All U of N personnel are responsible to raise their own support; they receive no salary for their services. Volunteer staff, community housing and dining, and student work assignments are factors which contribute to low costs. Students serve up to twelve hours per week in student work assignments, assisting staff in maintaining facilities and related operations. 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 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 may be 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 U of N location where a student applies.
Refund policy: policies for termination or early student withdrawal due to extenuating circumstances, such as death in the family, will differ at various U of N locations. Here is an example of a refund schedule for early student withdrawal from a 12-week school:
|Time Frame||Refunded %|
|Prior to the first class session 100%||100%|
|During the first week of classes||95%|
|During the second week of classes||85%|
|During the third week of classes||70%|
|During the fourth week of classes||60%|
|During the fifth week of classes||50%|
|Beyond the fifth week of classes||0%|
Financial aid may be available at various U of N locations. Application for financial aid must be made to the school leader prior to the start of the school.