Explanation of Fees
The application of each entering student must be accompanied by a non-refundable payment.
Bible Challenge Exam Fee:
This fee covers the cost of administering the Bible Challenge Exam to students who take that exam in lieu of the Bible Survey course.
Certificate or Diploma Upgraded to Master’s Degree Fee:
This fee covers the administrative costs (new diploma, etc.) associated with upgrading a certificate or a diploma to a master’s degree.
Change of Program Fee:
This fee covers the administrative costs associated with changes in degree program when a student switches from one program to another, adds an additional degree program, or drops a program from the original course of study.
Change in Course Schedule Fee:
This fee is assessed to students who make changes in their course schedule after their registration has been submitted to the Registrar’s Office; the fee is assessed for each course change.
The chapel fee is assessed to students who fail to attend the required number of chapels based on their course load. Students are charged for each required chapel unattended. Proceeds from these fines are used to enhance chapel programs and provide for chapel furnishings.
Comprehensive Medical Fee:
This fee provides the regular services of the Erskine physician and the use of the Younts Infirmary, including ordinary medicine and nursing service. The Seminary does not assume the expense of an additional consulting physician, special nursing, prescription drugs, x-ray examination, vaccine, surgical operations, counseling, or the services of the Erskine physician while the student is hospitalized.
Continuing Education Fee:
This fee is for courses taken for continuing education credit.
CEU Documentation Fee:
Documentation of completed CEU courses is covered by this fee.
Dissertation/Thesis Binding Fee:
Each copy of the M.A.T.S. thesis, Th.M. thesis, or D.Min. dissertation copy is assessed a fee to cover the cost of binding.
Dissertation/Thesis Binding, Copyright, Electronic Storage (TREN):
This fee covers the costs associated with binding and copyrighting the M.A.T.S. and Th.M. thesis or D.Min. dissertation and making it available electronically through the Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN).
The graduation fee covers the cost of the diploma, the cap and gown, and other expenses related to graduation. If a student applies for graduation after the graduation application deadline, the fee increases. An additional fee is charged to those students not attending the graduation services who request that their diploma be mailed. If a student applies for graduation but does not meet the requirements for the specified conferral date, he/she must reapply for graduation, and an additional fee will be charged.
Late Registration Fee:
This fee is assessed for all registrations that occur after the stated registration period. The due date for all “on-time” registrations is stated in the registration material for each semester or term.
This fee is assessed each semester to all students who register for classes. The fee is used to cover administrative costs incurred each semester.
Professional Assessment Fee:
This one-time fee covers the cost of the professional assessment instruments associated with the Professional Assessment program and is charged when the student first enrolls.
PA Profile Replacement Copy Fee:
The administrative costs of providing replacement copies of a student’s professional assessment (MBTI and MST) results are met through this fee.
Program Continuation Fee:
Each semester or term (Fall, Spring, Summer, but NOT January) that a Doctor of Ministry candidate is not taking courses at either Erskine or an ATA school, the candidate is charged a fee to continue in the degree program. For Th.M. students, this fee is charged for the fall and spring semesters only. This fee applies to those enrolled prior to the Fall 2010.
Request for Incomplete Grade Fee:
Students who are granted permission by the professor to receive a grade of “Incomplete” are assessed this administrative fee for each course in which an incomplete is granted.
Room and Board:
The room and board fee must be paid in full at the beginning of each semester or term. Students living on campus are eligible, but not required, to participate in one of the meal plans offered. The 21-meal plan includes all meals Monday through Sunday. The 15-meal plan includes 15 meals of the student’s choice during a one-week period from Monday breakfast through Sunday dinner. Commuting students may purchase a 20-meal card to be used at any time.
This fee is charged to every student enrolled in the Seminary. It covers the use of the computer center and wireless Internet access on campus, email service, as well as the on-line library resources.
Thesis/Dissertation Continuation Fee:
After completing three semesters of the project/dissertation, a D.Min. candidate will be charged a fee per semester or term (fall, spring, summer, but NOT January) for continuation of the project/dissertation. In the case of Th.M. students, after two semesters of the thesis, the candidate will be charged a fee per semester (fall or spring only) for continuation of the thesis. This fee applies to those enrolled prior to the Fall 2010.
Fee for Extension of Time to Complete Degree: Th.M. and D.Min. students matriculating in the Fall 2010 semester or afterwards pay this fee for an annual extension beyond the time normally allowed for the completion of the degree.
A transcript-processing fee is charged for each transcript ordered. The transcript fee must accompany the written request for a transcript
For additional Information, please consult the catalog which is available online at www.erskine.edu/seminary.