Business Office

TraceeThe HGST Business Office provides support and payment processing for students and alumni. Information about payment options, deadlines, and policies is given below.

Students should contact Ms. Tracee Fletcher with any additional questions or concerns.


Chief Operating and Financial Officer:
Ms. Tracee Fletcher

Tel: 713-942-9505 x118
Fax: 713-942-9506
Email: tfletcher@hgst.edu






  • Payment Deadlines

    Fall 2015 DMin Payment Deadlines

    Pay in Full Deadline Aug. 16, 2015
    50% Down Payment Deadline Aug. 16, 2015
    First Installment Sept. 15, 2015
    Second Installment Oct. 15, 2015
    Third Installment Nov. 15, 2015

  • Payment Options

    Payment Options

    HGST accepts cash, check, and all major credit cards. Additionally, students can use our online payment page (www.hgst.edu/online-payments) to make tuition or fee payments.

  • Payment & Refund Policies

    Payment & Refund Policies

    Registration is not valid until arrangements have been made to pay tuition and fees. Failure to pay account balances or to arrange for financial aid in a timely manner will invalidate a student’s course registration. In addition, a student will not be able to take final exams, receive grade reports, or receive official transcripts until all account balances have been cleared. For international students, failure to pay in a timely manner may also result in termination of the student’s SEVIS record.

    Although all fees are non-refundable, tuition may be refunded according to the schedule below.

    Master’s Level Programs

    Fall and Spring Semesters

    A 90% refund will be made for courses dropped through the 1st week of the semester

    A 75% refund will be made for courses dropped through the 2nd week of the semester

    A 50% refund will be made for courses dropped through the 3rd week of the semester

    No refunds will be made beyond the 3rd week of the semester

    Summer Terms

    A 90% refund will be made for courses dropped before the 2nd class meeting

    A 50% refund will be made for courses dropped before the 3rd class meeting

    No refunds will be made beyond the 3rd class meeting

    One-week Mini-terms

    A 100% refund will be made for courses dropped before the 1st class meeting

    A 50% refund will be made for courses dropped before the start of the 2nd class meeting

    No refunds will be made after the start of the 2nd class meeting

    Tuition Refunds: Doctoral Level Program

    Fall Semester

    A 90% refund will be made for courses dropped by May 31.

    A 75% refund will be made for courses dropped by June 15.

    A 50% refund will be made for courses dropped by June 30.

    Spring Semester

    A 90% refund will be made for courses dropped by November 30.

    A 75% refund will be made for courses dropped by December 15.

    A 50% refund will be made for courses dropped by December 31.

    Fee Refunds: There are no fee refunds.

  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition and Fees

    Fall 2015 Tuition & Fees

    Masters Programs $470 per credit hour
    Masters Certificate Programs $470 per credit hour
    Doctor of Ministry $470 per credit hour
    Doctor of Ministry Certificate Programs $470 per credit hour

    Fees Common to All Degree Programs

    Audit Fee (HGST alumni) $25 per credit hour
    Audit Fee (all others) $50 per credit hour
    Immigration Documentation Processing Fee $135 (plus $10 per dependent)
    Late Registration Fee $50
    Late Application Fee $50
    Withdrawal Fee $25
    Check Return Fee $35
    Installment Fee $50
    Transcripts/Certification of Enrollment Fee $5 per copy (expedited service – $25)

    Masters Fees

    Application for Admission Fee $50
    Student Fee (Building Security, Internet Services, Computer Lab, Copy, Scan, & Printing) $260 per semester
    Directed Study Surcharge (over & above tuition) $470 (1 credit hour per course)
    CPCE Exam $60
    Drop/Add Fee (after the start of classes) $25
    Extension Fee $50
    Graduation Fee $275

    Doctor of Ministry Fees

    Application for Admission Fee $100
    Student Fee (Building Security, Internet Services, Computer Lab, Copy, Scan, & Printing) $260/semester
    Strengths Inventory Fee $75 First Semester Only (New Entering Student)
    Extension Fee $50 per instructor
    Continuation Fee $470/semester
    Hosting Fee $75/semester
    Project/Practicum Director Fee $50/semester
    Candidacy Fee $200
    Final Project Processing Fee $200
    Graduation Fee $500