Tuition for Master of Divinity Program: Fall 2024 - Spring 2025

Fee Amount
Full-time $21,220
Part-time $846 (per hour)
Audit $120 (per hour)
Summer School 2024 $430 (per hour)
Deacon Health Fee $572
Wellness Fee (can be waived) $394
Student Activity Fee $380
Application Fee $75

All students will be required to acknowledge the “Wake Forest University- Statement of Financial Responsibility” as part of the new and continuing onboarding process via Workday Student; this allows students to clearly understand financial policies. All students have a Student Financial Services- Financial Responsibility Statement Not Acknowledged” hold on their Workday student account until acknowledgement is made.

Charges are due in full on August 1st for the fall semester, December 1st for the spring semester, and June 1st for both summer sessions. Students with accounts that are not paid in full by these deadlines may experience certain consequences, including, but not limited to, not being eligible to receive a diploma or register for classes. Institutional fellowships, scholarships, and grants generally appear as credits on student accounts. Divinity students enrolled for full-time resident credit are entitled to full privileges regarding libraries, student publications, athletic contests, the Student Union, the University Theatre, the Secrest Artists Series of Wake Forest University, and the Deacon Health Service. Occasional students are entitled, after paying tuition, to the use of the libraries but not to the other privileges listed above. They may, however, secure admission to concerts, athletic events, and recreational facilities by paying a nominal activity fee.

Refund of Charges Policy and Return of Financial Aid Policy

A student who officially withdraws or is granted continuous enrollment status during a semester may be entitled to a refund of tuition depending on the student’s date of withdrawal, and/or date of continuous enrollment status. 

Tuition refunds are based on the date of official withdrawal or the effective date of continuous enrollment status. Please refer to the official “Schedule of Refunds for Withdrawal or Continuous Enrollment” for the respective semester of enrollment. Refunds will be reduced by the amount of any outstanding charges on a student’s account. If refunded charges leave a credit balance on the student account, the student is responsible for completing an online student refund request at ( or the credit balance will remain on the student account and will be applied for future semesters. If the credit is a direct result of Title IV aid, the credit is automatically refunded to the student.

Schedule of Refunds for Withdrawal or Continuous Enrollment 

Official Date Tuition Refunded
Before semester begins 100% tuition, less deposit
First week of semester 85%
Second week of semester 75%
Third week of semester 50%
Fourth week of semester 30%
Fifth week of semester 20%
After fifth week of classes 0%
Official Date Tuition Refunded
First three days of session 100% tuition, less deposit
Fourth day of session 75%
Fifth day of session 50%
Sixth day of session 25%
After sixth day of session 0%
Official Date Tuition Refunded
First five days of session 100% tuition, less deposit
Sixth - Ninth day of session 75%
Tenth - Twelfth day of session 50%
Thirteenth - Fifteenth day of session 25%
After fifteenth day of session 0%

There are no refunds for mandatory fees after the first class day in a semester as reflected in the academic calendar.

Students are responsible for officially dropping courses to be eligible for an adjustment. Nonpayment for classes for which you are registered or non-attendance in a registered class does not release you from financial obligation and will not drop you from the class. 

A student using scholarships, grants, or loans to help pay educational expenses, whose account was paid-in-full prior to withdrawal, is likely to owe the University after withdrawal. Return of Title IV funds are handled in accordance with federal law. Students should consult the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Vehicle registration fees will not be refunded unless the issued permit is returned to Transportation and Parking Services before the first day of class. Students graduating or studying abroad for spring semester may receive a prorated refund of the vehicle registration fee  by returning the issued permits to the Transportation and Parking Services office.

Tuition, fees, dining and all other charges will not be refunded when a student is suspended or expelled from the University as a result of a conduct or honor code violation. Return of Title IV funds are handled in accordance with federal law.

*Refunds will be reduced by the amount of any outstanding charges on a student’s account.

Pursuant to The Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018

GI Bill® and VR&E beneficiaries (Chapter 33 and Chapter 31 beneficiaries) may attend a course of education or training for up to 90 days from the date the beneficiary provides to the VA Certifying Official ONE of the following:

  • A Certificate of Eligibility, or a Statement of Benefits obtained from the VA’s eBenefits web site
  • VR&E (Chapter 31) authorization, delivered via the Tungsten Network system
  • Notification of intent to use benefits, pending confirmation of eligibility via the VA's Enrollment Manager system.

