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Tuition & Fees

Tuition 2015-16

BTh/MDiv/MTS/Certificate Programs


Credit: $780 per course

Continuing ed for rostered ministers: $500 per course (with approval of instructor; provides continuing ed/audit credit)

Interest/observation* (for interested lay people): $250 per course (with approval of instructor)

*spouses of seminarians may audit on-campus courses for free

Colloquia: $225 per colloquium

Distance learning surcharge: $125 per course taken online


Cross-Cultural Lab Fee: $3420 assessed over two years (includes flights, accommodation, most meals; does not include vaccinations, airport food, clothing, passport, etc.)

Internship fee: $1500 total over the full internship

Diaconal Ministry Certificate


Credit: $550 per course


Internship fee: $1500 total over the full internship

Distance learning surcharge: $125 per course taken online


Tuition: $925 per course

Continuation Fee (per semester when not taking classes): $500


Tuition: $1000 per course

Discovery Courses

Tuition: $125 per course

Other Fees

Test Out

Basic Fee: $250 per course

Academic credit earned: $425 per course

Language Equivalency Assessment

Basic Fee: $250

Graduation Fees

Graduation Fee: $100

Affiliation Fee for ELCIC students at other schools:

Annual fee: $500

Application Fees

Degree/Certificate Programs: $75

Visiting or Occasional Student: $25

Transfer Course Assessment Fees

New courses presented for approval: $35 per course

ELCIC Diaconal Ministry Program Course Evaluation

Assessment for academic equivalency, non-credit: $35 per course


Students should budget $500-$800 per semester for textbooks.

Additional expenses could include a parking permit and U of S student fees (optional).