Costs

2015-16 Tuition and Expenses

Tuition by credit hour

  • M.Div (residential and distance education) – $456/credit hour, estimated $15,048/year (tuition only)
  • MA – $456/credit hour, estimated $10,944/year (tuition only)
  • MTS – $456/credit hour, estimated $13,680/year (tuition only)
  • Th.M – $724/credit hour, estimated 15,204/year (tuition only)
  • Ph.D – $15,800 annually

Total tuition and estimated 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: $29,448
  • MA program: $25,344
  • MTS program: $28,080
  • Th.M program: $29,604
  • Ph.D program: $30,200

See full cost breakdowns (pdf) 

Total tuition and estimated 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: $40,363
  • MA program: $36,259
  • MTS program: $38,995
  • Th.M program: $40,519
  • Ph.D program: $41,115

See full cost breakdowns (pdf) 

Total tuition and estimated 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: $43,888
  • MA program: $39,784
  • MTS program: $42,520
  • Th.M program: $44,044
  • Ph.D program: $44,640

See full cost breakdowns (pdf) 

*Add $3,800 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: $10,488
  • Books: 850.00
  • Residential requirement expenses: $2,400
    TOTAL: $13,738

MTS distance student

  • Tuition: $10,944
  • Books: $850.00
  • Residential requirement expenses: $2,400
    TOTAL: $14,194

Diploma for Ministry distance student

  • Tuition: $12,768
  • Books: $850
  • Residential requirement expenses: $2,400
    TOTAL: $16,018

 

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 2015-2016 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.