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Application & Costs

Application Instructions

Who can Apply
All candidates must be a current or potential formator for a religious institute or dio­cese. All applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent ministry experi­ence and be proficient in English.

 

When to Apply
Applications are processed in the order they are received. If you are a non-US citizen, please plan to submit your application as early as possible because of the time required to secure documents and visas. Residency begins in late August and continues through mid-May with a three-week Christmas vacation from mid-December to early January. IRF participants are required to reside on campus due to the community nature of the program.

 

How to Apply
Request application by emailing pmichalenko@ctu.edu, or download an application by clicking here.

Once you have the application, complete all information and submit with non-refund­able application fee. Upon receipt of your application, additional information will be forwarded to you about how to submit your letter of recommendation, along with a request for other supporting documents.
 

Costs (2017-2018):

  • Tuition, room, board and workshop fees total $22,075.
  • This includes tuition and all program costs plus room & board which includes: a private room, private bath and full meal plan of three meals daily.

Other Costs:

  • While attending the Institute of Religious Formation, all participants must have health insurance. If a participant does not have health insurance through his or her institute/diocese, she or he may purchase it through the health plan of Catholic Theological Union/University of Chicago.
  • Additional personal expenses such as books, spiritual direction, and English language classes.
  • All fees are subject to change
Please complete our Request for Information form to receive more information about the IRF.