With prestigious rankings and international recognition that place us in the top percent of all seminaries, Asbury Theological Seminary is committed to providing you with a quality theological education with minimal debt. We offer affordable tuition, scholarships, financial resources and advanced placement opportunities to prepare you to answer your call without monthly payments.


Tuition & Fees

Tuition

Academic Year 2016-2017

Full Time

(9+ hours: Fall/Spring/Summer; 3+ hours: J-term)

Half Time

(5-8 hours: Fall/Spring/Summer; 2 hours: J-term)

Less than Half Time

(1-4 hours: Fall/Spring/Summer; 1 hour: J-term)

M.Div./M.A.

$599 per credit hour

$605 per credit hour

$635 per credit hour

D.Min.

$510 per credit hour

$510 per credit hour

$510 per credit hour

Th.M.

$645 per credit hour

$645 per credit hour

$645 per credit hour

Ph.D.

$750 per credit hour

$750 per credit hour

$750 per credit hour

Fees

Academic Year 2016-2017

All Campuses Fall/Spring

All Campuses Summer

Technology Fee

$100 per semester

$50 per semester

Graduation Fee

$100 one-time fee

$100 one-time fee

Student Services Fee

$100 per semester

$50 per semester

*Additional fees may apply

Doctor of Ministry

 
 

Degree plan of 30 credit hours

$510

Tuition, per credit hour

 

A thirty-six month payment plan spreads the cost of three annual visits into manageable segments. Every 6 months (on July 1 and January 1), students are registered for DM900. This can be paid in lump sum form or spread into 6 monthly installments of $499. Note:The total cost of the program includes the participant’s Kindle and books.

Financial Aid

For scholarship and student loan consideration, please complete the documents listed below:

Asbury Seminary Financial Aid Application

Applicants can access this form by signing into the student portal using their user name and password. (Student Portal > My Financial Aid > FA Application). You will receive instructions to register for an account once your Admission application is processed.

  • Current students must submit this form annually for scholarship renewal.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

All U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens who are interested in scholarships and/or Federal Aid (work-study and loans) are required to complete the FAFSA each year on fafsa.ed.gov.

  • Federal School code for Asbury Theological Seminary is G01953. 

Asbury Seminary is one of the most affordable, top-ranked seminaries in the United States. We’re committed to helping you graduate from seminary, not only prepared to serve, but also with minimal debt.

Each year, we award over 300 scholarships based on academic achievement, degree focus, financial need and vocational goals. We currently enroll more than 1600 students, and eighty percent of our student body receives some type of financial assistance.

Applications found on HOW TO APPLY will be used to determine your eligibility for all scholarships.

International scholarship information can be found under the “International Students” section of the Admissions tab.

Students studying on the Wilmore Campus may have the opportunity to apply for Federal Work-Study. Federal WorkStudy provides part-time jobs for graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses.

For a complete listing of current available positions, please refer to the Human Resources Department.

Students are encouraged to seek opportunities of support through their local church, denomination, conference, and other networks prior to borrowing student loans.

However, if loans are utilized for educational purposes we encourage students to review their personal budget to avoid borrowing in excess. Remember that acquiring excessive student loan debt can prevent you from pursuing ministry options that would otherwise be available to you.

  Details Eligibility Additional Documents Needed
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  • Fixed interest rate
  • Low origination fee
  • Payments deferred while enrolled at least half time
  • Six month grace period
  • No pre-payment penalties
  • United States citizen or an eligible noncitizen with a valid social security number
  • Working toward a degree in an eligible program
  • Enrolled at least half time
  • Registered with the Selective Service (males between the ages of 18 and 25)
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Grad PLUS Loan

Veterans Educational Benefits

Many of Asbury Theological Seminary’s degree programs are approved for use of Veterans Educational Benefits including the GI Bill®.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Veterans who think they are eligible for educational benefits should contact the Department of Veterans Affairs to verify eligibility by visiting the website above or by calling 1.888.442.4551 (request to speak with an educational benefits counselor). If deemed eligible for benefits, then please contact the appropriate School Certifying Official below.

Kentucky and ExL Primary Campus
Sherri Settles, Admin. Asst. for Student Enrollment/VA School Certifying Official
Registrar’s Office at Asbury Theological Seminary
859.858.2207
Sherri.Settles@asburyseminary.edu

Florida Primary Campus
Eric Currie, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management/VA School Certifying Official
Asbury Theological Seminary-Florida Dunnam Campus
859.858.7635
Eric.Currie@asburyseminary.edu

Students on any campus using Military Tuition Assistance Program
Variee VanLaningham, Student Account Manager
Asbury Theological Seminary Business Office
859.858.2286
Variee.VanLaningham@asburyseminary.edu

Other Documents

Other Financial Aid resources and documentation are available. 

Financial Aid Staff

Ministry Partners Program

Our Ministry Partners Program allows students to graduate debt free. Students will partner with their church and sponsoring individuals to participate in their seminary education by praying and giving. As part of the program, students receive a 100% of tuition covered, as well as training in financial stewardship and donor development.

100% Tuition Covered