Tuition & Fees

Tuition paid to Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary covers any course taken through the cross-registration system of the Graduate Theological Union and the University of California, Berkeley.

2023-2024 Tuition & Fees
M.Div, MA, CATS, CTS - cost per credit $665
Student Association Fee (per term) $75
Wellness Fee (per term) $80
Technology Fee (per term) $55
Application Fee $25

Tuition & Fees for GTU M.A. Program

Housing rental rates

Audit Fee: One half the tuition listed above

Late Registration Fee: $50
for registration submitted after the add/drop deadline

Late Transaction Fee: $50
for employer reimbursement applications received after the second week of the semester

Transcript Fee: $5.00 minimum
additional fees may apply, refer to the Registrar's site.

All fees are subject to change without notice. The University reserves the right to change, delete or add to this pricing schedule as deemed appropriate.

Fees and Information Related to Contextual Education Requirements
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
  • Typical tuition fee: $600
  • May need to move for CPE
  • Students need to cover living expenses during this time
  • PLTS offers scholarships up to $1000 to offset those expenses, based on need and available funding
  • Cost of moving varies depending on site
  • Internship sites may no longer provide health insurance for interns
  • Monthly stipend paid to intern by the site
  • Sites are required to pay $1000 administrative fee to PLTS
  • Sites are required to provide housing for intern, including all utilities
  • For students who request geographical restriction, stipend and housing may not be available or may be reduced
Additional Information
  1. For students transferring from other schools, minimum required tuition for the M.Div. degree will be adjusted according to a determination of the number of units transferred to the PLTS degree program.
  2. The continuation fee for MA students is charged after 4 semesters of full-time tuition is paid.
  3. For tuition information on summer courses, refer to the current Cooperative Summer Session brochure.
  4. Completed registration statements are due in the PLTS registrar’s office by 3:30 p.m. on the last day of registration. Statements submitted after that time are subject to a late fee.
  5. Changes in registration after the registration statement has been filed (i.e., dropping or adding a course, changing the grade option, etc.) require a change form and payment of the $30 change fee.

For further information, call the PLTS Business Office at (510) 559-2723.

Any student enrolled in any program of the GTU or a member institution who is delinquent in any obligation to the GTU or to any of its members (including, but not limited to, housing regulations, tuition and fees) will not be entitled to any certification from the GTU or its members, such as diplomas, transcripts or registration for course work, until the GTU or the member school certifies that such delinquency has been made good.