Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are due in full at registration. Contact the Business Office for payment plan information. All costs incurred during the semester are due by the end of each semester.

Payment Methods

Credit Card Payments: Effective in the fall 2011 semester, students paying for their tuition and fees by credit card will see a change. In order to reduce costs at the School and to continue to offer credit card payment as an option, PSR has contracted with Official Payments Corp. (OPC) to process Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards and also electronic checks. The school will charge a flat rate of $35 per transaction for each credit card transaction to defray the costs of offering credit card payments as an option. Online payments can be made through Web Advisor by following the Student Menu, Make a Payment option (available late September 2011).

E-Check, Check, Cash, and Money Order Payments: You can still pay tuition and fees with no additional fee by using the following methods:

  • On-line through Web Advisor by E-Check - Ecommerce FAQs
  • By mailing check or money order to the School c/o Business Office
  • In person by check, cash or money order at the Business Office.


MDiv, MTS, CTS, CSS, CST, CAPS, CSR, Special Student*
Cost per credit $690

GTU Common MA
First two years
(full course load)
M.A. continuing relations fee
(after two years of full course load)


DMin $590/credit
(See DMin program manual for more information)
DMin supervision fee $53/semester
DMin extension fee $215/semester
Continuing Education $183/CEU

Tuition by credit or course

For PSR alumni/ae not enrolled in any PSR program
(a maximum of one course for credit per year)
For auditors $345/credit
Auditors who are PSR alumni/ae $125/credit
PSR full-time staff tuition $183/course
Alumni, Field Education Mentors, Adjunct Faculty,
Emeriti, Employees, student spouses, and
special guests of PSR
see chart

Additional fees may apply for clinical pastoral education (CPE) and field education internships. Contact the Field Education Office at fielded[at]psr[dot]edu or 510/849-8261 for more information.

Tuition Refund Policy

  1. Before end of third week: full tuition
  2. Before end of sixth week: 50% of tuition
  3. After the sixth week: no refund

Students with federal Title IV financial aid are subject to the R2T4 calculation; further information is available from the GTU financial aid office.


Application processing fee
Enrollment deposit
(Applied to tuition if student registers)
Community Association of PSR (CAPSR) fee $40/semester
Information technology fee
(Supports student email accounts, computer room, etc.)
Contextual learning fee
(MDiv students only)
Supervision fee
(CPE or registered for 0 credits)

Incidental fees

Late registration fee $100
Change in enrollment
(per change)
Transcripts $15/copy
Leave of absence (GTU MA) $100
Library/ID card replacement $15
Diploma replacement $50

Health insurance

Students enrolled for nine or more credit in any one semester must enroll in the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) Health Insurance Plan for Students (HIPS) or provide proof of health insurance that has comparable benefits.

The GTU HIPS provides one plan through Kaiser Permanente, a comprehensive insurance plan. Student dependents may also enroll in the same plan.

Eligibility: Any student enrolled for six (6) or more credits in a semester is eligible to participate in the GTU Health Insurance Program for Students (HIPS). Any student enrolled for nine (9) or more credits in a semester must have health insurance, either the GTU HIPS or a plan of comparable benefits.

  Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Annual
Student $1155.06 $1155.06 $2310.12
Student and spouse $2541.12 $2541.12 $5082.24
Student and child(ren) $2310.12 $2310.12 $4620.24
Student, spouse, child(ren) $3696.18 $3696.18 $7392.36
Health Insurance late fee     $35
Effective Dates for the Academic Year 2012–2013 9/1/12–

Room and Board

PSR offers a wide range of housing and meal plans, accommodating resident single students, families, and commuters. (*Please see the Housing Policy for complete details.)

Housing confirmation fee
(Due with contract)
Housing Contract Cancellation Fee $515*
Dormitory room and board, academic year
(Includes meal plan; does not include summer months)
$4,280/semester or
$8,560/academic year
Summer Dormitory room (residents)
June-Aug 2013
(Does not include meals)
$1,590/summer or
Summer Dorm
June-Aug 2013


Summer Dorm Lockup
June-Aug 2013


Summer One Bedroom Apartment $103 per day*

PSR apartments (does not include meals)

Studio $4,660/semester
One-bedroom apartment $5,655/semester
Two-bedroom apartment $6,560/semester
Three-bedroom apartment $7,650/semester
Block 25 dining card
(covers 25 meals in PSR dining hall per semester; required of full-time non-boarders)
Commuter room $36/night

Guest rooms (tax included)

Private room with private bath $82/night
Dorm room with shared bath and living space $52/night

Meal Plans

Resident $2,110/semester
Block 25: $195/block of 25
Individual meals
(available only during academic year)

Other fees

Pet fee $75/semester or
Later or Missing Payment $75
Residential parking fee $70/month or
Commuter parking fee $7/day or
$60/ten days
Summer Session Commuter parking fee $6/day or

Please note that most fees are likely to increase by about
6% each July.

Policy on Student Account Payment

1. Students with outstanding balances on their PSR account (tuition, rent, fees, emergency loans, etc.) who are not on a payment plan at the time of Early Registration in a given term will not be permitted to pre-register for the upcoming term.

2. Students with any outstanding balance from prior terms at the time of General Registration will not be permitted to register for courses.

3. Students whose account is not paid in full on May 1 prior to graduation will be blocked from receiving diplomas and transcripts.

Students with concerns about the effect of their unpaid account on their registration or graduation eligibility should see Patrick O'Leary (, 510/649-2433)

Contact Business Office

Business and Finance
GTU Library, 2nd floor