be regarded as the official date of withdrawal from the Seminary.
Incoming International Students
In order to gain entry to the United States, you will need:
Without all of these documents, you may be denied entry into the United States. Tuition is due by August 15, preceding the academic year.
Note: If a scholarship is awarded to an incoming student, the total amount due will be reduced by the amount of the scholarship, and this will be reflected in the Populi invoice and indicated on the I-20.
Domestic and Returning International Students
Tuition and Room and Board is due for the fall semester by August 15.
Tuition is due for the spring semester on December 15.
Payment plans are available at the discretion of the administration, but must be approved in advance, and include additional fees. All fees must be paid in full by the end of the semester in order to register for the next semester.