Financial Aid

BICS is committed to an ideal of debt-free education for its students. Student loans merely postpone the debt. Thus the Institute has designed a program that is low-cost to begin with, and also offers assistance in personal fund raising, procurement of employment, and housing.

Tuition & Costs

Annual cost estimates are as follows:

 Tuition $12,500
 (includes Bible lands travel and books)  
 Room $2,490
 Meals (self-prepared — estimated) $1,500
 Other costs (besides personal needs)  
 Passport (valid for 10 years) $110
 Application Fee $25
 Orientation Fee $300
 Activities Fee $400
 TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS $17,325

Room and board may be earned through local employment at a minimum rate of $10.00 per hour for a maximum of 24 hours per week. The Institute normally discourages Sunday employment to attend worship and engage in weekend ministries. Of course, one may augment his or her costs for tuition and room and board with personal savings and/or help from parents. Students must handle their own health insurance.

The DiscipleBuilder Scholarship Fund

DiscipleBuilders become partners in the BICS ministry when they contribute a suggested $450 gift to the DiscipleBuilders Scholarship Fund (of course any amount would be helpful). All gifts received by BICS for the DBSF are distributed to students on the basis of their need and potential for success in the program.

The generosity of BICS benefactors allows the Institute to distribute student aid. Awards are made each semester depending on the availablity of funds and individual need. Information about the DiscipleBuilder Scholarship Fund is available on request.