Affordable Education

Cost-effective Tuition and Financial Aid

We offer quality theological education at low cost.  Our goal is for students to graduate with little to no debt, allowing for immediate ministry work upon graduation. The full-time student earns 14 credit hours per trimester, and any credits earned over 10 hours are FREE!  Students are eligible to apply for Federal Student Aid and Veterans Benefits. 95% of our students receive some type of financial aid.


SUM offers one of the most affordable tuition packages in the nation. 

2018-19 Schedule of Charges

Effective August 2020

Full-Time BA Tuition (10.00-16.34 Credits)$3,000 Block Discount Rate
Part-Time BA Tuition (less than 10 Credits)$300 Per Credit Hour
MABS / MACL / MDiv Tuition$260 Per Credit Hour
Audit Class$140 Per Credit Hour
Textbooks$225 Per Term
Mardi Gras$600 Per Year

Full-Time Status

DegreeFull-Time Credits
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies10
Master of Arts in Biblical Studies6
Master of Arts in Christian Leadership6
Master of Divinity9