The following information can help you estimate the standard expenses of being a Meadville Lombard student in the Master of Arts (Religion) (MAR) 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: MAR

 The Master of Arts (Religion) program is a 2-year, 36-credit degree program. The chart below estimates the yearly cost of attendance for the MAR program.

Estimated 2024/2025 Tuition & Fees

  18 Credits
(9 months)
Tuition $17,496
Registration fees $675
Student activity fee $70
Comprehensive fee $150
CPE registration fee (if applicable)  
Loan fees (if applicable) $300
Estimated tuition and fees TOTAL $18,691

Estimated Living Expenses*

Living expenses* $26,390
Books and supplies $1,000
Travel to/from Chicago, plus food & lodging $2,000
Estimated living expenses TOTAL $29,390

Estimated Total Cost of Attendance: $48,081


*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