All UofN personnel are responsible to raise their own support; they receive no salary for their services. Volunteer staff, efficient housing, dining and student work assignments are factors which contribute to low costs. Students serve ten to twelve hours per week in student work assignments, assisting staff in maintaining facilities and related operations and services. This practice aids in maintaining the university, promotes teamwork and student-staff interaction, and provides students with an opportunity to serve.
God’s provision for individuals comes in different ways. A student’s family may assist in paying for the student’s tuition. If students have committed themselves to missionary work and have taken a Discipleship Training School, support often comes from home churches. Some students earn money in advance while others see their needs met through gifts from supportive friends. Many times students sense God’s leading to give to one another. Responsible stewardship and generosity are foundational values of the mission.
Course fees: Student fees are to be paid in full upon arrival. Any exception must be documented in writing and approved by the specific school leader before the student arrives. In this case, no course completion certificate, no degree diploma, and no acceptance into other courses will be permitted until the fees are paid in full. Students enrolled in a course are expected to continue through the entire course.
Expenses vary widely according to the courses and the cost of living in each nation where a course or a field assignment/practicum/internship is taken. Contact each location directly for current fees. Personal expenses, visa fees, vaccinations, airfares, and airport taxes are not included in the published course price.
In the case of accompanying children and/or a non-student spouse, a fee will be charged for room and board, childcare and children’s education, if applicable. The fee schedule is available from the specific UofN location to which the student applies.
Refund and Financial Aid Policies: policies for termination or early student withdrawal due to extenuating circumstances, such as death in the family, will differ at various UofN locations.
Financial aid may be available at various UofN locations. Application for financial aid must be made to the school leader prior to the start of the school.
Admission to the UofN and any of its sponsored programs is open to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex or educationally unrelated handicaps. The UofN reserves the right to change schedules and course offerings as deemed necessary. The University of the Nations is a degree-granting institution (Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s). Because UofN branches are located in so many different nations, no attempt has been made to secure one nation’s accreditation. See the section “Considerations about Accreditation,” under the Academic Information section of the catalogue.