NBC has consistently been one of the most affordable Bible colleges in Canada. Almost half the costs of running the school are covered by outside donations. Students who live in the dorms are given part-time jobs in the Student Work program to help keep Room & Board costs down. Take a look at the rest of this financial page and do some quick math ­ you’ll find that NBC offers a great value for your investment.

 

Fee Schedule

Resident Students

Tuition (up to 18 hours/semester)

Room Rental and Food Services

Damage/Key Deposit (refundable)

Total for one year

Non Resident Students

Tuition (up to 18 hours/semester)

Other Fees

Audit Fee per Credit Hour

Part-Time Hourly Tuition

Hourly Tuition Fee (over 18 credits)

Textbooks:

Private Lesson Fee (1/2 hour lesson)

Private Lesson Fee (1 hour lesson)

Special Diet Fee

Graduation Fee

Intense Course Fee

2017/18

Resident Students

$6900.00

$4900.00

($100.00)

$11800.00

Non-Resident Students

$6900.00

Other Fees

$145.00

$290.00 per hour

$150.00

$100-150/semester

$200.00/11 lessons

$350.00/11 lessons

$200/semester

$100.00

$275.00

Student Work

Resident students are given part-time student work which requires six hours of their time each week. The program helps to develop skills, personal responsibility and a good work ethic. It also makes possible the very reasonable Room & Board fees.

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.

Students will not receive credit for work done in an unsatisfactory manner. Married students are not listed for regular work but will be called upon on special occasions to help with Student Work.

Weekend and other short periods of leave interfering with student work must be covered by a substitute. The student is responsible for arrangement and 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).

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.

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:

  • Write down the total money available to you for the school term.
  • Subtract your fixed costs i.e.: tuition, room & board, academic fees, etc.
  • Divide the remainder by the number of months you will be at school to know the amount available each month.
  • Make sure your budget includes things such as: tithing, transportation, clothing, entertainment/recreation.
  • 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.