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Tuition & Aid


What is the cost of attending seminary?

For each person who is considering seminary, there is a unique set of circumstances that come to bear in the financial aid process. And even though Northeastern Seminary works to keep costs down for its students while not sacrificing any aspect of the experience, we know that when you are in ministry finances can still be a significant factor.

Each case is worth a conversation and we are here to assist you—find out more.

Cost per Program

Advanced Certificate $10,170

$565 per credit, 18 credits

Master of Arts $24,860

$565 per credit, 44 credits

Master of Divinity $45,200

$565 per credit, 80 credits

Doctor of Ministry $20,706

$609 per credit, 34 credits

*24-25 Tuition rates. Student fees & books are not included in the tuition cost.

Financial Aid

What will I actually pay to study at seminary?

Less than 15% of students pay the full sticker price amount.


in endowed scholarships awarded each year.


of students receive financial aid.


of students who applied for a scholarship received one.

We encourage all students to explore the long-term financial implications of their schooling. While it can be difficult to know what vocational setting you will be in after completing your seminary experience it is helpful to begin to understand the uneasy financial questions that can arise post-graduation and to make prudent financial decisions as part of the discernment process before you start seminary.

Veteran & Military Benefits