The following information can help you estimate the standard expenses of being a Meadville Lombard student in the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program. Cost of Attendance is used in calculating financial aid, including grants and loans.

The charts below use the 2024/2025 Tuition and Fees in the calculations.

Student course loads and academic plans vary. The Net Price Calculator is a great resource for estimating tuition and fees based on your specific degree and course plans.

Estimated Yearly Expenses: DMin

The Doctor of Ministry program is a 3-year, 30-credit degree program. The chart below estimates the cost of attendance for the first and second years, and the final year of the DMin Program.

Estimated 2024/2025 Tuition & Fees

  1st & 2nd Year each
12 credits
Final Year
30 Tuition-Based Credits,
6 Credits for CPE
Tuition $11,664 $5,832
Registration fees $300 $150
Student activity fee $70 $70
Comprehensive fee $150 $150
Loan fees (if applicable) $300 $300
Estimated tuition & fees TOTAL $12,484 $6,502

Estimated Living Expenses*

Living expenses* $26,390 $26,390
Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,000
Travel to/from Chicago, plus food & lodging $800 $800
Estimated living expenses TOTAL $28,190 $28,190

Estimated Total Cost of Attendance

  1st & 2nd year each Final Year
  $40,674 $34,692


*Includes housing, transportation (including to/from community internship sites), utilities, food, health insurance, and personal miscellaneous expenses. 

Source: Moderate 9-Month Budget, developed by the College Board based on data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey by the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics