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Tuition Cost, Scholarships and Fees

Fees and Tuition
Payment Plans
Multi-Denominational Pastor Scholarships
Southern Baptist Church Scholarships

Fees and Tuition

(All costs are listed in US dollars and all tuition must be paid in US dollars.)
• Tuition cost per semester hour: $50
• Tuition cost for a 3 semester hour course: $150
• Cost of a certificate of about a year and 36 hours: $1800 plus books, computer hardware and software, internet and the fees listed below.
• Cost of a diploma of 60 hours: $3000 plus books, computer hardware and software, internet and the fees listed below.
• Admissions Application Fee - $50* Not billed until after admitted. If you are refused admission, then you pay nothing. This fee is used to offset administrative costs.
• Graduation Application Fee: $150* (Includes ceremony, cap and gown, diploma and graduation picture, dinner, and unlimited on-line unofficial transcripts.)
• Official Transcript fee: $10*.
• Unofficial Transcript from Website: Free.
• Tuition late fee: $5 per credit hour per month.
• Admissions application late fee: $10 per month.
• Late Registraion fee: $5 per credit hour.
• We do not have a financial aid office, as we cannot provide external government financial support, but it is unneeded as our tuition is low. MBC also provides internal support indicated above with scholarships and payment plans, so costly loans with interest are unneeded.
* NOTE: Books, computer, software, fees and internet requirements are student's responsibility. Admission, Graduation fees, and most other fees are non-refundable.

Payment Plans
Payment plans are also available. Contact registration (see Contact Us page for email address) for the most recent details about payment plans. You can pay as little as $50 down per course and $50 per month for two months afterwards with no interest charged.

Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Church Scholarships

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McDowell Bible College has two levels of scholarships for any of our certificates or diplomas for members of any Southern Baptist Convention aligned church. However, funds for this are limited, so you would need to apply for admissions and this scholarship as soon as possible.

Qualifications
• You must have completed an admissions application and you must meet all admissions requirements for McDowell Bible College.
• You must be a member of an SBC aligned church and have applied to McDowell Bible College for a certificate or degree program.
• You must have a high school degree or were awarded a GED or equivalent high school examination in another country, with a 2.5 (C+) average.
• For the 50% tuition scholarship, you must have no college degree related to the program for which you seek admissions and be a member of an SBC aligned church.
• For full scholarship, you must have no bible college or seminary degree at the level you are applying, be a member, be assigned to some ministry in an SBC aligned church, including Sunday school or bible study teacher, pastor, worship leader, deacon, etc., and have applied for a degree related to your position.
• You must maintain a 2.5 (C+) average (undergrad) or 3.0 average (graduate) as well as eligibility as stated above to keep either scholarship above.

Application Process
• First, apply to McDowell Bible College for admissions into the Certificate or Degree program. You must have an application completed before applications will be accepted and you will be considered for a scholarship.
• Send an email to admissions (see contact us page for admissions email address), requesting an SBC scholarship. Include the following in your email:

1. Your assigned User ID from your McDowell Bible College admissions application.
2. Your current official position or role with that church, such as: "Pastor", "Associate/Assistant Pastor", “Bible Study Teacher”, "Sunday School Teacher", "Deacon", "Church Administration", "Church Secretary", etc., if applying for the full tuition scholarship. Degree applied for must match your position, otherwise you can only apply for the 50% tuition scholarship.
3. Name, address and phone number of someone who can verify your membership and/or position or role in the church as applicable.
4. Attach to the email a copy of the proof of your highest education level (.jpg, .pdf, etc.), such as high school transcript, GED or other high school equivalency test results, or college transcripts (from a reputable college – please, no degree mills). Your scholarship will be probationary until official copies are sent from the school or agency.
5. Attach to the email a color photocopy (.jpg, .pdf, etc.) of a government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, passport photo and ID page, state ID card, military ID, etc.

Multi-Denominational Pastor Scholarships

About
McDowell Bible College has three levels of ministry scholarship for pastors, assistant pastors or associate pastors of churches of any denomination who accept our doctrinal statement and who are in part-time or full-time ministry of that church. This scholarship is aimed at low income ministers who have a high school education and little or no formal bible college education. We are trying to help you receive the training you need to perform your pastoral duties better and equip you with a more solid biblical and ministerial education for your life’s calling. We began by awarding foreign pastors and have expanded this to help others with economic needs. However, funds for this are limited, so you would need to apply for admissions and this scholarship as soon as possible.

Qualifications
• You must have completed an admissions application and you must meet all admissions requirements for McDowell Bible College.
• You must be a pastor, associate pastor, assistant pastor, chaplain, etc. of a church or non-profit religious organization and have applied to McDowell Bible College for a certificate or degree in ministry program.
• You must have no problems with the MBC doctrinal statement and have a pastor's tolerance of the opinions of MBC students and faculty.
• You must have a high school degree or were awarded a GED or equivalent high school examination in another country, with a 2.5 (C+) average.
• For the 50% tuition scholarship, you must have no college degree related to the program for which you seek admissions and earn no more than $20,000 from your current pastoral position and no more than $30,000 total household income.
• For full tuition scholarship, you must have no bible college or seminary degree at the level you are applying and earn no more than $12,000 from your current pastoral position and no more than $24,000 total household income.
• For full scholarship with tuition and books1, you must have no college certificate or degree, less than 30 semester hours of college, and earn no more than $6,000 U.S. or $3000 non-U.S. income from your current pastoral position and no more than $15,000 U.S. or $6000 non-U.S. total household income.
• You must maintain a 2.5 (C+) average (undergrad) or 3.0 average (graduate) as well as eligibility as stated above to keep any scholarship above.


Application Process
• First, apply to McDowell Bible College for admissions into the certificate of ministry or ministry degree program. You must have an application completed before applications will be accepted and you will be considered for a scholarship.
• Send an email to admissions (see contact us page for admissions email address), requesting a pastor scholarship. Include the following in your email:

1. Your assigned User ID from your McDowell Bible College admissions application.
2. If applying for the full tuition scholarships, your current official position or role with your church or non-profit religious organization such as pastor, associate pastor, assistant pastor, chaplain, etc.
3. Name, address and phone number of someone who can verify your membership and/or position or role in the church as applicable.
4. Attach to the email a copy of the proof of your highest education level (.jpg, .pdf, etc.), such as high school transcript, GED or other high school equivalency test results, or college transcripts (from a reputable college – please, no degree mills). Your scholarship will be probationary until official copies are sent from the school or agency.
5. Attach to the email a color photocopy (.jpg, .pdf, etc.) of a government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, passport photo and ID page, ID card, military ID, etc.
6. Attach a copy of your income tax statement or proof of annual income from the previous year and a copy of the latest pay statement from your church (.jpg, .pdf, etc.)

IMPORTANT: Scholarship awardees must let MBC know of any change of income. It will not affect the current term, but may affect future scholarship benefits. Failure to note changes in eligibility requirements or fraudulent requests for any scholarships can result in being billed for costs and even suspension or expulsion. Honesty is of paramount importance at MBC.

1Note: For the full scholarship with tuition and books, books are provided either on-line in the form of a .pdf or are loaned by mail and are free as long as you return them to the school at the end of the school term in good condition with no markings or damage.

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