Tuition and Fees

Obtaining your graduate certificate or degree from North Park Theological Seminary is affordable. Combining the Seminary's high-quality education with our tuition and scholarship opportunities means that the Seminary offers one of the best values in graduate theological education.


Seminary Students
(Master’s degree and certificate)

$540 per credit hour (for the 2015–2016 academic year)

Dual-Degree Program Students
(Both NPTS and SBNM courses)

$695 per credit hour (for the 2015–2016 academic year)

Summer Intensive Language Program
(Beginning Greek, Hebrew)
$1,500 per course
Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Determined by the Association of Theological Schools
Doctor of Ministry in Urban Ministry Leadership

$410 per credit hour (for the 2015–2016 academic year)

Audit $50 per credit hour

Other Fees

(Not covered by North Park scholarships or grants)

Community Service Fee
(For all students enrolled in more than five credit hours per semester)
$500 per year
Application/Re-application Fee $25
Application Fee for DMin in Preaching $50
First-year Psychological Screening $375
Field Education Internship Experiences, including credits granted for previous work $200 per credit hour
Finance Charge 1.5% assessed monthly on past-due balances
Graduation Fee $150
Resident Student Parking Sticker $300 per year (optional)
Commuter Student Parking Sticker $150 per year (optional)
Part-time Student Evening/Saturday Student Parking Sticker $50 per year (optional)
Student Health Insurance
Please note: Beginning with the 2015–2016 academic year, students will no longer be required to provide proof of insurance. Learn more.
$1,753 per year, student only
Thesis/Comprehensive Exam Fee $300
Transcript Fee $6 per copy


North Park Theological Seminary offers a variety of housing options for individuals and families. These apartments and houses are located on or near North Park’s campus in the North Park and Albany Park neighborhoods of Chicago.

These housing options are paid for month-to-month through rental payments. Rent varies based on what housing option you choose; it is not covered by North Park scholarships and grants but you may be able to access student loans to help cover the costs. For more details, including costs, please see the Seminary Housing Information page.

Cost of Attendance

We strive to keep our tuition and fees low for Seminary students, but it is important to consider that the cost of attending Seminary and earning a degree goes beyond direct education costs. We've put together some calculation examples and information to help you think more broadly about the financial investment of a Seminary education at North Park.