Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of full time attendance (for students enrolled in a minimum of nine semester hours) at the School of Divinity for the 2017-2018 academic year is:

Tuition $20,000
Fees $    760
Average Stafford Loan Fees $     172
Housing* $  8,200
Meals** $  3,860
Books & Supplies** $  1,000
Personal Expenses*** $  4,408
Wellness Fee**** $    300
Transportation** $  1,500
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance $40,200

 

For students enrolled in fewer than nine (9) semester hours or in Exploratory status:

Cost Per Hour $778

 

To audit a course:

Cost Per Hour $85

 

* Room expenses reflect 9 month average of single bedroom apartments as specified by 5 local apartment complexes in close proximity to campus. An estimated $300 per month for utilities has been included. Figure has been rounded to nearest $50.

** Meal expenses for residence hall and off-campus apartment students are based on $18.38 per day for thirty weeks. For students living at home, the amount reflects one-third of the residence hall and off-campus amounts. An investigation of food allowances at comparable schools in the southeast reveals our food allowance to be fair. Book and supplies expenses are based on an average yearly cost as estimated by the WFU bookstore and the WFU Divinity Student COA Survey. The amount for part-time enrollment is a pro-rated amount based on the assumption that full-time enrollment includes 3 classes per term. All classes taken for credit toward the student’s degree are included in the determination of this COA component.  Transportation expenses for residence hall and off-campus apartment students are based on $50 per week for thirty weeks. For students living at home, the amount reflects one-half of the residence hall and off-campus amounts.

*** Personal expenses for residence hall and off-campus apartment students are based on $7.15 per day for thirty weeks, rounded to the nearest $10. For students living at home, the amount reflects two-thirds of the residence hall and off-campus amounts. Personal expenses also includes the cost of the University-sponsored student health insurance plan. Health insurance is required as a condition of enrollment for full-time, degree-seeking domestic  graduate students and all international students with F or J visas (full information regarding eligibility can be found on the FAQ page). Students who demonstrate coverage that meets criteria may waive the insurance provided by WFU. Information on the waiver process can be found on the Enrollment / Waivers page. Certain part-time students are not eligible. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact studentinsurance@nullwfu.edu. Health insurance premiums are based off age bands and estimated for 2017-2018 at $2,708.

**** Beginning Fall 2017, a wellness fee of $300 will be charged to all student accounts. This wellness fee grants access to campus wellness, recreation, and fitness facilities, equipment, and programs. Each semester’s charge ($150) will support the overall operation of the state-of-the-art wellbeing center facilities. Graduate students may opt out to have the fee waived online through the Wake Information Network (WIN). Graduate students who elect to opt out of the wellness fee will not have access to campus wellness, recreation and fitness facilities, equipment and related programs, such as intramurals and club sports. If you opt out and change your mind at a later date, you can obtain a membership fee on a month-to-month basis at a fee of $30/month.