Tuition and Fees

Getting a world-class education is all about investing in yourself and your future. We’re focused on that investment, but we also understand that it can feel out of reach for many students, so we try to make it as affordable as possible. Our goal as an institution is to manage our resources as effectively as possible, so we can pass a better value along to our students.  We also offer a full range of financial aid opportunities to ensure access to a diverse population of students.  For additional information on applying or attending our college, please contact our Admissions Office by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 214-388-5466.  We look forward to answering all your questions!

TUITION

How many credits is considered "full-time?"
Full-time is taking a minimum of 12 credits per quarter.

How much does tuition cost per year?
At Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, the cost of tuition per year (4 quarters) is $14,800.00.

How much does tuition cost per term?
Tuition for on-campus programs is $3,700.00 per quarter. Students pursuing less than a full quarter of courses will be charged $250.00 per quarter hour.

Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service Program (AAS)

How much does the Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service Program cost if I have my general education courses completed?
If you have earned all the required general education credits at another institution and want to transfer those credits to Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, the program cost is $14,800.00. With general education transferred, you could graduate after four quarters of study.

How much does Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service Program cost if I want to take general education courses at Dallas Institute of Funeral Service?
If do not have general education courses completed, we offer general education within the program. The program cost, including general education, is $18,500.00. With general education included within the program, you could graduate after five quarters of study.

Funeral Director Program (FD)

How much does the Funeral Director Program cost?
If enrolling into the Funeral Director Program, the cost of the program is $7,400.00. You could graduate after two quarters of study.

How much does the Online Funeral Director Program cost?
If enrolling into the Online Funeral Director Program, the cost of the program is $10,950.00 plus $25.00 per course technology fee for a total of $11,400.00. You could graduate after four quarters of study.

NOTE: The Online Funeral Director Program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

Charged Tuition for Courses Approved by the President
– Courses Outside of the Scheduled Quarter

If you are taking a scheduled full quarter of courses and an additional course(s) outside of the scheduled courses, you will be charged $250.00 a quarter hour for each credit of the course(s).

Any course(s) you wish to take outside of the scheduled courses of the quarter; you will need prior approval from the president.

To view scheduled courses per term at Dallas Institute of Funeral Service:
AAS - http://www.dallasinstitute.edu/associate-degree
FD - http://www.dallasinstitute.edu/curriculum/funeral-directors-program
FD – Online - http://www.dallasinstitute.edu/curriculum/distance-learning

FEES

Application Fee: A non-refundable Application Fee of $50.00 must accompany the Application for Matriculation. Applying and application process.

Military Servicemember Application Fee Waiver: The admission’s application fee is waived for active duty and Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) U.S. military service members, U.S. military veterans who have been honorably discharged from both active duty and IRR. If you are eligible for a waiver, request a Military Application Fee Waiver Form from the  Admissions Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . When completed, scan the form back to the admissions e-mail address. Our Admissions and Financial Aid staff stands ready to assist active duty, IRR, veterans, and military family members.

++ Military Application Fee Waiver Form

Textbooks: All textbooks/E-books are provided by the college for on-campus students. If your textbooks are lost or stolen, the college can issue a replacement. Students are responsible for replacement cost for the general education textbooks on loan from the college or if replacement is needed for any other courses. 

Note: Textbooks for General Education courses (ONLY): The general education textbooks shall be returned undamaged. Damage includes written notes, highlighting, pages ripped or excessive damage.  If a student drops or withdraws from a general education course, these textbooks still must be returned. If your textbooks are lost or stolen, the college can issue a replacement. Students are responsible for replacement cost.

Distance Learning Textbooks:The College provides all required EBooks, if available.  Distance Learners must purchase all required hardback book textbooks, if not available in an Ebook. Distance Learning students may purchase textbooks online when paying tuition or purchase from another reseller.

Clinical & Laboratory Supplies: The College provides each student with required clinical and laboratory supplies.

Technology Fee: For distance learning courses, all students will be charged a twenty-five ($25.00) technology fee per course.

Enrollment Fee & Activity Fee: The College does not have an enrollment fee or activity fee.

Graduation & Cap and Gown:  There is no fee for graduation and the College provides a cap and gown for each graduate. 

Security Fee:  A twenty dollar ($20.00) security fee will be charged to each student on or before orientation/first day of class.  The security fee includes the cost of student ID and Key-Fob/Card.

National Board Exam Fee:  The NBE is not required for graduation.  National Board Exam Fee (or State Board Exam Fee for FD’s) for first-time takers will be reimbursed if taken and passed within 60 days of last Comprehensive Exam.  See details here.  

Texas State Board Exam Fee for Funeral Director (only) Program:  For first-time takers our college will reimbursed if taken and passed within 60 days of last Comprehensive Exam.  

Note: This Bulletin in all or in part is subject to change without notice.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

We are pleased to provide students with this Net Price Calculator as a guide in planning for college. The Net Price Calculator is a federal government tool that students can use to estimate their “net price” to attend our College.