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The WEST Institute

Total Cost Comparison
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The WEST Institute

The above represent the total cost of tuition and fees of comparable degrees for Academic Year 2017-2018.


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. Not only do we have one of the lowest tuition rates in the country, students at The WEST Institute complete their degree in one year and thus reduce their overall housing and living expenses. When housing and living expenses are included our program is up to 50% less expensive than many other seminaries.  

Student Tuition:  Students pay tuition and fees directly to Shepherds Theological Seminary. Students can pay monthly or by semester. For Academic Year 2017-2018, students paid a total of $17,930 for required tuition and fees. Fees included cover the additional costs of running the Laramie extension site. Fees also cover items that directly benefit students such as a license for Logos Bible software and Shepherds Theological Seminary's graduation fee. For current tuition and fee rates for Shepherds Theological Seminary, please click "here."

Other Expenses: Students are responsible to purchase airfare for the Israel Initiative trip. Normal tuition and generous donations cover the remainder of the cost of this trip for students (with the exception of lunches in Israel). Students are also responsible to travel to Cary, NC to attend graduation and take one class at Shepherds Theological Seminary. They are also responsible to cover the cost to travel to Cary as well as the transportation costs during the stay. Students who elect to include Rome on their Israel trip will be responsible to cover all expenses associated with Rome.

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 any questions.


Auditing Classes

All classes from the Masters program may be audited for a discounted rate. Please click "here" for current audit rates. Please contact us for more information.