Student Fees and Payment

The standard fee rates apply to all students unless they are members of a Southern Baptist church. The Southern Baptist Cooperative Program provides a generous scholarship for Southern Baptist students.1 Student fee payments vary from student to student depending on the program of study. All student fees are subject to change without notice.

1Denominational affiliation is determined initially by the church endorsement form submitted with the student’s application to Southwestern Seminary. After admission, denominational affiliation is confirmed by the yearly certification of church membership. Questions about denominational affiliation can be directed to the Registrar's Office.

Bachelor's and College Certificate Students

Tuition (per hour) 690.00
The Cooperative Program Scholarship Reduces Tuition for Southern Baptist Students. Their tuition is (per hour) 345.00
General Student Fee - Fall and Spring 350.00
Summer/Winter/8-Week Term Fee 175.00
Music School Fee for B.A. Program 160.00
Music School Lesson Fee for B.A. Program (per unit hour)* 160.00
*Please note that the private lesson fee for private lessons is non-refundable after the start of the term.
 

Master's and Seminary Certificate Students

Tuition (per hour) 590.00
The Cooperative Program Scholarship Reduces Tuition for Southern Baptist Students. Their tuition is (per hour) 295.00
General Student Fee - Fall and Spring 350.00
Summer/Winter/8-Week Term Fee 175.00
Spanish MTS Internet Tuition (per course) 320.00
Spanish MTS Internet Tuition (per course for Southern Baptist and Global Leadership Development students) 160.00
Music School Fee 160.00
Music School Lesson Fee (per unit hour)* 160.00
*Please note that the private lesson fee for private lessons is non-refundable after the start of the term.
 

Ph.D. and D.M.A. Students

Tuition (program fee, covers 4 years of study). (Research language and other leveling courses are not included in this amount. These courses will be billed at the student's hourly rate and the conference course fee will apply if taken in that format. World Christian Studies PhD Students are billed three times per year: summer, fall, and spring. Each time, one third of the annual tuition is billed.) 44,400.00
The Cooperative Program Scholarship Reduces Tuition for Southern Baptist Students. Their tuition is (program fee, covers 4 years of study). (Research language and other leveling courses are not included in this amount. These courses will be billed at the student's hourly rate and the conference course fee will apply if taken in that format. World Christian Studies PhD Students are billed three times per year: summer, fall, and spring. Each time, one third of the annual tuition is billed.) 29,600.00
Extension Fee (per semester beginning in year 5) 5,550.00
Extension Fee for Southern Baptist Students (per semester beginning in year 5) 3,700.00

Ed.D. Students

Down Payment 1,000.00
Tuition (program fee, covers 5 semesters of study) 28,850.00
The Cooperative Program Scholarship Reduces Tuition for Southern Baptist Students. Their tuition is (program fee, covers 5 semesters of study) 18,900.00
Extension Fee (per semester beginning in semester 6) 5,550.00
Extension Fee for Southern Baptist Students (per semester beginning in semester 6) 3,700.00

D.Min. Students

Down Payment 1,000.00
Tuition (program fee, covers 3 years of study) 14,500.00
The Cooperative Program Scholarship Reduces Tuition for Southern Baptist Students. Their tuition is (program fee, covers 3 years of study) 10,250.00
Extension Fee (per year beginning with year 5) 1,500.00
 

D.Ed.Min. Students

Down Payment 1,000.00
Tuition (program fee, covers 3 years of study) 16,000.00
The Cooperative Program Scholarship Reduces Tuition for Southern Baptist Students. Their tuition is (program fee, covers 3 years of study) 12,000.00
Extension Fee (per year beginning with year 5) 1,500.00
 

Graduation Fees

Bachelor's 105.00
Master's (without project/thesis) 120.00
Master's (with project/thesis) 200.00
D.Min. 320.00
D.Ed.Min. 320.00
Ph.D., Ed.D., and D.M.A. 320.00
Diploma Replacement 50.00
Late Application/Late Absentia 105.00
 

Other Fees (non-refundable)

Application Fee 35.00
Seminary Studies for Student Wives Courses (per hour) 25.00
Audit Fee (per hour)* 50.00
Drop Fee (per course) 30.00
Transcripts (per copy) 10.00
Transcripts (per copy / immediate service) 25.00
*Please note, audited courses do not generate general student or online fees.  

Payment Options

The Office of Student Financial Services seeks to provide multiple payment options to help students plan for the cost of education, avoid borrowing, and maintain freedom for service.
The Office of Student Financial Services offers the following payment options:

• Payment by cash, check, or credit card in the Cashier’s Office (Scarborough 103).
• Online payments and student account information is available through WebAdvisor.
• Students may set up a monthly payment plan.

 

Payment Plans

 

The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary payment plan divides tuition and housing charges into convenient monthly payments per semester with the last payment being due before the corresponding final semester payment date.

Students will be automatically placed on a payment plan and charged appropriate fees if they do not make payment arrangements prior to the deadline indicated for each semester.

Payment plans are subject to change with the adding/dropping of classes or by adjustments in financial aid.

Payment Methods


• Automatic bank payment (ACH)
• Credit card/debit card

Payments are processed on the 3rd of the month and will continue to process until the balance has been paid in full

Simple Steps to Enroll:
• Log into WebAdvisor
• Under the Financial Information section of the student menu, select "Create a Payment Plan"
• Next, select the term for your payment plan

Cost to Participate:
• Semester: $25 Non-refundable Enrollment Fee
• A $30 fee will be charged for returned payments

Payment Deadlines

  • February 1 - Spring Semester
  • June 1 - Summer Semester
  • September 1 - Fall Semester

Refund Policy

Students officially withdrawing from class(es) through the Office of the Registrar or on WebAdvisor may receive a partial or full refund of tuition and student campus fees (or credit against the amount owed) as follows:

  • Fall and Spring Semesters
    • For a student who officially withdraws from all classes during the first full week of the semester, the refund (or credit against the balance owed) will be 100% of the per hour tuition and student campus fee only, less a $30 per course drop fee. All other fees are non-refundable.
    • Students officially withdrawing from classes during weeks two, three, and four of the semester will receive a refund of 50% of the per hour tuition fee (or credit against the balance owed), less a $30 per course drop fee. Fees are non-refundable.
    • Students withdrawing from classes after week four of the term will receive no refund or credit against the balance owed and will be charged the $30 per course drop fee.
  • Summer and Winter Semesters
    For a student who officially withdraws from summer and winter classes, the refund of tuition and campus fee only (or credit against the balance owed) less the $30 per course drop fee will be based on the course term dates. The first class day is defined as the first day that the class meets:
    • Day 1 ................................................. 100% of tuition and student campus fee only.
    • Next two calendar days after the class meets (i.e. Tuesday and Wednesday of a Monday/Wednesday course)..................................... 50% of tuition only. No refunds of any tuition and fees are given after this time frame.
    • All other fees are non-refundable.

A Refund Petition Committee will consider written appeals of the above refund policy for matters involving “extreme medical emergencies and/or death in the immediate family.” Please call the Office of Student Financial Services at (817) 923-1921, ext. 3084 for further information.

Dropping and Adding a Course(s)

Beginning on the first day of the fall and spring terms, students who drop a course(s) will be required to pay a $30 clerical fee for each course dropped including changing a course section. Refunds will be calculated based on the total amount due after the schedule adjustment has been made.

During summer and winter terms, the $30 clerical fee will be assessed after the first day class meets.

A clerical fee is not assessed for adding classes. Additional per hour fees owed will be calculated based on the total amount due after the schedule adjustment has been made.