Tuition and Fees

2016-17 Tuition

The tuition credit costs for 201617 by degree program option are as follows: 


Est. Annual

Est. Annual

Per Credit



Full-Time 8.0 26.00 $585 3 years 78.00
Half-Time 4.0 13.00 $585 6 years 78.00
Distributive Learning 5.0 17.00 $585 5 years 78.00


Full-Time 8.0 26.00 $585 2 years 52.00
Half-Time 4.0 13.00 $585 4 years 52.00
Distributive Learning 4.0 13.00 $585 4 years 52.00

Full-Time 4.0 18.00 $585 2 years 36.00

Full-Time 8.0 24.00 $585 1 year 24.00
Half-Time 4.0 12.00 $585 2 years 24.00

 **Please note, tuition credit costs in 2015-16 are the same as 2014-15.


Application Fee

A $75.00 application fee applies to all applications submitted for the MDiv, MATS, DMin, or certificate programs.

EDS Housing

Residential (TL): 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

January/June Intensive Sessions (DL): DL Students are responsible for their own housing during June and January terms. Students have several available housing options in the Cambridge area that can provide flexibility of cost and independence during intensive sessions. For more DL housing information, visit
Activity Fee

All students must pay an annual $200 Activity Fee which supports campus events throughout the year that encourage being and living in community.

Technology Fee

All students must pay an annual $200 Technology Fee which supports the maintenance and growth of the EDS’s technological infrastructure. The fee is used to fund improved access to and assistance with information technology and to fund other types of instructional equipment. This fee is also used to expand the EDS’s online technology programs.

Meals Fee

EDS charges a $200 Meal Fee each semester for all residential students who live in EDS and Lesley housing, as well as for Distributive Learning (DL) and DMin students who attend the intensive January and June terms. There is not a meal fee for commuter students.

The fee is used to cater meals for the DL and DMin students during the intensive January and June terms. For residential students the EDS ID card (Lesley Card) is loaded at the beginning of each term with $200 and students are able to participate in community meals through the use of a declining balance on the EDS ID card (Lesley Card).

Health Insurance

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’s 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.

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.

Financial Assistance

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.