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Tuition and Aid

Attending seminary is an investment in your future. On this page, find out more concretely what it costs to pursue a degree at Fuller, as well as the kinds of support available to you to potentially offset that cost. Below are the average tuition costs for each of our programs based on the 2021–2022 tuition rates, as well as several questions and answers about your financial aid options.

Program Costs

Mission and Theology Degrees

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Total Estimated Program Tuition: $54,000*

How is tuition estimated?

$450 per unit x 120 units

The tuition rate is the same for both online and on-campus study.

Are there any additional costs?

WHAT TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS AM I POTENTIALLY ELIGIBLE FOR?

  • MDiv Scholarship

    Who can receive this scholarship?
    Students admitted to the MDiv degree program for the upcoming 2021-2022 Academic Year who plan to take at least 8 units per quarter are eligible for this scholarship.

    How much does this scholarship cover?
    Students taking 8 units per quarter will receive $540 per quarter (approximately 15% of tuition) while students taking 12 units per quarter will receive $1,620 per quarter (approximately 30% of tuition). This scholarship is available to a limited number of students and will be valid for the duration of your MDiv program as long as you maintain the terms of eligibility.

    Are there any other eligibility requirements?*
    Yes! In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must also:

    • Be newly admitted to the Fuller MDiv degree program. (Applicants who have successfully completed coursework at Fuller in the last ten years do not qualify for this scholarship)

    • Maintain a minimum cumulative Fuller GPA of 2.50 to remain eligible

  • Other Scholarships (Varies by program and quarter. Contact your Admissions Counselor for more information about scholarships you may qualify for)
  • Federal Loans**
  • Federal Work-Study**
  • If you are employed for an organization that partners with Fuller, you may be eligible for a partnership discount. Contact your admissions counselor for more information.

NEXT STEPS:

  1. Submit your Application for Admission, if you have not done so already
  2. Complete the Universal Scholarship Application (Note: you must be admitted to a program and have a FullerID in order to login)
  3. If you are also interested in applying for the Texas Fellowship, a separate additional scholarship application is required
  4. Complete the FAFSA if you are a US citizen or permanent resident and wish to receive US federal loans or work-study funding.

* New MDiv students who enroll in AY21/22 are eligible to receive scholarship support if they apply for and receive the MDiv Scholarship and if they meet and maintain the MDiv Scholarship criteria outlined. New MDiv students may only receive one institutional scholarship or discount from Fuller in a quarter, except in the case when they are also eligible for, apply to, and are awarded an endowed scholarship. Examples of endowed scholarships include the Texas Fellowship.

MA in Theology (MAT)
MA in Theology and Ministry (MATM)
Maestría en Teología y Ministerio (MATM)
MA in Justice and Advocacy (MJA)
MA in Intercultural Studies (MAICS)
MA in Global Leadership (MAGL)
ThM in Intercultural Studies
PhD in Intercultural Studies
ThM in Theology
PhD in Theology
Doctor of Ministry
목회학 박사(Doctor of Ministry) 한국어 과정
Doctor of Global Leadership (DGL)
선교학 박사(DGL) 한국어 과정
Certificates

* Total estimated tuition costs are based off the current cost per unit for AY21-22, that is subject to change on an annual basis.

현재 유닛 당 학비에 의해서 계산한 예상 총학비.유닛 당 학비는 해마다 변경될 수 있습니다.

Los costos totales estimados de colegiatura están basados en el costo por unidad más reciente, que está sujeto a cambio de manera anual.

** Based on current federal guidelines, international students and some students who do not hold an accredited bachelor's degree may not be eligible for some forms of financial aid. If you have questions about your eligibility, talk to your admissions counselor.

현재 연방정부의 지침에 따라, 타국 국적의 (international) 학생들과 인증받지 못한 학교에서 학사학위를 받은 어떤 학생들은 특정 형태의 재정 지원 (financial aid)를 받을 수 없습니다. 여러분의 해당 자격에 대해서 질문 사항이 있으시면, 입학 답당자 (admissions counselor)와 말씀을 나눠 보시기 바랍니다.

