2020-2021 Academic Catalog

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition and Fees Summer 2020 – Spring 2021

Per-unit tuition below represents the tuition charged for students enrolling in a class in a given category. That is, tuition is based on the level and school and department of the class, not the program of the student. For example, if you enroll in a 500-level School of Theology class, you pay the rate for 500-level classes in that school, no matter what program you are in. If you enroll in a 500-level School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy class, you pay that rate, no matter what your program is.

School of Theology
500-level (MA, MDiv, ThM) $435.00 per unit
700-level (DMin) $435.00 per unit
700-level (DMin Korean Program) $435.00 per unit
800-level (ThM, PhD) $795.00 per unit
PhD, ThM Continuation Fee+ $250.00 per quarter
School of Intercultural Studies
500-level (MA) $435.00 per unit
600-level (ThM Korean Program) $555.00 per unit
700-level (DMin Korean Program) $435.00 per unit
700-level (DMiss/DIS) $555.00 per unit
800-level (PhD) $795.00 per unit
PhD, ThM, DMiss Continuation fee++ $250.00 per quarter
School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy
500-level (MS, MA) $455.00 per unit
800-level (PsyD, PhD) $660.00 per unit
PhD, PsyD Continuation Fee+ $500.00 per quarter
Special Fees
New Student Fee* $50.00
Student Service Fee (per quarter) $25.00
Technology and eResource Fee (per quarter) $80.00
Late Registration Fee $30.00
Hybrid+ Course Fee $100.00
ESL Placement Exam $100.00
Touchstone (IS500) Materials Fee $40.00
Parking (per quarter – Pasadena)** $45.00
Parking (per day – Pasadena) $4.00
Late Payment Fee $250.00
Graduation Fee $90.00

*Charged on the Pasadena campus only, the first time a course is registered for credit at Fuller

** Additional processing/ transaction fees may apply.

+Continuation Fees are required for Ph.D./PsyD/ThM students when they are not registering for course units in a particular quarter (except Summer quarters).

++Continuation Fees are required for Ph.D./ThM/KDMiss students when they are not registering for course units in a particular quarter (except Summer quarters). DMiss/ DIS students who are not registering for their next cohort term are also charged the Continuation Fee.

Fuller Seminary reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time.

Tuition Refund Policy

Course Add/Drop. Students may adjust their course schedule during their assigned registration windows. This period, known as Add/Drop, permits students to add or drop courses without incurring any financial charges. Fuller courses are taught on multiple calendars, so the Add/Drop period is determined by the length of the course, as listed below:

  • Ten-week classes (including all courses which do not have a regular meeting schedule, such as field education and directed studies): Friday, 1st week of the quarter
  • Weekend classes (meeting for a series of weekends, Friday night and Saturday, or just Saturday): Wednesday after the 1st weekend of the class
  • Five-week classes: Wednesday, 1st week of the class
  • Two-week classes: Tuesday, 1st week of the class
  • One-week classes: Monday, 1st day of class

To meet these deadlines, any registration or course change must be completed online by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the day indicated below. There is no refund of audit charges.

Once the deadline for Add/Drop has passed, all courses on the student’s schedule will be billed accordingly. The student’s schedule then cannot be adjusted, except by the student’s official request to withdraw from one or more courses.

Course Withdrawal. Withdrawing from a course will result in a grade of W (Withdrawn) on the student’s permanent academic record. W grades are included in students’ financial aid completion rate calculations but incur no GPA penalties.

Fuller courses are taught on multiple calendars. Students must withdraw prior to the posted withdrawal deadline for any given term. Withdrawals are not permitted once the deadline has passed or a term has concluded. The tuition refund percentage a student receives for withdrawing is determined by when the withdrawal from the course is submitted, as listed below:

Ten-week classes (including all courses which do not have a regular meeting schedule, such as field education and directed studies)

  • 100-percent refund: Friday, 1st week of the quarter (Add/Drop; no W grade incurred)
    75-percent refund: Friday, 2nd week of the quarter
  • 50-percent refund: Friday, 3rd week of the quarter
  • 25-percent refund: Friday, 4th week of the quarter
  • No refund after Friday, 4th week of the quarter
  • Withdrawal deadline: Friday, 5th week of quarter

Weekend classes (meeting for a series of weekends, Friday night and Saturday, or just Saturday)

  • 100-percent refund: Wednesday after the 1st weekend of the class (Add/Drop; no W grade incurred)
  • 50-percent refund: Friday of the 2nd weekend of the class
  • No refund after Friday, 2nd weekend of the class
  • Withdrawal deadline: Friday, 2nd weekend of the class

Five-week classes

  • 100-percent refund: Wednesday, 1st week of the class (Add/Drop; no W grade incurred)
  • 75-percent refund: Monday, 2nd week of the class
  • 50-percent refund: Wednesday, 2nd week of the class
  • 25-percent refund: Monday, 3rd week of the class
  • No refund after Monday, 3rd week of the class
  • Withdrawal deadline: Friday, 3rd week of class

