Vancouver School of Theology

Forming thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders for the church in the 21st century

Student

Tuition + Fees

Please Note
This information does not apply to students enrolled in the M.Div. by Extension program.

Tuition

Basic Rate
(Diplomas, M.Div., M.A., M.A.T.S.)
$281.00 per credit hour.
Advanced Rate
(Th.M., GDTS)
$408.00 per credit hour.
Certificate Rate $192.00 per credit hour.
Auditing Rate $141.00 per credit hour.

Tuition Discounts

Fall and Spring Terms only – Eligible for one course per term:

50% reduction in Certificate, Diploma and Degree tuition (one course/term): Seniors (65+); VST faculty & staff

50% reduction in Auditing tuition (one course/term): Seniors (65+); full-time VST students; spouses/partners of VST full-time students; VST faculty, staff & board members; VST alumni

Academic Fees

Maintenance $350.00
Thesis or Comprehensive Exam Fee $200.00

Non-Refundable Student Fees

VST Student Fees

Students’ Association
$20 per term (onsite students);  $10 per term (offsite students)

Registration Fee
$35 per term

Graduation Fee
$100 (Spring term before graduation)

Adobe Connect off-site Surcharge:
$20 per credit hour (students taking course via Adobe Connect only)

 

AMS Fees (UBC)

Membership
$194.29 per year

Health and Dental Plan
$232.27 (12 months)
$154.85 (January – August)

UPass
$164 per term

Deferral of Payment of Tuition Fees

In exceptional cases when a student is unable to pay tuition and fees by the date on which they are due (typically the end of the 4th week of each term) the student will:

  • Discuss their inability to meet the payment deadline with the Dean or Director of the ISC
  • Receive permission from the Dean or Director of the ISC to delay full payment, and agree upon a payment schedule;
  • Provide the Accounting office with a credit-card number or, in cases where the student does not have a credit card, with post-dated cheques.


Tuition Deferment Form

Fee Refunds and Withdrawals

Withdrawal from some portion of the program may result in the reassessment of charges and a partial tuition refund. Any refund is calculated for the day the Registrar’s Office receives in writing from the student notification of withdrawal from their course or program.

A Summer Term

For students for whom the course is their only Summer registration, the first $50 of tuition and any student fees are non-refundable.

Of the remaining charges, refunds will be made on the following basis when notification is received:

  • 100% is refunded 7 days prior to day one of the course;
  • 80% is refunded by the end of the first day of classes;
  • 40% is refunded by the end of the second day of classes;
  • 20% is refunded by the end of the third day of classes;
  • After the 3rd day of class, no refund can be given.

B Fall and Spring Terms

The first $100 of the tuition assessed and any student fees are non-refundable.

Of the remaining charges, refunds will be made on the following basis when notification is received:

  • 100% is refunded during the first two weeks of classes
  • 60% is refunded during the third and fourth weeks of classes
  • 40% is refunded during the fifth and sixth weeks of classes
  • 20% is refunded during the seventh and eighth weeks of classes
  • After the eighth week of classes, no refund can be given.

C January Interterm

For students for whom the Interterm is the only registration for the term, the first $100 of tuition and any student fees are non-refundable.

Of the remaining charges, refunds will be made on the following basis when notification is received:

  • 100% is refunded by the end of the first day of classes;
  • 80% is refunded by the end of the second day of class;
  • 40% is refunded by the end of the third day of class;
  • 20% is refunded by the end of the fourth day of class;
  • After the fourth day of class, no refund can be given.

Withdrawal from non-credit workshops

If withdrawal notification is received by the Registrar 7 days prior to event, a full refund will be given, minus a $25 administration fee.  For withdrawals less than 7 days prior to beginning of the event, no refund will normally be given.

Moderate Standard of Living Expenses

Moderate Standard of Living guidelines apply for maximum claimable expenses in certain categories. If there is a reason
why you must claim above the maximum limit, please provide explanation in Section D (Additional Information). If your
expense claim exceeds the maximum limit with no acceptable explanation, your claim will be adjusted. Please see this
document for information about cost of living expenses in Vancouver: Cost of Living Vancouver, August, 2017.
Information thanks to www.numbeo.com

Accommodation Expenses
(for sake of comparison, fees at St. Andrew’s Hall are shown)

Room in shared suite (quad) $891/month
Studio suites $1,220/month
1-bedroom suite $1,379/month
2-bedroom disabled accessible suite $2,122/month
Families w/ children – 2 bedroom + den townhouse $1,963/month

 

All St. Andrew’s Hall fees include utilities and internet. Apply online at https://www.standrews.edu

 

Other approximate expenses
Utilities (if not already included in the price of rent):

Electric, heating, water, garbage $34 – $130/month
Telephone $80 approx./month
Internet $70 approx./month
Food $350/month for singles, additional for family
BC Medical Insurance $0-75/month for singles, $0-150/month for couples or families
Car Insurance $1000–$1500/year
Parking at UBC Parkade (no parking available at VST) $16/day, $8 flat evening rate (after 5pm)
Study Permit (for non-Canadians) $150/Permit
Work Permit (for spouse of non-Canadians) $155/Permit

 

It is wise to budget more money for the first month to cover any potential unexpected costs. For example, some families end up paying for temporary accommodation, renting a car to look for permanent housing, buying furniture, etc.

Basic Health Insurance

Students must show upon registration that adequate hospital and medical insurance has been obtained. Students not already covered, or students from outside British Columbia, should obtain information from the BC Medical Services Plan office.

If you have any questions about expenses, please contact us:

Admissions Office
604-822-0824
admissions@vst.edu