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.

Tuition and Fees Calculator

The student fees that follow will be in effect for the Fall term (August 1) 2022. 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
ADVANCE Fees

Tuition for Master and Diploma Programs

Southern Baptist

*Master / Non-Degree $295 per unit
Online courses (an online course fee per class applies) $295 per unit
Audit Fee $100 per course

Non-Southern Baptist

*Master / Non-Degree $530 per unit
Online courses (an online course fee per class applies) $380 per unit
Audit Fee $100 per course

* A tuition discount of 50 percent is available for the spouse of a full-time student enrolled in Masters-level courses (excludes Th.M.).Discount forms are available in Haven and should be returned to the Registrar’s Office. This discount will be applied to the spouse with the lowest tuition charge.

Master and Diploma Programs Refund Policy (tuition only)

Fall
100 percent during the first week of the term.
50 percent during the second week of the term, drop fee applies.

Spring
100 percent during the first week of the term; Monday and Tuesday of the second week
50 percent Wednesday through Friday of the second week of the term, drop fee applies.

Summer, Online Fall B, Online Spring B
100 percent during the first week of the term.

* Tuition refunds for Fall, Spring, and Summer courses that begin after the drop period for the term, will be 100 percent refunded through the first day of class. There will be no tuition refunds after that date. Fall and Spring courses that begin anytime within the first two weeks of the term will follow the standard tuition 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. $200

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. $200

Graduate Study Refunds/Discounts:

No refunds will be given for graduate study courses after the first day of class. No student student spouse discount applies.

Other Fees (non-refundable)

Application for Admission Fee $50
Registration Fee* $220
Registration Fee (6 hours or fewer)* $110
Online Course Fee (per class, transferable to another course within the same term) * $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
Credit by Exam Fee (per course) $15
Official Transcript Fee $20
Graduation Certificate Fee $10
Enrollment Certificate Fee $10
Degree Change Fee $30
Degree Audit Fee (one-time free) $30
Deferred Payment Fee $50
Course Materials Fee $25
Student ID Card $10

*These fees may be covered by internal financial aid.

Campus Housing Fees

Rent - Unfurnished Apartment

One bedroom $965
Two bedroom $1220

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 complete the program in three years (six semesters) or less. Candidates who have not completed the D.Min. program within this time frame must apply for extended status and if approved will have six semesters to complete the program and will be charged the current extension fee for those additional semesters. Candidates completing all work in one semester but not graduating until the following commencement will not normally be charged for the intervening semester. If a candidate does not complete the program within six years their candidacy will expire. 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 or the candidate will pay a readmission fee equal to the current extended status fee for two semesters.

Southern Baptist

D.Min. Total Fee $11,130
D.Min. Extension Fee $1,000 per semester
Interrupted Status Fee $100 per semester
Course Material Fee $100 one-time

Non-Southern Baptist

D.Min. Total Fee $16,580
D.Min. Extension $1,000 per semester
Interrupted Status Fee $100 per semester
Course Material Fee $100 one-time

D.Min. 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.

ADVANCE/CLD Fees

Application for center certification $35
Program transfer fee (certificate and diploma) $30
Application for admission fee $30
Gateway ADVANCE fee for students and
auditors (per credit hour)
$30
Graduation fee $90
Graduation late fee (ADVANCE) $50
Cap and gown rental (subject to change without notice; price is set by Jostens, not the Seminary). TBD
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 term in full on or before the final day of registration. Students enrolled in five hours or more in a term may qualify to apply for a deferred payment plan. A deferment fee applies.

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 incoming and current students (defined for masters and non-doctoral students as a person taking at least five credit hours per term), who are in good academic and financial standing, the option of paying their Fall or Spring charges over the length of the term. All deferred payment agreements will be charged a deferred payment fee per the catalog. The first installment and the deferred payment fee are due at the time of registration. 

Applications may be obtained from the Business Office and must be submitted by the date specified in the Academic Calendar.  No deferred payment options will be available for Summer courses.

Deferred Payment Plan (DMin)

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 every 6 months thereafter. The installment payment schedule listed below is for a period of six semesters.

  • Southern Baptist - $1,855 per semester
  • Non-Southern Baptist - $2,763 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 D.Min Office by the Tuesday prior to the first seminar. Payment is also due at that time. 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 due date. 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 D.Min. students will not be permitted to attend any scheduled seminars, if accounts are delinquent. Graduating students must settle their accounts with the Business Office by 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-D.Min.)

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.