Tuition and Fees

Gateway Seminary seeks to provide a quality education at the most reasonable cost possible. Gateway Seminary is a private, non-profit Southern Baptist institution that relies upon the generosity of churches, alumni, friends, and the Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention. We gratefully acknowledge their partnership in this ministry that enables the Seminary to keep the cost to our students at an affordable level.

The student fees that follow will be in effect for the Fall term (August 1) 2017. However, the Seminary reserves the right to alter these fees at any time without prior notice.

Application for Admissions Fee (non-refundable): $50

Tuition for Master and Diploma Programs
Graduate Studies Program
Campus Housing Fees
Doctor of Ministry Program
CLD Fees

Tuition for Master and Diploma Programs

Southern Baptist

*Master / Non-Degree $260 per unit
Online courses (an additional online course fee applies) $260 per unit
Audit Fee $100 per course

Non-Southern Baptist

*Master / Non-Degree - California $480 per unit
*Master / Non-Degree - Non-California $460 per unit
Online courses (an additional online course fee applies) $340 per unit
Audit Fee $100 per course

* A tuition discount of 50 percent is provided to the spouse of a full-time student. This discount will be applied to the spouse with the lowest tuition charge. Discount forms should be obtained from and returned to the Registrar’s Office.

Master and Diploma Programs Refund Policy (tuition only)

100 percent during first week of semester
85 percent during second week of semester
70 percent during third week of semester
50 percent during fourth week of semester

*January and Summer term refunds, and refunds for Fall and Spring courses that begin after the fourth week of the semester, will be 100 percent through the first day of class. There will be no refunds after that date. Fall and Spring courses that begin anytime within the first four weeks of the semester will follow the standard refund schedule above.

Graduate Studies Program

Southern Baptist

ThM / PhD - Full Time (6-9 hours) $2,750 per semester
ThM / PhD - Part Time (2-5 hours)  $1,500 per semester
Course load over 9 hours per semester $310 per hour
Dissertation Stage 1 (through 10th semester) $2,750 per semester
Dissertation Stage 2 (through 12th semester) $3,850 per semester
Dissertation Stage 3 (beyond 12th semester) $4,900 per semester
Extension Fee $200 per semester
Registration Fee $220 per semester
Thesis Binding Fee, Ph.D. $250
Thesis Binding Fee, Th.M. $150

Non-Southern Baptist

ThM / PhD - Full Time (6-9 hours) $5,550 per semester
ThM / PhD - Part Time (2-5 hours) $2,850 per semester
Course load over 9 hours per semester $615 per hour
Dissertation Stage $5,550 per semester
Extension Fee $400 per semester
Registration Fee $220 per semester
Thesis Binding Fee, Ph.D. $250
Thesis Binding Fee, Th.M. $150

Graduate Study Refunds:

No refunds apply to graduate study courses after the first day of class.

Other Fees (non-refundable)

Registration Fee $220
Registration Fee (6 hours or fewer) $110
Late Registration Fee $70
Online Course Fee (per class) * $100
New Student Orientation Fee $35
Drop Fee (per event) $100
Late Payment Fee $50
Returned Check Fee $60
Graduation Fee $90
Late Graduation Application Fee $50
Official Transcript Fee $10
Degree Change Fee $30
Degree Audit Fee (one-time) $30
Deferred Payment Fee $50
Course Materials Fee $25

*Online course fee may be transferable to another online course within the same semester.

Campus Housing Fees

Rent - Unfurnished Apartment

One bedroom $825
Two bedroom $1030

Miscellaneous Housing Fees

Application Fee (non-refundable) $100
Deposit - Apartments (due upon arrival) $400/500
Late Payment Fee (after the 10th of the month) $25
Returned Check Fee $60
Additional Key $10
Unreturned/Replacement Key $20
Failure to give 30-Day Notice One month’s rent

Doctor of Ministry Program

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program is a single-fee program payable in full at the time of matriculation, or by permission in six equal installments. The fee applies to all candidates who compelte the program in three years (six semesters) or less. Candidates who have not completed the D.Min. program within this time frame will be charged the current extension fee for up to two additional semesters. Candidates completing all work in one semester but not graduating until the following commencement ceremony will not normally be charged for the intervening semester. Not including any interrupted status approved by the D.Min. Committee, candidates not completing the program after five years will normally be terminated. Candidates on international assignment must complete the program within two stateside assignments to avoid imposition of extension fees.

