Tuition and Fees for All Programs

Application fee, online application free of charge
Tuition, (all programs except D.Min) per semester hour $495
Tuition, D.Min., cohort per semester hour $550
Tuition, D.Min., self-directed, per semester hour $355
Student activity fee, per semester (fall and spring)(Both campuses, Traditional and SemPM) $31
Graduate Research Seminar fee (St. Paul) $26
Independent study surcharge, master's and doctoral programs (in addition to course tuition) $255
Marriage and Family Therapy Supervised Clinical Experience Continuation Fee $357
Professional Internship Continuation Fee $350

Auditing Charge

Normal Audit Rate $100 per audit hour
Bethel Seminary Alumni, Pastors (and spouses), Full-time Employees of Christian Ministry Agencies (and spouses), Senior Citizens (60+) $50 per audit hour
Current Master's Degree Students and Spouses (excludes InMinistry and other fully online courses) $0 per audit hour

Assessment, Testing, and Participation Fees

These fees are charged in addition to regular tuition for these courses.

SP001 Formation Assessments (St. Paul) $490
SP002 Formation Assessments (San Diego) $490
SP003 Formation Assessments (San Diego InMinistry programs) $490
SP004 Formation Assessments (St. Paul) $475
TL001 Vocational Assessments (St. Paul) $350
TL002 Vocational Assessments (San Diego) $350
TL003 Vocational Assessments $350

Participation

BT514 Participation Fee (St. Paul) $100
CF620 Participation Fee (St. Paul) $50
NT514 Participation Fee (St. Paul) $100
OT514 Participation Fee (St. Paul) $100
SP510 Participation Fee (St. Paul and San Diego Traditional) $25
SP610 Participation Fee (St. Paul and San Diego Traditional) $25
TS514 Participation Fee (St. Paul) $100
TS515 Participation Fee (St. Paul) $100

D.Min. students

Assessments $410
Extension fee per semester $357

Clinical Pastoral Education Fee

Students enrolled in Clinical Pastoral Education programs (CPE) and registered for PC705 , PC563A-PC563B, or PC565A-PC565B will pay the difference between the usual tuition for up to three credits and the charges by the hospital training center for one unit (440 hours) of CPE. See the registrar's office for further details.

Registration Fees

Change of registration fee (per time) $30
Late registration fee $75

Graduation Fees

M.A., M.Div. (San Diego) $50
Doctor of Ministry (San Diego) $765
Doctor of Ministry (St. Paul) $715

Transcripts

Transcripts cannot be issued until all accounts are paid in full. The charge for each transcript issued is $6. Visit the registrar's website to request transcripts.

Refunds

After registration, changes made to a student’s schedule must be made in writing to the registrar’s office or via email from the student’s Bethel community account. Please note that changes may affect your financial aid status, and will be assessed a $30 change fee. After the term begins, refunds for dropped courses will be granted according to this sliding scale.

Drops recorded in the registrar’s office by 11:59 p.m. on the following days will receive:

Saturday of the 1st week of the term 100% refund
Saturday of the 3rd week of the term 75% refund
Saturday of the 5th week of the term 50% refund
Saturday of the 7th week of the term 25% term
After Saturday of the 7th week 0% refund

There will be no refund granted for courses dropped after Saturday of the 7th week of the term.

Beginning the 4th week of the term, any student dropping a course will receive a grade of “W.” Students may withdraw from a course (or change from credit to audit) through the 11th week of the term. Any student dropping a course after Saturday of the 11th week of the term will receive a grade of “F” for the course.

In San Diego, in accordance with California law, application, registration, and tuition fees are fully refundable up to three full days following the date of payment of those fees, provided the student has not attended classes, participated in educational activities, or utilized any educational materials or services of the seminary, and provided that the student files a written cancellation form with the Office of the Registrar.

For courses 7 to 8 weeks in duration, including SemPM, drops recorded in the registrar’s office by 11:59 p.m. on the following days will receive:

Saturday of the 1st week of the term 100% refund
Saturday of the 2nd week of the term 75% refund
Saturday of the 3rd week of the term 25% refund

There will be no refund granted for courses dropped after Saturday of the 3rd week of the term.

