Tuition & Fees

2020–21 Academic Year

Graduate Tuition & Fees

Graduate tuiton & fees apply to the following programs:
Master of Divinity | Master of Theological Studies | Master of Biblical Studies
(resident & online)

Tuition (full-time*): $333 per credit hour
Tuition (part-time): $358 per credit hour

Student Fee: $265 per semester**

Graduation Fee: $100 due at graduation

*Full-time is 9+ credits for Fall/Spring and 6+ credits for Summer.
**The Fall 2020 student fee has been reduced to $125 due to COVID-19. Summer semester student fee is $120.

Postgraduate Tuition & Fees

Postgraduate tuition & fees apply to the following program:
Master of Theology


Tuition: $380 per credit hour

Student Fee: $265 per semester*

Graduation Fee: $100 due at graduation

**The Fall 2020 student fee has been reduced to $125 due to COVID-19. Summer semester student fee is $120.

Doctoral Tuition & Fees

Doctoral tuition & fees apply to the following program:
Doctor of Ministry


Tuition: $400 per credit hour

Student Fee: $175 per semester

Final Project Fee: $1,500 during final semester

Graduation Fee: $250 due at graduation

Miscellaneous Fees (if applicable)

Audit: $135 per class

Late Registration Fee: $50

Late Payment Fee: 1.5% added to balance

Resident Access to Recordings*: $125 per class

Dual Delivery Fee**: $175 per semester

*Only for resident students who desire access to class lectures recorded for online sections. Online students are granted access to class lectures on UStream. 
**For students taking both resident and online classes in the same semester (charged in addition to semester student fee).

Refund Policy

Students may drop a class by completing a Course Withdrawal form (available in Populi). The following course withdrawal policies apply:

1. A student may drop a course without penalty by the end of the first week of a full term (for two- or one-week modules, see below). The student will receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees, and no mark will appear on the student's transcript. A student changing registration status from credit to audit during this period will receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees minus the audit fee. A student may also add a course during this period.

Two-week module: Drop with no penalty by end of the third class day.
One-week module: Drop with no penalty by end of the first class day.

2. A student may withdraw from a course by the end of the second week of a full term (for two-or one-week modules, see below). The student will receive a 50% refund of tuition and fees, and the student's transcript will be marked with a “W” (withdrawn) for the course. A student changing registration status from credit to audit during this period will receive a 50% refund of tuition and fees minus the audit fee.

Two-week module: Withdraw with 50% reimbursement by end of the fifth class day.
One-week module: Withdraw with 50% reimbursement by end of the second class day.

3. A student may withdraw from a course after the end of the second week only until the end of the fifth week of a full term (for two- or one-week modules, see below). The student will receive a 0% refund of tuition and fees. The student's transcript will be marked with a “WP” (withdrawn passing) or “WF” (withdrawn failing) for the course. A student may not change registration status from credit to audit during this period.

Two-week module: Withdraw pass/fail with 0% reimbursement by end of the fifth class day.
One-week module: Withdraw pass/fail with 0% reimbursement by end of the third class day.

4. A student may not withdraw from a course after the end of the fifth week a full term (for two- or one-week modules, see below). If the student does not fulfill course obligations, the student will receive a grade in accordance with the class syllabus and the VBTS grading policy. He or she will not be eligible to receive any refund for tuition and fees. A student may not change registration status from credit to audit during this period.

Two-week module: No withdrawal after end of the fifth class day.
One-week module: No withdrawal after end of the third class day.