NBC has consistently been one of the most affordable Bible colleges in Canada.  Roughly 1/3 of NBC’s operating costs are covered by outside donations. Additionally, full-time dorm students take part in the college’s Student Work program which helps to keep Room & Board costs down.  Look through the details below to help plan your finances for the year, and be sure to visit the scholarships and bursaries page here.

Fee Schedule

Dorm Students2023/2024
Tuition (up to 18 hours/semester)$4000.00
Room Rental and Food Services (per semester)$3000.00
Tuition, Room & Board (full year)$14,000.00
Damage/Key Deposit (one-time, refundable)($100.00)
Textbooks (estimate per semester)$400.00
Non-Dorm Students2023/2024
Tuition (up to 18 hours/semester)$4,000.00
Tuition (full year)$8,000.00
Damage/Key Deposit (one-time, refundable)($100.00)
Textbooks (estimate per semester)$400.00
On-Campus Housing Rental$500 - $700 / month
(specific cost and availability changes from year to year)
*Units may also be available in the Town of Nipawin for married/mature students

Additional Fees

Other Fees
Audit Fee per Course$200.00
Part-Time Hourly Tuition$325.00 per credit hour
Textbooks (estimate per semester)$400.00
Private Lesson Fee (1/2 hour lesson)$200.00/11 lessons
Private Lesson Fee (1 hour lesson)$350.00/11 lessons
Graduation Fee$100.00

Refund Policy

If a student leaves NBC part way through a semester, they will be refunded the unused portion of the room rental and food services charges for the months following the one they are in. For example, if a student leaves on November 10th, they will be refunded December’s fees.

Tuition will be refunded based on the calendar days since the start of the semester, counted as follows:

  • Before the end of the first week of classes - 90%
  • Before the end of the second week of classes – 70%
  • No tuition will be refunded after the second week of classes

Student Work

Student work is a means of minimizing the costs of our students’ education. Student work is, in reality, a type of invisible income. Rather than employing numerous maintenance staff, students fulfill many of the janitorial duties. It also provides the student with an opportunity to develop a sound work ethic. Your future employers will want to know about your work experience, perhaps even student work.

All dorm students are required to do approximately 5 hours of student work per week. If the allotted amount of hours is not completed or the required tasks are done in an unsatisfactory manner, the student will be given a warning and opportunity to complete their missing work and/or hours. If failure to complete student work responsibilities continues, the student will be billed for the hours they owe during that week.

Students will be accountable to their student work supervisor and/or the student work coordinator.

Weekend and other short periods of leave interfering with student work must be covered by a substitute, and the student will be required to make up the time their work was covered by another. The student should plan to trade work hours with the student who substituted for them. The student is responsible for arrangement and supervisor approval of all substitutes.
There will be times throughout the school year when students will be asked to help, over and above their regular student work hours (Christmas, three60five, graduation). Married students are not listed for regular work but will be called upon on special occasions to help with student work.

Students who prefer not to be involved in the Student Work Program can pay a fee: the provincial minimum wage times the normal number of work hours required per semester.

Payment

Students usually pay their Tuition, Room & Board, and incidental fees (sports, student fees, etc.) on registration day. Textbooks are purchased separately, and are available in NBC’s bookstore. Those who will not be able to pay on registration day need to talk to the Finance Manager before arriving to explain their plan or ask about partial payment options. Interest will be added to unpaid balances.

A student must pay all outstanding bills (tuition, room & board, fines and Student Work debt) at the end of each semester. Students with outstanding debt from the previous semester will not be admitted for the next semester unless arrangements are made with the Finance & Facilities Manager.

Cheque

This is the normal and preferred means of payment—it is simple and streamlined. Once students have registered for classes and extracurricular activities, we give them a bill for one semester's expenses. If you are mailing a cheque, you should be aware that payments received more than 30 days after the billing date are subject to late penalties.

Debit/Credit Card

We are also able to process plastic payments. Although this offers a degree of convenience, it has a few drawbacks.

Most debit cards have a daily limit well below the cost of one semester at NBC. That means you would either have to make daily debit card payments to NBC for almost a week or contact your bank to make arrangements for your limit to be temporarily raised.

It costs NBC extra time and money to process credit card payments. Therefore, a $150-per-semester convenience fee is added to all tuition bills paid by credit card.

RESP or other prepaid plan

Parents who have paid into an RESP or other prepaid plan should contact their plan's administrator for details on how to apply those funds to their child's tuition. NBC will provide Proof of Enrolment and other necessary documents upon request.

Student Loans

The Canada Student Loan Plan designates Nipawin Bible College as eligible for qualifying students. Low interest loans and grants are available under this plan. Additional information can be obtained at your bank or by clicking here. We can also assist you with any questions.

Click on the following website to find helpful information and instructional videos about how to apply for a student loan and how to upload documents for your loans.  Even if you looked here in previous years, you will want to check out the information again as policies and procedures often change from year to year.
https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/education-and-learning/student-loans/apply-for-a-student-loan

Scholarships & Bursaries

Information about NBC scholarships and bursaries can be found here.

Budgets

If there is ever an opportunity for a student to learn the discipline of personal budgeting it is at Bible School. With limited resources and ample opportunities to spend money, it becomes important for each student to sit down and work out a budget and then stick to it. The following are some brief guidelines to use in establishing a budget:

  1. Write down the total money available to you for the school term.
  2. Subtract your fixed costs i.e.: tuition, room & board, academic fees, etc.
  3. Divide the remainder by the number of months you will be at school to know the amount available each month.
  4. Make sure your budget includes things such as: tithing, transportation, clothing, entertainment/recreation.
  5. Work hard at controlling impulse spending. Trips to the Dairy Queen, etc., are great, but could result in a major shortfall at the end of your school term if not kept within the monthly allotted amount.