Beginning the 3rd week of the term, any student dropping a course will receive a grade of “W.” Students may withdraw from a course (or change from credit to audit) through the 6th week of the term. Any student dropping a course after Saturday of the 6th week of the term will receive a grade of “F” for the course.

For January term (interim) courses, drops recorded in the registrar’s office by 11:59 p.m. on the following days will receive:

Second business day of the term 100% refund
Fourth business day of the term 75% refund
Seventh business day of the term 50% refund
Ninth business day of the term 25% refund
After the ninth business day of the term 0% refiund

There will be no refund granted for courses dropped after the 9th business day of the term.

Beginning the 4th business day of the term, any student dropping a course will receive a grade of “W.” Students may withdraw from a course (or change from credit to audit) through the 14th business day of the term. Any student dropping a course after the 14th business day of the term will receive a grade of “F” for the course.

For full-term summer courses, drops recorded in the registrar’s office by 11:59 p.m. on the following days will receive:

Saturday of the 1st week of the term 100% refund
Saturday of the 3rd week of the term 75% refund
Saturday of the 4th week of the term 50% refund
Saturday of the 6th week of the term 25% refund
After Saturday of the 6th week 0% refund

There will be no refund granted for courses dropped after Saturday of the 6th week of the term.

Beginning the 4th week of the term, any student dropping a course will receive a grade of “W.” Students may withdraw from a course (or change from credit to audit) through the 9th week of the term. Any student dropping a course after Saturday of the 9th week of the term will receive a grade of “F” for the course.

Note: Specific refund schedules for courses fewer than 7 weeks in length are available in the registrar’s office.

Tuition, Fees, and Payments

Full payment or enrollment in the 4-Month Semester Payment Plan is required at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. Full payment is due on the first day of class for summer school.

Students are responsible for payment reaching the St. Paul Business Office when due, regardless of the source of payment. Payment must be received in U.S. dollars. If loans are needed to help meet a financial obligation, students may apply for them through the Office of Financial Aid. Loan applications should be made well in advance of registration for funds to be disbursed at the beginning of the term. A finance charge of 1.5% per month will be assessed on any charges more than 30 days past due. Enrollment for succeeding terms is dependent on full payment of the previous term’s expenses.

Payment Options

Full Payment (Option 1)

Full payment for Fall Semester is due on August 29, 2016.

Full payment for Interim/Spring Semester is due January 15, 2017.

Full payment for Summer School is due on June 5, 2017.

4-Month Semester Payment Plan (Option 2)

Students have the option to enroll in a 4-Month Semester Payment Plan. See the important enrollment dates and information in the next column.

Fall Semester Payment Plan

Enrollment in the fall payment plan is available beginning August 10, 2016. The deadline to enroll in the payment plan and pay your first installment is September 15, 2016. The remaining installment payments for fall are due on October 15, November 15, and December 15.

Spring Semester Payment Plan

Enrollment in the spring payment plan is available beginning on December 26, 2016. The deadline to enroll in the payment plan and pay your first installment is January 15, 2017. The remaining installment payments for spring are due on February 15, March 15, and April 15.

The 4-Month Semester Payment Plan is for all charges on the student account. Enrollment in the payment plan is elected online on a semester-by-semester basis, with payments spread out over the semester. The enrollment fee is $20 per semester. The monthly payment amount is recalculated each time there is a new transaction posted to the account. Therefore, your monthly payment amounts may differ each month. You will be notified by email each time your payment amount changes. If a student does not stay current on their monthly installment payment(s) they will be removed from the payment plan. If removed from the payment plan, the student will be required to pay the entire balance due for the term before future registration is granted. A finance charge of 1.5% will be assessed each month for any unpaid balance. (Payment plans are not offered for summer school.) Visit bethel.edu/business-office/seminary/account/payment-plan for more information about payment plans.

Online Monthly Statements

Around the 17th of each month, an email will be sent to the student’s Bethel email address alerting them that the monthly statement is available to view online with access instructions. Monthly statements will not be mailed to the home address.

View Online Monthly Statements through Blink(Student Services tab > My Statement channel > Statement and Payment History > Select Statement Bill Date > View Statement).

Ways to make a payment

Students can view their account, enroll in a Semester Payment Plan, and pay online through Blink: Blink>Student Services tab>My Bethel Account channel>”Make a Payment.” This will direct you to the Touchnet/Bill-Pay site. To make a payment click “Make a Payment” and follow the prompts. To enroll in a Semester Payment Plan click “Payment Plans” on the toolbar>click “Enroll Now” and follow the prompts.

