Fees and Policy Information
All payments are made in USD
$10 Application Fee
$125 Student Assessment Fee per Credit
$2,250 Total Student Fees for the Graduate Certificate*
$6,500 Total Student Fees for the Masters in Christian Studies*
*The cost for required books is additional and averages between $30 - $50 per course or $300 - $500 per academic year for full time students.
Students applying from outside the U. S. may inquire with our Admissions team
about possible cost-of-living adjustments.
Time to complete the Master’s program
Students who take up to six credits per term can complete the program in 2 years and students who take up to four credits per term can complete the program in 4 years.
Thirdmill Seminary does not discriminate in its admission of students on the basis of race, ethnic heritage, gender or sexual orientation.
If your degree is from a school outside the US, we utilize lists of member agencies and schools compiled and monitored by the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education as a help in determining accreditation credentials. See list at ICETE.
If we are unfamiliar with the school or do not find it listed with ICETE, we use the services of credential evaluation agencies approved by the Florida Department of Education (link at FDOE). We must pass on any costs for these services to applicants, but we notify applicants of specific costs, and gain their agreement to pay before securing these services.
Each applicant must demonstrate proficiency in the language of the program to which they are applying. If the applicant is not a native speaker, their writing samples on the application do not exhibit proficiency, and/or their undergraduate degree is not in the language of the program to which they are applying, the Admissions Team may request that the applicant take a language proficiency test. If requested, the applicant must take the proficiency test and score in the B-2 range (CEFR Global Scale) in order to have their application considered further.
To complete courses at Thirdmill Seminary, you will need to have consistent access to a computer with a reliable internet connection. Most of the learning materials that you will be using in our courses are compatible with Adobe PDF, Microsoft Office, and QuickTime Player. Our learning platform, Moodle, can be accessed by the latest versions of IE, Safari, Opera and Chrome, but we recommend you use the latest version of Mozilla Firefox. Although working through a mobile device is not recommended, it is an option. There is no need to purchase software to study at Thirdmill Seminary.
Student Fees for registered courses are due when the student signs the enrollment agreement for that academic period. Student accounts must be current in order for them to start classes each term. Students can keep their accounts current in two ways:
1) Full payment of all fees for classes in an academic period no later than 5pm Eastern Time on the Friday before the first day of class. Or,
2) Payment of 50% of their total fees for classes no later than 5pm Eastern Time on the Friday before the first day of class, and payment of the remaining balance of their fees no later than 5pm Eastern Time on the 4th Friday of the academic period.
Students who maintain an outstanding balance will not be able to enroll in any additional classes until their account is current.
Students who cancel their enrollment within 5 days of signing the enrollment agreement will receive a full refund of any assessment fees paid to the Seminary. If a student must withdraw for any reason during Week 1 (up to 11:59pm ET on Saturday of the first week), the student will be refunded 100% of the assessment fees paid, not including the application fee and book costs incurred by the student.
Students are responsible for the full amount of their assessment fees for the courses in which they enrolled. The refund of fees is determined by the date of the student’s withdrawal or termination in relation to the cancellation and/or withdrawal policies.
As a time-based refund policy, students who never begin or cancel enrollment before the course begins will receive a full refund. If a student must withdraw for any reason during Week 1, the student will be refunded 100% of the assessment fees paid, not including the application fee and book costs incurred by the student. If the student withdraws during Weeks 2-4, the student will be refunded 50% of the assessment fee, not including the application fee and book cost incurred by the student. If the student withdraws between Weeks 5-8, no assessment fees, application fee or book cost will be refunded to the student.
Date of Withdrawal - see chart
Week 1: The first day of the course through the end of the first week of the term (before 11:59 pm ET on the first Saturday)
Percentage Assessment Fee Returned to the Student Minus the Application Fee/Book Cost: 100%
Weeks 2-4: The second week through the end of the fourth week of the term (before 11:59 pm ET on the fourth Saturday)
Percentage Assessment Fee Returned to the Student Minus the Application Fee/Book Cost: 50%
Weeks 5-8: The fifth week through the end of the term (after 11:59 pm ET on the fourth Saturday)
Percentage Assessment Fee Returned to the Student Minus the Application Fee/Book Cost: 0%
Sample #1 - 100% refund
Student A enrolled in a 3-credit course. In accord with our assessment fee structure the student was billed for $375 (3 credits x $125 per credit hour). Student A cancels enrollment prior to the end of the first Friday of the term. For this student, 100% of the fees are refunded.
Sample #2 - 50% refund
Student B enrolled in a 3-credit course. In accord with our assessment fee structure the student was billed for $375 (3 credits x $125 per credit hour). Student B paid the full balance upon receipt of the invoice. Student B notified the registrar she withdrew from the course after the 5-day cancellation period, but before the 4th Friday of the term. Since Student B paid the full balance, this student receives a 50% refund ($375 x .5 = $187.50).
Sample #2 - no refund
Student B signed up for a 2-credit course. In accord with our assessment fee structure, the student was billed for $250 (2 credits x $125 per credit hour). Student C paid the full balance of $250 upon receipt of the invoice. However, Student C notified the registrar after the 4th Friday of the term that he was withdrawing from the course. Because Student C completed more than 50% of the course, he will not receive a refund and is responsible for the full amount of the assessment fees for the course.
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