School fees and charges

Tuition and fees paid by students cover only a portion of the actual costs of education at EAST. Gifts from churches and individuals as well as grants from Christian organizations cover the balance of the operating costs. Every effort is made to keep student expenses as low as possible.

All expenses itemized indicate tuition and fee rates w.e.f. from July 2015 and is subject to change. All fees are stated in Singapore dollars:

School Fees and Charges
Program student/Alumni/Spouse of student tuition fees[1]
Credit S$130.00 per credit
Audit S$70.00 per credit
BACM Foundational Subjects S$65.00 per credit
Refresher[2] No charge
Alumni Audit[3] No charge
Partners-in-Ministry class tuition fees
Spouse of program student S$40.00 per credit
Spouse of non-program student S$70.00 per credit
Visiting student tuition fees[4]
Credit S$165.00 per credit
Audit S$70.00 per credit
Other fees pertaining to all categories
New student acceptance fee
(one-time, non-refundable)
S$50.00
Registration fee per semester S$35.00
Orientation/Student activity fee per semester S$60.00
Add/drop/change/withdraw fee S$15.00 per class
Late registration fee S$25.00
Late payment fee S$25.00
Graduation fees
Master’s/Bachelor’s degree student S$280.00
Graduate certificate student S$240.00
Partners-in-Ministry certificate S$120.00
Transcript 1st copy FREE
Subsequent copies S$25.00
Certificate 1st copy FREE
Duplicate copies S$25.00
Term report 1st copy FREE
2nd copy S$3.00
Subsequent copies S$5.00

Notes:

  1. Program Students have completed the admissions process and been accepted into a program of study (Grad Dip, BA, MA, MDiv).
  2. A Refresher Course is taken when a student has taken the same or similar course at EAST or another school and wishes to upgrade skills in order to take another course which requires a prerequisite level of proficiency.
  3. The Alumni Audit, allows EAST alumni to audit any course at EAST at no cost. However, a registration fee will be assessed. If the alumnus wishes to take the course for credit, then the usual fee of $110 per credit hour will be assessed.
  4. Visiting Students have not been accepted into a program of study at EAST. Visiting students may audit courses or take them for credit. This allows an individual to be part of the EAST community without making a commitment to a degree program.
  5. For overseas registered mail, a fee of S$10.00 will be included in addition to the transcript charges.
  6. All fees are rounded to the nearest higher dollar after inclusion of the Singapore Goods and Services Tax (G.S.T.). The current G.S.T. rate is 7%.

Adding Or Dropping A Course (Either Credit Or Audit)

Once a semester or intensive course begins, if a student wants to add or drop either a credit or audit class, he/she needs to complete a Course Change Form.  The student needs to obtain the required signatures and submit the form to the Registrar. There is a fee of S$15 for every course added or dropped after the closing date for registration for the upcoming semester or intensive courses.

ADD A COURSE FOR CREDIT ADD A COURSE FOR AUDIT  REFUND
Semester Course Program Students Can add a course for credit up to end of second full weekFee of $15 per course  Can add an audit course up to the end of the second full weekFee of $15 per course 100% refund if dropped in first week50% refund if dropped up to end of second week
Intensive Course Program Students Can add a course for credit before 20% of the course is completedFee of $15 per course Can add a course for audit before 20% of the course is completedFee of $15 per course  100% refund if dropped before the second class day50% refund if dropped before the third class day
Visiting Students Same as above except late fee  may apply Same as above except late fee may apply Same as above for regular and intensive courses.

Adding a Course for Credit or Audit. (See chart above) Visiting students who add courses after the close of registration will also have to pay a late registration surcharge. Students are not required to pay the add fee if EAST cancels a given course which results in the student needing to add another course.

A student adding a course after the close of registration is responsible to take the initiative to obtain the course syllabus if the course has already started. Students taking the course for credit are responsible to meet with the Lecturer and make arrangements to submit any late homework due before the student’s addition of the class.

Dropping a Course and Tuition Refund. (See chart above) There is a S$15 fee for every course dropped after the closing dates for registration for each semester. Students are not required to pay the fee for dropping a course if EAST cancels that class and also qualify for a tuition refund if the course is cancelled.

Change Of Course Status

When a semester or intensive course begins, if a student wants to change his/her course status from credit to audit or vice versa, he/she needs to complete a Course Change Form. The student needs to obtain the required signatures and submit the form to the Registrar.

There is a set fee for all course class changes made after the closing dates for registration for each semester (see “Financial Information” section for specifics).

  CHANGE FROM AUDIT TO CREDIT CHANGE FROM CREDIT TO AUDIT
Semester Course Program Students Can change from audit  to credit up to end of second full weekStudent must obtain permission from the Lecturer firstFee of $15 per coursePay tuition difference Can change from credit to audit up to end of secondfull weekFee of $15 per course100% of tuition difference refunded if dropped in first week50% of tuition difference refunded if dropped in second week
Intensive Course Program Students Can change from audit to credit before the third day of an intensive classStudent must obtain permission from the Lecturer firstFee of $15 per coursePay tuition difference Can change from credit to audit before the third day of an intensive classFee of $15 per course100% of tuition difference refunded if dropped before the second class day50%  of tuition difference refunded if dropped before the third class day
Visiting Students Same as above Same as above

Change from Audit to Credit. (See chart above) The student must obtain permission from the Lecturer prior to submitting the Course Change Form. The student is responsible to coordinate with the Lecturer the submission of all course assignments, readings, and quizzes/exams, which were due during while the student audited the course.

Change from Credit to Audit. (See chart above)

Withdrawal From A Course

Withdrawal involves dropping a regular course after the 2nd week of classes and prior to 6th week or after the start of the 3rd day of an intensive (block) course but before 50% of the intensive class is completed.  A student cannot withdraw after 50% of a course has been completed.

After a student withdraws from a course, a “W” for “Withdrawal” will appear on a student’s transcript. A “W” does not add to or remove any marks from the Grade Point Average (GPA). “W” will be removed if/when the class is re-taken.

Students who do not withdraw from a course by the deadline stated above will receive a grade based on work submitted. All grades, including “D” (“Poor”) or “F” (“Fail”), will appear on the student’s transcript and will affect the student’s grade point average.

Other Fees and Expenses

A comprehensive table of fees and charges related to program students is found in the “Financial Information” section of the Prospectus. For additional financial information related to international students, please see the section on “International Students”.