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Detailed Fees & Expenses for 2016-2017

Every effort is made to keep student expenses low. Because of the contributions of generous friends of the seminary, students pay only a portion of the real cost of their education. The seminary recommends that entering students come with sufficient funds for at least one semester.

The tuition and fee rates that follow are effective beginning with the fall 2017 semester. Tuition, fees, and refunds are subject to change without notice.

Payment of the semester balance completes a student’s registration for that semester. Payment of a semester balance must be received or fully covered by other means by the designated payment deadline for each semester. Deadlines are announced during the academic year, but are normally in the following months: August for the fall semester, November for Wintersession, December for the spring semester, and April for Summer School. For registrations after the semester payment deadline, payment is due the Friday after registering for a class(es). Deadlines are subject to change.

Payment on student accounts can be made by cash, paper check, electronic check (echeck), debit / credit card, or through Western Union Business Solutions (WUBS) for payment by international funds. Debit/Credit card payments (American Express, Discover Card, Visa, and MasterCard ) are made online on Campusnet. A nonrefundable service fee for debit/credit card use will apply and be shown as a separate transaction. No service fee is assessed for electronic check transactions. Third Party Support Payments from church, family, or friends may be done online at dts.edu/givingtostudents.

A monthly payment plan is also available. For more information regarding payment plans, please consult the information about Tuition Management Systems Payment Plan (TMS) in this catalog or go to dts.edu/tms.

Every effort is made to keep student expenses as low as possible. Because of gifts from alumni and friends of the seminary, students pay only a portion of the real cost of their education.

Detailed Tuition Costs

Degree Credits per Semester Cost per Credit Hour
Master's (fall and spring) 9+ hours $533
Master's (fall and spring) 1-8 hour $560
Master's degree programs
(CGS & nondegree, Summer school,
Wintersession)
  $533
Full-Time Ministry**, Master's-level, per semester hour
Cru, YoungLife, Kanakuk, etc.)
$283
Non-U.S. Chinese and Spanish Students
(Contact the Chinese Studies Office or DTS
en Español for tuition information)
  Rates Vary
Auditing, master's degree course   $30
DMin/DEdMin   $630
Full-Time Ministry
(Cru, Young Life, Kanakuk) DMin/DEdMin
  $460
Doctor of Philosophy Stage 1 $575
Doctor of Philosophy Stage 2 $645
Doctor of Ministry   $615
Full-Time Ministry
(Cru, Young Life, Kanakuk) Doctor of Philosophy
Stage 1 $410
Full-Time Ministry
(Cru, Young Life, Kanakuk) Doctor of Philosophy
Stage 2 $480
Auditing, doctoral degree course   $55
Alumni
Master's level, nondegree credit
  $170
Alumni
Doctoral level, nondegree credit
  $323
Alumni
Auditing master's level
  $30
Alumni
Auditing doctoral level
  $55

* Students needing fewer than 9 hours in their last semester of study may qualify for the reduced rate. Contact the Registrar's Office for details.
** Employment verification is required and must be submitted to the DTS Registrar’s office (registrar@dts.edu ). Eligible Ministry Employers: College of Biblical Studies Houston; CRU, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA); Grace Bible Church College Station, TX; Kanakuk; K-Life; Navigators; Word of Life Bible Institute; and Young Life. Subject to change.

Fees

General Fees (does not apply to audit only or Spiritual Formation only students)
Fall and spring, per semester $60/semester
Summer School and Wintersession, per credit hour $10/hour
Doctor of Ministry, per credit hour $15/hour
Technology fee (does not apply to audit only or Spiritual Formation only students)
Fall and spring, per semester $225/semester
Summer School and Wintersession, per credit hour $35/hour
Doctor of Ministry, per credit hour $35/hour
Activity fee (optional)
Membership to Tom Landry Baylor Fitness Center, per membership $75/semester
Spiritual Formation Fee (refundable)  
SF100 Individual, per semester $85/semester
SF100 Married Couples, per semester $110/semester
SF110 Individual, per semester $170/semester
Campus-use Fee
Charged to students who are not currently enrolled but on official leave and who desire to use campus services $60/semester
Sit-In $30/semester
Student Spouse Audit (3 course/semester max) $30
Rapid Reading (optional)  
Single $30/semester
Double $50/semester
Course Extension for DMin/DEDMin (must be approved) $20/course

Advance Deposits

New (and reentering) master's and doctoral-level students (except nondegree) $175

For students completing a certificate, a master's- or doctoral-level program, the advance deposit applies toward the graduation fee.

On-campus Housing

Swiss Tower - 1 Bedroom $750
Swiss Tower - 2 Bedroom $920
Washington Hall* - 1 Bedroom (private room) $720
Washington Hall* - 1 Bedroom (shared room) $385/each
Washington Hall* - 2 Bedroom (private room) $587
Washington Hall* - 2 Bedroom (shared room) $318.50/each

Both married student and single student housing is available to current DTS students. Please see the Housing Department page for detailed information.

* Note: Each resident of Washington Hall is in their own lease. Rental rates are dependent upon how many residents reside in a bedroom.

Thesis, Dissertation, and Graduation Fees

Master’s thesis filing fee $60
PhD or DMin dissertation or applied research project filing fee (includes microfilming) $100
Binding fee (for each personal copy of dissertation or applied research project desired) $20
Graduation/Conferral Fee, all programs (all students—Advanced Deposit applies towards this fee) $175
Graduation postponement fee $175
Exchange of a certificate for a degree diploma $30

Miscellaneous Expenses

Advanced standing exam application fee, per exam $30
Application fee (nonrefundable)
General application fee $50
Additional program application fee $50
Reclassification fee (transferring from one degree program to another) $50
Change in schedule after payment deadline, each course $10
Late registration fee $100
Late payment fee
One day after payment due date $50
Through first week of term $100
Second week of term $150
After second week of term, students pay $20 per week in addition to the $150 fee (no more than $230 total) $20
MA/BC student counseling fee $100
PhD Modern Language Exam Fee $15
DMin/Education LEAD Program Fee $100
Orientation Fee / New Student Assessment Fee $70
Assessment Fee (reclassifying from nondegree to degree) $70
Parking violations $25
Personality Inventory, per individual/couple, for PhD program $60 ($72/couple)
Servant-Leadership Internship Assessment fee $100