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

Non-SBC 690.00/hour  
SBC 345.00/hour  
General Student Fee - Fall and Spring 350.00  
Summer General Student Fee 125.00/course  
Online Course fee (only charged for online course participants) 100.00/course  
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

Non-SBC 590.00/hour  
SBC 295.00/hour  
General Student Fee - Fall and Spring 350.00      
Summer General Student Fee 125.00/course      
Online Course fee (only charged for online course participants) 100.00/course  
Non-SBC Spanish MTS Internet Tuition (per course) 320.00/course  
SBC Spanish MTS Internet Tuition (also Global Theological Innovation students) 160.00/course  
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

Non-SBC (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.) 5,750.00/semester  
SBC (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.) 3,900.00/semester  
 

D.Min. Students

Initial Fee 1,500.00  
Non-SBC Year 1-3 Tuition 4,667.00/year  
SBC Year 1-3 Tuition 3,250.00/year  
Extension Fee (per year beginning with year 5) 1,500.00  
 

D.Ed.Min. Students

Initial Fee 1,500.00  
Non-SBC Year 1-4 Tuition 3,875.00/year  
SBC Year 1-4 Tuition 2,875.00/year  
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. 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

 

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.” Contact the Office of Student Financial Services by filling out an inquiry form.

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.