Changes effective July 1, 2019 Cost per credit (unless otherwise indicated)
MAST, MDiv, MTS, CTS, CSS, CSSC, CST, CAPS, CSR, Special Student* $743
GTU Common MA   $780
for first two years of full course load

MA continuing relations fee (after two years of full course load; more than 12 credits per semester for fall and spring, and all intersession and summer term charged at the per credit fee)

DMin (see DMin program manual for more information) $639
  • Additional DMin supervision fee
Continuing Education Unit $201/CEU
For auditors $370/credit
For auditors who are PSR alumni/ae  $132/credit

PSR full-time staff tuition Alumni/ae, Field Education Mentors, Adjunct Faculty, Emeriti/ae, Employees, student spouses, and special guests of PSR (limited to one course per year)


Additional fees may apply for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and field education internships. Contact Community Engaged Learning at 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 Financial Aid Office (

Please note that most fees are likely to increase by 1.5% to 3% each July. 

Other Charges and Fees

Effective July 1, 2019

Application Processing Fee  $55
Enrollment Deposit
(Applied to tuition if student registers)
Community Association of PSR (CAPSR) Fee
Supports the Community Association of PSR (CAPSR), student information technology services, and the availability to students of the d’Autremont Dining Hall
Contextual Learning Fee
(MDiv students only)
Supervision Fee
(CPE or registered for 0 credits)
Transcripts $16.00/copy
Leave of absence (GTU MA) $103
Library/ID Card Replacement $15
Diploma Replacement $52
Late Payment $78

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

Please note that most fees are likely to increase by 1.5% to 3% each July. 

Policy 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.
  4. Students with concerns about the effect of their unpaid account on their registration or graduation eligibility should see Patrick O’Leary, 510/649-8274.

Payment Methods

E-Check, Credit Card, Check, Cash, and Money Order Payments:

  • On-line through Sonis by E-Check or Credit Card
  • By mailing check or money order to
    Pacific School of Religion
    c/o Reuben Shank
    1798 Scenic Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
  • In person by check, cash or money order at the Business Office.

Any returned checks will be charged a minimum of either $10 or the bank fees incurred by the PSR, whichever is greater.

Failure to make timely payment as described below may be cause for termination of enrollment for the semester and will result in PSR withholding transcripts and placing a hold on future registration until such amounts are paid in full, including late payment fees.

If an account is not paid in full by the end of the term, the student shall pay any and all actual and reasonable costs of collection incurred by PSR. In the event that an action is brought by PSR to enforce the terms of this payment plan, the student shall pay all costs of this action including reasonable attorney’s fees.

Payment Plans

Pacific School of Religion (PSR) offers three payment plans to assist the students in meeting the costs of education. An approved payment plan, covering all changes for tuition and fees, is due by the end of the second week of the semester.

Plan A: Full Payment

Payment is due, in full, by the last day of the second week of the semester.

Plan B: Payment Plan

25% down and 3 monthly installments.

Payment plan application along with 25% of the balance due must be received in the PSR Business Office by the end of the late registration period.

Student must not have any outstanding balances with PSR, nor have more than 2 late payments in past semesters, to qualify for Plan B.

Monthly installments are due by the 15th of each month beginning the first month after the late registration period. The student is responsible for making such payments; reminder statements will not be sent by PSR. A $10 fee is incurred for any payments made after the 15th as they are considered late.

If the student makes adjustments to registration after the late registration period which result in additional tuition and/or fees, the payment plan installments will be adjusted to include such additional tuition and fees.

Plan C: Financial Aid, Scholarships and/or Stipends

This option is available only to financial aid, scholarships and/or stipends for the applicable semester.

All financial aid, scholarships and/or stipends will be applied first to any outstanding balances due to PSR.

Students who do not file financial aid applications by the deadlines imposed by the Financial Aid office, and therefore do not have aid available by the end of the late registration period, must use either Plan A or Plan B.

Once aid is received, it will either be refunded to the student if all accounts are paid in full or will be applied to Plan B amounts due. Funds received in excess of amounts due for tuition and fees will be deemed to be used for living expenses and will be refunded to the student if there are no other account balances due.

If funds have been refunded to the student and the student subsequently makes changes to their registration that results in additional tuition and/or fees, the student is responsible for payment to PSR when such additional amounts are incurred.