Two-week classes

  • 100-percent refund: Tuesday, 1st week of the class (Add/Drop; no W grade incurred)
  • 75-percent refund: Wednesday, 1st week of the class
  • 50-percent refund: Thursday, 1st week of the class
  • 25-percent refund: Friday, 1st week of the class
  • No refund after Friday, 1st week of the class
  • Withdrawal deadline: Monday, 2nd week of class

One-week classes

  • 100-percent refund: Monday, 1st day of the class (Add/Drop; no W grade incurred)
  • 75-percent refund: Tuesday, 2nd day of the class
  • 50-percent refund: Wednesday, 3rd day of the class
  • No refund after Wednesday, 3rd day of the class
  • Withdrawal deadline: Wednesday, 3rd day of class

State Specific Refund Policies. For distance students who are residents of Oregon, Iowa, or Maryland, refunds will be calculated in accordance with state policies.

Refund Policies for Iowa Students

A student who is a member, or the spouse of a member if the member has a dependent child, of the Iowa national guard or reserve forces of the United States and who is ordered to national guard duty or federal active duty will have the following refund policies:

  • Will be able to receive the entire registration and receive a full refund of tuition and mandatory fees.
  • Will be able to make arrangements with instructors for course grades, or for incompletes that shall be completed by the student at a later date. When such arrangements are made, the student’s registration shall remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees shall be assessed for the courses in full.
  • If arrangements are made with only some of the student’s instructors for grades, or for incompletes that shall be completed by the student at a later date, the registration for those courses shall remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees shall be assessed for those courses. Any course for which arrangements cannot be made for grades or incompletes shall be considered dropped and the tuition and mandatory fees for the course refunded.

Refund Policies for Maryland Students

The minimum refund that an institution shall pay to a Maryland student who withdraws or is terminated after completing only a portion of a course, program, or term within the applicable billing period is as follows:
Proportion of Total Course, Program, or Term Completed as of Date of Withdrawal or Termination

  • Less than 10% [90% refund]
  • 10% up to but not including 20% [80% refund]
  • 20% up to but not including 30% [60% refund]
  • 30% up to but not including 40% [40% refund]
  • 40% up to but not including 60% [20% refund]
  • More than 60% [No refund]

A refund due to a Maryland student shall be based on the date of withdrawal or termination and paid within 60 days from the date of withdrawal or termination. An institution’s refund policy for Maryland students shall be clearly disclosed to and acknowledged by students at enrollment. An institution shall maintain documentation to verify that a refund has been made.

Refund Policies for Oregon Students

Oregon residents are allowed a modified tuition refund policy. After classes begin for a term, a student who withdraws from a course is eligible for a partial refund through the middle week of the term. Refunds shall be based on unused instructional time and shall be prorated on a weekly basis for schools using a semester, quarter or nontraditional calendar. Refund rates shall not be differentiated on the criteria of a student’s source of income or loan repayment obligations except as otherwise required by law without specific Commission approval.

Doctor of Ministry Policies. Students enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program are not eligible for federal financial aid, and as such are subject to the following add/drop, withdrawal and refund calendars:
Ten-week classes (including all courses which do not have a regular meeting schedule, such as field education and directed studies)

  • 100-percent refund: 1st day of the quarter (no W grade incurred)
  • Last day to add a class: 1st day of the quarter (Korean DMin only)
  • Last day to add a class: 3rd Monday prior to beginning of quarter (English DMin only)
  • Last day to add an independent study: Friday, 5th week of the quarter (English DMin only)
  • Withdrawal deadline: Friday, 5th week of the quarter

Two-week classes

  • 100-percent refund: 1st day of the class (no W grade incurred)
  • Last day to add a class: 1st day of the quarter (Korean DMin only)
  • Last day to add a class: 3rd Monday prior to beginning of quarter (English DMin only)
  • Withdrawal deadline: Monday, 2nd week of class

One-week classes

  • 100-percent refund: 1st day of the class (no W grade incurred)
  • Last day to add a class: 1st day of the quarter (Korean DMin only)
  • Last day to add a class: 3rd Monday prior to beginning of quarter (English DMin only)
  • Withdrawal deadline: Wednesday, 3rd day of class

Federal Loans and Tuition Refund. Students who have received Federal loan monies (i.e., Direct Unsubsidized and Direct Grad PLUS Loans) for quarters in which they drop below half-time enrollment will be subject to a Return to Title IV calculation in which the unearned portion of their loan disbursement will be returned to the lender. Contact the Student Financial Services Office at sfs@fuller.edu for details.

Extended Absence (Non Enrollment). Students who do not enroll and remain enrolled for a period of one year (four quarters) or more must apply with the Office of Admissions for reinstatement. Upon reinstatement, students will be required to meet current degree requirements, even if these requirements have changed from those in effect when the student originally enrolled. Students should be advised that courses taken prior to reinstatement may no longer satisfy current requirements, or additional coursework may be required.