The student beneficiary must provide proof no later than the first day of a course of education. The student must provide any additional payment amount due that is the difference between the amount of the student’s financial obligation and the anticipated amount of the VA education disbursement to Wake Forest University.

This policy allows a student to attend the course until the VA provides payment to Wake Forest University. Wake Forest University will not impose a penalty, or require the beneficiary to borrow additional funds to cover tuition and fees due to late payments from the VA.

University Disruption Refund Policy 

Circumstances may arise during a semester that cause significant disruptions to University operations and result in the University closing the campus.  These circumstances include, without limitation, extreme weather, fire, natural disaster, war, labor disturbances, loss of utilities, riots or civil commotions, epidemic, pandemic, public health crisis, power of government, or any other circumstance like or unlike any circumstance mentioned above, which is beyond the reasonable control or authority of the University.

In the event of a significant disruption to University operations either:

  • During a semester that results in the University closing campus for the remainder of the semester;
  • At the beginning of a semester that delays or prevents the University opening campus; or
  • During a semester that results in the University closing campus temporarily during the semester

The University will issue refunds for housing and dining charges and wellness and parking fees to students where applicable and according to the refund schedule below.  There will be no refunds for tuition or Deacon Health, Student Activity, or any other fees paid by or on behalf of students. Refunds (if applicable) will be calculated at the end of the semester.

This policy applies to significant disruptions where the University closes campus.  It does not apply where students officially withdraw from the University or are officially granted continuous enrollment status during a semester.  Refunds, if any, in those circumstances are governed by the University’s Refund of Charges Policy.

Fall & Spring Semesters - University Disruption Refund Schedule

Number of Whole or Partial (Sunday-Saturday) Weeks When Campus is Open Refund Percentage
0 100%
1 85%
2 78%
3 71%
4 64%
5 57%
6 50%
7 43%
8 36%
9 29%
10 22%
11 15%
12 10%
13 No Refund
14 No Refund
15 No Refund
16 No Refund

Summer Sessions I & II (6 week sessions) - University Disruption Refund Schedule

Number of Whole or Partial (Sunday-Saturday) Weeks When Campus is Open Refund Percentage
0 100%
1 75%
2 50%
3 25%
4 No Refund
5 No Refund
6 No Refund

Full Summer Session (12 week session) - University Disruption Refund Schedule

Number of Whole or Partial (Sunday-Saturday) Weeks When Campus is Open Refund Percentage
0 100%
1 85%
2 75%
3 65%
4 55%
5 45%
6 35%
7 25%
8 15%
9 No Refund
10 No Refund
11 No Refund
12 No Refund

Estimated Cost of Attendance Fall 2024 - Spring 2025

To determine need-based financial aid, the School of Divinity, in cooperation with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, estimates annual costs. The figures below are based on tuition, fees, and living expenses. Note that actual living expenses may vary, depending on specific choices of housing, food, and personal expenses.

Fee Amount
Tuition $21,220
Deacon Health Fee $550
Student Activity Fee $380
Room1 $15,300
Meals2 $4,500
Books & Supplies3 $1,000
Transportation4 $2,790
Personal Expenses5 $3,600
Insurance6 $2,758
Wellness Fee7 $394
Estimated Total Costs of Attendance $52,120
Average Direct Loan Fees (if applicable) $154

Room expenses reflect 9 month average of single bedroom apartments as specified by 5 local apartment complexes in close proximity to campus. An estimated $350 per month for utilities has been included.


Meal expenses for residence hall and off-campus apartment students are based on $19.29 per day for thirty weeks. 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 prorated 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 the COA component.


Transportation expenses for residence hall and off-campus apartment students are based on around $93 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 $12.85 per day for thirty weeks, rounded to the nearest $10. 


Health insurance is required for all degree-seeking domestic graduate students and all international graduate students with F or J visas. For 2023-2024, student health insurance is estimated based on the WFU/BCBS Insurance Policy for 2022/2023. More information is available on the WFU Student Health Insurance Program website. Students who demonstrate coverage that meets criteria may waive the insurance provided by WFU. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact


A wellness fee 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  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 $35/month.