Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Tuition and Fees

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How a priest's seminary education is funded depends on the agreement between the candidate and the sponsoring diocese. Each sponsor has policies relative to how much of the cost they will pay and how they will support the candidate. For some, it will be a loan; for others, all room, board and tuition is paid, plus required books. Health insurance is also a factor to be negotiated with the sponsor.

These are the fees for fulltime seminarians for the 2018-19 fall and spring semesters:

Tuition, Room and Board
Room and Board, per semester*   $7,698 (additional fee charged for special diets)
Tuition per semester   $13,197.00
Student Programs Fee   $2,100.00
Additional Fees
Pastoral Internship Tuition   $4,190.00
Matriculation Fee   $200.00
Graduation Fee   $155.00
Graduation Admin. Fee (not
Summer Pastoral Internship Tuition   $1,129.00
Student Service Fee (per semester)***   $400.00
Long-Distance Telephone Access Deposit   $25.00
Hospitalization Insurance****   Varies

* Additional fee for special diets

*** Library, laundry, technology, wellness, et al.

**** Hospitalization insurance is available through individual policies with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Prices are subject to change per individual premium.

All charges are subject to change. For information concerning fees, please contact the Business Office.

Postgraduate Discount

All Saint Meinrad graduates are eligible for a 30 percent discount on course tuition. The only limitation is that reduced-tuition courses may not be used toward another degree at this institution. There is no reduction for auditing courses.

Payment of Fees

Tuition, fees, and room and board charges must be paid before the end of each term. Students with outstanding account balances will not receive a grade report, be issued transcripts of credit or be allowed enrollment in subsequent semesters until the debt has been paid.

Tuition and Room & Board Refund Policy

Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology complies with the refund policy established by the 1992 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. A refund for fall and spring semester (which includes January Interterm) tuition will be based on the following criteria:

If the withdrawal occurs during:

       week one    80% refund
       week two   60% refund
       week three   40% refund
       week four   20% refund

After four weeks, there is no refund.