Financial Policies

The Board of Trustees

approved the following schedule of tuition and fees for the 2023-2024 academic year:

Doctor of Ministry Program:

Tuition:

Discounted Tuition:

$5,520   –   $2,760/sem

$3820   –   $1,910/sem

Graduation Fee: $  300
Continuation Fee:            $1,810  –   $  905/sem

 

Master of Arts and Continuing Education Program:

Credit Hour:                   $   375
Discounted Rate: $   325    *see details below
Audit (per course): $   265
MA Grad Fee:        $   300

 

General Financial Policies:

  • Doctor of Ministry students are to pay a $500 deposit (per semester) at the time of registration.
  • Master of Arts and Continuing Education Students are to pay a minimum of $100 per credit hour at the time of registration.   *A special tuition discount is granted to full time Cleveland Diocesan employees, Roman Catholic clergy, religious and Certified Pastoral Ministers serving in the Diocese of Cleveland and those accepted into the Diaconate Formation Program or into the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Certification process of the Diocese of Cleveland.
  • Audit fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • All tuition must be current and paid in full by the end of the semester.  Grades will be released when all tuition has been paid.
  • Payment may be made directly through the secure portal on Populi, the learning management system used by the seminary. Payment may also be made by Check (payable to St. Mary Seminary) and may be mailed to: Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology ATTN: Registrar, 28700 Euclid Avenue, Wickliffe, OH 44092-2585.

             OR Call the Finance Office (440-943-7668) to pay by credit card:  (Visa, MasterCard, American Express)

  • Remainder of tuition is due within 30 days of receipt of the invoice date.
  • Students may discuss with the Business Office and Academic Dean a payment plan of monthly installments to cover the tuition of an academic year. If a student needs more time to complete tuition payments according to the plan, this can arranged, but no transcripts or grade reports will be issued until payment is received.

Refund for tuition will be made on the following basis:

  • Within the first two weeks of class: 100%
  • Within the third and fourth weeks of class: 80%
  • Within the fifth week of class: 40%
  • Within the sixth week of class: 20%
  • Within the seventh week of class: 0%

A student who changes from credit to audit or audit to credit, or adds or drops a class should do so by the end of the second week of the new semester after consultation with the Academic Dean or Registrar. A student seeking a refund of tuition must withdraw from a class by the sixth week of the semester. Refunds are issued according to the schedule above. A student who withdraws after the sixth week is responsible for the entire semester’s tuition.

NOTE: No refund if a student fails a class. The student is responsible for the entire semester’s tuition.  Also, in the event of failure, tuition cannot be applied to the re-take.

Course Registration and Payment Policy

Registration for new students must be completed through the Registrar’s office. Returning students may register online. Students failing to register by the date indicated on the academic calendar will incur a late fee of $25.00. After students have been invoiced, tuition may be paid directly through the portal on the financial tab on Populi or by cash, check payable to Saint Mary Seminary, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express) by calling the Accounting Office: 440-943-7668.

All audit fees should be paid in full at time of registration. Master of Arts and Continuing Education students are to pay a deposit of at least $100 per credit hour at the time of registration and Doctor of Ministry students are to pay a deposit of $500 per semester. Payment agreements can be made with the academic dean and the accounting office. Tuition must be paid in full by the end of the semester.

Accounts that are not paid in full by the end of each semester will result in an academic hold until paid in full or payment arrangements are established. However, if payment arrangements have been established and met, the student may register for the next semester.

All tuition is due within 30 days of receipt of the invoice.

Graduating students with a past due balance will not receive a diploma or final transcripts until all tuition and fees have been paid.

 

Note:  Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology does not participate in the US Federal Student Financial Assistance programs.  All students enrolled at least half time, (i.e. 4 credits for graduate students) may be eligible for student loan deferment. All deferment requests are to be submitted to the Registrar for verification and processing.