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Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats: Fees

To learn more about this program, click here or on the left hand side bar for information on Timeline & Components, Fees, Staff, Testimonials and Application Form.

Following are the fees associated with Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats.

Application Fee

$45 (non-refundable)

Tuition and Residency Fees

2016 Class

11/1/14 Early Bird Deadline                           12/1/14 Final Deadline

Deposit, due upon acceptance (non-refundable) $500 $500
Remaining Fees, payable in 4 installments*
     Room & board for both residencies (subject to change)

$1,548 $1,548
     Remaining tuition

$3,392 $3,592

Total price of the 18-month program (includes start- up materials, program staff/administration and residency fees) $5,440 $5,640

The program fees shown above cover about 75-80% of the total costs. The balance is funded by gifts from donors, and as a result, their prayers as well as their financial support accompany you in this program.

* The standard installment payment plan for the program fees:

Upon acceptance & commitment
           Early Bird by 11/1/14
$  500
             Final by12/1/14
$  500

Please contact the Finance Office for more information.

Tuition Assistance

In some cases of financial need, Shalem is able to offer limited tuition reduction depending on your need and the number of other requests for assistance.  We ask that you prayerfully consider the amount you are able to pay and the amount you are requesting.  We encourage applicants to look for sources of funding from their churches or religious affiliations.  If after prayerful consideration, you wish to be considered for reduced tuition, please submit a completed Tuition Assistance Form at the time of your application; the form is available here as well as provided in the downloadable PDF brochure form.  (see below)

For more details about the program including at-home work, residency topics, peer groups and other program components, you can download a detailed program brochure (PDF) here.

If you would like to apply for this program, you may contact our offices at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (301-897-7334) or download the application form (PDF) now.