Three-Day Cancellation Policy

Applicants to the MSMFT program in Arizona sign an enrollment agreement and submit a tuition deposit. An applicant who provides written notice of cancellation within three days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and federal and state holidays) of signing an enrollment agreement is entitled to a refund of all monies paid. The full refund will be provided by the seminary within 30 days of receiving the notice of cancellation.

Tuition Payment Policy

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Before students are allowed to register for an upcoming quarter, any outstanding student account balance from the current/previous quarter must be paid. Students whose tuition, housing or other seminary accounts are not current will not be able to register for the next quarter, receive diplomas, or have transcripts issued.

Payment Due Dates. Payment of tuition and all fees are due by 4 p.m. PST the first Monday of each quarter, except for DMIN students who should pay by the starting date of their course. Charges placed on the student account after the first Monday of the quarter are due immediately. The student is responsible to make sure any third parties making payments on their behalf is aware of the payment deadlines to avoid being charged the Late Payment Fee and interest charges.

Payment Methods. Students and third-parties are encouraged to make payments online through the Student Account Center.

Credit card, Debit card (ATM), e-check (ABA Bank Account), as well as international money transfers through Flywire, can be made online. In-person payments by cash, paper check, and money orders are accepted at the Student Financial Services office in Pasadena.

Fuller has contracted with TouchNet PayPath, a third-party company, to provide online credit card processing services for tuition and fees charged to the student account. Visa, MasterCard, Discover (including JCB, Diners Pay & China Union Network), and American Express are accepted for payment. All student account credit card transactions will incur a 2.85% nonrefundable service fee (with the minimum fee being $3.00). The Credit Card FAQ is available at http://fuller.edu/Offices/SFS/Credit-Card-Service-Fee-FAQ/. Please note, however, that Colorado students cannot use this service due to state law.

Security measures require that all credit card, debit card, and e-check transactions be made online, including those conducted by a third-party; phone and in-person payments are not accepted.

Late Payment Fee. A $250 Late Payment Fee may be assessed each quarter to accounts that have not paid their balance in full by the Payment Due Date and have not signed up for a Fuller Tuition Payment Plan or do not have enough financial aid to pay their remaining balance due.

Fuller Tuition Payment Plan. Fuller offers the Fuller Tuition Payment Plan (FTPP) to students who would like to make monthly payments to their student account instead of paying the full balance due at one time. Signing up for a FTPP allows a student to pay the tuition and fees for that quarter in monthly installments over a period of one or two months (the English DIS and DMIN are usually three months), depending on when the student registers and signs up for the plan. The nonrefundable quarterly fee for this service is $40 and a student is not responsible for any interest that accrues while they are on the payment plan. Payments are made directly to Fuller via automatic withdrawal, mail, or online. Payments are typically due the 5th of each month and a fee of $35 is charged for each late payment.

After registering for classes, students may sign up for the payment plan online through the Student Account Center. Once signed up, the balance due (tuition and fees less any expected Fuller financial aid) for the quarter will be calculated. The payment plan balance will be updated regularly to reflect registration changes, payments, or any other student account activity. Payments made prior to the start of a quarter/term will not adjust the plan amount until the actual start date of the quarter/term. A notification email advising you of any changes to your plan and payment reminders will be sent to the student’s @fuller.edu email account.

Financial Aid. Students who have a current and fully processed financial aid application on file can use their financial aid (scholarships and/or student loans) to pay their student account balance, subject to any Federal limitations. If estimated financial aid will pay for the entire student account balance due, no other payment is needed; the account will be paid automatically when your financial aid is disbursed Otherwise, the student must arrange to pay the remaining amount due either by the Payment Due Date or by signing up for the Fuller Tuition Payment Plan.

Military Benefits. Students who wish to use their Military Benefits must make arrangements in advance. Please see the VA http://fuller.edu/offices/sfs/va-benefits/ and Active Duty Tuition Assistance and other non-VA benefits https://www.fuller.edu/offices/sfs/military-tuition-assistance-benefits/ web pages for more information.

Agreement to Pay. Enrollment in the seminary constitutes a student’s agreement to pay for all tuition, fees and other charges, including interest, placed upon their student account. Unpaid account balances will accrue interest at the annual rate of 10% (.0834% per month) and a hold will be placed on the account until full payment has been made.

Additional information about the seminary’s Student Account policies is available in the Student Handbook.

Overdue Accounts Policy

Students whose tuition, housing or bookstore accounts are not current will not be able to register for the next quarter, receive diplomas, or have transcripts issued. The seminary, in accordance with its goals of maintaining only current student accounts and encouraging faithful financial stewardship among students, may turn any student account that is delinquent 45 or more days over to a professional collection agency. Once the account is transferred to a professional agency, the student must deal directly with that agency. At that point, Fuller Seminary can no longer negotiate about the account in question. Turning an account over to collections will adversely affect the student’s credit standing. Students foreseeing problems in making payments should contact Student Financial Services for assistance to avoid such drastic measures.

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