Financial Aid, Tuition, and Fees

2020-2021 Tuition Costs

Degree Total Quarter Hours Tuition Cost
Master of Divinity 108 hours $502/hr*
MA in Christian Ministries 54 hours $502/hr*
Graduate Certificate / Student at Large 15 hours $502/hr*
Master of Divinity/MA Dual Degree 138 hours $480/hr*
Certificate 15 hours $250/hr*
Audit $175/hr*
Cohort MA Programs 54 hours $27,500**
MA in Worship 57 hours $16,500
Doctor of Ministry (cohort) 36 hours $19,900
Doctor of Theological Ministry (cohort) 52 hours $28,700

 

A detailed list of the current Schedule of Tuition and Fees can be found here:
2018-19 and 2019-20.

*Does not include any additional fees and may be subject to change. 
** For MANT, plus cost of Footsteps of Paul Trip


 

Scholarships & Loans Available to Master’s Students

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Full Tuition Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded by the Enrollment Department. Please direct questions to Greg Armstrong, Director of Enrollment at grarmstrong@seminary.edu

Presidential Scholarship:

The Presidential Scholarship is a competitive, merit-based scholarship awarded to new MDiv students beginning in the Fall term of each academic year. This scholarship covers up to 100% of the tuition costs and is a very unique opportunity for those sensing God’s call on their life. Students will be encouraged, edified, and formed through a process of learning and mentoring.

Benefits of the Program:

  • Students are able to fully engage in academic and ministerial training without the financial concern of tuition
  • Each student will be able to have a yearly coaching meeting with the President of Northern Seminary to discuss growth, learning opportunities, and church ministry
  • Following graduation, students are able to audit a course at Northern for free each year in order to assist with life-long learning

To Be Considered, an Applicant Must:

  • Have a degree from an accredited undergraduate institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be ADMITTED into a the Master in Divinity program for the Fall term
  • Applicant must complete the FAFSA (Federal School Code: G01736)
  • Submit a completed Presidential Scholarship application form (filling out the interest form below will initiate your receipt of this application from the Admissions office)
  • Be able to articulate a call to ministry through a 2-3 page essay
  • In addition to the required Northern admission application reference, Presidential Scholarship candidates must submit two additional references in support of their Presidential Scholarship application
  • Participate in an on-campus interview
  • Be committed to full-time study, taking at least 9 hours (3 courses) each quarter

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John Perkins Fellowship:

New students each year are offered The John Perkins Fellowship.  Each student receives this scholarship which covers up to 100% in tuition costs for a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Christian Community Development. Each Perkins Fellow will be invited to engage in a transformational experience. During the program, students are mentored, participate in urban ministry internships, and receive first-hand training from top urban ministry leaders.

Benefits of the Program:

  • Students are able to fully engage in academic and ministerial training without the financial concern of tuition
  • Students are mentored by top urban ministry leaders
  • In-context learning allows for immediate practical ministry training and transformational educational opportunities
  • Community building activities designed for Fellowship participants allow students to
    create a network of supportive peers
  • Following graduation, students are able to audit a course at Northern for free each year in order to assist with life-long learning.

To Be Considered, an Applicant Must:

  • Have a degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Be ADMITTED into the Master of Divinity program with an emphasis in Christian Community Development for the Fall term
  • Applicant must complete the FAFSA (Federal School Code: G01736)
  • Submit a completed John Perkins Fellowship Application form (filling out the interest form below will initiate your receipt of this application from the Admissions office)
  • Be able to articulate a call to urban ministry through a 2-3 page essay
  • In addition to the required Northern admission reference, Perkins candidates must submit two additional reference letters in support of their John Perkins Fellowship application
  • Participate in an on-campus interview
  • Be committed to full-time study*
  • Currently live or agree to live in an urban setting approved by the program director (see “Living in Community” section below)
  • Attend the community building activities, which are normally held in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago
  • Currently serve or agree to serve in a ministry role at an urban church or ministry

*Degree must be completed in 3-5 years

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American Baptist Churches of Indiana/Kentucky Fellowship

Each year a limited number of new students are offered the American Baptist Churches of Indiana/Kentucky Fellowship.  Each student receives this scholarship which covers up to 100% in tuition costs for a Master of Arts with an emphasis in New Testament or Theology and Mission. Each ABC Fellow will be invited to engage in a transformational experience. During the program, students are mentored and serve in a local congregation in either Indiana or Kentucky.

Benefits of the Program:

  • Students are able to fully engage in academic and ministerial training without the financial concern of tuition
  • Students are mentored by local pastors
  • In-context learning allows for immediate practical ministry training and transformational educational opportunities
  • Participation in Northern’s New Kind of Preacher program
  • Community building activities designed for Fellowship participants allow students to create a network of supportive peers
  • Following graduation, students are able to have experience already serving in a local congregation and audit a course at Northern for free each year in order to assist with life-long learning.

To Be Considered, an Applicant Must:

  • Have a degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Be ADMITTED into the Master of Arts Program in either New Testament or Theology and Mission
  • Applicant must complete the FAFSA (Federal School Code: G01736)
  • Submit a completed ABC Indiana/Kentucky Fellowship Application form (filling out the interest form below will initiate your receipt of this application from the Admissions office)
  • Be willing to live or relocate to Indiana or Kentucky throughout the program
  • Participate in an interview with ABC leaders in Indiana or Kentucky
  • Be committed to remain in the program the entire time*
  • Attend the community building activities in Indiana
  • Currently serve or agree to serve in a ministry role in Indiana or Kentucky following graduation

*Degree must be completed in 5 years

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