Tuition and Fees

For questions regarding tuition and fees please contact the Financial Services at sfs@mbts.edu.  Refer to the Financial Services page for Due Dates and Payment Options.

Undergraduate Tuition

Classroom Based Courses*

Qualified Southern Baptist Students per hour$270
All Other Students per hour$425

Online/Internet Based Courses

Qualified Southern Baptist Students per hour$315
All Other Students per hour$350

Graduate Tuition

Classroom Based Courses*

Qualified Southern Baptist Students per hour$240
All Other Students per hour$425

Online/Internet Based Courses

Qualified Southern Baptist/Korean Students per hour$315
All Students per hour$350

St. Louis Extension

All Students per hour$250

* Spouses and children of master’s and/or undergraduate students are eligible for grants. The tuition rate for the spouse of a master’s or undergraduate student is 50% the tuition rate of the full-time student and applies to the spouse taking the least hours. The tuition rate for the child of a master’s or undergraduate student is 75% the tuition rate of the full-time student and applies to the the student taking the least hours. Full-time is defined as 9+ hours for master’s students and 12+ for undergraduate students. Both students must be fully-admitted, degree-seeking students and both are required to pay registration fees and other fees, if applicable (e.g., course fees). Online courses are not eligible for grants. Student must apply for the grant.  See the Funding Your Education page.

Doctoral Tuition

Ph.D. Program

billed over eight semesters, during which students must be continuously enrolled
Qualified Southern Baptist Students
Per Semester$2,313
Total$18,500
All Other Students
Per Semester$3,750
Total$30,000

Doctor of Ministry

billed over six semesters, during which students must be continuously enrolled
Qualified Southern Baptist Students
Per Semester$1,417
Total$8,500
All Other Students
Per Semester$2,250
Total$13,500

Doctor of Educational Ministry

billed over eight semesters, during which students must be continuously enrolled
Qualified Southern Baptist Students
Per Semester$1,438
Total$11,500
All Other Students
Per Semester$1,938
Total$15,500

Doctor of Counseling

billed over six semesters, during which students must be continuously enrolled
Qualified Southern Baptist Students
Per Semester$1,583
Total$9,498
All Other Students
Per Semester$2,637
Total$15,822

Doctoral Fees

Seminar Drop/Withdrawal Fee prior to first on-campus seminar meeting

Audit Fee cost of attending a seminar for noncredit, per audit hour$125
Book Binding Fee$90
Change of Degree Fee$250
Change of Concentration Fee$250
Directed Study Fee$500
Non-degree-seeking for Credit Fee cost of attending a seminar for credit
Qualified Southern Baptist Students per credit hour$250
All Other Students per credit hour$500
Enrollment Maintenance Fee per semester after standard program years until requirements are complete$1,000
Inactive Status Fee per year for a maximum of three years$500
Interrupted Status Fee per semester for a maximum of one year$250
Late Registration Fee after the first day of scheduled pre-seminar work$50
Seminary Drop/Withdrawal Feeon or before the first day of on-campus seminary or 50% point of online class.
59 to 30 days prior$150
29 or less days prior$250

General Fees

Advanced Standing Examination Fee master’s students, per credit hour$40
Adult Degree Completion Portfolio
One Credit Hour$50
Two Credit Hours$75
Three to Four Credit Hours$100
Application Fee nonrefundable fee submitted with an application for admission$25
Audit/Continuing Education Fee noncredit, per audit hour, plus other required fees$80
Clinical Pastoral Education/Orientation (CPE/CPO) Feevaries
Course/Schedule Change After Registration Fee per schedule change form$20
Credit by Examination Fee undergraduate students, per credit hour$35
Dual Enrollment per class$350
External Study (undergraduate) per credit hour$50
EXCEL Testing per course$25
Graduation Fee
Doctoral Degree Recipients$150
Master’s or Undergraduate Degree Recipients$125
Certificate or Diploma Recipients$50
Independent Study (Master’s)
First credit hour$100
Additional per credit hour$50
Late Payment Fee assessed every month with outstanding balance
$25
Late Registration Fee assessed when enrollment is not completed by early registration deadline$50
Library and Journal Fee per semester$20
Registration Fees
Fall/Spring/Summer Terms$100
Winter Terms on-campus only$100
Replacement Degree/Diploma$50
Student Services Fee per semester, all students$25
Technology Fee on-campus students only
Fall/Spring Terms$50
January/Summer Terms$25
Transcript Fee (Official) per transcript$10
Transcript Fee (Unoffical) per transcript$5
Midwestern Women’s Institute Courses (MWI Certificate)
Current MBTS student/wife OR employee/wife$10
Non-MBTS student/wife OR employee/wife$20
Private Music Lessons for Master’s or Undergraduate Music Major per course$110
Private Music Lesson for Non-Music Majors elective lessons, per course$160
Class Music Lessons per course$90
Ensemble Fee e.g., Chapel Choir, Chapel Band, etc.no charge

Tuition Refunds Schedule

Refunds of tuition due to course changes or withdrawal from all courses will be made according to the applicable refund schedule below:

Fifteen Week Courses

100% Withdrawal or drop through end of the first week of the term or semester.
50% Withdrawal or drop after the first week through the end of the fourth week of term or semester.
0% Withdrawal or drop after the end of the fourth week of the term or semester.

Eight Week Courses

100% Withdrawal or drop through the end of the third day of the course term.
50% Withdrawal or drop after the fourth day through the end of the second week of the course term.
0% Withdrawal or drop after the end of the second week of the course term.

Intensive Courses

100% Withdrawal or drop through the end of the first week of pre-course work prior to the month in which the class occurs.
50% Withdrawal or drop ends the first day of on-campus class session.
0% Withdrawal or drop after the end of the first day of class.