  • Online by electronic check: Authorize a one-time payment of automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings account with no fee.
  • Online by credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover with a non-refundable fee of 2.75% or $3 minimum, charged by PayPath (processing service).
  • In Person: Pay by cash, check, or money order at the St. Paul Business Office (CC208), 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F. Credit cards are accepted online only.
  • After hours: For after-hour payments, a drop box is located in the hallway near the Business Office (CC208).
  • Mail a check to: Bethel University, Business Office, 3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN 55112-6999.  Please include your student ID number in the memo portion of the check.

Authorized Users

If a student would like to give electronic access to a spouse or another person to view their account, enroll in a Semester Payment Plan, and make online payments; the student will need to authorize him/her as a user. Visit bethel.edu/business-office/authorized-users for more information.

Registration Hold

Registration for classes in succeeding terms is dependent on full payment of the previous term’s expenses. Students whose accounts are in arrears will have a registration hold on their accounts and will not be permitted to register for the subsequent term.

Any student who pays an outstanding balance by check will have their registration dropped (for future terms) if the check is returned from the bank due to non-sufficient funds. The student will not be permitted to re-register until full payment is received. If repayment is made via check, the payment must be cleared through the bank before registration is granted.

Any student in good standing on a payment plan (current on their monthly payment installments) will be allowed to register for future terms. If the student fails to pay their remaining monthly installments in full, their registration will be dropped.

Be advised that students whose registrations have been dropped have no guarantee the same course(s) will be available when they re-register.

Transcript Hold

When full payment has not been received, a transcript hold is placed on the student account. A transcript hold will prevent an official transcript from being printed by the Office of the Registrar.

Financial Clearance for Graduation

A student will not be issued an official transcript or receive their diploma until all financial obligations have been met.

Financial Suspension

Bethel reserves the right to suspend a student from a program or course(s) if there is failure to provide full payment on the student account when due. Any student who is financially suspended during a semester will be withdrawn from their classes.

Finance Charges

A finance charge of 1.5% per month will be assessed on any charges more than 30 days past due.

Past Due Accounts

The account of a student who is not currently registered at Bethel and has an account balance more than 60 days past due may be transferred to Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI). ECSI is a billing service that offers payment plans for students not currently registered at Bethel University/Seminary. Accounts sent to ECSI are automatically reported to the National Credit Bureau. No student who has an account balance with ECSI will be considered for re-admittance. Official transcripts and diplomas will not be released until the balance has been paid in full. A finance charge of 6% annual percentage rate will be assessed on the unpaid balance.

In the event Bethel University/Seminary has to incur any expense in collecting on a student account, the student agrees to pay all of Bethel’s costs for collection. This includes, but is not limited to, a collection agency fee and/or attorney’s fees at the rate of 25-40% depending on the actions necessary to collect the debt.

Non-Sufficient Funds Fee

If payment is returned from the bank for non-sufficient funds, a $20 returned check fee will be assessed on the student’s account. Any student who has two checks returned due to non-sufficient funds will not be allowed to make future payments by personal check.

Child Day Care

Bethel reserves the right to transfer the credit balance from the student account to the Child Day Care account (“C” account) should the student fall behind on monthly payments.

Military Education Benefits

Visit bethel.edu/seminary/financial-aid/types/military-benefits if you need assistance in determining what military or veteran’s education benefits for which you may be eligible. If you have further questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 651.638.6241 or email finaid@bethel.edu.

Student Health Insurance

Students who are registered for six credits or more may purchase the health insurance plan made available through Bethel University. If you would like additional information please contact Health Services at 651.635.8532, or email health-insurance@bethel.edu. Mention that you are a student enrolled at Bethel Seminary.

bethel.edu/offices/health-services/health-insurance

Questions?

Business Office Questions
For more student account and payment information, visit bethel.edu/business-office/seminary or contact the Business Office at 651.638.6208 (800.255.8706, ext. 6208).

Financial Aid Questions
For more financial aid information, visit seminary.bethel.edu/financial-aid/tuition or contact the Office of Financial Aid at 651.638.6241 (800.255.8706, ext. 6241).