Tuition & Fees
Low Cost Tuition Philosophy
Students must pre-pay their tuition at the beginning of each new course. CU believes that a quality, spiritual education that trains an individual for service, should not burden that student with substantial academic debt. We do not issue loans or credit for student tuition. Instead, we work to offer the best curriculum and teaching system possible at the lowest possible price. We desire to teach, train, endorse, promote, and send forth credible ministries in their pursuit of the Great Commission. The blessing comes when our students become activated in the Kingdom of God!
The policy of CU is to provide an in-house, interest-free, student loan in the form of a “pay-as-you-go” program rather than requiring the student to pay the full tuition at the beginning of each semester. At CU, tuition and book fees are due the first night of each course. Degrees will not be released until all coursework is completed, and all course fees, book fees, application fees, MLE fees, graduation fees, or any other miscellaneous fees are paid in full.
Any student who has been in ministry a minimum of five years may submit a resume detailing his/her ministry experience. Up to thirty credit hours will be awarded upon approval of the resume and receipt of a one time, non-refundable fee of $250.00
There is a $35 application fee. This fee covers both processing the application and assessing academic standing.
Re-admission: There is a $25 re-admission fee for a student who has not been an active student for at least a year.
The cost of a full year of undergraduate studies at CU is $1620. This cost is the same whether a student is working for credits towards an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree. It is payable in nine installments of $180 ($60.00 per credit hour). Each installment includes tuition and primary commentary for each course. The student is responsible for their textbooks (usually about $25-$40 per month) and a yearly graduation fee of $90.00.
The cost of a one-year master’s degree Credit Program is $2,310, payable in eleven installments of $210 ($70.00 per credit hour). Each installment includes tuition and primary commentary for each course. The student is responsible for their books (usually about $25-$40 per month) and a yearly graduation fee of $90.00.
Covenant University offers a Doctor of Ministry Program, in which 45 credit hours are awarded. The total cost of the Doctor of Ministry Program is $2250.00 (not including textbooks or graduation fees). The dissertation fee is $1200, and the additional 600-level classes required are $210 each (There is no cost for the Doctoral Ministry Practicum). This financial requirement may be satisfied in 10 monthly payments of $225.00.
The Doctor of Ministry is a 45 credit-hour program. Requirements include a Doctoral Project Practicum, five 600-level classes, and a 125-page Doctoral Dissertation with Defense to be completed within ten months. Formal CU dissertation guidelines are available to postgraduate candidates upon request. A doctoral dissertation advisor (DDA) will be assigned to each doctoral candidate.
This program is the capstone to all previous academic degrees. It represents the most prestigious accomplishment in a student’s educational endeavor. The Doctor of Philosophy is a forty-five (45) credit-hour program. These include 15 credit hours of coursework and a 30 credit-hour doctoral dissertation.
The Ph.D. candidate will be required to complete a 250-page Ph.D. Dissertation with a minimum of 25 source bibliography, a dissertation defense, and successful completion of five 700-level classes to be completed within ten months. Formal CU dissertation guidelines are available to postgraduate candidates upon request. A doctoral dissertation advisor (DDA) will be assigned to each doctoral candidate.
The total cost of the Ph.D. Program is $2,650.00. The dissertation fee is $1600, and the additional 700-level classes required are $210 each. This financial requirement may be satisfied in 10 monthly payments of $265.00.
Students will not be allowed to participate in the graduation exercise or receive official transcripts as long as any of the following fees have been assessed and remain unpaid. All fees are non-refundable.
Notification of withdrawal from a course must be made in writing by emailing your professor or (email@example.com). The application fee and evaluation fee are non-refundable. After the beginning of classes, refunds will only be made after the first week. No Refunds will be permitted after that.