Financial Policies

Payment Policies and Procedures

It is McCormick Theological Seminary’s policy that all tuition charges are due and payable at the time a student registers for courses. No student may register for a course until all previous charges due to the Seminary are paid in full.

Students have up to 30 days to pay tuition charges and fees without penalty. After the 30-day grace period, a service fee of 1 percent per month on the outstanding balance will be charged.    

The Finance Office will issue monthly statements listing charges (courses, fees, housing), payments, grants, and the total amount due to those students with an outstanding balance. Statements with credit balances are sent every other month. Regardless of when statements are issued, students are responsible for prompt payment of all charges to their account. Students who fail to pay account balances or are not current in their AMS payment plan may not register, attend classes, or receive a transcript until all charges have been paid.  If charges are to be paid to the Seminary by a church or agency rather than by the student, the student is responsible to see that the church or agency makes payment when due. Failure of the church or agency to pay the charges does not relieve the student of responsibility for payment of such charges.

All tuition, rent, fees, and any other charges, including those owed to the Jesuit-Krauss-McCormick Library, must be paid in full before a candidate is approved for graduation.