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Tuition Cost, Scholarships and Fees

Fees and Tuition
Payment Plans
Southern Baptist Church Scholarships
Pastor 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.
• 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.

Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Church Scholarships

About
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.
• The name, address and phone number contact for your SBC aligned church must have been entered in the admissions form.
• You must be a member of an SBC 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.
• You must have no bible college or seminary degree and be part of some ministry in your church, including Sunday School teacher, deacon, etc., for the full 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 the 50% tuition scholarship.
• You must maintain a 2.5 (C+) average to keep the scholarship.

Application Process
• First, apply to McDowell Bible College for admissions into the Certificate or Degree program. You must have an application completed before you will be considered for a scholarship.
• Send an email to admissions (see contact us page for admissions email address), requesting a ministry 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”, “Pastor of Education”, “Bible Study Teacher”, "Sunday School Teacher", "Deacon", "Church Administration", "Church Secretary", etc.
3. Name, address and phone number of someone who can verify your position or role and membership in the church, such as Senior Pastor, Chairman of the Deacons or Elders, etc.
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.

Pastor Scholarships

About
McDowell Bible College has three levels of ministry scholarship for pastors, assistant pastors or associate pastors of churches of any denomination aligned with our doctrinal statement, 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 a full scholarship to a pastor from Africa, which included books, and have expanded this to help others. 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.
• The name, address and phone number contact for your SBC aligned church must have been entered in the admissions form.
• You must be a pastor, assistant pastor or associate pastor of a church and have applied to McDowell Bible College for a degree in Ministry.
• 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.
• You must have less than 30 semester hours of college credit from a bible college or two years or less college credit unrelated to a bible school education and are changing to ministry as your major.
• Partial tuition scholarships (50% off) require that you make a combined household income of $30,000 or less from all sources of income and $20,000 or less from your church income.
• Free tuition scholarships require that you make a combined household income of $20,000 or less from all sources of income and $15,000 or less from your church income.
• Full scholarships (books and tuition) require that you make a combined household income of $15,000 or less from all sources of income and $12,000 or less from your church income.
• You must maintain a 2.5 (C+) average to keep the scholarship.

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

1. Based on qualifications stated above or your own ability to pay from your household income, state the scholarship you are requesting: Half-Tuition Scholarship in Ministry, Free Tuition Scholarship in Ministry, or full Scholarship in Ministry.
2. State your income from your pastor’s position and your total household income. We will need income verification through the most recent tax return for U.S. citizems, or pay stubs or receipts or a letter of income verification from the church from others.
3. Your assigned User ID from your McDowell Bible College admissions application.
4. Your current official ministry position with that church, such as: “Pastor”, “Senior Pastor” (if more than one in your church), “Assistant Pastor”, “Associate Pastor”, “Associate Pastor of Education”, “Associate Pastor of Children”, etc.
5. Name, address and phone number of someone who can verify your position, such as Senior Pastor, Chairman of the Deacons or Elders, etc.
6. 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.

Note: For the full scholarship, 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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