How Much Does FRONTIER Cost?
FRONTIER fees consist of 2 set amounts.
1. The unit fees set by MST (FEE-Help is available to cover these)
2. Administrative costs set by St Luke's (participant's cover these costs)
which vary according to the program pathway you choose.
FRONTIER fees for the 2020 residential program are $4,975.00.
These are broken down into semesters of $2,487.50 or
quarters of $1243.75.
A 5% discount is available for participants who pay
the full year before end of January 2020.
The price includes:
Accommodation (including all utilities and internet),
Travel costs associated with study,
Professional Standards Training, and
Mission Conferences, workshops, webinars, forums.
FRONTIER fees for the non-residential program are $100 per unit, and are payable prior to commencement of the unit/s you are doing with FRONTIER .
The amount provides administrative support, morning & afternoon teas for the unit intensives, and other affiliated costs required to deliver FRONTIER not covered by your unit fees.
Non-Residential participants may undertake
single units, part-time study, or full-time study.
(Please note: AUStudy and Youth Allowance require full-time study
based on a minimum of 75% or 3 units per semester)
We would strongly encourage those seeking full-time study, to consider doing the residential program as this will better prepare you for future ministry opportunities.
The non-residential program may suit those living within the Albury/Wodonga area or wider Riverina who don't wish to live in-residence, or others prepared to travel to Albury for the week intensives.
The costs for conferences and other activities designed to enhance the learning experience are not included in the non-residential program.
Diploma of Ministry
Graduate Diploma of Divinity
The fees for either the Diploma of Minisry or
Graduate Diploma of Divinity are set by Melbourne School of Theology
Please check the MST website for fee schedule at http://www.mst.edu.au/ under “Course Information”.
FRONTIER is a campus of Melbourne School of Theology, an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology (ACT). The tuition fees are set by ACT on an annual basis. More information about tuition fees is available at https://www.actheology.edu.au/tuition-fees
As a full-time student FRONTIER participants may be eligible for Youth Allowance or AUStudy. As a residential study program, participants will be living away from home, which potentially increases their eligibility. Please note that AUStudy and Youth Allowance are means tested.
AUStudy (+25 years) & Youth Allowance (<18-25 years) rates, which are applicable only for a full-time study load deemed to be at 75%, are available from the Department of Human Services - https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/payment-finder/
A FEE-HELP loan is only available for the units set by ACT & MST for the Diploma of Ministry or the Graduate Diploma of Divinity.
FEE-HELP is available for Australian Citizens and those holding special Visas for both the Diploma of Ministry or the Graduate Diploma of Divinity. through the Melbourne School of Theology (conditions apply – see http://studyassist.gov.au).