Interfaith Studies Certificate Program

 

Fees

 

Application Fee

$65 *

Program Fee - Includes:

12 module tuition ($1,200 per module)

Seminary fee (includes primer courses, assignment of an academic advisor, practicum and secondary faith tradition oversight,  core competency assessment, and graduation)

Community fee - includes Interfaith ordination (vocational assessment, ordination retreat and ceremony)

 

Total

 

Other costs

 

$14,400

$  2,050

 

 

 

$  2,800

 

 

$19,250 (or $18,287.50 if prepaid or from $493 a month - see below) *

Materials (Books, etc.)

$200 (approximate)

Individual Spiritual Direction

$400 - $2,250 total (Rates vary from $40 to $150 per session - paid directly to provider by student. Minimum 15 sessions.)

* If you are a student in the Starr King Joint Program, this fee will vary (see below).

* If you are a ChI Interfaith Spiritual Direction Certificate Program student or graduate, you are eligible to receive a 10% discount.  The program fee would be $17,325.  No other discounts would apply. You can prepay the entire amount or pay in payments with initial payment being the same as outlined in payment schedule (below), with monthly payments being calculated on balance depending on length of studies (see below for more information).

Program Fee

The Program Fee is an inclusive cost of your program.  It includes Primer courses, attendance at 12 modules, assignment of an academic adviser, practicum and secondary faith tradition oversight, vocational and core competency assessments, ordination retreat and ceremony fees, and graduation and interfaith ordination as a minister, if you choose to follow that path.

Adjustment to Fees

If a student has already attended a module(s) as a single module student or has received a waiver from the Dean for equivalent education or life experience, the program fee will be adjusted less $1,200 per module that has already been taken or that has been waived.  If a student paid less than $1,200 for a single module (due to prior fee schedule), the program fee will be adjusted for the amount paid. 

Payment Schedule                                                

Prepay your Program Fee by the 1st of the month of your first module, and earn a 5 percent discount, with a prepay fee of $18,288.

OR

Initial payment due on the 1st of the month of the first module = $2,000

Remaining balance of $17,250 to be paid in equal monthly payments (due the 1st of every month) beginning the month following the first module attended and the remainder depending on the pace of your studies.  All payments must be made prior to the final module being taken.

Examples:

1 year student = $1,568 per month x 11

2 year student = $750 per month x 23

3 year student = $493 per month x 35 

* Joint Program with Starr King School for the Ministry students

Application Fee:  $65

Program Fee (paid to ChI directly from student)

The majority of the ChI Program Fee will be paid to ChI by Starr King from the fees students pay to SKSM for their studies toward a master’s degree, of which the program at ChI is a part. (f students wish to start their studies at ChI prior to SKSM's ability to fund, this is possible at the Starr King module rate.  Please inquire with ChI bookkeeper to discern fees and schedule.)  The balance of fees over and above what Starr King pays to ChI will be the responsibility of the student as follows:

Seminary Fee - $1,000

Community Fee - $2,800

Total - $3,800 (or $3,610 if prepaid or from $80 per month - see payment schedule below)

Other costs (paid by student):

books and spiritual direction, as above

Payment Schedule

Prepay your Program Fee by the 1st of the month of your first module, and earn a 5 percent discount, with a prepay fee of $3,610.

OR

Initial payment due on the first of the month of the first module:  $1,000

Remaining balance of $2,800 to be paid in equal monthly payments (due the 1st of every month) beginning the month following the first module attended and the remainder depending on the pace of your studies. 

Examples:

1 year students = $255 per month

2 year students = $122 per month

3 year students = $80 per month 

All Students

Adjustment to Fees

When the student enrolls if they declare they will not follow the path to Interfaith ordination, the fee will be adjusted down by $2,800. This adjustment will take place within the monthly payment schedule.  The initial first payment will remain the same as above.  If at any point in that student's seminary program they decide to pursue ordination with the Community, their program fee will be increased by $2,800 (with payments added equally into their remaining monthly payments).

Other Fees and Policies

See Other Fees and Policies including additional Payment and Attendance Policies, Policies and Fees for Leave of Absences or program withdrawals, a description of other fees associated with Cancellations, Late Payments, and Refunds, as well as additional costs for making up a class, if needed.

Financial Aid

This program does not qualify for government financial aid, student loans, or student visas unless taking the Joint Program with Starr King where these could be available through Starr King.  

A limited number of scholarships are available for those who financially qualify. Work Study programs are also available for those who have skills that are a match with our needs. Either (not both) of these programs are available to new students not yet enrolled only. Work study and scholarships at ChI are not offered to Joint Program students.  See links below for more information. 

TRAVEL

Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs, including airfare and ground transportation. Suggested travel times and details will be sent to students in advance to assist in travel preparation. Overnight accommodations and meals are not provided. Arrangements can be made to stay overnight at nearby seminaries that rent rooms at reasonable costs.  There are also several hotels and home-stay options in the area near public transportation. People coming by air do not need a car; public transportation is plentiful in Berkeley.  More information is available here.

SCHOLARSHIPS

We are committed to making our interfaith education programs accessible to all qualified applicants. In this spirit, ChI is offering scholarships to eligible applicants.  Scholarships:

  • apply to Interfaith Studies Certificate or Interfaith Spiritual Direction Certificate Program students.
  • are available to Interfaith Studies students completing the full program (12 modules).  Those taking less than 12 modules are not eligible.  Applicant must plan to complete the course in 2 years or less.
  • offer recipients a discount off Program Fee. There are 2 levels of scholarships. The first reduces the cost by $1,500 or the second reduces Program Fees by $3,000. Prepay discounts do not apply to scholarship students.
  • are given to new applicants (not to current students) who are eligible as funds are available.
  • are applied to Program Fees only and should not be requested to offset expenses associated with travel, books or other program costs.
  • are considered based on financial need.

Download Scholarship Application: PDF or DOC

WORK STUDY POSITIONS

The Chaplaincy Institute (ChI) is committed to making our courses accessible to all qualified applicants. In this spirit, ChI offers a limited number of work study positions to provide partial assistance with tuition fees to students who are enrolled in the full 12 module Interfaith Studies Certificate Program or in the Interfaith Spiritual Direction Certificate Program.  Work study opportunities are not available to students in other ChI programs.   The most important factors that are considered when determining work study awards are a student’s financial need, matching of specific skill sets to organizational needs, and student’s ability and commitment to keeping a regular work schedule that we can count on and manage to.  Work Study awards are applied to Program Fees only and should not be requested to offset expenses associated with other program costs.

Download Work Study Application: PDF or DocX

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