In the event a student withdraws and is readmitted to the program at a later date, the student will be readmitted under the current program fee and the candidate will pay a readmission fee equal to the current extended status fee for two semesters.

Southern Baptist

D.Min. Total Fee $10,800
D.Min. Extension $1,000 per semester
Interrupted Status Fee $100 per semester
Course Material Fee $100 one-time

Non-Southern Baptist

D.Min. Total Fee $16,100
D.Min. Extension $1,000 per semester
Interrupted Status Fee $100 per semester
Course Material Fee $100 one-time

DMin Refund Policy

Refunds will be credited to the D.Min. student after an approved withdrawal, prorated on a six-semester basis. No refunds will be given following the start of the sixth semester. The six-semester clock does not run during "interrupted" status. Extension fees and interrupted status fees are non-refundable.


Application for center certification $35
Program transfer fee (certificate and diploma) $30
Application for admission fee $30
•  First Free
•  Official copy emailed $13
•  Official copy mailed $15
•  Faxed copy $13
•  International copy mailed $17
Graduation fee $90
Graduation late fee  $50
Cap and gown rental: Each student will be responsible for ordering and paying for their cap and gown rental online. Students graduating will pick up and pay for their cap and gown from the campus administrative assistant (at the campus from which the student will graduate).

IRS mileage reimbursement (as of Jan. 1, 2016*)

Consult for the latest rate.

$0.54 (54 cents per mile)

Gateway ADVANCE/CLD support fee

$25 per credit hour for students and auditors
Payment Options

All students are responsible to keep their financial accounts current: tuition, fees, housing, library charges, etc. Payment may be made using cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard. The Seminary does not accept Title IV funding or federally guaranteed loans, although the Seminary is a qualified agency for deferment of pre-existing student loans.

Payment for tuition and fees is due for each semester in full on or before the final day of registration. This is the only plan available for all online courses, part-time students and others not eligible for the deferred payment plan

Payments by check should be mailed to:
Gateway Seminary
Attn: Accounts Receivable
3210 East Guasti Road
Ontario, CA 91761

Deferred Payment Plan (Non-DMin)

The Seminary offers the option of making tuition payments over the length of a semester. In order to qualify, a student must be registered for at least five credit hours at one of the Seminary's five physical campus and be in good financial standing. Qualifying students may defer semester tuition through four monthly installments. The first installment is due at registration. Institutional fees may not be deferred and must be paid at the time of registration, including the $50 Deferred Payment Fee. Applications may be obtained from the Business Office at the Los Angeles Campus-Ontario or your regional campus and must be submitted two weeks prior to the beginning of classes. Deferred tuition payments are not available for summer term, J-term, or online courses.

Deferred Payment Plan (D.Min.)

Doctor of Ministry students may elect to pay their program fee in six equal installments, beginning with the first seminar. Subsequent payments (including extension and interrupted status fees) are due at the beginning of each academic term (December 1 and June 1). The installment payment schedule listed below is for a period of six semesters.

Southern Baptist: $1,800 per semester
Non-Southern Baptist: $2,683 per semester

The installment application will be included in the registration material or may be obtained from the Business Office. It must be returned to the Business Office, along with the first payment, by the beginning of the first seminar. Students must be financially current to attend any seminar.

Delinquent Accounts

All financial obligations (i.e., tuition, fees, loan payment, housing rent, library fines, etc.) are to be paid on or before the day due. An account is considered delinquent the day after the financial obligation is due, and the student account will be assessed a late charge on that day. It is a student's responsibility to keep his/her account current. Delinquencies may subject the student to disciplinary action. Students will not be permitted to register for the subsequent term, and DMin students will not be permitted to attend any scheduled seminars, if accounts are delinquent. Transcripts will not be released and graduation will not be permitted until all obligations are paid in full. Graduating students must settle their accounts with the Business Office by the Thursday prior to graduation. All delinquent accounts may be subject to legal collection procedures.

Student Account Disputes

All disputes concerning student accounts should be directed to the Business Office. If the issue is not resolved to the student’s satisfaction through conversation with that office, then the problem should be formally submitted in writing to:

Gateway Seminary
Attn: Vice President for Business Affairs
3210 E. Guasti Rd.
Ontario, CA 91761-8642

The Seminary will respond within 20 working days of receipt.

First Semester Students (Non-DMin)

All entering students should arrive with sufficient funds to meet all of the financial obligations of their first semester, including tuition, fees, books, and housing. First semester students may apply for financial assistance, but priority is given to returning students.