A Unique Opportunity
Our one year seminary format not only enhances the learning process for our students, but it also greatly reduces the overall costs associated with attending seminary.
Not only do we have one of the lowest seminary 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.
Total Cost Comparison
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What Our Students Are Saying…
"It’s made me more aware of my heart, looking to evaluate my motivations and what they’re saying about God in the moment rather than realizing them later when it’s too late."
"For the first time in my 15 years as a Christian I finally feel like I am walking with Christ on a daily basis."
"For me, this experience has dramatically opened my eyes to a huge hole that I didn't know existed. My walk with Christ has been deepened beyond all expectations."
"Classes changed the way I view the Bible. Israel changed the way I read the Bible. The Bible Institute gave me a broad overview to better understand the Bible. The Heart Study changed my relationship with Christ as I saw my sin for what it really was."
Student Tuition & Housing
Students pay tuition and fees directly to Shepherds Theological Seminary. Students can pay monthly or by semester.
Shepherds Theological Seminary has one of the lowest seminary tuition costs in the country. To see how Shepherds compares to other schools click "here." For Academic Year 2017-2018, students at The WEST Institute 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."
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.
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.