Tuition and Aid

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 youfind out more.


Students from all economic backgrounds have joined the Northeastern community.


new student income distribution


Household income distribution for 2017-18 new students receiving financial aid.

What does Northeastern Seminary Cost?


2018-19 Cost per Credit Hour: $534


Master of Arts

Includes Transformational Leadership, Theology & Social Justice, and Theological Studies.

Total Program Sticker Price: $24,496

  • 44 credits
  • $500/Yr Student Fee (includes processing and graduation fees, network access, and administrative support)

Master of Divinity

Total Program Sticker Price: $44,220

  • 80 credits
  • $500/Yr Student Fee (includes processing and graduation fees, network access, and administrative support)


Masters Scholarship and Cost Summary

Total tuition & fees assume full-time enrollment. Costs for books are not included.

...but less than 15% of students pay this amount.



in endowed scholarships awarded each year

Financial Aid


of students receive financial aid

Tuition Cuts


cut in total program costs for all Master's programs in 2017

Student Scholarships


of students who applied for a scholarship received one

Stats as of August 2018

What will I actually pay?


Sticker Price

(Program Credits x Cost/credit hour) + Student Fees


Grants & Scholarships

Free money awarded or earned.



Money you pay back after graduation.


Your Actual Cost to Attend Northeastern Seminary

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