Tuition & Fees

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.

2020-2021 Tuition and Fees

Tuition or FeeAmount
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.
Tuition$800/semester unit
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
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 completion fee$50
Change of incomplete to letter grade$50
Transcript fee (per copy)$5
Reinstatement fee$200
Please note: only students who have withdrawn in accord with stated policies may be reinstated (see catalog for details)