Tuition and Fees

Effective July 1, 2017

Tuition Rates

Regular Tuition, per Credit hour (excluding MAHCM and Dmin) $735
Dmin Tuition, per credit hour $788
MAHCM, per credit hour $810
Graduate Returning Rate, per credit hour $252
Human and Spiritual Formation, per unit $735
Spiritual Formation for MAHCM $810
Pastoral Year, per credit hour $368
Audit Tuition, per credit hout $470


Student Service Fee $275
Stafford Loan Processing Fee, per semester $25
Payment Plan Fee, per credit hour $20
Transfer credit, per hour (includes CPE) $73
Resident Intensive fee, per stay (MAHCM, MAPS) $300
Resident Intensive fee, per stay (Dmin) $415
Commuter Intensive fee, per intensive (MAHCM, MAPS) $30
Commuter Intensive fee, per intensive (Dmin) $40
Application Fee (Masters and Certificate programs) $50
Application Fee (Dmin) $100
Graduation Fee, (Certificate and Masters) (Includes cap and gown rental) $185
Graduation Fee, (Dmin) (Includes cap and gown rental) $250
Continuation Fee, Certificate and Masters Programs (per semester) $73
Continuation Fee, Dmin (per semester) $394
Replacement of ID Card (payable to SLU) $25
SLU may have additional charges for language labs and music lessons  

Payment of Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fees are due at the beginning of the term and are payable in U.S. currency by cash, check or credit card (Master Card or Visa). Diplomas and transcripts will not be released if a student’s financial account is in arrears. Payment programs are available for those who need them. A $20.00 per credit hour processing fee is charged on payment plans and payment plan payments must be made electronically by credit card or by electronic transfer from a checking or savings account.

Withdrawals and Refunds

Approved withdrawals from a course or from Aquinas Institute of Theology may entitle you to a tuition refund. Fees are not refunded in the case of a withdrawal. Tuition is refunded according to the following schedule:

For Regular Semesters

Prior to the end of Percent of Tuititon Refund
Second week 100%
Third week 80%
Fourth week 70%
Fifth week 60%
Sixth week 40%
After sixth week 0%

For Cohort program courses

Prior to the end of Percent of Tuititon Refund
First full week 100%
Second full week 40%
Third full week 60%
Fourth full week 40%
After fourth week 0%

For Modular or Summer Courses

Prior to the end of Percent of Tuititon Refund
First full week 60%
Second full week 40%
Third full week 0%


Refunds due will be made only after federal and state regulations have been met. Financial aid is adjusted according to the refund policy. Requests for exception to the refund policy should be made in writing to the business manager. Reasons for the refund should be included in the request.

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