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Tuition

Costs

Tuition is $485 per unit with a total program cost of $19,040 (textbooks and other fees below not included). Students will pay their tuition per class, not all at once. The costs students may incur during the program, whether standard or conditional, are as follows:

  • On-Campus, Online Synchronous (i.e. live class lectures), and Online Asynchronous (i.e. pre-recorded lectures): $560 per credit hour x 34 credit hour program = $19,040 total tuition (students pay per class per semester)

  • ~$1,500 for books and materials (including required Logos Bible software program & Journal of Biblical Counseling subscription & archive)

  • $50 one-time application fee

  • $250 initial deposit for enrollment (not an extra fee, but a down payment of tuition to start classes) is required upon admission before your new student account can be finalized (for more information, see Upon Acceptance on our Admissions page.

  • $15 library fee/semester

  • $20 parking permit per semester only for students intending to use a car on-campus (summer students living on campus should purchase the Short Term Permit, not the Annual permit)

  • $495 per week per person for meals and housing for traveling distance students and their families during summer semesters

  • $250 supervision fee for BC580 Counseling Observation and Practicum

  • $200 resource fee for BC598 Thesis Research and Symposium

  • $50 continuing education fee each semester for students who do not take at least one class during a given semester (for more information, see Active Student Status on our Policies page; limitations apply)

  • $125 graduation fee for students planning to participate in the graduation ceremony ($25 if no participation)

  • $150 over-limit fee per semester for students who do not finish the program in 18 semesters from the time of the first semester of enrollment (for more information, see Graduation on our Policies page; limitations apply)

  • Additional travel or relocation expenses you may incur for the program


Scholarships

Scholarships for the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling (MABC) program are provided through the Graduate Studies department directly, not through our Financial Aid office. Scholarships are awarded semester by semester, any active MABC student who wants a scholarship must apply each semester. Because scholarship funds are provided directly from our department they are limited. In this way, scholarship applications are considered on the basis of a combination of academic performance, financial need, and ministry potential. Scholarship applications are due to be submitted by the first day of the semester to which they will apply. Scholarship notifications will be provided by the beginning of the third week of the semester. Since scholarships are not guaranteed, students should plan to fund their education separately. See the Tuition tab in the MABC section of the masters website for more information and to apply for scholarships.

You can apply for the scholarship HERE. Please be advised that you must be an active MABC student to apply for the scholarship. Applicants are not able to apply until they are admitted into the program.

After you have completed the scholarship form, questions regarding your scholarship status for the current semester should be directed to our program director, Mark Smith at mcsmith@masters.edu.

Financial Aid

While scholarships are exclusively provided through the Office of Graduate Studies, financial aid and government loans can be sought through the Office of Financial Aid at The Master’s University (TMU). If you would like to pursue government aid or loans, you may correspond with the financial aid office (661-362-2294; financialaid@masters.edu). They will help you pursue the best course of action for your financial situation.

To apply for financial aid in the MABC program, please submit a MABC Online Financial Aid Application here.

##Withdrawals

Withdrawals from classes are based on the week the withdrawal form is signed by the Registrar, the Dean, and Student Accounts. Refunds are prorated to your student account by the schedule below:

Drop Date Percentage Refund
No Attendance 100%
During first week 100%
During second week 100%
During third week 75%
During fourth week 50%
During fifth week 25%
During sixth week 10%
During seventh week 0%

Tuition prorations are calculated from the official withdraw date provided by the Registrar’s Office. Prorations and refunds may be adjusted if circumstances require alteration of term dates or class modalities.

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