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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)
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.

** 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.

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.

** 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.

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.

** 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.

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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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MDiv Cohort

The MDiv Cohort requires enrollment in two courses per quarter. Students who choose to take additional courses will receive $200 off of any third and/or fourth course taken within their first 12 consecutive quarters of study.

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Multiethnic Ministries Cohort

The Multiethnic Ministries Cohort requires enrollment in one course per quarter. Students who choose to take additional courses will receive 25 percent off of any second and/or third course taken within their first 16 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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Grace Fuller Scholarship

Covers up to one-third of tuition; available for students who begin the Certificate of Christian Studies in Summer or Fall 2020.

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Zawadi Scholarship

For students from Africa or students who intend to serve in Africa and enroll in the MAGL or MAICS program in Fall 2020.

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Experience Fuller

Virtual Visit Scholarship

Incoming students who attend the Experience: Fuller virtual event on June 26 and begin classes in Fall 2020 are eligible.

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Paying For Grad School

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. 

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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