The Institute of Buddhist Studies sets its tuition and fees in accordance with the Graduate Theological Union. Please see the GTU website for the most up-to-date tuition and fee schedule.

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notification.

2016-2017 Tuition and Fees

Tuition or FeeAmount
Application fee (non-refundable)$40
Please note: application fee is payable to GTU for MA (Buddhist Studies), and to IBS for all other degree and certificate programs.
Tuition$711/semester unit
Please note: tuition rate is usually adjusted upward by the GTU each academic year
Fieldwork tuition$750/3 units (see catalogue, II.F.7, for details)
Continuing Tuitionone half of full-time tuition
Leave of Absence fee$100/semester
Late registration fee$100
Change in enrollment (after second week of semester, per change)$50
Please note: for example, dropping a class and adding another is considered 2 changes
Graduation fee$150
Payable to IBS or GTU, depending on program.

Please note: there will be an additional charge for binding a total of four copies of the thesis required for the MA (Buddhist Studies) degree program.
Certificate fee$50
Change of incomplete to letter grade$50
Transcript fee (per copy)$5
Reinstatement fee$150
Please note: only students who have withdrawn in accord with stated policies may be reinstated (see catalouge, II.H.7, for details)