Master of Divinity (M.Div.) Degree Programs
$10,965 per semester
$21,930 per school year
$695 per credit – May and Summer Sessions
$650 fee for credit by examination (written/oral)
$350 per credit for summer field education placement
$725 Spiritual Life Activity Annual Fee (SHSST Seminarians only)
Room & Board
Full-Time Resident Seminarians – non-SCJ only
$7,435 per semester
$14,870 per year
$250 Resident Seminarian Security Deposit (refundable upon clean room inspection report)
Resident ECS Students
$7,435 per semester (fall and spring only)
$3,255 per seven-week summer session (pro-rated to arrival and departure date).
$250 Cleaning deposits for rooms (refundable) rolled over annually.
Non-Resident Seminarians/Students attending courses on-campus*
$25 Key Deposit (refundable)
Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree Program – Pathways
Lumen Cordis and Adveniat Regnum Tuum (A.R.T.) – MA pathways
$695 Tuition per credit (course/thesis for credit)
$650 Fee for credit by examination (written/oral) or thesis defense requirement
$25 Semester Registration Fee
Cor Unum – MA pathway
$9,500 Program Tuition total for the 2022-2024 two-year Cohort (August 2022 – May 2024)
Additional fees apply. See below.
Non-Degree / Courses for Audit
The above courses are available to take on a non-degree or audit basis:
$672 Tuition per credit (course/thesis for credit)
$336 Tuition per credit (courses for audit)
$25 Course Registration Fee, per semester
$175 Technology Fee if enrolled in 6 or more credits per semester.
English Cultural Studies (ECS) Certificate Program
Scholarship (non-SCJ) and SCJ Students, sponsored by the SCJs and Commuter with non-SCJ Sponsor:
$4,805 per seven-week session, Fall and Spring
$4,208 per seven-week session, Summer
Sponsored students – In-House – with non-SCJ Sponsor
$9,610 per semester (fall and spring only)
Accent Modification/Virtual Students, per program enrollment
$672 Tuition per credit
$200 Online/Book Transcription Fee
$75 Technology Fee
All degree program students are assessed the following fees (excluding the ECS certificate students):
APPLICATION FEE $100 – To apply for any of our degree programs a $100 nonrefundable fee is required with the application.
TECHNOLOGY FEE $175 – To support the increasing overhead costs of technology relied upon for course instruction, communication and degree management, all full-time students (6 credits or more per semester) and MA degree Program students and will be charged a $175 technology fee per semester.
GRADUATION FEE $100 – To cover the cost of graduation services, all seminarians and students are charged a $100 graduation fee on their final invoice.
NON-CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT FEE $100 – To manage continuous registration, any degree program student not enrolled in any course/comprehensive exams/thesis defense continuously will be assessed a $100 continuing registration fee per semester. This includes students on leaves of absence, pastoral, Pentateuchal years, etc.
TRANSCRIPT FEES – The fee to request a transcript after graduation is $10. For rush service, the cost is $25 if requested by U.S. Postal Service and $35 if requested by Federal Express. If the cost of postage exceeds these prescribed fees, the actual cost of postage plus labor will be charged.
Payment of tuition and room and board is to be made in U.S. dollars upon receipt of the invoice. Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology accepts cash, checks, e-checks and credit cards for payment of tuition and fees. Payment of invoices by credit card is subject to a convenience fee.
Financial aid information may be obtained from the finance office. Contact the director of admissions for specific information.
All foreign currency payment situations should be discussed with the Vice President of Finance & Administration. All accounts must be settled before a seminarian leaves the school. Transcripts will be withheld until all fees have been paid.
Refunds for tuition and room and board will be given based on the following schedule:
100% refund prior to the first class
80% refund during the first week
60% refund during the second week
40% refund during the third week
25% refund during the fourth week
No Refund after the fourth week
Room/Board: Prorated according to the number of full weeks remaining in the semester as a percent of 16 weeks.
Financial Support Available
Thanks to the generosity of donors, the support of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, and various grants, Sacred Heart can offer the following financial support to seminarians:
For assistance with small expenses, seminarians can contact the Vice-President of Finance for grants up to $250; larger grants can be awarded with the approval of the President-Rector.
For scholarships towards tuition, room or board, contact Ms. Monica Misey, Vice-President of Institutional Advancement: firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-858-4654.
Seminarian Loans, Veteran’s Benefits:
Seminarians can contact Mr. Tyler Galstad, Vice-President of Finance: email@example.com or 414-529-6971.
Seminarians are also encouraged to look at other external sources of support:
Catholic United Financial (CUF):
Catholic United Financial has grants available to seminarians who are preparing for ministry in the dioceses served by CUF: Crookston, New Ulm, St. Paul & Minneapolis, Duluth, St. Cloud, Winona-Rochester, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Bismarck, Fargo, Green Bay, Superior, La Crosse, Dubuque, Sioux City. The online grant application period is Oct. 1-31 every year. Questions regarding the Schuler Fund can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-877-275-7145. See the Schuler Fund for more information.
Serra International Foundation:
See Scholarship Details for grants to support priestly and religious formation, vocations outreach, and spiritual formation of clergy and religious.
Knights of Columbus:
See Seminarian Scholarships for information on available scholarships.
For assistance with public loan resolution and/or forgiveness:
This group provides financial assistance to help seminarians resolve educational loans. See: Rescue Vocations.
Public loan forgiveness:
Students can also look into public loan forgiveness options for clergy: Forgiveness-Cancellation.
2023 Msgr. Richard J. Schuler Seminarian Award
2023 Msgr. Richard J. Schuler Seminarian Award is now available on-line. We hope you will share this message with all of the seminarians who qualify for this scholarship award. The application is available by clicking this link: https://www.catholicunitedfinancial.org/schuler-fund/ for the convenience of the seminarians. All applications should be completed using the online form.
Catholic United Financial Foundation established the Msgr. Richard J. Schuler Seminarian Charitable Fund in 1996 to honor his 30 years as the Spiritual Director of Catholic United Financial and to commemorate his years of priestly service. Although Msgr. Schuler is no longer with us, his legacy of assisting Seminarians will continue through the Endowment Fund.
Since 1996, the Fund has grown to over $1,000,000 from donations by individuals, members and our Parish Volunteer Teams and Councils. The fund has distributed over $1,000,000 since its inception.
The fund is unique in that it provides support to seminarians in genuine financial need to cover basic living expenses, books, transportation, and/or other incidental expenses, not covered by other sources. Grants are awarded annually to seminarians who are studying for the priesthood in the following Dioceses and Archdioceses:
St. Paul/ Minneapolis, Bismarck, Crookston, Dubuque, Duluth, Fargo, La Crosse, New Ulm, Rapid City, Saint Cloud, Sioux Falls, Sioux City, Superior, and Winona-Rochester.
Again, the application is available by clicking this link: https://www.catholicunitedfinancial.org/schuler-fund/ for the convenience of the seminarians. All applications should be completed using the online form.
Please note that we do require that each applicant have a letter of recommendation from an official of the seminary where they are attending (e-mail is acceptable). We will accept a blanket letter from the seminary with all of the students listed who have applied and will ask that the seminary, diocese or seminarian supply us with electronic photos.
The deadline for applications is October 31, 2023. All applications should be directed to the Msgr. Schuler Seminarian Fund via the application link. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the office at 651-765-4135 or toll free 877-275-7145.