Tuition & Fees

We strive to keep the cost of a seminary education as low as we can. WBS is among the most affordable accredited theological institutions while offering a high quality of education.

Graduate/certificate$545 per credit hour
Doctorate$595 per credit hour
Application fee: $40.00
Auditing/non-degree student application fee
Independent study fee (addition to tuition)$75 per course
Audit fee$250 per course
Late registration fee
Deferred payment fee$25
Thesis fee$40
Graduation fee$200
Change of schedule fee$125 per occurrence
Insurance fee for on-campus students: $5 per semester
Technology fee (4 hrs or more)
$200 per semester
Online orientation fee for all M.Div./M.A. students$100
Orientation fee for D.Min. students
Transcript mailing fee (first copy is free)$10
D.Min. continuation (per term after eight terms of registration)$500
Thesis continuation fee $400 per semester


Your first step in applying for aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which determines the student’s federal aid eligibility and amount. This should be completed before applying for specific scholarships.

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