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Tuition Cost and Fees

Most of our students attend free, although we ask if you can afford it to make a donation when you can. MBC provides a quality, demanding education equivalent to schools costing thousands per term with extra online fees up to a hundred dollars or more per class. (All costs listed must be paid in U. S. dollars.)


Below indicates cost per semester hour accorded by total annual household income* (in US$). Total household income includes student's income plus that of spouse and/or parents if living in same household. Students may be required periodically to show proof of income if they are paying a lower tuition. If a student falsely reports their income, they could be billed for the difference, receive academic suspension, and/or be expelled from MBC without refund. Note: You may receive academic suspension from McDowell Bible College if your GPA drops below 2.0 undergrad or 2.5 master's for two consecutive terms. To receive the working pastor discount, you must provide the registrar with your church's name, address and contact information (telephone and email) for the office or a member of the leadership other than yourself.

Under $20,000:
    Undergrad: Free
    Graduate: Free

$20,000 to $29,999:
    Undergrad: $10 per hour
    Graduate: $15 per hour

$30,000 to $39,999:
    Undergrad: $25 per hour
    Graduate: $30 per hour

$40,000 to $49,999:
    Undergrad: $40 per hour
    Graduate: $50 per hour

$50,000 to $74,999:
    Undergrad: $50 per hour
    Graduate: $75 per hour

$75,000 up:
    Undergrad: $75 per hour
    Graduate: $100 per hour


Admissions Fee:
    Under $20,000 & Working Pastors FREE
    $20,000 to $29,999: $5.00
    $30,000 to $39,999: $10.00
    $40,000 to $49,999: $15.00
    $50,000 to $74,999: $25.00
    $75,000 up: $50.00

• Online Fees → FREE (Other schools charge as much as $100 per course)

• Graduation fee $75 (Includes banquet, graduation, cap and gown, and certificate/degree with school cover.)
(Due to COVID-19 and most graduates from overseas and/or unable to attend, we currently do not have an on-campus graduation. We hope to continue annual onsite graduations by May 2023. Until it is announced here, pay the completion fee below.)

• Graduation completion fee $25 (Includes certificate/degree with school cover mailed to you only).

• Official transcript fee → $10. First official and all unofficial online transcripts are free.

• Late payment fee on payment plan → $25 per month.

Payment Plan:
1/3 down (or rounded up) and 1/3 each of the two months afterwards.

To keep costs low for others, feel free to donate when you can.
DONATE button at bottom of our website!

*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, though many courses may provide online E-books for free, some courses, especially graduate courses, will require you to purchase the course textbook(s) and many of our students prefer hardcopy books to E-Books.
• Fees are non-refundable.
• On-site graduations are only in May for graduates. You will not receive your diploma until the day of graduation in an effort to promote graduation attendanc (unless cancelled for situations like the recent pandemic). However, you may receive your transcript at any time indicating the degree completion within one month of completing all degree requirements.
• All students must pay the full graduation fee and are highly encouraged to attend the graduation, except for those completing certificate programs. Those who cannot attend graduation from outside the continental U. S. or having special approved circumstances may receive their diploma by mail. Remember, some overseas locations may take two to three months for the package to be mailed then arrive at your location.

McDowell Bible College
An on-line international school that serves English speaking Christian students around the world.
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