Tuition & Fees

Tuition and Fees
The Seminary adheres to the principle expressed by The Association of Theological Schools that students should expect to cover a manageable portion of the cost of their theological education. That principle notwithstanding, Hood’s tuition is far lower than the actual cost of its education. A conservative estimate of the average cost of theological education is approximately three times the cost of the tuition at Hood.

Tuition costs are kept as low as possible through the support of many individuals, churches, and most importantly, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. The A.M.E. Zion Church, on whose munificence and benefaction the Seminary depends, pays a significant portion of the tuition cost. Below is a description of fees for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Tuition and Fees for the 2016-2017 Academic Year
(Effective July 1, 2016)

TUITION

Masters Programs (per credit hour) $500.00
Auditing/Continuing Education (Masters program only) $75.00
Doctor of Ministry (per academic year) $6,400.00

MAINTAINING MATRICULATION

Masters Program (per semester) $225.00
Doctor of Ministry (per semester) $500.00

APPLICATION

Masters $30.00
Doctor of Ministry $50.00

ACCEPTANCE OF ADMISSION

Masters $50.00
Doctor of Ministry $300.00
(These fees are credited to the first semester’s tuition payment but are non-refundable.)

GENERAL FEES

Masters (for academic year) $600.00
(These fees include $500 for technology, $60 for lectureships, and $40 for SGA dues.)
(Part-time students: $30/per credit hour for technology, $60 for lectureships, and $40 for SGA dues)

MISCELLANEOUS

Graduation: Masters $360.00
Graduation: Doctor of Ministry $850.00
Late Registration (all programs) $75.00
Transcript $5.00
Housing (for academic year) $4,000.00
Housing: commuter (room per night) $45.00
Housing: summer (per month for June and July) $400.00
Mid-day Meals for Track 1 Commuter Students (Meal Plan) = $624 for the academic year (3 meals/wk.)
Mid-day Meals for Track II Commuter Students (Meal Plan) = $208 for the academic year (Sat. meal)
Mid-day Meals for Full-time Residential Students (Meal Plan) = $832 for the academic year (4 meals/week)

Refunds

During the academic semester, if a student withdraws with the approval of the Academic Dean, he/she may be eligible for a refund. No refunds will be granted on institutional scholarships or grants-in-aid. When a refund of tuition is due, it is prorated as follows:

100% refund – before the semester begins through the end of the Drop/Add period

85% refund – at the end of the 3rd week of the semester

70% refund – at the end of the 4th week of the semester

55% refund – at the end of the 5th week of the semester

40% refund – at the end of the 6th week of the semester

25% refund – at the end of the 7th week of the semester

10% refund – at the end of the 8th week of the semester
There will be no refund beyond the 8th week of the semester.