Tuition and Fees

Shepherds Theological Seminary offers students a quality seminary education at reasonable rates. 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 STS to offer this exceptional professional preparation in ministry at a modest cost. Shepherds maintains its tuition below the average tuition for comparable sized seminaries that are members of the Association of Theological Seminaries. However tuition and fees are subject to change in the fall of any academic year.

Members of churches whose pastor is a member of Shepherds 360 Regional Fellowship also receive a 10 percent tuition discount. Missionaries who are in the mission field for significant periods of time outside the United States receive a 50 percent tuition discount. For information on the Shepherds 360 Regional Fellowship, please contact the Seminary office.

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

Tuition by Student Category

Amount

Full-time student (9+ hours) per semester hour297
Part-time student (<9 hours) per semester hour323
Winter and Summer Modules267
Audit student tuition per semester hour130

Fees

APPLICATION FEES FOR ALL STUDENTS
One–time application fee (non–refundable)40
Late application fee if applying within one month of start of classes (non–refundable) (total application fee is $80)40
GRADUATION FEES
Graduation fee250
Thesis binding & filming (original plus three copies)50
Additional personal copies (each)25
OTHER FEES
Orientation Fee (credit students only)25
Student Fee per semester (credit students only)75
Distance Learning Supplemental Fee per course75
Late registration fee25
PAYMENT PLAN FEES
Late payment fee per month25
Setup fee per semester25