Tuition and Fees


Tuition per credit hour $400
Audit Fee per course $345
Application Fee $50 (non-refundable)
Student Activity Fee (full-time) $100 (per semester)
Student Activity Fee (part-time) $100 (per semester)
Student Activity Fee (Short Terms) $15 (per class)
Student Services Fee $50 (per semester)
Student Services Fee (Online) $35 (per semester)
Student ID Fee $5
Student ID Replacement Fee $25
Technology Fee $200 (per semester)
Technology Fee (online) $200 (per 3 credit online course)
Field Ed Fee $500 (per semester)
Late Payment Fee $75
Deferred Payment Fee $40
Thesis Sustaining Fee $200 (per semester)
Graduation Fee $150
Late Graduation Application Fee $50
Transcript Fee $5
Auto Registration Fee (on-campus) $25 (per-semester)

Estimated Cost of Attending UGST

Current Costs

Tuition (full time, on campus)
Fees (full time, on campus)
Books & Supplies (full time, on campus)
Room and board (off campus)


All tuition and payments are due at registration. See the section entitled “Deferred Payment Plan” if you are unable to make a full payment at the beginning of each semester.

Deferred Payment Plan

All tuition and fees are due on or before the first day of the term. Students who are unable to make full payment will be placed on a deferred payment plan. A $40 fee is assessed for this four-month payment option. A $75 late fee will be assessed if payment is not made within seven days from the payment due date. Students who are more than 30 days late in their payments will be withdrawn from their classes.

Tuition Refund Schedule

Students may receive a tuition refund up to the fourth week of classes. Refunds apply to tuition only.  Fees are not subject to refund. To receive a refund, the student must complete the withdrawal form with the registrar. Tuition may be refunded according to the following schedule:

On-Campus and Online Classes

  • 1st week of classes: 90%
  • 2nd week of classes: 75%
  • 3rd week of classes: 50%
  • 4th week of classes: 25%
  • 5th week of classes: 0

Short Term Classes

  • 4 weeks or earlier than the first day of class on campus: 100% of tuition less $150 if class is dropped after the Registration deadline for that semester
  • 3 weeks before the first day of class on campus: 75%
  • 2 weeks before the first day of class on campus: 50%
  • 1 week before the first day of class on campus: 25%
  • Less than 1 week before the first day of class on campus: No refund

Refund of Title IV Federal Loan Funds

The refund of federal loans is distributed in accordance with federal regulation.  Title IV aid is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded.  When a student withdraws during the period, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of Title IV funds that the student was originally scheduled to receive.  If a recipient of Title IV loan funds drops classes or withdraws from school after beginning attendance, the amount of Title IV assistance earned by the student is determined by a specific formula.  If the amount disbursed to the student is greater than the amount the student earned, unearned funds must be returned to the Title IV program by the school or the student.  If the amount disbursed to the student is less than the amount the student earned, and for which the student is otherwise eligible, he or she is eligible to receive a post-withdrawal disbursement of the earned aid that was not received.  The student will have to indicate his/her permission to issue the post-withdrawal disbursement if earned.

The amount of aid earned is determined on a prorata basis.  Once a student has completed more than 60% of the period, the student is considered to have earned all aid he/she was scheduled to receive.  If a student is determined to have completed fewer than 60% of the period, the determined percentage is the percent of aid earned during the period.

The requirements for the refund of Title IV federal loans funds are separate from UGST’s Tuition Refund Schedule.  Therefore, a student may still owe funds to cover unpaid institutional charges.  UGST may also charge a student for any Title IV funds the school is required to return.

You may call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800-4-FEDAID (800-433-3243) or visit Student Aid on the Web at for additional information.

Withdrawing from the Seminary

Students desiring to withdraw from the seminary before the end of a semester must notify the registrar in writing. Students who fail to do so will receive the grade to which their course work entitles them (usually “F”) and will forfeit any refund that might otherwise have been available to them.

The College reserves the right to change the fees stated or to establish additional fees at any time without prior written notice. When fee changes or additions are made, they become effective with the next payment date.