Tuition and Fees

For 2017, the Summer Language Program tuition and fees are:

  • Full tuition: $5,550
  • Reduced tuition: $1,950
  • Program fee: $350
  • Application fee: $50
If you are a...And...Your tuitionProgram feeApplication fee
Full-time HDS degree candidateEnrolled in SLP for the first timeNoneYesYes
Full-time HDS degree candidateEnrolled in SLP after the first timeReducedNoYes
Part-time HDS degree candidate and those approved to pay on a per-course basis ReducedNoYes
HDS ThD studentsPaying full tuition in fall 2017NoneNoNo
PhD student in the Study of Religion programEntered the program fall 2015 or later and paying full tuition in the fall of 2017NoneNoNo
PhD student in the Study of Religion programEntered the program before fall 2015ReducedNoYes
HDS nondegree student FullNoYes
HDS special student FullNoYes
A Boston Theological Institute (BTI) student ReducedNoYes
Non-HDS student FullNoYes
Auditor FullNoYes

Full-time HDS degree candidates

Full-time HDS degree students who will be enrolled the following fall may participate once in the Summer Language Program and have it covered by normal term tuition. That is, first-time participation will not affect tuition. However, fees are required. The application fee is due upon application to the program and the program fee is due at registration.

If you are a current MDiv student, please keep the rules regarding the SLP and Field Education in mind.

Part-time HDS degree candidates and those approved to pay on a per-course basis

Part-time students and those who pay on a per course basis may participate in the Summer Language Program and have it count toward the requirements of their degree, provided:

  • They will be registered in the fall;
  • They pay the additional program fee of $350 upon registration (in addition to the $50 application fee);
  • They pay additional tuition in the fall equal to normal tuition for two half courses.

The additional tuition paid for the SLP will apply toward these students' overall required tuition (tuition equivalent to 16 half courses for MTS students, 24 half courses for MDiv students, and 8 half courses for ThM students). Fall term financial aid awards may be adjusted to help pay for the additional SLP tuition.

If you are a current HDS student (or recent HDS graduate), you may enroll in the SLP multiple times for the cost of the application fee, plus the reduced tuition. 

Non-HDS students, HDS nondegree students, and HDS ThD students paying reduced tuition

Non-HDS students, HDS nondegree students, and HDS ThD students paying reduced tuition are required to pay the Summer Language Program tuition at registration.

Unfortunately, HDS is unable to provide financial aid to non-HDS students for the SLP.

Doctoral students

HDS ThD students paying full tuition in fall 2016 are not required to pay SLP tuition nor the application and program fees.

All doctoral students who entered the Study of Religion program as of the fall 2015 and forward, who are paying full tuition in the fall of 2016, are also not required to pay SLP tuition nor the application and program fees.

All PhD students, who entered the doctoral program before the fall of 2015, need to pay the application fee and reduced SLP tuition.

HDS Special Students

Application fees and tuition payments apply.

Auditors

Auditing the SLP is possible; however, application fees and tuition payments apply.

Refund schedule

The Summer Language Program can be dropped without notation on or before Monday, June 19, 2017; after that the designation dropped will appear on the student's transcript. For more information on drop deadlines and refunds, please check back in the spring semester.

HDS Voices

Maytal Saltiel

I was a little worried that I might be the only Jewish student at HDS, but I was quickly welcomed into a pluralistic community of diverse intellectual and spiritual interests. The Jewish Student Association has served as a homebase for my spiritual growth, meeting for text study, conversations on controversial topics, and to celebrate together. This grounding has allowed me to explore other religious traditions and further inform my own spiritual practice.
—Maytal Saltiel, MDiv '12
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