Costs

2017-18 Tuition and Expenses

Tuition by credit hour

  • M.Div (residential and distance education) – $484/credit hour, estimated $15,972/year (tuition only)
  • MA (residential and distance education) – $484/credit hour, estimated $11,616/year (tuition only)
  • MTS (residential and distance education) – $484/credit hour, estimated $14,520/year (tuition only)
  • Th.M – $768/credit hour, estimated $16,128/year (tuition only)
  • Ph.D – $16,650 annually

Please note that, (with the exception of the PhD program,) tuition is charged per credit hour. To get an idea of how much tuition you’ll be charged each term, multiply the number of credit hours you’ll be taking by the tuition rate for your program. 

One year’s 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: $31,623  (33 credit hours of tuition)
  • MA program: $27,267  (24 credit hours of tuition)
  • MTS program: $30,171  (30 credit hours of tuition)
  • Th.M program: $31,779  (21 credit hours of tuition)
  • Ph.D program: $31,301

See full cost breakdowns (pdf) 

One year’s 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: $44,127  (33 credit hours of tuition)
  • MA program: $39,771  (24 credit hours of tuition)
  • MTS program: $42,670  (30 credit hours of tuition)
  • Th.M program: $44,283  (21 credit hours of tuition)
  • Ph.D program: $44,805

See full cost breakdowns (pdf) 

One year’s 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: $49,486  (33 credit hours of tuition)
  • MA program: $45,130  (24 credit hours of tuition)
  • MTS program: $48,034  (30 credit hours of tuition)
  • Th.M program: $49,642  (21 credit hours of tuition)
  • Ph.D program: $50,164

See full cost breakdowns (pdf)

*Add $4,000 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: $11,132
  • Books: 850.00
  • Residential requirement expenses: $2,500
    TOTAL: $14,482

MTS distance student

  • Tuition: $11,616
  • Residential requirement expenses: $2,500
    TOTAL: $14,866

Diploma for Ministry distance student

  • Tuition: $13,552
  • Books: $850
  • Residential requirement expenses: $2,500
    TOTAL: $16,902

 

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 2017-2018 is $850.00. First year students are also allowed to budget $1,000 for the purchase of a laptop computer.

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.