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The cost of attending Bethel includes tuition (per credit prices below), fees, living expenses, and an allowance for books and supplies. The financial aid office estimates students will incure the following costs while enrolled during the 2019-2020 academic year:

  • Tuition (varies by program and number of credits)
    • Seminary students typically take 6 credits in the fall, 1.5 credits during interim, 6 credits during spring and 0-6 credits during summer.
  • Loan and Course Fees (varies by program; $46 per term)
  • Housing, food, transportation, and personal expenses: $1,552 per month
  • Books & supplies: $53 per credit
  • Example: Master's student taking a total of 16.5 credits (6 fall, 1.5 interim, 6 spring and 3 summer), at a rate of $508 per credit, would expect to spend about $8,382 on tuition, $875 on books and supplies, $138 on fees, and $18,264 on living expenses (food, housing, transportation, etc), for a total financial aid budget of $28,019.

Master's Level Programs

The tuition amounts shown are correct as of the time of posting for the Seminary at Bethel University for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Tuition per credit - Face-to-Face, Online, SemPM programs $508
Assessment Fees (link to catalog for specific charges) $355-$515
Participation Fees (link to catalog for specific charges) $25-$50
Other: link to catalog for full list of fees various

Doctor of Ministry Program

Summary of tuition and fees for students enrolled in doctorate programs at Bethel Seminary for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Self-directed program tuition $398/credit
Cohort-based program tuition $550/credit
Thesis project and graduation fee (link to catalog for specific charges) $715-$770
Continuation fee beyond fourth year $357/semester
Doctor of Ministry assessments $420

Audit Fee

Audit fee $100/audit hour

Disclaimer: Prices reported here are subject to change without notice. Refer to the Seminary Catalog for definitive pricing and additional cost information.