Tuition and Fees

The tuition and fees for the Summer Language Program 2018 were:

  • Full tuition: $5,700
  • Reduced tuition: $2,250
  • Program fee: $400
  • Application fee: $50

Please check back in February/March of 2019 for updated information regarding tuition and fees for the SLP 2019.

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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 at one of the BTI partner-schools Reduced No Yes
Non-HDS student   Full No Yes
Auditor   Full No Yes

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 (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 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 $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.

Student from one of the Boston Theological Institute (BTI) member schools

Students from BTI member schools qualify for the reduced tuition if they will be enrolled full-time in the fall of 2019 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

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 2019 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 2019, 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. Please contact the SLP Director if you would like to audit a course.

Course withdrawal dates and refund schedule

For more information on drop deadlines and refunds, please check back with the Registrar’s Office in the spring semester 2019.

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