Costs

2014-15 Tuition and Expenses

Tuition by credit hour

  • M.Div (residential and distance education) – $443/credit hour, estimated $14,619/year (tuition only)
  • MA – $443/credit hour, estimated $14,619/year (tuition only)
  • MTS – $443/credit hour, estimated $13,290/year (tuition only)
  • Th.M – $703/credit hour, estimated 14,763.00/year (tuition only)
  • Ph.D – $15,350.00, annually

Total tuition and expenses by program for single students (residential)

These total expenses include tuition, rent, books, food, personal expenses, medical insurance, additional medical expenses, and transportation

  • M.Div program: $28,815
  • MA program: 24,828.00
  • MTS program: 27,486.00
  • Th.M program: 28,959.00
  • Ph.D program: 29,546.00

See full cost breakdowns (pdf) 

Total tuition and expenses by program for married students (residential) 

These total expenses include tuition, rent, books, food, personal expenses, medical insurance, additional medical expenses, and transportation

  • M.Div program: $39,494.00
  • MA program: 35,507.00
  • MTS program: 38,165.00
  • Th.M program: 39,638.00
  • Ph.D program: 40,225.00

See full cost breakdowns (pdf) 

Total tuition and expenses by program for married students with one child* (residential) 

These total expenses include tuition, rent, books, food, personal expenses, medical insurance, additional medical expenses, and transportation

  • M.Div program: $42,938.00
  • MA program: 38,951.00
  • MTS program: 41,609.00
  • Th.M program: 43,082.00
  • Ph.D program: 43,669.00

See full cost breakdowns (pdf) 

*Add $3,700 for each additional child.

Costs for distance education students

Costs for distance education students are based on two semesters of enrollment each year.

M.Div distance student

  • Tuition: $10,189.00
  • Books: 850.00
  • Residential requirement expenses: 2,330.00
    TOTAL: 13,369.00

MTS distance student

  • Tuition: $10,632.00
  • Books: 850.00
  • Residential requirement expenses: 2,330.00
    TOTAL: 13,812.00

Diploma for Ministry distance student

  • Tuition: $12,404.00
  • Books: 850.00
  • Residential requirement expenses: 2,330.00
    TOTAL: 15,584.00

Additional notes about expenses

Books

You must purchase your own books for study and come to Calvin Seminary with enough money to purchase your books and any other items needed for beginning study, even if you expect to receive financial aid. If you have scholarship or loan money remaining in your account after tuition is paid, you may be reimbursed for the costs of your books and other expenses. The book allowance is based on full-time enrollment, but expenses may vary depending on the course and degree program. The book allowance for 2014-2015 is $1,850.00.

Rent
Rent is based on living in Calvin Theological Seminary-owned housing.

Other Expenses
Other expenses include allowances for transportation, clothing, recreation, medical insurance, utilities, and other miscellaneous living expenses. These expenses vary greatly based on your individual needs. The estimates are considered reasonable, but modest, and were determined after surveying segments of our student body.