For Parents

First and foremost we want parents to know our mission at Faith Bible College International is to produce Spirit-filled leaders.  We do this through a combination of formal instruction, chapel services, practical experience, personal interaction, and discipleship.  Faith aims to develop the inner man.

Helping your child make the decision of where to attend is a rewarding and sometimes challenging experience.  Please know we value the decision and the trust you convey in accepting Faith as a partner in helping to frame the foundation of their future.

To help in the exploration process, we’ve listed answers to questions we receive most often from parents. While this is by no means an exhaustive list, we do hope it helps to provide insight to the many practical curiosities that come up in a decision such as this.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask and let us know how we can help.

 

 

What kind of standards do you have?

At Faith, our desire is to see students grow in the Lord and the plan He has for their lives.  We do not expect perfection, but rather look to teach the importance of modesty, pure actions, respect for authority, self and others, and the necessity of a daily, devoted relationship with God.

Can my child work?

Yes.  We do our best to accommodate those students who hold off Campus jobs.

Who should my child see if there is an issue?

At Faith, we have a series of staff and faculty members students can see if an issue arises.  There are mentors that work closely with small groups of students here on Campus, Deans for men and women, Resident Assistants, a dean of academics, a director of student life, and a director of the facilities.  The safety and well-being of all our students is very important to us here at Faith.

Is there security?

Yes.  We have security at Faith, as the safety of our students is very important to us.  We make sure each student is where they are supposed to be every night through our Resident Assistants.

Will my child be comfortable?

We at Faith work hard to see that all of our students are comfortable, happy, and have their needs met on a physical, spiritual and emotional level.

Do we have to pay extra for a meal plan?

No.  Meals are included in what the student receives as part of dormitory living.  If they do not like what is being offered, there is a reasonably priced “Snack Bar” available on campus.

What is the student body size? Faculty to student ratio?

Faith is a smaller, more intimate student body size of 60-70.  This provides great opportunity for students to really get to know one another.  Currently we have about 26 staff and faculty, putting the student to staff ratio at about 3:1.  Staff and faculty are also able to connect with the students and develop lasting relationships, with great opportunity to impart more personally into each life.

What is the cost? Cost breakdown?

At Faith our goal is to keep the cost as low as possible.  A student can attend Faith for under $6,000 a year.  The cost breakdown:  Registration Fees – $225 (per semester), Tuition Fees – $1,000 (per semester), Dormitory Fees – $1,500 (per semester), Dues – $50 (per semester), Student Fees – $125 (yearly), Room Key Deposit – $25 (yearly).  Additional costs for books, laundry and day-to-day living are not included.

Do you have financial aid? Scholarships?

Since we are not accredited through the government we cannot offer financial aid, but we do have limited scholarship opportunities for students unable to meet their financial obligations.  In the second and further years, there are opportunities for SWAP, a Student Work Assistance Program, where students can work off up to $750 of their Dormitory Fee.  We are currently in the process of working with an outside company regarding financing in the near future.

What do you offer academically? Majors? Minors?

Faith offers an Associate Degree in Theological Studies or a Bachelor’s Degree in Theological Studies.  Students can choose a minor in Pastoral Theology, Missions, Christian Education or Music.  See more on our cornerstone program or degree programs.