Union Theological Seminary Financial Aid

Financial Aid


Application and Admissions Fees

Application Fee $75.00
Tuition Deposit Fee $250.00

Academic Fees

Regular Tuition Fees for PhD Students $35,135.00
Regular Tuition Fees for First-Degree Students and Master of Sacred Theology Students $22,980.00
Change of Degree Fee $50.00
General Auditor Fee, per course $600.00
Alumni/ae Auditor Fee $0.00 for first class $150.00 thereafter per course
Transcript Fee Current Students $7.00
Transcript Fee Alumni/ae $7.00
Extended Residence Fee $3,000.00 for first semester after full-time tuition obligation is met
Matriculation & Facilities Fee $2,000.00 for all subsequent semesters of study
Late Registration Fee $50.00
Degree Fee (one time fee) $200.00
Dissertation Deposit Fee $200.00
Field Education Internship Fee $500.00
Visiting Scholar Fee $600.00
Withdrawal Fee $50.00

Housing Fees

Housing Application Fee $50.00
Housing & Key Deposit Fee $915.00
Single Room, Monthly Rent $900.00
Large Single Room Monthly Rent $1,060.00
Studio Monthly Rent $1,355.00
Large Studio Monthly Rent $1,490.00
1 Bedroom Monthly Rent $1,905.00
2 Bedroom Monthly Rent $2,135.00

Student Fees

COA for on-campus residents $8,700.00/semester
COA for off-campus residents $9,900.00/semester
Student ID Fee $25.00
Billing Installment Fee $50.00
Degree Printing Fee $40.00
Meal Plan 

$150/semester for full-time students

$75.00/semester for half-time students

SEVIS Fee $200.00
Late Payment Fee $50.00
Returned Check Fee $30.00
* Student Activities Fee $100.00/ semester

** Columbia Health Program Fee


* The Student Activities Fee is mandatory for all Union students.  

**The Columbia Health Service Fee is mandatory for all full-time and residential students regardless of insurance coverage. You pay the Columbia Health Service Fee to the Seminary (except that candidates for Columbia University degrees pay such fee directly to Columbia University). 

After August 31, 2014, Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Coverage will be considered proof of comparable health insurance coverage for purposes of waiver of the Affiliate Student Medical Insurance Premium, effective September 1, 2014.  However, you will still be required to pay the Columbia Health Program Fee. For questions about the Columbia Health Service Fee, or Affiliate Medical Insurance Premium (including information about proof of comparable health insurance coverage) please visit the Health Insurance Information and Application page, or contact the Office of Student Affairs at (212) 280-1396 or (212) 280-1555.


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