Tuition & Fees

2019 – 2020 Academic Year

TUITION  |  FEES  |  REFUND POLICY

Tuition

MDiv, MA, STM

Annual Full-Time Tuition  |  $23,670
Semesterly Tuition:
Full Time (7 or more credits)  |  $11,835
Half Time (5 to 6 credits)  |  $5,920
Per Credit (less than 5 credits)  |  $1,320

PhD

Annual Full-Time Tuition  |  $35,136
Semesterly Residency Tuition  |  $17,568
Students must be registered full-time at 7 or more credits
Extended Residence  |  $2,000
PhD candidates who have completed their residency without having completed the academic requirements; students must register for UT 400 each semester following the term in which the residency or tuition obligation is satisfied, until degree requirements are fulfilled

DMin

Per Credit Tuition  |  $705
For 18 credits in the first year with possible modest increases years two and three; not charged additional fees for identity verification in distance education programs.

Non-Degree

Per Credit Tuition  |  $1,320

Fees

Audit

General Auditor  |  $600
Alumni/ae – first course  |  $0
Alumni/ae – each course thereafter  |  $150
Encore Program Graduates  |  $150

Admissions

Application  |  $75
Tuition Deposit  |  $250

Housing

Housing/Key Deposit  |  $915
Single Room 
|  $834/month  |  $3,753/semester (second person additional $700/semester)
Large Single Room  |  $1,000/month  |  $4,500/semester (second person additional $700/semester)
Double Room (MSM)  |  $750/month  |  $3,375/semester
Studio  |  $1,520/month  |  $6,840/semester
One Bedroom  |  $1,941/month  |  $8,734.50/semester
Two Bedroom  |  $2,175/month  |  $9,787.50/semester

Health Services

Required Semesterly  |  $584
For full-time residential students regardless of insurance coverage, waived for Columbia University degree candidates who pay Columbia directly.

Medical Insurance

The Columbia Plan  |  $4,221
$1,603 (Fall)  |  $2,618 (Spring)
Required annually for all students, waived only with comparable health insurance coverage; more information here.

Meal Plan

Union full-time students  |  $150
Union part-time students  |  $75
Manhattan School of Music (MSM) residents  |  $1,328
International House residents  |  $770.50 (Fall)  |  $868.25 (Spring)

SEVIS

International students seeking F-1 visa status  |  $200
Paid directly to U.S. Immigration & Customs

Student Activities

Required each semester  |  $100

Miscellaneous

Official Transcript  |  $7
Degree/Graduation  |  $100
Change of Degree  |  $50
Dissertation Deposit (PhD) |  $200
Field Education Internship (FE 303-FE 304)  |  $500
Visiting Scholar  |  $600/semester
Late Payment  |  $50
Replacement Student ID  |  $25
Returned Check  |  $20

Refund Policy

If the withdrawal occurs in the:Amount of remaining tuition refunded is:
1st week of classes90%
2nd week of classes80%
3rd week of classes70%
4th week of classes60%
5th or 6th week of classes50%
7th week of classes40%
after 7th week of classesnone

The refund schedule also applies to housing charges for on-campus housing. Special fees, such as the student activities fee and medical fees, are not refundable at any time. Health insurance coverage continues until the end of the term for anyone who withdraws after the insurance enrollment cut-off date. 

Students only receive a refund on tuition paid, that is, the Seminary’s full tuition minus grants or loans given. Federal regulations require that any aid that is in excess of expenses (as calculated by federal guidelines) is to be repaid to the funding agency. The Seminary’s refund policy complies with federal regulations and New York State Law. Any calculated over-award will be returned to the appropriate aid programs. These awards include federal loans and Union grants, scholarships, fellowships, and loans. 

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