The tuition and fees for the Summer Language Program 2018 are:
- Full tuition: $5,700
- Reduced tuition: $2,250
- Program fee: $400
- Application fee: $50
|If you are a...||And...||Your tuition||Program fee||Application fee|
|Full-time HDS degree candidate||Enrolled in SLP for the first time||None||Yes||Yes|
|Full-time HDS degree candidate||Enrolled in SLP after the first time||Reduced||No||Yes|
|Part-time HDS degree candidate and those approved to pay on a per-course basis||Reduced||No||Yes|
|HDS ThD students||Paying full tuition in fall 2018||None||No||No|
|PhD student in the Study of Religion program||Entered the program fall 2015 or later and paying full tuition in the fall of 2018||None||No||No|
|PhD student in the Study of Religion program||Entered the program before fall 2015||Reduced||No||Yes|
|HDS nondegree student||Full||No||Yes|
|HDS special student||Full||No||Yes|
|Recently graduated HDS student (this past academic year)||Reduced||No||Yes|
|A Boston Theological Institute (BTI) student||Student will be enrolled full-time in the fall of 2018 at one of the BTI partner-schools||Reduced||No||Yes|
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 (application and program 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 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 $400 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.
Students from BTI member schools qualify for the reduced tuition if they will be enrolled full-time in the fall of 2018 at one of the BTI partner-schools.
Please note that the SLP is a separate program from the courses that take place during the academic year at the Harvard Divinity School. Therefore, the payment of tuition and fees for the SLP at HDS are not covered under the cross-registration agreements within the BTI. It is the responsibility of each BTI student to work with their home school to determine financial aid eligibility and payment for the SLP courses.
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.
HDS ThD students paying full tuition in fall 2018 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 2018, 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.
Application fees and tuition payments apply.
Auditing the SLP is possible with permission of the instructor; however, application fees and tuition payments apply.
Course withdrawal dates and refund schedule
The Summer Language Program can be dropped without notation on or before Monday, June 18, 2018. After that the designation “W” (Withdrawn) will appear on the student’s transcript.
Students dropping prior to Monday, June 25, 2018 will receive 50% tuition refund; after that date there will be no refund. Students may not drop after Monday, July 16th, 2018.
For more information on drop deadlines and refunds, please check back with the Registrar’s Office in the spring semester.