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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 2020–2021 tuition rates, as well as several questions and answers about your financial aid options.

Program Costs

Theology Degrees

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Total Estimated Program Tuition: $52,200*

How is tuition estimated?

$435 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?

Next Steps:

  1. Submit your Application for Admission, if you have not done so already
  2. Apply for new student scholarships (separate applications required)
  3. Complete the Fuller Financial Aid application and the FAFSA if you are a US citizen or permanent resident and wish to receive US federal loans or work-study funding.
Maestría en Divinidades (MDiv)
MA in Theology (MAT)
MA in Theology and Ministry (MATM)
Maestría en Teología y Ministerio (MATM)
ThM in Theology
Doctor of Ministry
목회학 박사(Doctor of Ministry) 한국어 과정
PhD in Theology
신학 박사(PhD in Theology) 과정
Certificate of Christian Studies

* Total estimated tuition costs are based off the current cost per unit, 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.

Intercultural Studies Degrees

MA in Intercultural Studies (MAICS)

Total Estimated Program Tuition: $34,800*

How is tuition estimated?

$435 per unit x 80 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?

Next Steps:

  1. Submit your Application for Admission, if you have not done so already
  2. Apply for new student scholarships (separate applications required)
  3. Complete the Fuller Financial Aid application and the FAFSA if you are a US citizen or permanent resident and wish to receive US federal loans or work-study funding.
선교 문학 석사(MA in Intercultural Studies) 한국어 과정
MA in Global Leadership (MAGL)
ThM in Intercultural Studies
Doctor of Intercultural Studies (DIS)
선교학 박사(DIS) 한국어 과정
PhD in Intercultural Studies
Certificates

* Total estimated tuition costs are based off the current cost per unit, 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 Degrees

MS in Marriage and Family Therapy (MSMFT)

Total Estimated Program Tuition: $44,350/$45,260*

How is tuition estimated?

($455 per unit x 86 MFT units) + (435 per unit x 12 SOT units)
Additional $455 per unit x 2 MFT units if pursuing Professional Clinical Counseling (PCC) licensing

Are there any additional costs?

What types of financial aid and scholarships am I potentially eligible for?

Next Steps:

  1. Submit your Application for Admission, if you have not done so already
  2. Complete the Fuller Financial Aid application and the FAFSA if you are a US citizen or permanent resident and wish to receive US federal loans or work-study funding.
PsyD in Clinical Psychology
PhD in Clinical Psychology

* Total estimated tuition costs are based off the current cost per unit, 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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– John M, current student

Scholarships

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Charles E. Fuller Annual Scholarship

Provides assistance to both incoming and continuing master’s-level students and some doctoral students, in all schools, based on financial need.

Scholarships for Returning Students

Please note that these scholarships are subject to the availability of annual funding and may not be awarded each year.

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CCCU Alumni Scholarship

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

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Biblical Studies Scholarship

For select incoming MDiv students seeking to focus their studies on biblical studies. This scholarship covers 30% of tuition costs for the first 40 units, 40% of tuition costs for the second 40 units, and 50% of tuition costs for the final 40 units of the program during the recipient’s first 16 quarters of study.

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Leadership in Times of Change Scholarship

For select incoming MDiv students with an interest in tailoring their coursework to effectively and responsibly lead in a constantly changing world. This scholarship covers 30% of tuition costs for the first 40 units, 40% of tuition costs for the second 40 units, and 50% of tuition costs for the final 40 units of the program during the recipient’s first 16 quarters of study. 

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Pastoral Counseling Scholarship

For select incoming MDiv students who desire to focus their coursework on bringing holistic healing and restoration to their congregations and communities. This scholarship covers 30% of tuition costs for the first 40 units, 40% of tuition costs for the second 40 units, and 50% of tuition costs for the final 40 units of the program during the recipient’s first 16 quarters of study.

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Practitioner's Scholarship

This scholarship awards $650 in any quarter a recipient enrolls in at least 8 units (2 courses) during their first 12 quarters; available for students who begin the MA in Theology and Ministry in Winter 2021 or Spring 2021.

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Grace Fuller Scholarship

Covers up to one-third of tuition; available for students who begin the Certificate of Christian Studies in Winter 2021.

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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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Mark Hatfield Scholarship for Faith and Public Life

With a generous endowment from the donors, Fuller Theological Seminary proudly announces the Mark Hatfield Scholarship for Faith and Public Life. The scholarship will be given to select PhD students beginning their Fuller PhD program in 2021 whose trajectory of life and service will lead them to make a scholarly commitment to Christian reflection and engagement in public life. The research area of faith and public life includes, and not exclusively: (1) an investigation of the public engagement of theology, missiology, or psychology; (2) an examination of the theoretical and practical interactions of Christian churches with the public sphere; (3) and critical assessment of the nature, rationale, and methodologies of public theology. 

This annual scholarship will be $50,000 per year per student (towards tuition, books, materials, housing. etc.) for up to five years for three PhD students, preferably one in each of Fuller's three PhD programs in the Center for Advanced Theological Studies, the Center for Missiological Research, and the School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy. The selection of the recipients of the scholarship will be made by each program committee in consultation with the Robert Wiley Chair of Renewal in Public Life.

Applications for the Mark Hatfield Scholarship for Faith and Public Life are due February 1, 2021. For more information, PhD ICS and PhD Theology inquiries should contact joel@fuller.edu and  PhD Clinical Psychology inquiries should contact hannahquiba@fuller.edu

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 financial aid at Fuller, you must complete the Fuller Financial Aid Application. US citizens and permanent residents must also submit the FAFSA in order to be considered for financial aid at Fuller. 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.

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 submit the Fuller Financial Aid application.

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