Applicants must complete and submit the application form in Populi and ensure that any other documentation are submitted. The application fee can be paid through Populi or by check. An application will be processed when procedures are completed and the fee is received.
There are no application deadlines for distance education students. However, applicants should allow approximately two to three months to complete the application, financial aid, and registration processes.
Distance Education Application forms are found in Populi and include the following:
- Student Application & Photograph
- Application Fee
- Biographical Sketch & Statement of Call
- All High School/University Transcripts
- GED Scores (if applicable)
- ACT or SAT Scores (if applicable)
- TOEFL Documentation (if applicable)
- Statement of Faith
- Complete 2 Recommendations:
Pastoral, Academic, and/or Professional
- All applicants must have a high school diploma with a minimum 2.0 GPA or a GED.
- U.S. Applicants for a four-year program must take the American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and have a minimum composite score of 20 for the ACT and 720 for the SAT.
- All applicants for whom English is a second language and who have not graduated from an English speaking school are required to present a minimum paper-based score of 500 or a minimum computer-based score of 173 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). All other international students have the option of taking the TOEFL or ACT.
Each part-time student must complete the same application and registration requirements that are required for a full-time student. Part-time status is enrollment in one to eleven credit hours per semester. A degree may be earned on a part-time basis, but all requirements must be completed within ten years from the date of first enrollment.
TUITION AND FEE SCHEDULE
|Tuition:||$210 per credit hour|
|Application Fee:||$25 one-time fee|
|Add / Drop Fee:||$20 / course|
|CDC Evaluation:||$25 / credit hour applied for|
|CDC Credit Granted:||$25 / credit hour transcripted|
|Library Fee:||$10 / semester (if applicable)|
|Online Course Fee:||$100 / course|
|Technology Fee:||$75 / semester (if applicable)|
|Transcript Request:||$3 / request|
PAYMENTS AND OUTSTANDING ACCOUNTS
Tuition may be paid in four or five equal monthly payments. All other fees must be paid in full at the start of the semester or as otherwise incurred. Arrangements must be made at the beginning of each semester. Balances must be paid in full at the end of each semester. The university accepts payments by VISA and MasterCard.
Unpaid account balances will hinder a student from continuing his studies. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you need assistance in this area. Furthermore, transcripts will not be issued for students who are not making satisfactory and faithful progress in paying any outstanding account balance.
The Financial Aid Director on campus can assist you with questions, documentation, options, and general counsel. Please call or stop by the Financial Aid office if you have any questions. You can also view the Financial Aid page on this website for help in answering some of your questions.
REFUND POLICY FOR ONLINE COURSES
The most significant date for online courses is the Class Start/ First Log in Day. If a student withdraws in writing before the first log in day of online classes, the student is allowed a 100% refund of tuition. If a student withdraws in writing during the first week of online classes, the student will be entitled to a 90% refund of tuition. In addition, the student will be assessed a $250 withdrawal fee. If a student withdraws in writing during the second week of online classes, the student is allowed a 40% refund of tuition. In addition, the student will be assessed a $250 withdrawal fee. After the second week of online classes, no tuition refund will be given. But in addition, the student will be assessed a $250 withdrawal fee.
The Online Course Fee is NOT refundable.