Practical Questions

Cost of Formation

At the present time, thanks to the generosity of the Faithful over the years, and presently, the Archdiocese of Boston has the resources to assist, financially, men who desire to be formed for the diocesan priesthood in Boston.  For those in Pre-Theology and Theology Programs, financial resources provided by the Archdiocese of Boston generally cover the following needs:

  • Tuition
  • Room and Board
  • Health and Dental Insurance costs
  • Some personal needs

For those seminarians in College seminary, the Archdiocese of Boston covers the Room and Board and Health and Dental Insurance costs.  The tuition costs are primarily the responsibility of the seminarian and his family.  In those cases where the college seminarian and his family are not able to cover the cost of tuition (after financial aid), scholarships are available on a need basis and obtained through consultation with the Vocation Office.