Financing Your Education
PAYMENT: 2016-2017 Academic Year
- Tuition per credit hour: $190 ($570 per 3-credit class)
- Audit per credit hour: $95 ($285 per 3-credit class)
- Early Bird Discount: $25 per credit hour for for-credit students, $12.50 per credit hour for audit students when paid-in-full by July 15 (Fall)/December 1 (Jan/Spring)/April 15 (June)
- Tuition per credit hour for Metro DC students: $500 ($1000 per 2-credit class)
- Tuition per credit hour for non-Metro DC students: $455 ($910 per 2-credit class)
- Audit per credit hour for Metro DC students: $250 ($500 per 2-credit class)
- Audit per credit hour for non-Metro DC students: $227.50 ($455 per 2-credit class)
- Early Bird Discount: $65 per credit hour for for-credit students, $32.50 per credit hour for audit student when paid-in-full by July 15 (Fall)/December 1 (Jan/Spring)/April 15 (June)
* A Non-Metro DC student is a student who lives over 50 miles from the Arlington campus.
- Application Fee: Master's Program $100
- Late Fee: $50 (Charged on student accounts with unpaid balances on the Friday after classes start; additionally, each full month that the account remains unpaid after the due date, an additional late fee of 1.5% of the unpaid account balance will be charged.)
*Please Note: Leland Scholarships are forfeited if payment is not received by billing deadlines.
- Returned Check Fee: $30
- Profiles of Ministry Stage I (entering Master's degree students): $100
- Profiles of Ministry Stage II (graduating Master's degree students): $125
- Graduation Fee (all graduating students): $135
- Transcript Fee: $10
Each student is responsible for identifying and applying for their own financial aid. Limited scholarship money is available through Leland. A scholarship form will be distributed to students each semester and must be returned by the stated deadline for consideration. Scholarships must be applied for each term. Students will be considered for scholarships ONLY if: 1) All of previous coursework is completed and turned in; 2) student is in good academic standing;
3) student's financial account is paid in full. Funding available may have other restrictions requested by the donor (such as a fund designated for members of a certain denominational association).
Due dates for scholarship applications are as follows:
Jan/Spring terms: November 1
June/Fall terms: April 1
Leland Scholarship Application Form (.pdf)
Descriptions of some of the available outside scholarship resources are listed below. Students should apply directly to the granting institution. All deadlines must be strictly observed.
Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund: The Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund, Inc. was established in 1941 by Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Keesee of Martinsville, Virginia, for the purpose of aiding worthy men and women to obtain an education. The Fund is administered by a Board of Trustees who considers requests for aid and determines applicant eligibility. Students must be enrolled in a masters degree program and be residents of Virginia, North Carolina, or South Carolina. Application deadline is April 1.
Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) Ministerial Educational Funds: Funds are provided by Virginia Baptists for ministerial students from cooperating churches of the BGAV who need aid in financing their undergraduate or graduate education in preparation for vocational ministry. Application deadline is April 1.
BGAV Non-Traditional Ministry Education Scholarship Funds: Funds are provided by Virginia Baptists for ministerial and lay leaders from cooperating churches of the BGAV in accessing training and continuing education opportunities provided by the BGAV and BGAV ministry partners. These scholarships are intended to assist non-traditional students who are defined as: part-time students who are in non-degree programs of study with an emphasis in continuing education for ministry in the local church. Must apply each semester.
Women’s Missionary Union of Virginia: WMU provides scholarships toward the development of women as emerging mission leaders.
Fletcher Mae Howell Scholarship is named in honor of the 1933 first field missionary of WMUV interracial work, and provides financial assistance to African-American women in a graduate-level Christian education program. Application deadline is January 15.
Seminary Scholarships are available to women who are members of churches served by the BGAV who attend any of the seminaries supported through the BGAV. Application deadline is July 1.
District of Columbia Baptist Foundation: The D.C. Baptist Convention has scholarship money available for seminarians. If you are planning to attend a Baptist seminary or a seminary with a Baptist studies program and are a member of a D.C. Baptist Convention church, you may be eligible for a scholarship. Fall deadline: May 1; Spring deadline: September 1.
Memorial Baptist Foundation: The Memorial Baptist Foundation reviews applications from highly qualified seminary students who need financial assistance. The Foundation selects some of these students to receive scholarships from the Foundation’s resources. Applications are accepted from February 15 through May 15.
In addition, students should inquire with their home church regarding financial support. Many churches are eager to support their own seminary students.