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Name Last First Middle Email Address Student ID #

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The above-referenced student (“hereinafter referred to as student”) and Shepherd University (“hereinafter referred to as Shepherd”) are entering into this agreement where the student will pay tuition and fees as indicated below as well as adhere to Shepherd’s enrollment and refund policies and other important policies as set forth in Shepherd’s Catalog. The school will instruct the student in the curriculum listed below in accordance with the Education Law and Commissioner’s Regulations.


An Enrollment agreement shall be written in language that is easily understood. If English is not the student’s primary language, and the student is unable to understand the terms and conditions of the enrollment agreement, the student shall have the right to obtain a clear explanation of the terms and conditions and all cancellation and refund policies in his or her primary language from a qualified school officer upon request.


This agreement is legally binding when signed by the student and accepted by Shepherd. Your signature on this agreement acknowledges that you have been given reasonable time to read and understand it and that you have been given a written statement of the refund policy including an example of how it applies and a catalog including a description of the program including all material facts concerning SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY and the program which are likely to affect your decision to enroll. Immediately upon signing this agreement, you will be given a copy of it to retain for your records.


Do not sign this agreement before you have read pages 1 through 5 thoroughly. You are entitled to an exact copy of this agreement and any disclosure pages that you sign. This agreement and the school catalog constitute the entire agreement between the student and the school. There is no charge paid to an entity other than Shepherd that is specifically required for participation in the education program.


School Name School of Theology (Graduate) Program   Required Credit Hours  

Program Length Start Date: Completion Date:

Period Covered Enrollment Agreement

From To


Tuition Total for the Entire Program $_____________________

Fee Total for the Entire Program $_____________________



I understand that this is a legally binding contract. My signature below certifies that I have read, understood, and agreed to my rights and responsibilities, and that Shepherd’s cancellation and refund policies have been clearly explained to me.



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This agreement is accepted by Shepherd University.


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*As  an  added  convenience  for  each  school,  this  form  is  designed  for  retailing  your  financial  information  based  on  each  school’s  necessary requirement; however, Shepherd University requires inserting the information found on pages 2 and 5 for the purpose of  this Enrollment Agreement. 


SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY:         Master of Divinity       Doctor of Ministry 



Length in semester:  6 semesters 6 semesters 

Required credits:  96 units 42 units 

Transferable credits accepted:  48 credits 6 credits 

Tuition‐Major (on campus):  $400 per unit $420 per unit 


       Estimated Tuition Total:       $38,400         $17,640 



Application fee (one‐time fee):  $120 $120

Registration fee (Nonrefundable)  $20 per semester $20 per semester 

Student Activity fee:  $50 per semester $50 per semester 

Student Association fee:  $15 per semester $15 per semester 

Student Service Fee:  $215 per semester $215 per semester 

Lab Supplies/kits:  n/a n/a

Thesis fee:  $200 $750

Graduation (only graduates pay):  $350 $350


        Estimated General Fee Total:       $2,470           $3,020  

ESTIMATED TOTAL CHARGES:       $40,870      $20,660.00         


All fees listed above are nonrefundable and costs shown above are subject to change without notice.  You are responsible for paying all  fees,  charges,  and  services  as  they  are  incurred  each  semester.  If  you  obtain  student  loan,  you  are  responsible  for  repaying  the  loan  amount plus any interest. Additional financing charges will be added monthly at a rate 8.25%per annum for any balance remaining after a  student becomes inactive or is no longer attending classes. I understand that total program cost may be impacted by approved transfer  credits or needed prerequisite coursework.   

**Misc fee will be charged on a case by case basis. 



Late Registration fee:     $100       $100       Late Tuition Fee:         10% of tuition       

(including fees, 15% after a month)       

10% of tuition        

(including fees, 15% after a month)          Add/Drop fee:       $10 $10

Transcript fee:  $10 per copy $10 per copy 

Returned Check fee:  $35 per check  $35 per check 

Auditing fee: 

International Registration Fee: 

30% of unit


30% of unit 




For the undergraduate level and below, international students and nonnative speakers of English are required to have an overall TOEFL score of 60 or higher with a speaking score of 18 or higher; or the overall IELTS score of 6 or higher with the speaking score of 6 or higher. For the graduate level, it is required to have an overall TOEFL score of 79 or higher with a speaking score of 20 or higher; or the overall IELTS score of 6.5 or higher with a speaking score of 6.5 or higher. If students have no TOEFL or IELTS score or less than the minimum scores school requires, students must successfully complete the ESL Level 5 at Shepherd ESL program. Completion of Level 5 is one of the admission requirements for students who are admitted under these conditions.

*Minimum TOEFL or IELTS score

  Undergraduate  Graduate 

TOEFL  IBT: 60 (Speaking 18)  IBT: 79 (Speaking 20) 


(Academic module) 

Overall 6.0, Speaking 6.0   

Overall 6.5, Speaking 6.5 




Right to change of schedule: Shepherd reserves the right to reschedule the period of the program if the student enrollment does not meet the minimum requirement. Right to terminate: Shepherd reserves the right to terminate students for unsatisfactory progress, non-payment of tuition, or failure to conform to Shepherd’s standards of conduct stated in the Catalog. Transferability of credit: Shepherd does not guarantee the transferability of credits earned at Shepherd to another college or university. Any decision on the comparability, appropriateness, applicability, and acceptability of credit depends on the receiving institution. Placement: Although Shepherd provides placement assistance, it does not guarantee job placement to graduates upon program completion or upon graduation.


NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT SHEPHERD The transferability of credits you earn at Shepherd University is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree or certificate you earn in your program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits, degree or certificate that you earn at Shepherd University is not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at Shepherd University will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Shepherd University to determine if your credits, degree, or certificate will transfer.



The student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. If the student has completed 60 percent or less of the period of attendance, a pro rata refund will be applied. If the student has completed 60 percent or greater of the term, there will be NO refund. All fees are nonrefundable. If the student receives federal financial aid, the student is entitled to a refund of money not paid from federal financial aid funds.



Enrollment Time Weeks Refund 

0‐6.6%  1 100% 

6.7%‐13.1% 2 93.3% 

13.2%‐19.8%  3 86.8% 

19.9%‐26.5%  4 80.1% 

26.6%‐33.2%  5 73.4% 

33.3%‐39.9%  6 66.7% 

40%‐46.6%  7 60% 

46.7%‐53.3%  8 53.3% 

53.4% to 60%  9 46.6% 

After 60%  10~15 0% 

 Withdrawal from Shepherd or cancellation of this agreement may be effectuated by the student’s written notice or by the student’s conduct (for example: lack of attendance). If the student decides to cancel the agreement, any payment the student has made shall be returned within 45 days following Shepherd’s receipt of the cancellation notice. In order to cancel this agreement with Shepherd, the student shall mail or deliver a signed and dated copy of a written cancellation notice to: Shepherd University, 3200 N. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90065. If Shepherd gave the student any equipment, it must be returned within 30 days of the cancellation date. If the student does not return the equipment within the 30-day period, Shepherd may charge the cost of the equipment. The amount charged for each item shall not exceed its fair market value. Shepherd shall have the burden of proof to establish the equipment’s fair market value.



Cancellation of this agreement can occur up to _________________________ (Date)


If the student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund. If the student is eligible for a loan guaranteed by the federal or state government and the student defaults on the loan, both of the following may occur. (1) The federal or state government or a loan guarantee agency may take action against the student, including applying any income tax refund to which the person is entitled to reduce the balance owed on the loan. (2) The student may not be eligible for any other federal student financial aid at another institution or other government assistance until the loan is repaid.



Federal regulations (CFR 668.34) require that, in order to be eligible for assistance from Title IV student aid, all students (full-time, part-time, undergraduate, and graduate) must maintain satisfactory academic progress toward completion of their degree. All students who receive institutional, federal and state financial aid must meet the academic standards of Shepherd University and the standards of satisfactory academic progress defined by federal regulations as follows. Students must    complete their degree within a maximum period of 150% of the published length of the academic program;

 complete 66.67% of all attempted courses ; and

 maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 for undergraduate and 3.00 for graduate at the end of each term.

Students not meeting SAP are subject to dismissal from their program of study and are ineligible to receive financial aid, except under special circumstances. When a student’s progress is evaluated as prescribed and his or her academic performance is below either of the thresholds required to maintain SAP, the student’s academic progress will be projected to determine if and when it would be possible for the student to reestablish SAP.



When a student who receives federal financial aid withdraws from Shepherd University, the Financial Aid Office must calculate the amount of financial aid the student and the school must return to federal programs. When the student officially withdraws from the university after the 60 percent point in an enrollment period or term, any federal financial aid received is considered earned and the student is not required to return the financial aid. When the withdrawal happens on or before the 60 percent point, the student must return the unearned portion of the aid to the respective Title IV programs. Unearned aid is calculated by multiplying unearned aid percentage by the amount of aid received. Unearned aid percentage is calculated by dividing the number of days remaining in the term after withdrawing by the total number of days in the term. Return of funds are allocated in the following order: (1) Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, (2) Subsidized Federal Stafford Loa ns, (3) Federal Perkins Loans, (4) Federal Parent (PLUS) Loans, (5) Federal Pell Grants, (6) Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants, (7) Other Title IV Programs, (8) Federal or State Programs where a return is required.


You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to the Shepherd: (1) You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all of part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and (2). Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment if either of the following applies: (1). You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or (2). Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.

The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency programs attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education.

You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following: (1). The school closed before the course of instruction was completed, (2). The school's failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school, (3). The school's failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan


program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs, (4). There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau and (5). An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.

Effective January 1, 2015, the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) assessment rate is zero ($0) per $1,000.


Prior to signing this enrollment agreement, you must be given a catalog or brochure and a School Performance Fact Sheet, which you are encouraged to review prior to signing this agreement. These documents contain important policies and performance data for this institution. This institution is required to have you sign and date the information included in the School Performance Fact Sheet relating to completion rates, placement rates, license examination passage rates, salaries or wages, and the most recent three-year cohort default rate, if applicable, prior to signing this agreement. I certify that I have received the catalog, School Performance Fact Sheet, and information regarding completion rates, placement rates, license examination passage rates, salary or wage information, and the most recent three-year cohort default rate, if applicable, included in the School Performance Fact sheet, and have signed, initialed, and dated the information provided in the School Performance Fact Sheet. _____________ (initial)



Any questions a student may have regarding this enrollment agreement that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833 (physical address); P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818 (mailing address);

www.bppe.ca.gov(Web site address); (916) 431-6959 (phone); (916) 263-1897 (fax).


A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling to toll–free at (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau's Internet Web site (www.bppe.ca.gov)



I understand that this is a legally binding contract. My signature below certifies that I have read, understood, and agreed to my rights and responsibilities, and that the institution's cancellation and refund policies ha ve been clearly explained to me. In addition, I certify that Shepherd University has met the disclosure requirements of the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education Reform Act, effective January 1, 1998.


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