Application Fee$100*
Tuition Cost


Other costsBooks: $150 (approximate)
Individual Spiritual Direction: from $1,500 (Rates vary from $50 to $125 per hour; paid directly to provider; total of 30 sessions)

Practicum Supervision: from $480 (Rates vary from $40 to $150 per hour; paid directly to provider; total of 12 sessions)

Residential Retreat $1,000 for five days plus transportation.

* If you are a ChI Chaplaincy Program student or graduate, you are eligible to receive a discount. Contact Admissions for more information.


10 monthly installments (or ask about our prepayment discount)

  • $2,000 initial payment due before the start of the program.
  • Remaining balance to be paid in 10 equal monthly installments following the first module.
    •  Pre-payment of tuition gives 5% discount
    • Fees paid to ChI do not include books, your own spiritual direction sessions, or practicum supervision.
    • Credit card payments are available with added 3% convenience fee

This course does not qualify for government financial aid or student visas. A limited number of scholarships are available for those who qualify. Work Study programs are also available. Either (not both) of these programs are available to new students not yet enrolled only. See below for more information.


* For Students in the Joint Program with Starr King School for the Ministry

If you are beginning your studies at CHI and are transferring credits from CHI ‘s Spiritual Direction Program to Starr King’s master degree program, the fees above apply. There are no discounts for the Spiritual Direction program for those entering the Joint Program at Starr King (the GTU equivalent rate for this program is larger than what CHI charges).

If you are are a Joint Program student and have begun your studies at Starr King and you’re coming to CHI – your CHI program fee and tuitions 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. (If students choose to attend CHI before SKSM is able to fund their studies with us, students will be charged a discounted fee. Please inquire with CHI ‘s bookkeeper.)

Program Fees: Payments made on the payment plan are non refundable. Students who prepay and decide to discontinue their studies or are asked to discontinue, will receive a prorated refund, minus the refund fee (see Other Fees for more information).

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.

All fees above assume payment made by check, cash or automatic bank transfers. See Other Fees for additional credit card processing charges.