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Cost and Aid

SPURGEON COLLEGE BELIEVES you can attend school without incurring massive amounts of debt. We are consistently ranked in the top five most affordable private schools in the state of Missouri and are proud of that fact. Our rigorous curriculum prepares you for the future and allows you to be ready to serve wherever God calls you.


Let one of our financial aid representatives help you understand how you can make a Midwestern College education work for you on your budget. We have a variety of scholarships, loan programs, and grants available to meet almost every student need. Don’t miss out on God’s leading for your life and ministry.


You can talk with professors, hear from our leaders, meet with current students, and walk our campus. You can join us for one of our Preview Days or schedule an individual or group tour. Contact our Office of Admissions for more information at (816) 414-3733 or click here for more info.

Tuition and Fees

(qualified SBC/non-SBC)


$280 / $440 per CH

Tuition (12 credit hours) $3,360 / $5,280
Fees $220 per semester
Books $300 ($75 x 4 classes)
Room & Board $3,500 per semester
Semester Total $7,380 / $9,300
Year Total $14,760 / $18,600


(qualified SBC/non-SBC)


$325 / $365 per CH

Tuition (12 credit hours) $3,900 / $4,380
Fees $150 per semester
Books $300 ($75 x 4 classes)
Semester Total $4,350 / $4,830
Year Total $8,700 / $9,660

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Financial Services supports the mission of Midwestern by serving and caring for our students, faculty and staff in a manner consistent with the values of accuracy, integrity, teamwork, stewardship, and respect, through a spirit of Christian Service for the Church. Our mission is to promote fiscal responsibility by providing our students with the necessary services to fulfill their financial obligations to or from the Seminary while maintaining honor and safeguarding the assets of the Seminary.

We are here to assist you with questions regarding your tuition and fees and other financial matters on your student account.

Tuition Due Dates and Payment Options

Tuition and fees minus awarded financial aid and an established monthly payment are due on the date established by the program in which the student is enrolled. Students are expected to pay all tuition and fees by the established due dates. Students who do not pay tuition and fees or make acceptable arrangements to pay by the deadline will have their schedules canceled. Prior to the end of the enrollment periods, students may enroll after the due date, but will pay additional fees and must make payment upon registration.

Due Dates

Traditional Semester Programs Online Programs
General: All charges are due the Monday prior to the start of the semester. General: All charges are due the Monday prior to the beginning of the term.
Fall 2015: August 17, 2015 Fall 2015 Term A: August 17, 2015
Fall 2015 Term B: October 12, 2015
January 2016 Term: December 7, 2015
Spring 2016 semester: January 11, 2016 Spring 2016 Term A: January 11, 2016
Spring 2016 Term B: March 14, 2016
Summer:June courses: May 1, 2016
July courses: June 1, 2016
Summer 2016 Term A: May 9, 2016
Summer 2016 Term B: June 20, 2016


Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary offers three (3) payment options to pay tuition charges:

  • Payment in Full
  • Monthly Payment Plan
  • Financial Aid

Payment in Full

Mail your check to MBTS, Attn: Financial Services, 5001 N Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64118. Payments postmarked by these dates do not meet the payment deadlines; they must be received in Financial Services by these dates. You should allow at least 7-10 days if mailing payments.

Pay (cash and checks only) in person at the Financial Services located in the Trustee Classroom Building. The Office is open from 8 am until 4 pm, Monday through Friday (closed for Chapel).

Pay in full by automatic draft from a checking or savings account or by credit card (service fees will be accessed). Go to https://www.nbspayments.com/signin/4JNRN for this option.

Monthly Payment Plan

The Seminary has contracted with Nelnet Business Solutions to provide a monthly payment option to its students. There is a $25 nonrefundable enrollment fee for each payment plan. A down payment is due upon enrollment in the plan. The remainder is divided evenly and monthly payments are automatically withdrawn from the participant’s checking or savings account on the 5th or 20th day of each month throughout the semester.

Once established by the student, the payment plan is not automatically modified for changes in enrollment or fees. Any changes to the amount required or cancellation of payments must be made through financial services ten days prior to the next scheduled draft.

We know money doesn’t grow on trees. But a tuition payment plan makes colleges more affordable.

Get Started With Your Payment Plan

Financial Aid

Financial aid funds are disbursed according to the regulations for each award program. Please refer to the Financial Aid section of the catalog for more information about available financial aid programs. The funds are credited to the student’s accounts upon completion of all required documentation. For the Fall and Spring semesters, funds are typically credited on the Friday of the first week of the semester (the census date). Charges posted on the student’s account will be paid when the financial aid is credited.

Timing of disbursements is contingent upon the student meeting all conditions for receiving financial aid. Students who have not received a financial aid award letter before the semester due date should make other payment arrangements while the financial aid process is completed. Otherwise, the fees are considered late and the student may incur late payment fees.

Any excess credit balance after financial aid disbursements will be processed by Financial Services within 14 days the credit balance occurred. If charges remain on the student’s account after financial aid disbursements, or if subsequent charges are made, it is the student’s responsibility to make sure the charges are paid timely.

International Student Payments

Midwestern has partnered with Flywire (provided by peerTransfer) in order to streamline the process of international payments. Flywire allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, generally in your home currency.

By making your payment with Flywire you can
– Track your payments from start to finish
– Save on bank fees and exchange rates
– Contact their multilingual customer support team with any questions, day or night

Start the payment process
. If you have questions about making an international payment, visit https://www.peertransfer.com/help.


Contact Information

Cashier’s Window

8:30am – 4:00pm (M-F)
10:00a – 11:00a (Closed, T, W)


Trustee Classroom Building