Basado en las guías federales, estudiantes internacionales y algunos estudiantes que no tienen una carrera universitaria acreditada, pueden no ser elegibles para algunas formas de apoyo financiero. Si tienes preguntas acerca de tu eligibilidad, habla con tu consejero de admisiones.

Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy Degrees

MS in Marriage and Family Therapy (MSMFT)

Total Estimated Program Tuition: $46,680/$47,640*

How is tuition estimated?

  • ($480 per unit x 86 MFT units) + (450 per unit x 12 SMT units)
  • Additional $480 per unit x 2 MFT units if pursuing Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) licensure in CA.

Are there any additional costs?

WHAT TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS AM I POTENTIALLY ELIGIBLE FOR?

    • MSMFT Scholarship

Who can receive this scholarship?
Students admitted to the MSMFT degree program for the upcoming 2021-2022 Academic Year who plan to take at least 8 units per quarter are eligible for this scholarship.

How much does this scholarship cover?

Students in their first year enrolled in 12 units minimum per quarter will receive $864 per quarter in aid; Students enrolled in 8 units minimum per quarter will receive $576 per quarter in aid. 

For their second year and beyond, scholarships will be awarded based on the student’s cumulative Fuller GPA, calculated on an annual basis according to the following tiers: 

      • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher = approximately 15% of tuition per quarter
        • 12 units = $864 / 8 units = $576
      • Cumulative GPA 3.5 or higher = approximately 20% of tuition per quarter
        • 12 units =  $1,152 / 8 units = $768 
      • Cumulative GPA 3.7 or higher = approximately 30% of tuition per quarter
        • 12 units = $1,728 / 8 units = $1,152
      • Cumulative GPA 3.9 or higher = approximately 40% of tuition per quarter
        • 12 units = $2,304 / 8 units = $1,536

This scholarship is available to a limited number of students and will be valid for the duration of the program as long as students maintain the terms of eligibility.


Are there any other eligibility requirements?*
Yes! In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must also:

    • Be newly admitted to the Fuller MSMFT degree program. (Applicants who have successfully completed coursework at Fuller in the last ten years do not qualify for this scholarship)

    • Maintain a minimum cumulative Fuller GPA of 3.0 to remain eligible

  • Other Scholarships (Varies by program and quarter. Contact your Admissions Counselor for more information about scholarships you may qualify for)
  • Federal Loans**
  • Federal Work-Study**
  • If you are employed for an organization that partners with Fuller, you may be eligible for a partnership discount. Contact your admissions counselor for more information.

NEXT STEPS:

  1. Submit your Application for Admission, if you have not done so already
  2. Complete the Universal Scholarship Application (Note: you must be admitted to a program and have a FullerID in order to login)
  3. Complete the FAFSA if you are a US citizen or permanent resident and wish to receive US federal loans or work-study funding.

* New MSMFT students who enroll in AY21/22 are eligible to receive scholarship support if they apply for and receive the MSMFT Scholarship and if they meet and maintain the MSMFT Scholarship criteria outlined. New MSMFT students may only receive one institutional scholarship or discount from Fuller in a quarter, except in the case when they are also eligible for, apply to, and are awarded an endowed scholarship.

Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT)
PsyD in Clinical Psychology
PhD in Clinical Psychology

* Total estimated tuition costs are based off the current cost per unit for AY21-22, that is subject to change on an annual basis.

현재 유닛 당 학비에 의해서 계산한 예상 총학비.유닛 당 학비는 해마다 변경될 수 있습니다.

Los costos totales estimados de colegiatura están basados en el costo por unidad más reciente, que está sujeto a cambio de manera anual.

** Based on current federal guidelines, international students and some students who do not hold an accredited bachelor's degree may not be eligible for some forms of financial aid. If you have questions about your eligibility, talk to your admissions counselor.

현재 연방정부의 지침에 따라, 타국 국적의 (international) 학생들과 인증받지 못한 학교에서 학사학위를 받은 어떤 학생들은 특정 형태의 재정 지원 (financial aid)를 받을 수 없습니다. 여러분의 해당 자격에 대해서 질문 사항이 있으시면, 입학 답당자 (admissions counselor)와 말씀을 나눠 보시기 바랍니다.

