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Tuition Cost, Scholarships and Fees

Fees and Tuition
Payment Plans
Multi-Denominational Pastor Scholarships
Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Church Scholarships

Fees and Tuition

(All costs listed are listed as and must be paid in U. S. dollars.)
• Tuition cost per semester hour: $95
• Admissions application fee - $25* Not billed until the first week of the first term. If you are refused admission, then you pay nothing. This fee is used to offset administrative costs.
• Certificate completion fee - $25* There is no graduation for those granted certificates. The official certificate with school cover will be mailed to you.
• Graduation application fee: $95* Includes diploma with school cover, cap and gown, graduation dinner, and graduation ceremony.
• Replacement diploma or certificate fee: $20 Does not include school cover.
• Late registration fee: $5* per course.
• Official transcript fee: $15* First request after graduation is free.
• Late account payment fee to include any accumulated fees and tuition: $5* per course per month.

Important Notes:
• Books, computer, software, fees and internet requirements are the student's responsibility. Failure to purchase books and other requirements is no excuse and will impact your grade unless you withdraw.
• Tuition may be refunded for withdrawal from a class beginning at 90% the first week of class, then minus 10% less for each week thereafter. No tuition will be refunded after the seventh week of class.
• All fees are non-refundable.
• All students must pay the full graduation fee and are highly encouraged to attend the graduation. You will not receive your diploma until the day of graduation. Those who cannot attend graduation will receive their diplomas and cap and gown by mail to be shipped no later than two weeks after graduation.
• All may request one free official transcript indicating the degree completion after the end of the term that they have completed of all degree requirements if they have already applied and paid for graduation.
• No grades, transcripts, certificates nor diplomas are released until accounts are paid in full.

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 1/3 of the balance down and 1/3 per month for two months afterwards with no interest or late fee charged.

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.
• You must be able to pay for your books, computer, internet costs and non-tuition fees; admissions fee is free with scholarship approval if you have not yet paid the admissions fee (admissions fees are non-refundable,but not billed until the beginning of the first term).
• 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 2.0 (C) average (undergraduate) or 2.75 college gradepoint average (graduate), or higher.
• You must have no college degree related to the program and level for which you seek admissions
• For the 50% tuition scholarship you must be a member of an SBC aligned church.
• For full scholarship you must be a member and assigned or elected to a leadership or administrative role in an SBC aligned church, including pastor, worship leader, deacon, church administrator, secretary, IT or media specialist or similar position; applied for a degree related to your position and have less than $75,000 total annual household income.

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.
6. State which scholarship, 50% or full, for which you qualify and for the full scholarship you are agreeing that your combined household income does not exceed $75,000 and agree to let MBC know if your income rises above that level during the term of the scholarship, as God is your witness.
7. You must maintain a 2.5 (C+) average (undergrad) or 3.0 college gradepoint average (graduate), or higher, as well as all eligibility qualifications as stated above to keep either scholarship above.
IMPORTANT: Scholarship awardees must let MBC know of any changes that affect qualification for the scholarship. 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.

Multi-Denominational Pastor Scholarships

About
McDowell Bible College has two levels of ministry scholarship for low or moderate income 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 to moderate income ministers who want to improve their training for ministry.

Qualifications
• You must have completed an admissions application and you must meet all admissions requirements for McDowell Bible College.
• You must be able to pay for your books, computer, internet costs and non-tuition fees; admissions fee is free with scholarship approval if you have not yet paid the admissions fee (admissions fees are non-refundable,but not billed until the beginning of the first term).
• You must be a pastor, associate pastor, assistant pastor, chaplain, or similar pastoral ministry position of a church or non-profit religious organization and have applied to McDowell Bible College for a certificate or degree in ministry.
• 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 2.0 (C) average (undergrad) or 2.75 average (graduate), or higher.
• You must have no college degree related to the program and level for which you seek admissions.
• For the 50% tuition scholarship you must earn no more than $30,000 in total compensation from your current pastoral position and no more than $60,000 total annual household income.
• For full tuition fees scholarship, you must earn no more than $15,000 total compensation from your current pastoral position and no more than $30,000 total annual household income.


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. Indicate your current official position or role with your church or non-profit religious organization such as pastor, associate pastor, assistant pastor, chaplain, etc., that qualifies you for the 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, ID card, military ID, etc.
6. State which scholarship for which you are applying, 50% or full and you are agreeing that your complete church compensation and your combined household income does not exceed the amounts indicated in the qualifications for the requested scholarship and agree to let MBC know if your income rises above those levels during the term of the scholarship, as God is your witness.
7. You must maintain a 2.5 (C+) average (undergrad) or 3.0 college gradepoint average (graduate), or higher, as well as all eligibility qualifications as stated above to keep either scholarship above.
IMPORTANT: Scholarship awardees must let MBC know of any changes that affect qualification for the scholarship. 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.

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