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Paying for Seminary

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This worksheet provides an estimated cost about how much tuition and fees will cost, which includes living expenses. The budget is an estimation and some students find they live much below the proposed budget. Create a personalized budget using these U.S. Department of Education tools.

Estimated costs 2018-2019 (9 month academic year)

  Resident Interns4 M.Div. or M.A. DL3
Tuition $17,500.001 $3,500.00 $10,500.002
Room/Board $10,324.00 $10,324.00 $2,100.00
Books/Fees $2,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,200.00
Transportation $3,506.00 $3,506.00 $3,105.00
Misc. personal $5,648.00 $5,648.00 $232.00
Student loan fees $144.00 $144.00 $144.00
Total $39,122.00 $24,122.00 $17,281.00


    1. Tuition example is based on 10 full courses during the academic year ($1,750 per course) for M.Div. For M.A. Tuition costs the typical course load would be 8 courses for a total of $14,000.  For tuition costs for the M.Th., D.Min. and Ph.D. programs, please see below.

    2. Tuition for M.Div./DL is based on 6.0 courses during the academic year ($1,750 per course).

    3. Distributive Learning Program (Online)

    4. Budgets DO NOT include an allowance for health insurance, purchase of computer or dependent care costs. With documentation these costs can be added to expense budget. This will only have the impact of increasing student loan eligibility. To have these included please use the following form:  Adjustments to Cost of Attendance Request

  • For complete information about costs, fees and refunds, please see our academic catalog (PDF).

Cost breakdown for the 2018-2019 academic year

Course costs

Master of Arts/Master of Divinity $1,750 / Course
Master of Theology $2,175 / Course
Doctor of Philosophy $16,000/Year
Doctor of Ministry Contact Grad Studies
Graduate Certificate/Non-Degree $1,750 / Course

Other fees

Technology Fee (Assessed once each academic year) $150 / Year
Student Life Fee $10 / Semester
Graduation Fee (Assessed during the final year) $150

LDR Apartments (plus electricity)*

Efficiency $650 / Month
One bedroom $675 / Month

*Effective July 1, 2018


Sharing Single Room  $230 per student / Month

 Single Room 

 $335 / Month
 Double Room as Single Person  $460 / Month

*Effective July 1, 2018

Bockman and Stub Rooms*

Single Room with Private Bath  $55 / Night

 Single Room without Bath

 $50 / Night
 Shared Room without Bath  $25 / Night

*Effective July 1, 2018

Health Insurance

Luther Seminary requires that all full-time students carry health insurance as mandated by federal law, however, we are unable to offer a plan to our domestic students.  More affordable coverage is available as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

International students should contact the International Student & Scholarship Affairs Center for requirements and options.

For complete information about costs, fees and refunds, please see our academic catalog.