Student Consumer Information Disclosures
Cost of Attending UGST
Tuition (full time, on campus)
Fees (full time, on campus)
Books & Supplies (full time, on campus)
Room and board (off campus)
For a more detailed breakdown of tuition, fees and billing schedule, click here.
The Financial Aid Office of UGST is located in the main hallway of the campus at 704 Howdershell Rd, (phone: (314) 921-9290); financial aid personnel are available during regular business hours to discuss any student’s financial need with him/her and assist with the financial aid process for on campus and distance learning students. Additional information can also be found on this website.
Refund and Withdrawal Policies
Urshan Graduate School of Theology is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (www.ats.edu) to award masters’ degrees. Contact the Association of Theological Schools at 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110 or call 412-788-6505 for questions about the accreditation of UGST.
- Academic Educational Programs
- Instructional Facility
- Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities
- Faculty, Staff and Administration
Student Body Diversity
Health and Safety
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse – “Students must refrain from using tobacco in any form, drinking alcoholic beverages, using illegal drugs, or abusing legal drugs” (from the ‘Code of Conduct’ in the Student Handbook).
- Vaccinations Policy – “To facilitate physical health and protect against the spread of disease, Urshan Graduate School of Theology encourages all faculty, staff and students to receive immunizations as recommended by personal medical care providers. UGST recommends all employees and students remain up-to-date on vaccinations and obtain any vaccines which need administered every year.
- Crime Statistics
- Annual Security Report
Transfer of Credit Policies
Copyright Infringement Policies
As part of our purpose to train servants of God to walk with God in all of life, we expect godly integrity in the academic work done at UGST. God’s covenant with His people calls for honesty and a commitment to truth. Specifically applied to academic labors, this means that we accurately represent our work to others. In other words, neither cheating nor plagiarism is tolerated. Plagiarism, simply defined, is presenting the ideas of others as if they were one’s own. The ideas of others can be written or spoken, published or non-published. The presentation of those ideas can be in a quotation, a paraphrase, a summary, or simply as the idea behind one’s own thoughts. Proper credit must always be given to the source or ideas through documentation, regardless of whether or not a professor has specifically requested footnotes and/or a bibliography. The first violation of either plagiarism or cheating will result in failure of the assignment or test in question and could, depending on the assignment, result in failure of the course. A second violation will result in dismissal from the institution. Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material may also subject a student to civil and criminal liabilities (this includes but is not limited to lectures uploaded within a particular course).
Fair and prompt resolution of legitimate student grievances is a vital part of Urshan Graduate School of Theology’s professional and ethical commitment to its students. The grievance procedure is as follows:
- Informal discussions to resolve the perceived grievance should first be undertaken with the academic dean and/or faculty member or faculty advisor if an academic issue.
- All parties in the grievance process shall be guided by Christian principles as specified in Matthew 18:15-18 and shall conduct themselves in both verbal and written expression in the highest tradition of Christian love and mutual respect.
- Grade appeals should follow the policy stated under ‘Grades & Credits’ in the section titled, ‘Right of Appeal’ in the Student Handbook.
- Grievances not informally resolved should be placed in written form and directed to the Academic Dean if it is an academic issue.
- Receipt of the grievance will be acknowledged in writing in not less than 10 days.
- Depending upon the nature and severity of the grievance the Academic Dean or his/her representative may affect any or all of the following procedures.
a. Personally investigate and arbitrate the grievance
b. Establish an ad hoc committee of uninvolved parties to investigate and recommend appropriate action
c. Refer the matter to the UGST Administrative Committee (President and Academic Dean) for final determination at any stage of the investigation.
- Decisions of the UGST Administrative Committee will be final in those cases where reference is made to the board.
- A final written response to the student grievance will be made within 30 days of receipt of a written grievance (60 days during summer).
- Final written responses may be appealed to the president who may choose any one the following:
a. To affirm or alter previous decisions.
b. To resubmit to the Administrative Committee with a personal recommendation or new evidence.
c. To submit to the Board of Directors in those cases with broad implications for the entire Seminary community.
- Review of written grievances by uninvolved parties is guaranteed.
- Retaliation by Seminary personnel against students initiating grievance procedures will not be tolerated and will be subject to disciplinary action. If the student feels that retaliation has occurred, a written report should be filed with the dean of administration or the academic dean if it is an academic issue.
- This grievance procedure is intended to accommodate issues of serious merit and may not be abused by frivolous claims.
- Students residing in New Mexico may contact the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) via http://www.hed.state.nm.us/institutions/complaints…