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Our one year seminary format not only enhances the learning process for our students, but it also greatly reduces the costs associated with attending seminary. When housing and living expenses are included our program is up to 50% less expensive than many other seminaries.  We strive to make seminary affordable for as many as possible. 

Student Tuition:  Tuition for The WEST Institute of Shepherds Theological Seminary is paid monthly for twelve months beginning July 1 before the start of the academic year.  The monthly payment for 2015-2016 is $1375.  The first payment is due July 1.  

FeesA $40 application fee must be paid when a student's application is submitted. Students also pay a one-time start-up fee of $880.  This fee is due July 1.  The start-up fee covers items that directly benefit students such as Logos Bible software, Shepherds Theological Seminary graduation fee and many other similar items.  

Other Expenses: Students are responsible for purchasing a plane ticket to Shepherds Theological Seminary in Cary, NC during the year.  They will fly out in May to attend graduation and take one class.  They are responsible for transportation and housing for graduation weekend.  They are also responsible to purchase a plane ticket for the Israel trip if they plan to go.

Student Housing: Housing expenses are not included in student tuition. As much as possible we try to have students living in community with other students. We would love to help students find affordable hosing in Laramie.  Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.


Auditing Classes

All classes from the Master's program may be audited by anyone for $300 plus a one-time application fee of $30. 


Pastors and Campus Ministry Leaders

As part of our commitment to the equipping of those doing the work of the ministry, we offer Senior Pastors and Campus Ministry Leaders the opportunity to take any one course for free each year.  This course may be taken as an audit or for credit, and may be taken live in Laramie or via distance learning.  Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.