Phillips Theological Seminary is working to make theological education more affordable and equitable for students. Starting with the Fall 2012 semester, there will be a reduction in tuition for master’s degrees, a new tuition and fee structure for other programs, and a restructured in-house tuition assistance program.
The tuition for master’s students has been reduced from $500.00 to $400.00 per semester hour, a 20 percent reduction; most students will also be eligible for seminary tuition assistance, the amount of which will be assessed using new criteria. Students not in degree-seeking programs will pay $225.00 per semester hour and a seminary fee of $100.00 per semester, but will not be eligible for seminary tuition assistance. The committee that worked to create the new set of tuition assistance criteria strongly believes this will make theological education at PTS more accessible to a wider group of interested individuals.