Tuition Subscription Plan

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School announces its new Tuition Subscription Program. CRCDS is one of a few seminaries in the country, accredited by the Association of Theological Schools that offers this kind of tuition payment plan. Due to the generosity of our donors, any student enrolled in a graduate certificate or a degree program can participate in the $300 monthly tuition plan.

Tuition costs are offset by the generosity of CRCDS donors and the scholarship funds they provide. Institutional aid is applied to everyone, making the $300/month payment, possible.

TSP Program benefits:

  • Allows for monthly budgeting
  • Allows for the potential to decrease overall student debt
  • Allows for focus on studies as opposed to finances

At CRCDS we understand that our students are mostly bi-vocational and second career and already engaged actively in ministry, juggling mortgages, childcare, and other priorities, or that some may already be at their federal aid loan limits. This program allows a student to include their tuition payment in their monthly budget. This program also has the potential to alleviate some of the burden of tuition costs that contributes to student debt. Rather than focusing on cost, the tuition subscription plan allows our students to concentrate on their theological journey.

CRCDS students will be eligible to subscribe to the Tuition Subscription Plan (TSP) starting Fall, 2021 semester. The subscription plan allows students to take a maximum number of courses per academic year, as outlined below, and pay $300/month for a 12-month period that coincides with the school’s fiscal year. 

Maximum number of courses per year (July to June) – see below for semester/intensive guidelines:
Program

# of courses per year

MDiv. Program  8 courses
MA Program 4 courses
DMin. Program 4 courses
Graduate Certificate 6 courses

Note: 

  • Summer intensive and Fall semester courses count towards the maximum classes for the fall semester
  • Winter intensive and Spring semester courses count towards the maximum classes toward the spring semester.
Who is eligible?
  • All degree-seeking students
  • All students enrolled in a Graduate Certificate Program
  • The TSP applies to courses for credit, audit, and intensives for matriculating students.
Who is not eligible?
  • Students enrolled in the School for Christian Leadership
  • Students taking a course, but not enrolled in a degree program or graduate certificate
  • Students auditing a class
How does it work?
  • During the registration for courses, students will be required to fill out a payment agreement form for the tuition subscription plan
  • Completion of the FAFSA is strongly encouraged, but not required for participation in the Tuition Subscription Plan (TSP)
  • Master’s and MDiv students may take up to 4 classes/semester at the Tuition Subscription Plan rate.
  • Doctor of Ministry may take up to 2 classes/semester during a designated semester and intensive period at the Tuition Subscription Plan rate.
  • Graduate Certificate Students may take up to 3 classes/semester during a designated semester and intensive period at the Tuition Subscription Plan rate.
  • Master’s and MDiv students may take up to 4 classes during a designated semester and intensive period at the Tuition Subscription Plan rate
  • Students with special permission from the Vice President of academic affairs to register for classes that exceed the maximum course load will be billed at the $598/credit rate for those classes
  • Students who choose not to participate in the subscription plan will be billed at the prevailing credit hour fee, currently 598/credit hour. This selection will invalidate eligibility for CRCDS institutional aid.
  • Current students enrolled in the TSP will begin payment plans in July 2021.
  • Incoming students in all degree programs and graduate certificates for the Fall 2021 semester enrolled in the TSP will begin payment plans in August, 2021.
  • Students beginning matriculation in the Spring semester will start payment plans in January.
How to get more information
For additional information, please contact admissions@crcds.edu