Basado en las guías federales, estudiantes internacionales y algunos estudiantes que no tienen una carrera universitaria acreditada, pueden no ser elegibles para algunas formas de apoyo financiero. Si tienes preguntas acerca de tu eligibilidad, habla con tu consejero de admisiones.

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"Rather than having a seminary experience that has confirmed what I already believe, Fuller has stretched and challenged me in my walk with Jesus and approach to ministry."
– John M, Student

Scholarships

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Universal Scholarship Application

The 2021-2022 Universal Scholarship Application (Fall 2021-Summer 2022) is now open!

Both new and returning students are eligible to complete this application to identify scholarship opportunities they are eligible for.

Note: you must be accepted into a program and login with your FullerID in order to complete the Universal Scholarship Application. If you have been admitted, but have not yet claimed your FullerID, click here to do so. 

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CCCU Alumni Scholarship

Offered to qualifying recipients pursuing a master’s program in our School of Mission and Theology. This scholarship will cover 25% of tuition for the recipient’s first 12 consecutive quarters of study.

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Texas Fellowship

Texas Fellowship

Fellowship recipients will receive 50 percent off tuition costs on any classes taken on the Houston campus for the first 12 consecutive quarters of enrollment.

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Beca Centro Latino

Un número selecto de estudiantes recibirá la Beca Centro Latino, que cubre el 60 por ciento de la matrícula en los cursos contemplados dentro de la modalidad cohorte.

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Paying For Grad School

Note: International Students are not eligible for federal loans or work-study aid
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APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

To apply for federal financial aid at Fuller, US citizens and permanent residents must submit the FAFSA. Note that Fuller’s Federal School Code for the FAFSA is G01200.

FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS

To be eligible for federal student loans, you must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident, maintain at least a half-time course load with satisfactory academic progress, and meet other criteria.

Unfortunately, international students who are not permanent residents, as well as Doctor of Ministry, Korean Doctor of Intercultural Studies, and certificate students, do not qualify for federal funds.

Learn more about loans at Fuller, and visit the excellent website studentaid.gov for additional information about federal loans.

FEDERAL WORK-STUDY

Students who are interested in pursuing a work-study job on campus must meet the same eligibility criteria as for federal student loans. If you are awarded work-study, you must then apply for and be hired into a work-study position; the actual amount you earn will depend on the position and number of hours you work. Learn more about work-study.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Through the generous support of many donors, Fuller Theological Seminary is pleased to offer you the opportunity to apply for new and returning student scholarships. Complete the Universal Scholarship Application to determine which opportunities you may qualify for.

VETERAN AFFAIRS BENEFITS

Fuller Theological Seminary is committed to working with veterans, members of the US Armed Forces, and their dependents to assist them in taking full advantage of their educational benefits. Learn more about Veteran Affairs benefits at Fuller.

PARTNERSHIPS

Fuller has partnerships with several missions and parachurch organizations—including Young Life, YWAM, and InterVarsity—that provide tuition discounts to their staff. Contact your admissions counselor for more information.

PRIVATE LOANS

Some students do take out private loans; reach out to your preferred bank or credit union for more information. We generally recommend private loans only as a last resort, as they typically carry higher interest rates and do not qualify for federal loan benefits such as potential forgiveness and payback grace periods. However, they can be a good option for those who don’t qualify for federal loans or other funds.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Other potential sources of funding you can explore include support from your church or denomination, as well as scholarships from professional associations and clubs such as Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary, or the College Women’s Club of Pasadena. Many websites such as FinAid.org and FastWeb.com offer guidance and scholarship opportunities; view our list of additional resources.

FINANCIAL AID LIMITATIONS

Please note, many types of financial aid have minimum enrollment requirements. Please contact your admissions counselor with questions regarding eligibility.

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International Students

International students are not eligible for federal loans or work-study aid based on current federal guidelines. Talk to your admissions counselor to explore other financial aid options during your program. 

All tuition rates are given in United States Dollars (USD). When planning how you will pay for your degree, be sure to consider the currency exchange rate, and the additional costs of internet and books.

To definitively determine your eligibility for Fuller’s need-based scholarships and other institutional aid, please reach out to your Admissions Counselor or email admissions@fuller.edu.

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