Late Payments

Pacific School of Religion imposes late fees on any outstanding balances. Failure to pay fees in full, have sufficient accepted financial aid, or have an approved payment plan in place will result in late fees.  Late fees run from $25 to $50 per month. The $50 late fee is generally the first late fee at the beginning of each semester and $25 for every additional month you are late (or late on an approved monthly payment plan). PSR reserves the right to demand payment, in full, for subsequent terms of enrollment prior to the beginning of each term

Collection Agency Fees

Students understand and accept if they fail to pay their bill or any monies due and owing to Pacific School of Religion by the due date and fail to make acceptable payment arrangements to bring their account current may have their delinquent account referred to a collection agency. The student is responsible for paying the collection agency fee which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 33% together with all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, necessary for the collection of their delinquent account.  Interest will also accrue at 10% per annum based on California Statute.

Furthermore, delinquent accounts may be reported to one or more of the national credit bureaus.

Effective July 1, 2018:

Dining Card

Block of 20 meals (Non-dormitory residents will receive one Block-20 card each semester at no charge): $180/block

Individual Meals

Individual meals (available only during academic year): lunch $11.25

*The d’Autremont dining facility is a student amenity funded largely through the sale of meals and from the Community Association of PSR (CAPSR) fee. Non-dormitory students receive one Block-20 meal card each semester at no charge. The Block-20 card is transferrable. Dormitory students participate in PSR’s board plan. Students with dietary restrictions based on religion should consult with the dining hall chef. If accommodations based on religion cannot be made, the student will be offered an exemption from the required meal plan.

Dietary restrictions based on medical conditions require written documentation from a licensed physician addressing the specific accommodations required, e.g., meat-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, etc. Please follow PSR’s ADA Policy and Procedure to apply for accommodations. Be certain to state the specific accommodations you are requesting. If PSR is unable to provide accommodation, the student may elect to receive an exemption from PSR’s required meal plan. Dormitory students who receive an exemption from PSR’s board plan will receive a pro rata refund from the date the exemption is granted.

Please note that most fees are likely to increase by 1.5% to 3% each July.

Effective July 1, 2019:

Subsidized Housing for PSR Students

Pacific School of Religion is committed to partnering with students in making theological education accessible. To this end, resources from PSR’s endowment, annual fundraising, and ancillary income are used to support the education of students in PSR’s various programs. Through the use of these resources, PSR is able to offer its education at tuition levels that are well below the actual cost of the delivering the education.

Additionally, PSR maintains housingmanaged by Hudson MacDonaldthat is offered to PSR students at a significant discount from prevailing housing costs in our area. In order to best steward the use of these properties for its educational mission, PSR has established the following requirements for PSR students to qualify for subsidized housing:

  • Students must take a minimum of 15 units in an academic year, including summer and intersession, with no less than 6 units in any given semester. DMin students must be enrolled a minimum of 7.5 in an academic year, with no less than 3 units in any given semester.
  • Students may request an exception to the minimum for one semester throughout their time receiving subsidized housing rates. Students who are granted an exception must early-register for the following semester to continue to qualify for subsidized housing.
  • Students must be accepted to their PSR program by March 15 to qualify for subsidized housing.
  • The priority deadline for housing for new students is March 31. After March 31, there is no guaranteed housing preference for PSR students.
  • Students can qualify for housing for a maximum number of years based on the program they are in as follows:
    • MDiv—5 years
    • MTS—3 years
    • MAST—3 years
    • DMin—2 years
    • Certificate 1 year—Adding a certificate to a degree will not add additional years to the maximum number of years in subsidized housing

Note: If exceptions rule are made, subsidized housing rates do not apply.

Units will be assigned according to number of residents as follows:

  • Dorm room—single student
  • Studio—single student or couple
  • One bedroom—couple, couple and 1 child, parent and 1 or 2 children

Pacific School of Religion’s housing is managed by Hudson MacDonald. Contact for information about housing.

Subsidized housing rates, 2018-2019, for dormitory rooms per month:

September through May (includes board) $888
June through August (does not include board) $600

Apartments per month (does not include board)

Studio $1,171
One-bedroom $1,422

The Pacific School of Religion parking lot is managed by Douglas Parking. For any questions or concerns, please email

Parking fees as of July 1, 2019

Residential parking fee $73/month
Commuter parking fee $8.10/day