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.
Most students who apply receive scholarships reducing tuition costs by half. The application for scholarships is part of the admissions application. More information on scholarships can be found here.
2020-2021 Tuition and Fees
|Tuition or Fee||Amount|
|Degree Program Application fee (non-refundable)||$40|
|Certificate Program Application fee (non-refundable)||$15|
|Please note: application fee is payable to GTU for MA degree and Buddhist Chaplaincy Certificate, and to IBS for all other degree and certificate programs.|
|Fieldwork tuition||$800/3 units, see catalog for details.|
|MA Continuing Fee||$4775|
|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|
|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 completion fee||$50|
|Change of incomplete to letter grade||$50|
|Transcript fee (per copy)||$5|
|Please note: only students who have withdrawn in accord with stated policies may be reinstated (see catalog for details)|