Tuition costs and details:

The tuition for the Dallas Uptown Fellows Program is $6,500. This includes a 20% down ($1,300) non-refundable deposit that is due by Labor Day. The rest ($5,200) is made in eight monthly payments of ($650) a month (October-May).

The tuition may be paid by the Fellow or may be raised in the same way support is raised for a mission trip. Upon request, each Fellow receives a fundraising packet after their acceptance into the program.

Each Fellow is housed with other Fellows in community apartments. Room and board are provided at no cost and living expenses are further offset by the wages the Fellows earn in their work placements. Fellows are responsible for their own car and health insurance.

Tuition covers retreat fees and expenses (Opening Retreat, Launch Retreat, and Closing Retreat), Micah 6:8 Conference, National TFI Conference, Washington D.C. cultural tour, Career Counselling, coursework and textbooks, spiritual inventory testing and consultation with counselors, weekly round-table dinners, special Friday lunches, administrative expenses, as well as many other events and times the Fellows are together.



The priority deadline is August 1, 2021. Please apply using the application on our website.

The application process:

First, you will submit an application by the deadline listed on the website. After we review the applications, you will be contacted for an interview with our admissions committee, conducted either in person or by Facetime or Skype (depending on where you live). We will then contact you about our application decision, usually within a week of the interview.

Applicants should think of the interviews as conversations, in which we try to determine both if you would be a good fit for the program and if the program would be a good place for you. We ask that applicants spend time in prayer about the decision, as our committee also spends time praying for guidance in their decisions.

Class of 2021-2022
  • The next Fellows class will arrive on August 30, 2021.
  • The next Fellows class will graduate on May 22, 2022.
Contact for Interest

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please email us at

The director of our program is Kate Smith. Her cell is 469.388.3832. Email her, call her, or text her and she will set up a time to talk or meet about our program.