Tuition, Fees, Scholarships & More

Tuition, Fees, Scholarships & More

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) Leadership Path Program (formerly known as Intensives).

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 Leadership Path Program courses cost about $16.50 USD per class. Below is a breakdown of the tuition and fees for the “LUT Leadership Path" 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 $35 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 (one-time, nonrefundable fee - see above)  -  $35 USD
  • SEE Course Registration Fees
             SEE courses taught in the field to receive SEE credit - $45 USD/per course + love offering to local instructor.
             Your local instructor will give you instruction on how to submit your payment.

             UWSI Online SEE Course $120 USD / per course.
             You will be give instructions on how to submit your payment as you register online for your course(s).

             UWSI LUT Leadership Path course - $140 USD / per course
                         LUT Leadership Path courses are for LUT candidates only and are currently taught in an online hybrid class setting. 
                        You will be give instructions on how to submit your payment as you register online for your course(s).
     
  • UWSI 50% Tuition Discount for License Unity Teachers for SEE courses is available as long as the student is not seeking additional credentialing. Employees of Unity Worldwide Ministries or UnityWorld Headquarters tuiition is paid for by Unity Worldwide Ministries and Unity World Headquarters for Online/Hybrid SEE courses. Discount codes are now changed every quarter.. If you are one of these individuals and will be registering for a course, please contact our registrar at 816.434.6872 or registrar@unity.org to receive the new code or if you are an employee to register you for a course.                

 

Spiritual Direction Program

  • Enrollment Fee - for UWSI for Spiritual Direction Program (one-time, non-refundable) - $35 USD
  • Spiritual Direction Course Entrance Fee to be paid upon entry-$115 USD
           For a full description of the payment schedule, click here.

 

Ministerial & Religious Studies Tuition & Fees

  • Enrollment Fee - for UWSI for Online M&RS Courses (one-time, non-refundable) - $35 USD
  • M&RS Course Registration Fees:

      UWSI Online M&RS courses - $140 USD per credit hour (see Program Descriptions for credit hours per course)

    The full-time M.Div program would take 3 years
           * Year 1: 41 credit hours = $5,740 USD
           * Year 2: 36 credit hours = $5,040 USD
           * Year 3: 13 credit hours = $1,820 USD
           * Total for 3 years / 90 credits = $12,600 USD
Since the program can be taken on a part-time basis, the actual cost of tuition per year depends on how many courses the student takes in a given year. Some scholarships* will be available so that can also reduce the tuition costs.

  • UWSI Online Non-degree Audit Tuition. - $98 USD per credit hour
  • UWSI 50% Tuition Discount for Unity Ordained Ministers for both M&RS and SEE courses is available as long as the student is not seeking additional credentialing.  Discount codes are now changed every quarter.. If you are one of these individuals and will be registering for a course, please contact our registrar at 816.434.6872 or registrar@unity.org to receive the new code or if you are an employee to register you for a course.   

Scholarships

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

Please send all inquires on scholarships and to turn in applications for scholarships to our Education Assistant Erin Morse at Emorse@unity.org

Regional Scholarships are available in these Regions:

Other Fees

Return Check Fee - $40 USD
Payment Plan Fee - $15 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 Auditing a Course

From the UWSI SEE and M&RS Academic Catalogs:
Any student may audit a course. Students must enroll in Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute if they wish to audit any course. Regular attendance in the class is required of all auditors. Auditors should talk with faculty about anything else that is required of them in each class. A class being audited may not be changed for credit after the last day to add a class. Not all courses are available for audit. 
 
Students who successfully complete an audit will receive a grade of “AU.” This indicates regular attendance and involvement in an audited course. Academic credit is not received. Students who withdraw from or who are unsuccessful in the audit receive a grade of WA. This indicates that regular attendance and/or requirements were not satisfactorily fulfilled for an audited course. 
 
To request permission to audit either an SEE or M&RS course, the student must fill out a Request for Audit Form and return the form to the UWSI Registrar at registrar@unity.org. The registrar will obtain the necessary signatures and approval from the appropriate faculty member. Please see the UWSI SEE and M&RS Academic Catalogs for details about audit fees and other information.
 

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: 100% refund*
  • Before end of week two: 50% 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 second 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 UWSI Registrar (Registrar@unity.org).