Finances & Services

The Seminary seeks to be a good steward of all the resources entrusted to it by students, synods, private donors, foundations, and grants. Tuition and fees paid by students comprise less than 20% of the Seminary’s income stream. Mindful of increasing student debt loads, the Seminary strives to minimize increases in tuition from year to year.

Tuition is charged per semester for full-time students (at least 12 credits in a semester) and per credit for part-time students (less than 12 credits in a semester).

2018-2019 Tuition and Fees

Click here to view tuition and fees for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Housing & Meals

The Seminary has more than 100 units of student housing (dormitories, suites, and apartments) located on the Gettysburg campus and student apartments on the Philadelphia campus, including both furnished and unfurnished housing units. Prices range from $536 to $1,350 per month; Gettysburg dormitory space is $1,496 per semester. Pricing and billing frequency for specific housing units is available upon request. Guest rooms are available for commuters at a daily rate ranging from $25 to $65, depending on the location and unit. Associated housing fees for security deposits, pets, key replacement, etc. are available upon request.

Lunch is served each weekday when classes are in session in the Gettysburg campus refectory. Students may purchase meals for the semester for $355 or individually as needed. The semester meal plan is required for students in the Gettysburg dormitory.

Payment of Bills

All charges are due by the first day of classes for each semester. Housing charges are billed for the entire semester or on a month-to-month basis, depending on the specific unit and location. All financial aid funds, including grants/scholarships and student loan proceeds, are first applied to Seminary charges. All other financial obligations incurred must be paid within 30 days.

Students with unpaid balances may not advance to the next term, internship, or unit of study, or obtain grades or transcripts. No student can graduate with outstanding obligations.

Refunds for Withdrawal

Students withdrawing from the seminary, or from a course or courses, will have their tuition, housing, and meal plan charges prorated, if applicable, as described in the Student Handbook.