Student Fees and Payment

The standard fee rates apply to all students unless they are members of a Southern Baptist church. The Southern Baptist Cooperative Program provides a generous scholarship for Southern Baptist students.1 Student fee payments vary from student to student depending on the program of study. All student fees are subject to change without notice.

1Denominational affiliation is determined initially by the church endorsement form submitted with the student’s application to Southwestern Seminary. After admission, denominational affiliation is confirmed by the yearly certification of church membership. Questions about denominational affiliation can be directed to the Registrar’s Office.


Application Fees
(Non-refundable and not applicable to any other fees)
2021-2022
Application for admission$40
Application for a degree program
after SWBTS graduation with another degree
$40
Student Enrollment Fees
General Student Fee
Fall/Spring Semester$200
Summer/Winter$75
8-Week Term
(Not applicable if Fall/Spring Enrollment Fee is paid)
$75
Service Fees
Fall/Spring Semester: On Campus
Health Services Fee$100
Library/Campus Technology Fee$75
Health Center (RAC) Fee$50
Texas Baptist College Bucks
(Per undergraduate, on-campus course)
$50
Student Life Fee:
Undergraduate$100
Graduate$50
Summer/Winter: On Campus
Health Services Fee$25
Library/Campus Technology Fee$25
Health Center (RAC) Fee$25
Student Life Fee:
Undergraduate$25
Graduate$25
Graduation Fees
Bachelor’s$125
Master’s (without project/thesis)$125
Master’s (with project/thesis)$200
D.Min.$325
D.Ed.Min.$325
Ph.D., Ed.D., and D.M.A.$325
Certificate$30
Diploma Replacement$50
Late Application/Late Absentia$100
Other/Misc. Fees
Seminary Studies for Student Wives Courses (per course)$25
Audit Fee (per hour)$50
Drop Fee (per course)$50
Transcript Fee (per copy)$10
Transcript Fee (per copy / immediate service)$25
Bachelor’s and College Certificate Students
Per Hour – Standard Tuition$505
Per Hour – SBC Tuition
The Cooperative Program Scholarship Reduces Tuition for Southern Baptist Students
$355
Per Hour – High School Dual Enrollment$100
Per online class: Internet fee$100
Music School Fee for B.A. Program$160
Music School Lesson Fee for B.A. Program (per unit hour)*
*Please note that the private lesson fee for private lessons is non-refundable after the start of the term
$160
Master’s and Seminary Certificate Students
Per Hour – Standard Tuition$590
Per Hour – SBC Tuition
The Cooperative Program Scholarship Reduces Tuition for Southern Baptist Students
$295
Per online class: Internet fee$100
Spanish MTS Internet Tuition (per course)$320
Spanish MTS Internet Tuition (per course for Southern Baptist and Global Leadership Development students)$160
Music School Fee$160
Music School Lesson Fee (per unit hour)*
*Please note that the private lesson fee for private
lessons is non-refundable after the start of the term
$160
Ph.D. and D.M.A. Students
Tuition (program fee, covers 4 years of study).
(Research language and other leveling courses are not included in this amount.
These courses will be billed at the student’s hourly rate and the conference course
fee will apply if taken in that format. World Christian Studies PhD Students are
billed three times per year: summer, fall, and spring. Each time, one third of the annual tuition is billed.)
$44,400.00
The Cooperative Program Scholarship Reduces Tuition for Southern Baptist Students.
Their tuition is (program fee, covers 4 years of study).
(Research language and other leveling courses are not included in this amount.
These courses will be billed at the student’s hourly rate and the conference course fee will apply if taken in that format.
World Christian Studies PhD Students are billed three times per year: summer, fall, and spring. Each time, one third of the annual tuition is billed.)
$29,600.00
Extension Fee (per semester beginning in year 5)$5,550.00
Extension Fee for Southern Baptist Students (per semester beginning in year 5)$3,700.00
Ed.D. Students
Down Payment$1,000.00
Tuition (program fee, covers 5 semesters of study)$28,850.00
The Cooperative Program Scholarship Reduces Tuition for Southern Baptist Students. Their tuition is (program fee, covers 5 semesters of study)$18,900.00
Extension Fee (per semester beginning in semester 6)$5,550.00
Extension Fee for Southern Baptist Students (per semester beginning in semester 6)$3,700.00
D.Min. Students
Down Payment$1,000.00
Tuition (program fee, covers 3 years of study)$14,500.00
The Cooperative Program Scholarship Reduces Tuition for Southern Baptist Students. Their tuition is (program fee, covers 3 years of study)$10,250.00
Extension Fee (per year beginning with year 5)$1,500.00
D.Ed.Min. Students
Down Payment$1,000.00
Tuition (program fee, covers 3 years of study)$16,000.00
The Cooperative Program Scholarship Reduces Tuition for Southern Baptist Students. Their tuition is (program fee, covers 3 years of study)$12,000.00
Extension Fee (per year beginning with year 5)$1,500.00

Payment Options

The Office of Student Financial Services seeks to provide multiple payment options to help students plan for the cost of education, avoid borrowing, and maintain freedom for service.

The Office of Student Financial Services offers the following payment options:

Payment Plans

The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary payment plan divides tuition and housing charges into convenient monthly payments per semester with the
Students will be automatically placed on a payment plan and charged appropriate fees if they do not make payment arrangements prior to the deadline
Payment plans are subject to change with the adding/dropping of classes or by adjustments in financial aid.

Payment Methods

Payment Deadlines

Refund Policy

Students officially withdrawing from class(es) through the Office of the Registrar or on Self-Service may receive a partial or full refund of tuition and student campus fees (or credit against the amount owed) as follows:

A Refund Petition Committee will consider written appeals of the above refund policy for matters involving “extreme medical emergencies and/or death in the immediate family.” Please call the Office of Student Financial Services at (817) 923-1921, ext. 3084 for further information.

Dropping and Adding a Course(s)

Beginning on the first day of the fall and spring terms, students who drop a course(s) will be required to pay a $50 clerical fee for each course dropped including changing a course section. Refunds will be calculated based on the total amount due after the schedule adjustment has been made.

During summer and winter terms, the $50 clerical fee will be assessed after the first day class meets.

A clerical fee is not assessed for adding classes. Additional per hour fees owed will be calculated based on the total amount due after the schedule adjustment has been made.