Tuition for Master of Divinity Program: Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

Fee Amount
Full time $ 21,220
Part time (per hour) $ 846
Summer School (per hour) $ 430
Auditors (per hour) $ 120
Student activity fee $ 380
Graduation fee $ 175
Wellness Fee (can be waived) $372

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. Student accounts must be paid in full before the student is entitled to receive an official transcript, diploma, or to register for future 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 Student 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 (http://finance.wfu.edu/sfs/student-refund/) 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. 

Fall & Spring Semesters - Schedule of Refunds for Withdrawal or Continuous Enrollment 

Official Date Tuition Refunded
Before classes begin 100% tuition (-) deposit
First week of classes 85%
Second week of classes 75%
Third week of classes 50%
Fourth week of classes 30%
Fifth week of classes 20%
After fifth week of classes 0%

Summer Sessions I & II (6 week sessions) - Schedule of Refunds for Withdrawal or Continuous Enrollment

Official Date Tuition Refunded
First three class days 100% tuition, less deposit
Fourth class day 75%
Fifth class day 50%
Sixth class day 25%
After sixth class day 0%

Full Summer Session (12 week session) - Schedule of Refunds for Withdrawal or Continuous Enrollment

Official Date Tuition Refunded
First five class days 100% tuition, less deposit
Sixth - Ninth class day 75%
Tenth - Twelfth class day 50%
Thirteenth - Fifteenth class day 25%
After fifteenth class day 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. 

Student Financial Services calculates the refund of charges and will apply the amount of tuition refunded in the applicable refund schedule listed above. Student Financial Services has available an example of the application of the University Refund of Charges Policy. If charges originally paid by financial aid funds are no longer covered after financial aid funds are returned to the respective programs, the student is responsible for the remaining balance. 

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:

A certificate of eligibility, or a “statement of benefits” obtained from the VA’s eBenefits web site, or a valid VAF 28-1905 form for Chapter 31 authorization purposes, provided that the student beneficiary provides such documentation to the appropriate VA Certifying Official no later than the first day of a course of education, and provided that the student provides 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 Student 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 2021 - Spring 2022

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
Student Health Fee $ 490
Student Activity Fee $ 380
Average Direct Loan Fees $ 182
Room1 $ 9,110
Meals2 $ 3,860
Books & Supplies3 $ 1,000
Transportation4 $ 2,750
Personal Expenses5 $ 2,750
Insurance6 $ 2,792
Estimated Total Costs of Attendance $ 44,374
Opitional Wellness Fee7 $ 372