Payments and Deadlines

Golden Gate seeks to provide a quality education at the most reasonable cost possible. Golden Gate is a private, non-profit Southern Baptist institution that relies upon the generosity of churches, alumni, friends and the Southern Baptist Convention. We gratefully acknowledge their partnership in this ministry that enables the seminary to keep the cost to our students at an affordable level. Each student benefits from these partnerships; however, each student also shares in this financial stewardship.

Payment for tuition and fees is due for each semester in full on or before the final day of registration. Approved documentation for any situation that would lead to a balance due after the final day of registration must be on file in the Business Office.

Deadlines for payment can be found in the Academic Calendar.

Students are solely responsible for their own account. Third party payments, church sponsorship or financial aid awards do not relieve students from this responsibility. Students who have not paid for or made arrangements for payment by the deadline will be administratively dropped and will not be able to attend classes.

Payment Options

  • Visit the Business Office - Our window is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Payment can be made at the window using cash, check, VISA or MasterCard. If you happen to come after hours, there is an Accounts Receivable drop slot outside the Business Office where  you may leave all payments. These payments will be receipted the next business day.
  • Call the Business Office - We can take your credit card information over the phone and receipt your payment during normal business hours. You may reach us at (415) 380-1360. 
  • Mail Payment - You can send a check by mail to the Business Office. Be aware of deadlines, and make certain your payment arrives on time. Mail payments to: 
    • Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 201 Seminary Drive-Box 956, Mill Valley, CA 94941
  • Pay Online - By accessing “MyGGBTS” you can make a payment by credit card to your account. You will need your student ID number and your PIN.

Policies and Procedures

Tuition Payments:
Student accounts with an outstanding past due balance will be placed on Business Office hold and the student will not be able to pre-register until the obligation is paid in full. Students who have not finalized their registration with full payment or approved deferment by the last day to register will have all registered courses dropped. This is referred to as an administrative drop.

A credit balance on a students’ account, in most cases, indicates that the student is entitled to a refund. A student may request a refund on a check request form or in writing such as through email. The Business Office will review the account for any restrictions by a third party or scholarship and will apply the refund to the credit card used for payment or with a check from the seminary. The seminary does encourage students to carry over credit balances to the next semester.

As a last resort a delinquent student account may be subject to collection procedures. Every effort will be made by the Business Office to contact the student and provide opportunity to clear the obligation. If a student’s account is turned over to a collection agency, the student must then make payments to that agency.