The following information can help you estimate the standard expenses of being a Meadville Lombard student. This table assumes full-time enrollment (9 credits each for Fall and Spring semesters and 6 credits for Summer: 24 credit hours in total) and a modest lifestyle. It is also used in calculating financial aid, including grants and loans.
Many students take more than 9 credits in Fall or Spring, and 27 credit hours are necessary for Master of Divinity students who plan to complete the program in three years; be sure to modify the tuition and registration fees as you estimate. The 2018/2019 tuition rate is $821/credit hour, and the course registration fee is $75/course/semester.
|Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) registration fee||$150|
|Student activity fee||$70|
|Loan fees (if applicable)||$213|
|Estimated tuition and fees TOTAL||$21,187|
|Books and supplies||$3,780|
|Room and board (12 months, in your home)||$9,219|
|Travel expenses to/from Chicago, plus lodging (at least three trips)||$3,574|
|Travel expenses to/from internship site (if applicable)|
|Personal/miscellaneous (including health insurance)||$10,185|
|Estimated living expenses TOTAL||$26,758|
To plan for the cost of attendance, below is the average time spent by our students to complete their degree programs.
In addition to the standard expenses of being a student, Master of Divinity students seeking Unitarian Universalist ordination will need to plan for the costs of the fellowshipping process, which are the same regardless of which seminary a candidate attends.
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