Financial Information

Cost of Tuition

Shepherds Theological Seminary offers students a quality seminary education at a modest cost. Tuition charges paid by students cover less than one-fifth of the cost of normal operating expenses. The continuing support of individuals and churches, particularly the members of Colonial Baptist Church, in providing financial gifts and facilities, enables Shepherds Theological Seminary to offer this exceptional professional preparation in ministry.

To obtain an estimated cost of education here at Shepherds, and possible grant aid for undergraduates, please use our Net Price Calculator.

The fees and tuition charges shown below are anticipated for the next two academic years. However, the Seminary reserves the right to change these fees, and it is possible that some increases will be necessary in succeeding years.

Application Fees for All Students

  • One-time application fee (non-refundable) – $30
  • Late application fee if applying within one month of start of classes (non-refundable) (total application fee is $60) – $30

Tuition for Credit Programs

  • Full-time student (9+ hours) tuition per semester hour* – $260
  • Part-time student (< 9 hours) tuition per semester hour* – $285

Fees for Credit Programs

  • Distance Learning Supplemental Fee per semester hour* – $25
  • Library fee per semester for credit students – $25
  • Activity fee per semester for credit students – $25
  • Late class registration fee, if registering after class begins – $25
  • Late tuition payment per month – $10

Tuition for Non-Credit (Audit) Classes

  • Tuition per semester hour for all sessions* – $100

Fees for Non-Credit (Audit) Classes

  • Distance Learning Supplemental Fee per semester hour* – $25
  • Late class registration fee, if registering after class begins – $25
  • Late tuition payment per month – $25

Graduation Fees

  • Graduation fee – $250
  • Thesis binding & filming (original plus three copies) – $50
  • Additional personal copies (each) – $25

* Members of Colonial Baptist Church and members of churches in the 360 Circle of Shepherds receive a 10% tuition discount. Missionaries who are in the mission field for significant periods of time outside the US receive a 50% tuition discount.