2019 - 2020 Academic Catalog


TUITION AND FEES


2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Every attempt is made to keep costs within the reach of all those who are called to ministry. At present, the following fee structure is in force for the 2019-2020 academic year (tuition and fees are subject to change without notice). 

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM TUITION FEES

Tuition (per credit hour)....................... $100
Application Fee..................................... $50 (non-refundable)
Technology Fee (per session)............... $20
Registration Fee (per session).............. $20
Late Registration Fee............................ $75
Drop/Add Fee....................................... $10
Directed Study Fee............................... $20
Incomplete Application Fee................. $20
Late payment Fee.................................. $25 (Per month as payments are delayed)
Graduation Fee.................................... $200 (The fee is not prorated; non-participation does not exempt a graduate from any part of the fee.)


MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMS TUITION FEES

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

TUITION (per credit hour):

1-8 credit hours .................................................................................$498.00    

9-16 credit hours ...............................................................................$486.00    

17 or more credit hours......................................................................$498.00    

Audit ..................................................................................................$249.00    

OTHER FEES

Application Fee ....................................................................................$75.00 (non-refundable)

Assessment Testing (Required for all 1st year students ...............................$180.00 (non-refundable)

Technology Fee (per semester) ................................................................$60.00

Registration Fee (per semester)................................................................$30.00

Late Registration Fee ............................................................................$75.00

Drop/Add Fee........................................................................................$10.00

Advanced Standing With Credit Fee (per credit hour) …….......................$75.00

Directed Study Fee ................................................................................$25.00

Grade Change Fee ...............................................................................$100.00

Incomplete Application Fee .................................................................$25.00

Official Transcript ...................................................................................$5.00

(An additional fee of $30 will be charged for expedited delivery.)

Binding Fee for Thesis/Senior Paper.....................................................$75.00

(Copies exceeding the required three is $20 each plus shipping.)

Graduation Fee .................................................................................... $250.00

(The fee is not prorated; non-participation does not exempt a graduate from any part of the fee.)

Late Graduation Application Fee......................................................... $100.00
Late Payment Fee ...............................................................................  $25.00 (per month as payments are delayed)

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY TUITION AND FEES 2019-2020

(Tuition and fees are subject to change without notification.)


Tuition (per credit hour).......................................................................................$565.00

Application Fee .....................................................................................................$100.00 (non-refundable)

Assessment Testing (1st year students only)........................................................$180.00 (non-refundable)

Annual DMIN Fee (per year)................................................................................$100.00

Technology Fee (per semester) .............................................................................$60.00

Meals (per year) ....................................................................................................$150.00

Registration Fee (per semester).............................................................................$30.00

Late Registration Fee .............................................................................................$75.00

Drop/Add Fee .........................................................................................................$10.00

Incomplete Grade Fee ............................................................................................$25.00

Binding Fee for Dissertation ..................................................................................$75.00

Graduation Fee ...................................................................................................... $675.00

(The graduation fee is not prorated; non-participation does not exempt a graduate from any part of the fee.)

Late Graduation Application Fee...........................................................................$100.00

Official Transcript Fee............................................................................................$5.00

D.Min Program Extension Fee / Incomplete Dissertation Fee.............................$565.00

Late Payment Fee ........................................................................................................  $25.00 (per month as payments are delayed)


TOTAL COST OF PROGRAMS

The following is an attempt to estimate the total cost of each program offered by PTS. These amounts are only an estimate; actual amounts will vary based upon number of credit hours attempted per semester and any additional fees incurred. These amounts are not representative of potential scholarships. Please see the Financial Aid section for more details related to scholarships and financial aid assistance. 

Certificate Program
66 hour program - total estimated cost inclusive of fees $7,300
    (Based upon 6 hours per semester)

Master Degree Program
36 hour program - total estimated cost inclusive of fees $18, 500
    (Based upon 9 hours per semester)

48 hour program - total estimated cost inclusive of fees $24,500
    (Based upon 9 hours per semester)

60 hour program - total estimated cost inclusive of fees $30,500
    (Based upon 9 hours per semester)

74 hour program - total estimated cost inclusive of fees $37,500
    (Based upon 9 hours per semester)

80 hour program - total estimated cost inclusive of fees $40,600
    (Based upon 9 hours per semester)


Doctor of Ministry Program
Total estimated cost inclusive of fees $19,000
(Based upon 3 year program)


PAYMENT OF BILLS

The following payment options are available.

Full Cash Payment: Must be made on or prior to the first day of the semester (checks and credit cards accepted-Discover, MasterCard and Visa). Accounts not paid in full on or before the first day of the semester will be assessed a $25 late fee each month.

Students who pay their account balances in full on or before the first day of the semester will receive a 1% discount on net tuition. Net tuition is the full tuition charge less tuition discounts and institutional scholarships.

Deferred Payment: Provides a plan for students who are unable to pay the semester charges in full at registration. A $50 deferred payment fee is added to the student account and the balance is divided into three (3) equal monthly installments. The first payment is required on the first day of the semester. Payments made after the specified dates will be subject to a $25/monthly late fee.

Special Arrangements: Arrangements for billing to a third party (Church of God World Missions, employers, home churches, etc.) must be made prior to registration with the PTS Business Office.

All tuition and fees are due and payable in full by the first day of the semester. The student will receive a student loan and has been in contact with the Financial Aid Office, or a student can set set up a deferred payment plan with the Business Office. Students whose accounts are not current will not be allowed to register for subsequent classes and will be denied request for transcripts and diplomas.

TUITION REFUND POLICY

It is the student's responsibility to officially drop/withdraw from a course by completing a Drop/Add Form, which can be found in PTS Forms. Failure to do so will result in the student not receiving a refund. Failure to attend classes does not guarantee a refund. If a course is dropped and a substitute course taken, there is no charge other than the drop/add fee. When a course is dropped (or withdrawn from) and no substitute taken, the following refund policy will apply. All fees including Add/Drop Fees are due unless all courses are dropped before the first day of class.

                             

Master’s & Doctor of Ministry Programs Fall & Spring Term

First week of term (Days 1-7)

100% tuition refund

Second week of term (Days 8-14)

80% tuition refund

Third week of term (Days 15-21)

50% tuition refund

Fourth week to end of term (Days 22…)

No refund

 Master’s & Doctor of Ministry Programs J-Terms

First day of class

100% tuition refund

Second day of class

80% tuition refund

Third day of class

50% tuition refund

Fourth day to end of term

No refund

Certificate Sessions

First week of term (Days 1-7)

 

 

 

100% tuition refund

Second week of term (Days 8-14)

 

 

80% tuition refund

Third week of term (Days 15-21)

 

 

50% tuition refund

Fourth week to end of term (Days 22…)

No refund

    

                                                    

Read the Academic Progress and Financial Aid Policy for a detailed explanation of how financial aid eligibility is affected by student course withdrawals.

DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS

PTS begins in-house collection procedures on the outstanding account balances of students who have not made payments for at least 30 days. This procedure involves a series of letters, emails, and/or telephone calls from the PTS Business Office.

If at the end of 120 days the account has not been paid in full or satisfactory arrangements have not been made to pay off the debt, the account will be referred to the Seminary's collection agency. A student whose account has been referred to outside collection agencies will be required to pay all legal and collection costs in addition to the outstanding balance. These costs can be an additional 40-60% of the unpaid balance.

A student with a delinquent account is ineligible for additional enrollment until the account balance is paid off.