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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 incur the following costs while enrolled during the 2020-2021 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: $74 per term)
  • Housing, food, transportation and personal expenses. $1,612 per month.
  • Books & supplies: $54 per credit.
  • Example: Masters 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, $891 on books and supplies, $222 on fees, and $19,344 on living expenses (food, housing, transportation, etc.), for a total financial aid budget of $28,839.

Master's Level Programs

The tuition amounts shown are correct as of the time of posting for the Seminary at Bethel University for the 2020-2021 academic year. For your reference, you can view 2019-2020 Tuition & Costs here.

All Campuses

Tuition per credit - Face-to-Face, Online $508
Assessment Fees (link to catalog for specific charges) varies
Participation Fees (link to catalog for specific charges) varies
Other: link to catalog for full list of fees varies

Doctor of Ministry Program

Summary of tuition and fees for students enrolled in doctorate programs at Bethel Seminary for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Self-directed program tuition $420/credit
Cohort-based program tuition $530/credit
Thesis project and graduation fee (link to catalog for specific charges) varies
Continuation fee beyond fourth year (link to catalog for specific charges)
Doctor of Ministry assessments (link to catalog for specific charges)

Audit Fee

Audit Fee $50/audit hour