Tuition, Fees, & Scholarships

Tuition, Fees and Scholarships

The tuition and fees for Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute are designed to make our programs affordable and accessible while also covering the expenses involved in operating the programs. Currently, there are scholarships for students in the Ministerial and Religious Studies program and the Licensed Unity Teacher (LUT) Path Intensive Program (formerly SEE Week C).

The affordability is reflected by the fact that tuition for the 3 year ministerial program, which can be taken full-time or part-time and prepares students for a rewarding career in ministry, costs about $11.50 USD per day, when spread out over 3 years. The LUT Path Intensive Program courses cost about $16.50 USD per class. Below is a breakdown of the tuition and fees for the “LUT Path Intensive" and “Ministerial and Religious Studies” (M&RS).

Note: If paying by check, make payable to "Unity Worldwide Ministries" or "UWM" and put "UWSI registration" in the memo line.

Enrollment Fee

Students new to UWSI are required to enroll in Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute and pay a one-time, nonrefundable enrollment fee of $50 USD. This fee is used to cover staff costs to support the student as they enter UWSI. 

Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE) Tuition & Fees*

Enrollment fee for online SEE courses (one-time, nonrefundable fee - see above)  -  $50 USD
Registration fee for SEE courses taught in the field to receive SEE credit - $45 USD/per course
Tuition per UWSI online SEE course -  $120 USD
Tuition per UWSI LUT Path Intensive* per course - $140 USD
     *LUT Path Intensive was formerly called SEE Week C and is only held on-campus at Unity Village
Audit Tuition per on-campus SEE per course - $95 USD/course
Credentialed Unity leaders (Unity ministers and LUTs) SEE tutiton - 50% discount
 

Ministerial & Religious Studies Tuition & Fees

Enrollment in UWSI for Online M&RS Courses (one-time) - $45 USD
Tuition for M&RS courses - $140 USD per credit hour (see Program Descriptions for credit hours per course)
Non-degree Audit Tuition. - $98 USD per credit
Credentialed Unity leaders (Unity ministers and LUTs) M&RS tutiton - 50% discount


Scholarships

Scholarships will be available for qualified candidates on the Ordination Path and for SEE students.

Other Fees

Return Check Fee - $40 USD
Payment Plan Fee - $35 USD
Independent Study Fee Per Credit Hour (in addition to tuition). - $75 USD
Graduation Fee (does not include rental of cap and gown) - $75 USD
Transcript Fee - $10 USD
Hospital Chaplaincy Fee...Depends on program student affiliates with

Note: If paying by check, make payable to "Unity Worldwide Ministries" or "UWM" and put "UWSI registration" in the memo line.
 

Procedure for Dropping Courses/Refunds

To drop a course/s, please send an email, listing course/s to be dropped, to the UWSI Registrar (registrar@unity.org). The date on this  email request will be the date used for issuing any appropriate refund. All fees (such as Payment Plan Fee) are nonrefundable.

Note: Only an email to the UWSI Registrar will be accepted to officially drop a course. The following methods will not result in an officially dropped course:

  • Phone calls or voice messages
  • Attempts to drop a course through Blackboard

Tuition refunds are given on the following basis:

  • Before term begins: 100% refund
  • Before end of week one: 50% refund*
  • Before end of week two: 25% refund*
  • After week two: no refund*

*Note: Each UWSI term begins on Monday and a “week” runs Monday through Sunday at midnight. Course materials are available  from the first day of each term. If the course’s online sessions with an instructor is not until later in the week, students are still expected and instructed to begin working on course materials from the first day of each term. Therefore, refund requests for a dropped course will be issued according to the above schedule.  Example: To receive a 50% refund, the student must send an email to the UWSI registrar before midnight Sunday during the first week of the term.

Exception Request: Students who feel their individual circumstances warrant an exception from the above-stated policies may appeal by an email to Unity Worldwide Ministries’ Executive Director of Education. The appeal should include:

  • a statement of the exception being requested 
  • an explanation of why an exception should be granted
  • any appropriate materials to support the request for the exception.

The student’s appeal email and attached supporting material are to be emailed to the UWM Executive Director of Education (dfrownfelter@unity.orgwithin two weeks of submitting the emailed request to the UWSI Registrar. The decision of the UWM Executive Director is final.