Graduate Theology

Open House

Open House

We are pleased to invite you to an open house for graduate theology studies at Saint Meinrad where you can learn about our programs, tour our facilities, and meet current students.

Come to our Open House

Saint Meinrad charges a flat per-credit-hour rate for both full-time and part-time Graduate Theology students.

If you are a graduate of our school, you can receive a 30% discount on tuition, except for auditing a course. You cannot use reduced-tuition courses toward another degree at our institution.

You must pay all tuition, fees, housing and meal charges before the end of each term to receive a grade report or diploma, be issued transcripts of credit or to enroll in a subsequent term. To make payment arrangements, contact the Financial Aid Office at (812) 357-6561 or


  • Credit Hour: $578

  • Audit Hour: $385 

Additional Fees

  • Application Fee: $30

  • Matriculation Fee: $210 (one-time fee; only for degree applicants)

  • Graduation Fee: $160

  • Graduation Fee: $50 (not attending)

  • Student Service Fee: $35 per course

Housing and Meals

We offer residential facilities for weekend and intensive courses, with all meals included in the nightly lodging fee.

Rooms are air-conditioned, have a private bath, private phone line and Internet connection. Linens and towels are provided. You can check in after 2 p.m.; checkout time is 11 a.m.

Fees for Housing and Meals

Meals are $8.00

  • One night: $105/single; $155/double

  • Two nights: $195/single; $285/double

  • Three nights: $295/single; $430/double

  • Four nights: $395/single; $570/double

  • Five nights: $495/single; $715/double

Starting in Fall 2021, full-time residential housing will be available for Graduate Theology students by semester. Nearby rental opportunities are also available.

  • Full room and board: $8,912 per semester

  • Room only: $6,413 per semester

  • Student services fee: $400 per semester

Residential and weekday commuting students may choose an appropriate meal plan if desired:

  • 21 meals per week: $2,499 per semester

  • 15 meals per week: $1,785 per semester

  • 10 meals per week: $1,190 per semester

  • 5 meals per week: $595 per semester

(Prices are subject to change.)


To reserve housing, complete the Housing and Meals questionnaire on Moodle for the current semester. If there are any questions regarding the process or you have special requests regarding your housing on campus (handicap accessible, refrigerator for medical needs, etc.), please contact the administrative assistant of Graduate Theology Programs.

To cancel your reservation, please notify us 48 hours in advance to avoid charges.

Housing and meal charges will be billed monthly or after each weekend; however, students may pay for these fees in advance. 

Residence halls

Three residence halls provide seminarian housing: St. Gregory Hall, Benet Hall and St. Anselm Hall. Halls have private rooms with baths.

Returning students can select their rooms at a student-run lottery held during the spring semester. Students can furnish and decorate their rooms as long as they follow guidelines in the Student Handbook.

On Campus Housing

Starting in Fall 2021, single rooms for full-time Graduate Theology students are available in St. Anselm Hall. The Lay Student Lounge provides social space and a small kitchenette. Laundry facilities are nearby.

Students attending weekend and intensive-residency courses usually are housed in St. Bede Hall. These room and board reservations are made at the beginning of each term.

Off-Campus Housing

Inexpensive sliding-scale one-bedroom apartments are located within walking distance of campus. For more information, contact manager Donna Hasty at (812) 547-0059. Other local housing options are available on request.


During the school year, meals are served three times a day, seven days a week. The dining room is closed during Christmas and Easter vacations. During this time, students on campus can purchase meals through the Food Service department.

Guest Accommodations

Guests of students are welcome at the Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center.


Tuition Refunds

Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology complies with the refund policy established by the 1992 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

Weekly, Online, and Web-Hybrid Courses

The amount of your refund depends on if the withdrawal occurs during:

  • Week 1: 80 percent refund

  • Week 2: 60 percent refund

  • Week 3: 40 percent refund

  • Week 4: 20 percent refund

  • After 4 weeks: no refund

Weekend Courses

  • If you withdraw before the second weekend, you will receive a 50% refund.

  • If you withdraw after the first weekend of a course but enroll for the next term, 100% of the tuition charge will be credited toward the new course.

  • If you withdraw during or after the second weekend, you will receive no refund.

Concluding Exercise

  • If you withdraw before the end of the fourth week of the semester, you will receive a 50% refund.

  • If you withdraw after the fourth week, no refund will be given.

  • Students who need to withdraw from the "Concluding Exercise" will have to re-enroll in a subsequent semester at the full tuition rate.

Late Drop Fee for Online Courses 

There is a $100 penalty for dropping an online course within one week of the course start date. Because online courses have limited enrollment, when people drop a course too close to the start date, it often becomes too late for those on the waiting list to get what they need in time to take the course. Thus, the course goes unfilled.

For information about fees and refunds, contact the Financial Aid Office at  888-455-3329 or