The Board voted to keep tuition for the 2009-2010 academic year at its current level, effective for all degree programs. Keeping next year’s tuition rates flat will hopefully offer you some financial relief as you continue in your theological education. The School is fortunate to be in a sufficiently positive financial position to make this important adjustment for our current and prospective students.
In other news ... the School’s faculty also voted to reduce the number of units in the three-year Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program from 90 to 81, thereby reducing the overall cost of the School’s core degree program for the next academic year. The existing curriculum often results in students taking more than three years to complete the degree, which can present additional financial hardships. so a reduction in the units is to the benefit for the student.
The reduction in units for our core program will reduce student dependence on borrowing. At the same time, it gives the School the opportunity to offer more scholarship assistance to those who need it and deserve it most.
You can read more about these decisions at the School's Web site at www.cst.edu.