TUITION AND FEES
This page gives the charges you can expect to incur for each of our programs. All figures are in Canadian dollars and are current for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Under the terms of the college’s longstanding affiliation agreement with McGill, students who are co-enrolled in a McGill degree (the Bachelor of Theology, Master of Divinity, or Master of Sacred Theology) pay tuition and college fees directly to the college and pay to McGill only McGill student fees.

The fees listed below are current for the 2019-2020 academic year.

MASTER OF DIVINITY
for citizens and permanent residents of Canada
for international students
Master of Divinity, Year 1
$3800 + college fees + McGill fees
$5700 + college fees + McGill fees
Master of Divinity, Year 2
$3800 + college fees + McGill fees
$5700 + college fees + McGill fees
Master of Divinity, Year 3
$3800 + college fees + international study fees
$5700 + college fees + international study fees
Part-time students
$380 per 3-credit course
$570 per 3-credit course

Students who are either in ministry or preparing for ministry in provinces of the Anglican Communion in the Global South are eligible to pay tuition at Canadian rates. Please contact us to learn if you qualify for this exemption.

BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY
for Quebec residents
for citizens and permanent residents of Canada
for international students
Full-time
$2390 + colleges fees + McGill fees
$5500 + college fees + McGill fees
$6875 + college fees + McGill fees
Part-time
$239 per 3-credit course
$550 per 3-credit course
n.a.

Students who are either in ministry or preparing for ministry in provinces of the Anglican Communion in the Global South are eligible to pay tuition at Canadian rates. Please contact us to learn if you qualify for this exemption.

DIPLOMA IN MINISTRY
for citizens and permanent residents of Canada
for international students
Full time (1 year = 30 credits)
$3800 + college fees + intercultural study fee
$5700 + college fees + intercultural study fee
Part time
$2200 + college fees + intercultural study fee
n.a.
Per 3-credit course
$380
n.a.
MASTER OF SACRED THEOLOGY
for Quebec residents
for citizens and permanent residents of Canada
for international students
Per Program (45 credits in one year)
$3585 + college fees + McGill fees
$8250 + college fees + McGill fees
$10,300 + college fees + international study fee
Part-time
$239 per 3-credit course
$550 per 3-credit course
n.a.

Students who are either in ministry or preparing for ministry in provinces of the Anglican Communion in the Global South are eligible to pay tuition at Canadian rates. Please contact us to learn if you qualify for this exemption.

READING AND TUTORIAL PROGRAM

Students in the Reading and Tutorial program are charged a fee of $355 per unit.

There is also a $75 registration fee, payable at the start of the program.

Students are also responsible for purchasing their own books, which cost between $100 and $150 per unit.

Students in the Licentiate in Theology program pay the same fees as students in the Diploma in Ministry for the In Ministry Year.

COLLEGE FEES
College fees are paid by all students in the M.Div., B.Th., S.T.M., or Dip.Min. programs enrolled in 6 credits or more per semester. Students enrolled in 6 to 9 credits pay fees at half the rate, with the exception of the retreat fee, which is paid in full.

 

Amount
Common Room Membership
$40 per semester
College Council fee
$30 per semester
Opening year retreat
$80 (fall semester only)
Student services
$125 per semester
Administrative fees
$60 per semester
Intercultural Study fee
$550 (for M.Div. Year 3 and Diploma in Ministry students only)

College students who are co-enrolled in McGill (M.Div., B.Th., and S.T.M.) do not pay tuition to McGill. However, they do pay student fees to McGill. You may estimate the amount of any student fees owed to McGill on the Students Accounts website. In 2017-2018, the figure was approximately $1850 for Canadian students and about $2700 for international students, though both figures can be reduced depending on the health insurance needs of the particular student.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why can't international students study part-time?

To maintain a study permit in Canada, international students must be full-time students, defined as 4 3-credit courses per semester. There are certain, limited exceptions to this policy.

How do you determine Quebec residency?

The college follows the same standards as McGill in determining Quebec residency. See https://www.mcgill.ca/legaldocuments/quebec.

How do you determine Canadian residency?

Students in this category must be Canadian citizens (resident or non-resident) or permanent residents at the time of enrollment in the college. Students in this category may also be non-citizens who are being sponsored for ordination in a diocese of the Anglican Church of Canada. Such students will need to provide attestation from their bishop of their status in an ordination process.

Do you have a refund policy?

Yes. The college’s refund policy is available on the policies page or may be downloaded directly.

How am I billed? How do I pay?

Students are invoiced at the beginning of each semester (or the beginning of each unit, for Reading and Tutorial students). Bills may be paid within 30 days by cheque or credit card to the college. If you are having difficulty in paying your bill, please contact the principal.

Do you accept student loans?

Students co-enrolled in McGill University (M.Div., B.Th., S.T.M.) may apply financial aid from the Government of Quebec, other agencies in Canada, and the U.S. Department of Education towards their bill.

The Montreal School of Theology is not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. As a result, students in the third year of the M.Div. program or in the Dip.Min. are not able to apply American financial aid toward their fees, nor are they eligible to have existing student loans deferred.

Do you offer a discount for students training for ministry in the Anglican Communion?

Yes. Students who are already ordained or are preparing for ministry in certain provinces of the Anglican Communion are eligible to pay tuition at the rate payable for residents of Canada. Further details are available in our Anglican Communion tuition policy, available on the policies page or for direct download.

Questions on tuition and fees? Ask the Admissions staff