Graduate Theological Union

Paying Tuition and Fees

All doctoral and GTU special student fees are to be paid to the GTU Business Office, except for (1) the transcript fee which is submitted to the CRO along with the transcript request form and (2) the language course fee, which also is made to the CRO when the student registers for the language course. GTU Common MA students pay their tuition and fees to the business office of their school of affiliation.

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Payment Plan

Graduate Theological Union (GTU) offers three payment plans to assist the students in meeting the costs of education. Details for each plan are available on page 1 of the application below. Further information may be obtained by contacting the GTU Business office at 510/649-2430.
PDF icon Monthly Payment Plan Application


Credit Card Payments:

Students have the option of paying their tuition by credit card.  In order to reduce costs at the school and to offer credit card payments as an option, the school has contracted with Official Payments Corp. (OPC) to process Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards and also electronic checks.  The School will charge a flat rate of $35 per transaction for each credit card transaction to defray the costs of offering credit card payments as an option.  Online payments can be made through Web Advisor > Student Menu > Make a Payment option.


E-Check, Check, Cash, and Money Order Payments:

  • Online through Web Advisor by E-Check (made through Web Advisor > Student Menu > Make a Payment option). No fees for this service.
  • By mailing check or money order (made payable to “Graduate Theological Union”) to the school c/o Business Office.
  • In person by check, cash, or money order at the Business Office (3rd floor, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library).

Payments to the GTU for each term must be received by the GTU Business Office no later than the Friday at the end of the second week of classes.


peerTransfer, for International Students only:

The Graduate Theological Union has partnered with peerTransfer to streamline the payment process for our international students. peerTransfer allows you to pay your tuition and fees from any country and any bank. They also offer excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, compared to traditional banks. You will be able to track the progress of your payment throughout the transfer process via a student dashboard and you will also be notified via email when your payment is received by the Graduate Theological Union.

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PDF icon How to make payments online through WebAdvisor
PDF icon Making online payments FAQ
PDF icon Monthly Payment Plan Application