At the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, tuition and fees are structured to support a transformative educational experience while remaining accessible to students seeking theological studies. Tuition costs are determined based on the program of study. The university is committed to transparency regarding costs and offers financial aid options to assist students in managing expenses, ensuring that all who seek to engage in rigorous theological education can do so without undue financial burden.

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Graduate Degrees and Certificates
Application Fee $75
Tuition per credit hour $825
Audit Fee per credit hour $495
Program Fees per semester (MAPS/MATS) $300
Activity Fee Summer only (MAL/MALS) $150
Room and Board fee per week $750
Formation day a la carte $50
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Deacon Program
Application Fee $75
Tuition per semester $2,500
Audit Fee (deacon spouse certificate) $300
Program Fee per semester $200
Spiritual Formation fee per semester $300
Psych Evaluation one-time fee $700
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Catechetical Leader
Application Fee $25
Per course fee $275
Program fee per semester $75
Spiritual Formation fee per semester $85
Formation day a la Carte $50
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Lay Leadership
Application Fee $25
Tuition per semester $550
Per course fee a la carte $275
Program fee per semester $75
Spiritual Formation fee per semester $85
Formation day a la carte $50
Psych Evaluation one-time fee $700
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All Above SPLE Programs
Commencement fee (year of commencement) $100
Technology fee (per semester) $75
Withdrawal Policy
Students who withdraw from school before the end of an academic semester will be charged for tuition, room and board on the following percentage basis:
– Two weeks or less in class 30%
– Between two weeks and four weeks in class 50%
– Within the fifth week 70%
– Over five weeks in class 100%
– There will be no refund of fees of any kind regardless of withdrawal date.

The charge for tuition, room, and board for Propaedeutic, Discipleship, and Configuration students is $49,952 for the two semesters 2024-2025 of the academic year. Financial arrangements for summer Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) are worked out with the Field Education Director and the Vice President of Finance.

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Mundelein Seminary
Seminary Tuition per semester in residence
– Propaedeutic (sending diocese receive $10,500 discount)
– Discipleship
– Configuration
$17,649
Housing (per semester) $3,560
Meal Plan (per semester) $3,767
Tuition per credit hour (non-resident) $1,175
Matriculation fee (First Year) $50
Technology fee (per semester) $175
Late registration $15
Transcript Request $15
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Retreat Fees
Priesthood/Diaconate (C3 and C4) $550
Configuration/Propaedeutic Students (PRO through C2 year) $185
Summer Spanish Language Intensive $1,760
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Retreat Fees
A limited work program is available, especially for Configuration 1 Theologians with financial need. Application procedures and the work program are administered by the Vice President of Finance and Dean of Formation.
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Pontifical Programs
Tuition (per credit hour) $1,175
Audit Fee (per credit hour) $750
Room and Board Fee per week $750
Full-time Housing (per semester) $3,560
Meal Plan (per semester) $3,767