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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 2021-2022 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: $1,700 per month.
  • Books & supplies: $55 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, $908 on books and supplies, $222 on fees, and $20,400 on living expenses (food, housing, transportation, etc), for a total financial aid budget of $29,912.

Master's Level Programs

The tuition amounts shown are correct as of the time of posting for the Seminary at Bethel University for the 2021-2022 academic year. For your reference, you can view the 2020-2021 Tuition & Costs here.

All Campuses

Tuition per credit: Face-to-Face, Online, SemPM all MA and Certificate programs except Marriage & Family Therapy $508
Tuition per credit: MA/Marriage & Family Therapy $520
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 2021-2022 academic year:

Self-directed program tuition per credit $430
Cohort-based program tuition per credit $530
Thesis project and graduation fee (link to catalog for specific charges) varies
Continuation fee beyond fourth year (link to catalog for specific charges) varies
Doctor of Ministry assessments (link to catalog for specific charges) varies

Audit Fee

Audit Fee $50/audit hour