Tuition and Fees
EDS moved to a per credit model in 2011-2012 for all of its learning programs. The tuition costs for 2012-13 remain the same as in 2011-12. Per credit costs vary by Degree program option as follows:
|Distributed Learning||5.0||15.00||$750||5 years||72.00|
|Distributed Learning||4.0||13.00||$750||4 years||52.00|
A $75.00 application fee applies to all applications submitted for the MDiv, MATS, DMin, or certificate programs.
Rental Fees for EDS Housing
EDS offers a variety of on- and off-campus housing options ranging from suites with shared kitchen and bath, to studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Housing is available during the academic year; summer housing can be arranged on request, for an additional fee. Rents for comparable apartments in Cambridge run from $1,500 to $2,800 per month. Housing options include:
- Burnham Hall suites
- St. John’s Road apartments
- Wendell Street apartments
Distributive learning student housing is available in January and June and includes a variety of on and off-campus locations. The housing fee covers the period beginning the afternoon before the term begins and ending the morning after the last required day on campus.
EDS encourages students to eat with other members of the EDS community. Students participate in the plan by purchasing a declining balance meal card. The minimum required annual participation in the program is:
- $1,050 for all students living in EDS and Lesley Housing.
- $420 for all commuter students.
- $265 for distributive learning students (per two-week term).
Students attending EDS must have health insurance. For those needing insurance coverage, insurance is available for individual students through Lesley University. Families resident in Massachusetts must also have health insurance; information on available plans is available from EDS’ student services staff. Distributive learning students may purchase health insurance coverage for the January and June terms.
Payments and Refunds
Bills must be paid at the Business Office before a student can register. Students will not be considered enrolled until they receive clearance from the Business Office. Payment for each semester may be made in two equal installments: the first at registration, and the second six weeks after registration. EDS students living on campus or in the apartments at Lesley may pay their rent monthly or in advance. Interest is charged on unpaid balances. The late registration fee is $75.
The Tuition Pay Monthly Plan
As a convenience, EDS offers the option of making tuition payments on a monthly basis through the Tuition Pay Monthly Plan from Academic Management Services (AMS). The Tuition Pay Monthly Plan is a convenient option allowing students and families to make tuition payments on a monthly basis. Students and families who choose to participate in the Plan pay an enrollment fee of $35 per semester.
Payments and Refunds
Regular students who formally withdraw from the school for reasons other than a medical leave of absence will receive a tuition refund of 100 percent during the first two weeks of the semester and 50 percent during the third and fourth weeks. No refund will be given for such withdrawals after the fourth week of the semester. For students who withdraw on approved medical leave of absence (because of a documented medical need), tuition will be refunded on a pro rata basis according to the number of weeks of classes remaining in the term. Distributive learning students should contact the business office regarding refunds. All bills to the school must be paid before a student enters the next academic year or at least a week before graduation for those receiving a degree.
Episcopal Divinity School offers a variety of programs to assist students in financing their education. In order to be eligible, students must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree or certificate program and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Students enrolled as distributive learning students may qualify for financial aid.