Graduate Theological Union
Tuition and Fees
The fees and charges listed below are for those students enrolled as students of the GTU, including the Common MA program. Students of one of the member schools should check with their registrar and/or business office for that school’s charges.
Tuition and Course Fees
|Ph.D. and Th.D. tuition||$1,160 per credit|
|Ph.D. and Th.D. continuing relations fee||$3,990 per semester*|
|GTU Common M.A. tuition||$630 per credit|
|M.A. continuing relations fee||$3,780 per semester*|
|Certificate and Undesignated Students||$630 per credit|
|Language Course||$600 per course|
Note: Doctoral and MA students in course work (first two years at full time enrollment) pay per credit for all courses taken, including Intersession and Summer Session courses.
*More than 12 credits per semester, intersession and summer term charged at the per credit fee.
Note: If you withdraw or fall below half-time status you may no longer be eligible for financial aid or student loans. Your account will be adjusted accordingly and the aid returned to the source. If you have received a refund for these funds, you must reimburse the school immediately. For more information on financial aid forfeiture, please visit the Financial Aid office.
Ph.D. and Th.D. tuition
(first two years, 12 units per semester)
Ph.D. and Th.D. tuition
(first two years, other than 12 units per semester)
Ph.D. and Th.D. continuing relations fee
(after two years, 12 units per semester)
GTU Common M.A. tuition
(first two years)
M.A. continuing relations fee
(after two years)
|GTU Special Students||$1,130|
|CJS Certificate Students||$600|
|Language Course (per course)||$600|
The fees below are those assessed to GTU students. Those marked with ** may be different for students of other schools. Check the table of consortial registration policies or contact your registrar for the fees of your school. Common MA students pay the fees assessed by their school of affiliation, not the GTU fees, except for the Thesis Filing fee. See the insurance page for information regarding the costs of required student health insurance.
|Late Registration** (after General Registration)||$100||$100|
Change in Enrollment (per change)** (after the second week of classes)
Note that dropping one course and adding another is considered two changes.
|Late or missed payment||$75||$75|
|Records Maintenance Fee during leave of absence||$100||$100 per semester|
(for students who have withdrawn and wish to return)
|Doctoral Graduation Fee||$300||$300|
|Doctoral Graduation Fee for Joint Degree Program||$100||$100|
|MA Graduation Fee||$150||$150|
|Terminal M.A. Fee||$100||$100|
|Placement Dossier Fee||$25||$25|
|Transcript Fee (each)||$5||$5|
|ID Card Replacement||$10||$10|
Payment of 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.
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.
|How to make payments online through WebAdvisor|
|Making online payments FAQ|
|Monthly Payment Plan Application|
GTU Tuition Refund Policy
- Prior to the end of General Registration: full tuition
- During the 1st week of classes: full tuition, less withdrawal fee
- During late registration (before 3rd week of classes): 80% of tuition
- During 3rd, 4th and 5th week of classes: 50% of tuition
- After the 5th week: no refund