Tuition & Finances

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Financing a Seminary Education

At Portland Seminary, we recognize that cost is usually a factor in your decision to attend seminary. We also understand paying for it can be an overwhelming process to navigate alone. That’s why we walk alongside you every step of the way and do all we can to make a seminary education as affordable as possible.

Virtually every George Fox student who can demonstrate financial need is offered federal and/or state funds to assist in meeting the cost of attendance. As you do your cost research, keep this in mind: There is a real difference between your total cost (tuition, books, fees, etc.) and the amount you’re expected to pay. Financial aid reduces the gap between the two.

To help you evaluate your options, we’ve provided detailed cost information and links to financial aid available to you. For questions about federal financial aid, you can contact your financial aid counselor. If you have any questions about seminary scholarships or grants, you can reach out to your admissions counselor.

Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships

Several financial assistance options are available to make a seminary education possible, including loans, grants and scholarships. These opportunities are available for all degree-seeking seminary students.

For detailed information on the institutional and federal aid available:

We also offer a Scholarship Resource Center dedicated to helping you find, prioritize and apply for external scholarships. They’ll help you find hard-to-find scholarship opportunities, think through your scholarship essays, and navigate the whole process so you’re not left to figure it out alone!

Program Costs

Doctoral Degrees

Tuition rate per semester credit hour (due one week prior to course session start) $648
Graduation fee (typically covered by enrollment deposit) $165

Advance/retreat (varies by program)*

Leadership & Spiritual Formation (four retreats) $2,150*
Semiotics, Church & Culture (three advances) $1,500*
Doctor of Leadership in Global Perspectives (three advances) $3,400*

*Cost per advance or retreat

Master’s Degrees

Tuition per semester credit hour (due one week prior to course session start) $638
Health insurance estimate per year
(full-time students, 8 or more hours, without waiver and proof of insurance)
BridgeWeek fee per intensive (1-3 intensives) $300-$1,750
Graduation fee (typically covered by the enrollment deposit) $135


Tuition (non-credit) per semester credit hour (due one week prior to course session start) $499


Haley Holman

Haley Holman

Admissions Counselor, Portland Seminary

George Fox University is required to make cost of attendance (COA) information publicly available on this website.