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Tuition & Costs

General Tuition Rates

Many people would like to complete a degree and stay out of debt.  Our low tuition rates help emerging leaders receive solid biblical training and not be hindered financially.

Scholarships are available for students who do not use military education benefits or federal financial aid.

Note: tuition rates and fees are subject to change at the discretion of GCD’s Board of Directors.

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Undergraduate Tuition Rate

$200 per credit hour

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Graduate Tuition Rate

$280 per credit hour

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Doctoral Tuition Rate

$325 per credit hour

Certificate Programs

GCD offers 4 undergraduate Certificate programs, with classes offered on-campus or online (can be entirely online).  Each Certificate requires 10 courses (or 30 credit hours), which can be completed in 1 year for full-time students.
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TOTAL COST: $6,460

Note: books and required class resources are not included in this breakdown, but can be estimated at $100 per course.  Tuition rates and fees are subject to change at the discretion of GCD’s Board of Directors.

Example Breakdown

Application Fee: $50

Semester 1

Tuition for 4 courses (full-time): $2,400
Library card fee (one-time): $10
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $2,510

Semester 2

Tuition for 4 courses (full-time): $2,400
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $2,500

Semester 3

Tuition for 2 courses (half-time): $1,200
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $1,300

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Graduation Fee: $100

Associate of Arts Degrees

GCD offers 4 Associate of Arts degree programs, with classes offered on-campus or online (can be entirely online).  Each degree requires 20 courses (or 60 credit hours), which can be completed in 2 years for full-time students.
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TOTAL COST: $12,660

Note: books and required class resources are not included in this breakdown, but can be estimated at $100 per course.  Tuition rates and fees are subject to change at the discretion of GCD’s Board of Directors.

Example Breakdown

Application Fee: $50

Semester 1

Tuition for 4 courses (full-time): $2,400
Library card fee (one-time): $10
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $2,510

Semesters 2 - 5

Tuition for 4 courses (full-time): $2,400
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $2,500

*This is per semester.

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Graduation Fee: $100

Bachelor of Arts Degrees

GCD offers 5 Bachelor of Arts degree programs, with classes offered on-campus or online (can be entirely online).  Each degree requires 40 courses (or 120 credit hours), which can be completed in 4 years for full-time students.
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TOTAL COST: $25,160

Note: books and required class resources are not included in this breakdown, but can be estimated at $100 per course.  Tuition rates and fees are subject to change at the discretion of GCD’s Board of Directors.

Example Breakdown

Application Fee: $50

Semester 1

Tuition for 4 courses (full-time): $2,400
Library card fee (one-time): $10
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $2,510

Semesters 2 - 10

Tuition for 4 courses (full-time): $2,400
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $2,500

*This is per semester.

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Graduation Fee: $100

Take Your Next Step

Graduate Certificates

Courses for these graduate programs are offered on-campus or online (can be entirely online). These degrees focus on Bible and Theology, Christian Counseling, Christian Leadership, or Ministry and require 8 courses (or 24 credit hours) which can be completed in 1 year for full-time students.
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TOTAL COST: $7,180

Note: books and required class resources are not included in this breakdown, but can be estimated at $300 per course.  Tuition rates and fees are subject to change at the discretion of GCD’s Board of Directors.

Example Breakdown

Application Fee: $50

Semester 1

Tuition for 3 courses (full-time): $2,520
Library card fee (one-time): $10
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $2,630

Semester 2

Tuition for 3 courses (full-time): $2,520
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $2,620

Semester 3

Tuition for 2 courses (part-time): $1,680
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $1,780

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Graduation Fee: $100

Master of Arts Degrees

Courses for these graduate programs are offered on-campus or online (can be entirely online). These degrees focus on Biblical Studies or Christian Leadership, and require 13 courses (or 39 credit hours) which can be completed in 2 years for full-time students.
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TOTAL COST: $11,580

Note: books and required class resources are not included in this breakdown, but can be estimated at $300 per course.  Tuition rates and fees are subject to change at the discretion of GCD’s Board of Directors.

Example Breakdown

Application Fee: $50

Semester 1

Tuition for 3 courses (full-time): $2,520
Library card fee (one-time): $10
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $2,630

Semesters 2 - 4

Tuition for 3 courses (full-time): $2,520
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $2,620

* This is per semester.

Semester 5

Tuition for 1 course: $840
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $940

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Graduation Fee: $100

Master of Divinity Degree

75 Hour Program

Courses for this 75 credit hour graduate program are offered on-campus or online (can be entirely online). This degree requires 25 courses, which can be completed in 3 years for full-time students. Scroll down to see details for the 90 credit hour M.Div. degree.
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TOTAL COST: $22,060

Note: books and required class resources are not included in this breakdown, but can be estimated at $300 per course.  Tuition rates and fees are subject to change at the discretion of GCD’s Board of Directors.

Example Breakdown

Application Fee: $50

Semester 1

Tuition for 3 courses (full-time): $2,520
Library card fee (one-time): $10
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $2,630

Semesters 2 - 8

Tuition for 3 courses (full-time): $2,520
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $2,620

* This is per semester.

Semester 9

Tuition for 1 course: $840
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $940

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Graduation Fee: $100

Master of Divinity Degree

90 Hour Program

Courses for this 90 credit hour graduate program are offered on-campus or online (can be entirely online). This degree requires 30 courses, which can be completed in 4 years for full-time students.
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TOTAL COST: $26,360

Note: books and required class resources are not included in this breakdown, but can be estimated at $300 per course.  Tuition rates and fees are subject to change at the discretion of GCD’s Board of Directors.

Example Breakdown

Application Fee: $50

Semester 1

Tuition for 3 courses (full-time): $2,520
Library card fee (one-time): $10
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $2,630

Semesters 2 - 10

Tuition for 3 courses (full-time): $2,520
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $2,620

* This is per semester.

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Graduation Fee: $100

Doctor of Ministry Degree

Courses for this 30 credit hour doctoral program are offered online. This degree requires 10 courses (or 30 credit hours), which can be completed in 2 years for full-time students.
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TOTAL COST: $10,410

Note: books and required class resources are not included in this breakdown, but can be estimated at $300 per course.  Tuition rates and fees are subject to change at the discretion of GCD’s Board of Directors.

Example Breakdown

Application Fee: $50

Semester 1

Tuition for 2 courses (full-time): $1,950
Library card fee (one-time): $10
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $2,060

Semesters 2 - 5

Tuition for 2 courses (full-time): $1,950
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $2,050

* This is per semester.

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Graduation Fee: $100