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Detailed Fees & Expenses for 2016-2017

DTS's student financial aid program, including scholarships, loans, and an interest-free payment plan (TMS), offers students realistic opportunities to finance their education. The amount of scholarship available to students has increased in recent years. Total aid available to students now exceeds $2 million.

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 $515
Master's (fall and spring) 1-8 hour $542
Master's degree programs
(CGS & nondegree, Summer school,
Wintersession)
  $515
Master's (qualified full-time ministry rate:
Cru, YoungLife, Kanakuk, etc.)
$275
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.

Fees

General Fees (applies to all 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
Fall and spring, per semester $200/semester
Summer School and Wintersession, per credit hour $30/hour
Doctor of Ministry, per credit hour $30/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/semseter
Double $50/semseter
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 $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 $50
Late payment fee
One day after payment due date $50
Through first week of term $100
Second week of term $150
After second week until the student registers, per week $20
MA/BC student counseling fee $100
PhD Modern Language Exam Fee $15
Orientation Fee / New Student Assesment Fee $70
Parking violations $25
Personality Inventory, per individual/couple, for PhD program $60 ($72/couple)
Servant-Leadership Internship Assessment fee $100