Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have some more questions that we haven't answered yet? Here are some frequently asked questions that we often get asked. If these don't answer your questions, give us a call (306-862-5095) or email us (info@nipawin.org). We want to make sure you have all the information you need to help you decide to attend Nipawin Bible College!

Could I visit the NBC campus before school starts?

Yes, that would be a great idea! Once a semester, NBC offers Campus Days for you to come on campus and spend a few days just like a college student would. If these dates don't work for you, call the school at the toll-free number (1-888-862-5095) and we can set up a visit for you. If you come while school is in session, you are welcome to sit in on some classes and talk to some students about your college options. No matter what time of year you come, you will get a tour of the campus and a chat with one of our recruitment personnel.

How much does it cost to attend NBC?

For the 2017/18 school year it will cost about $11,800.00. That includes room & board, tuition, and student fees.  For additional costs, such as text books and extra-curricular fees, click here.

Can I apply for a student loan if I’m going to Bible college?

Yes, you can. NBC is recognized by the Government of Saskatchewan and the Government of Canada as an approved Post Secondary Institution.

Are there scholarships available at NBC?

Yes, there are. NBC offers several athletic and music scholarships each year as well as an early application incentive. There are also a number of bursaries available for new as well as returning students. There are application deadlines for all scholarships and bursaries, so be sure to check them out soon. Contact us for more details.

I’ve already been to another college. Can I transfer credits in?

NBC tries to be as accommodating as possible to students who transfer in from other schools. If the courses you have already taken are similar to what we offer, they will likely transfer straight across. If you are considering this option, the registrar will need to see an official transcript and the academic catalogue from your previous school at least a few weeks before you arrive.

Could I transfer to another Bible college from NBC?

Even though NBC is not accredited, NBC students who have moved on to other Bible colleges and seminaries in Canada have had good transfer of credit. NBC holds to a high academic standard so that our students can continue their studies at other Bible colleges or at seminary without a problem.

Could I transfer to a secular college or university from NBC?

It would be difficult to transfer credit from most Bible colleges to secular schools, regardless of accreditation status. Because NBC is not accredited, it would be very unlikely.

Does NBC accept international students?

Yes we do.  However, there is a specific application process that international students must follow.  To read more about international student applications please click here.

Is NBC accredited?

NBC is not accredited. We hold to high academic standards which allow our students to transfer easily to a number of other Bible colleges and seminaries in Canada. However, our focus has always been more on the Bible, ministry training, and spiritual growth than on pure academics. Our strength is our ability to focus on those three things at an affordable cost to our students.

What sort of Missions opportunities does NBC have?

Each student is required to be involved in some sort of student ministry. The types of ministry range from running youth programs on reservations to visiting seniors homes to doing music and drama tours. Also, first-year students go on a one-and-a-half week indigenous ministry trip and second-year students travel to Vancouver for two weeks to observe and participate in a variety of ministries there. In addition, NBC organizes a cross-cultural (usually to another country) missions trip every few years in which students can voluntarily participate.

Can I have a job while I’m at NBC?

It is not impossible, but it would be very difficult to hold down a job while studying at NBC. Although it is ultimately up to you, it would be tough to schedule a job into your school life and you would miss out on a lot of the fun aspects of campus life. Resident (dorm) students are expected to participate in the Student Work program, which is like working 6 hours each week in a part-time job on campus. The Student Work program helps keep room & board fees low. You can opt out of the program by paying an additional fee equal to the Saskatchewan minimum wage multiplied by the number of hours you would have worked.

What is the deadline for applications?

NBC receives applications right up until the beginning of up-coming school semester. It makes good sense to get your application in as early as possible since dorm space does fill up, there are financial incentives for early application, and applying before August 15th allows you to apply for bursaries. If for some reason you find yourself applying at the end of August or in September, you can speed up the process by applying on-line and having your references submit their recommendations on-line as well.  You and your references can also fax in the forms as well.

What denomination is NBC affiliated with?

NBC is an interdenominational school and not connected to any one church. The town of Nipawin has churches of nearly every denomination, so finding a church family during your time at NBC should not be a problem.

Does NBC have distance or online learning?

Presently, we do not have a formal distance education program. However, we occasionally provide correspondence courses for students in special circumstances. These exceptions have generally been made for students who have nearly completed one of our three- or four-year programs.

What sports does NBC have?

Students can take part in Royals wRECk sports which is our in-house extracurricular sports league.  Every 6-7 weeks, a new sports season will begin and students sign up for that length of time to play on a team.  In the past we have had a men’s hockey team, men’s and women’s soccer teams, and men's and women's volleyball teams.   A recreational town-wide indoor soccer league uses NBC’s gym once a week, and about half of our students usually join the league each year.

How many students attend NBC?

For the 2017/18 school year we will be in the 50-60 range.  Historically our student numbers have almost always been between 45-75.  We feel NBC’s size provides a unique atmosphere where students have a safe environment in which to learn, ask questions, work through tough issues, and begin life-long relationships.