Become A Student – Tuition and Aid

Tuition

There are so many key factors to consider when choosing a seminary, like doctrinal position, philosophy of ministry, faculty, curriculum, library resources, and the quality of graduates produced. While money isn’t everything, it’s still an unavoidable and necessary part of your seminary decision.

As a ministry of Inter-City Baptist Church, DBTS can offer our seminary classes at a reduced rate. Every student attending DBTS has their tuition subsidized by the church. This allows us to offer an affordable education without sacrificing academic quality.


2020-2021 Academic Year

Tuition

M.Div. & Certificate Programs$245.00/credit hour
Th.M. Program$275.00/credit hour
Audit Students$110.00/credit hour
Counseling Certification$110.00/credit hour
Th.M.$75.00/semester
NOTE: Wives of full-time students (those taking twelve or more credit hours of classes) may take classes for credit free of charge. Wives of part-time students may take classes for credit at the audit rate (a discount of 50%). Wives of full or part-time students may audit classes free of charge.

Student Fees (per semester)

1-6 hours7 hours & up
Student Services$25.00$50.00
Library$20.00$40.00
Graduation Fee$85.00

Scholarships

Need-Based Scholarship

The Rolland D. McCune Alumni Scholarship is awarded by the DBTS Alumni Association. It is presented to qualified men upon the recommendation of an active DBTS alumnus. Among all qualified candidates the primary factor in determining award recipients is financial need. The number of recipients each year is based upon the level of funding available. The McCune Scholarship is a one-year award providing financial assistance toward the cost of tuition. A student may be recommended and receive the scholarship again in successive years. A student need not be a member of Inter-City Baptist Church.

Church-Based Scholarships

The William R. Rice Scholarship is awarded by Inter-City Baptist Church. It is presented to a young man who embodies the scholarly commitment and pastoral heart of Dr. William R. Rice, the seminary’s founder. Dr. Rice also served as the senior pastor of Inter-City Baptist Church for forty years (1949-1989). The Rice Scholarship is a one-year award covering the full cost of tuition. It is awarded to a student who is a member of Inter-City Baptist Church.

The Adoniram Judson Missions Scholarship is awarded by Inter-City Baptist Church. It is presented to a young man who embodies the scholarly commitment and a heart for missions like the pioneer Baptist missionary for whom the scholarship is named. The Judson Scholarship is a one-year award providing $500 per semester toward the cost of tuition. It is awarded to a student who is a member of Inter-City Baptist Church.