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Financial Information

Reservation Fee

The Reservation Fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable unless the College initiates cancellation of a student’s reservation or, prior to commencement of instruction, the student submits a written request to the Seminary or College within three working days of the payment. This fee varies by term.

A student is entitled to a full refund of tuition prior to commencement of instruction if the student submits a written request to the Seminary or College within three working days of the payment.

Miscellaneous Costs

Textbooks, supplies, laundry, and incidentals may total $350–$600 per semester, depending, of course, on the individual student.

Financial Services

ATMs (automatic teller machines) have been placed on campus for the students’ banking needs. Any ATM card may be used; however, there is usually a nominal charge for using ATM cards not issued by Regions Bank or Hancock Bank.

Regions Bank and Hancock Bank will provide discounted banking services to PCC students. Bank representatives are on campus periodically to assist students in opening their new accounts.

All checks to the College for tuition and fees should be made out for the exact amount owed since the Business Office does not provide banking and check-cashing services.

Notice of Liability

Pensacola Theological Seminary and Pensacola Christian College are not liable for damage to any personal belongings of students under any circumstances including the event of a catastrophe, such as but not limited to windstorm, flood, hail, riot, riot attending a strike, civil commotion, explosion, fire, smoke, and vehicle or aircraft accidents. Neither the Seminary nor the College is liable for theft of personal belongings of students, staff, or faculty members.

Fall/Spring Semesters

Cost—Fall/Spring

Tuition, Room and Board*
Tuition, per credit hour $  195.00
Room and Board, per semester 1,798.00
Conditional Fees*
Application Fee (nonrefundable) $  40.00
Reservation Fee (nonrefundable)
   6 hours or more 125.00
   1–5 hours 65.00
Change of Term Fee 25.00
Student Services Fee, per semester
   Residence Hall 280.00
   Town: 12 or more hours 280.00
      6–11 hours 180.00
      1–5 hours 35.00
Technology Fee, per semester
   Residence Hall 150.00
   Town: 12 or more hours 100.00
      6–11 hours 70.00
      1–5 hours 30.00
Vehicle Registration
   Car—residence hall 100.00
   Car—town student 85.00
   Motorcycle—residence hall 48.00
   Motorcycle—town student 40.00
   Bicycle 5.00
   Late Vehicle Registration Fee 15.00
Registration, Records, and Business Office
   Drop/Add/Change of Course Fee, per course 7.50
   Early Arrival Fee, per day 30.00
   Late Arrival Fee 40.00
   Late Registration Fee 40.00
   Late Test Fee, per test 10.00
   Early or Late Exam Fee, per exam 10.00
   Recital Fee 75.00
   Continuing Dissertation Services Fee, per term 390.00
   Graduate Art Show Fee 75.00
   Graduate M.F.A. Show Fee 100.00
   Returned Check Charge 20.00
   PTS/PCC Card Replacement Fee 5.50
Graduation**
   Master’s Degree 80.00
   Education Specialist Degree 80.00
   Doctoral Degree 80.00
   Doctoral Dissertation Copying and Binding Fee 95.00
   Diploma Reorder Fee 20.00
   Late Petition for Graduation Fee 25.00

*Subject to change if necessary.
**Graduation fees: Dec. graduates pay with Nov. 25 payment; May graduates pay with Apr. 14 payment.

Reservation Fee—Fall/Spring

The spring Reservation Fee for returning students is due Dec. 13, 2013. The fall Reservation Fee is due May 7, 2014, unless the student notifies the Seminary or College by May 2, 2014, that he is not returning. Students who plan to attend year round and who begin their work in the summer must pay the fall Reservation Fee by Friday, July 26, 2013.

Student Services Fee—Fall/Spring

This fee covers student services and activites such as library, Fine Arts Series, athletic events, and yearbook. The part-time student’s fee does not include Fine Arts Series or yearbook.

Technology Fee—Fall/Spring

This fee provides for technology services including individual on-campus e-mail accounts; campus Internet access; wireless service in campus buildings; communications; and corresponding hardware, infrastructure, and support.

Payment Plan—Fall/Spring

The basic cost for the school term may be paid by the semester. A payment plan of eight payments is also available to students who are U.S. citizens. Payments may be made by check, money order, Visa®, MasterCard®, or Discover®. Payments may be charged automatically to a credit card for students who apply for this service. We are unable to accept postdated checks or to hold checks. By Aug. 1 [Jan. 13], all students must pay at least one fourth of the semester’s tuition, room and board, Student Services Fee, and Technology Fee.

Installment Payment Schedule

1st payment August 1, 2013
2nd payment September 30, 2013
3rd payment October 28, 2013
4th payment November 25, 2013
5th payment January 13, 2014
6th payment February 17, 2014
7th payment March 17, 2014
8th payment April 14, 2014

Midterm or final exams may not be taken unless a student’s account is completely up-to-date. Students paying their accounts more than nine days late are charged a $15 late fee. Students with accounts more than ten days in arrears may not be allowed to attend class until their accounts are made current. If after students have missed five class days their accounts are still not current, they may be required to discontinue enrollment.

A Beka Foundation Educational Fund

PTS and PCC maintain charges that are among the lowest in the nation; thus in effect, every student enrolled in PTS or PCC receives an automatic financial benefit of several thousand dollars.

A Beka Foundation Educational Fund provides low-interest loans to deserving students who need help in financing their seminary education at PTS or graduate education at PCC. Students attending year-round (fall/spring) are eligible to apply for A Beka Foundation loans upon completion of 9 credit hours. Students who meet A Beka Foundation Educational Fund loan requirements may be permitted to borrow up to $2,000 per year for up to four years. Additional information for this program is available from

A Beka Foundation Educational Fund
P.O. Box 17100
Pensacola, FL 32522-7100
U.S.A.

Summer Term

Cost—Summer 2013

Tuition, Room and Board*
Tuition, per credit hour $195.00
Room and Board, daily 24.00
   Sessions I–IV (47 days) 1,128.00
   Session I (11 days) 264.00
   Session II (13 days) 312.00
   Session III (13 days) 312.00
   Session IV (10 days) 240.00
Summer Conditional Fees*
Application Fee (nonrefundable) $ 40.00
Reservation Fee (nonrefundable) 50.00
Change of Term Fee 25.00
Student Services Fee, per course 30.00
Technology Fee, per course 20.00
Registration, Records, and Business Office
   Drop/Add/Change of CourseFee, per course 7.50
   Early Arrival Fee, per day
      1 day before registration 24.00
      2 or more days before registration (except for Session I) 30.00
   Late Registration Fee 25.00
   Continuing Dissertation Services Fee, per term 390.00
   Returned Check Fee 25.00
   PTS/PCC Card Replacement Fee 5.50
Graduation Fee 80.00

*Subject to change if necessary.

Financial Terms—Summer

Tuition, room and board, and fees for the summer program are due before registration. Students are expected to register for all their summer courses at the same time. The student will be charged a $7.50 Drop/Add/Change of Course Fee for changes made after the initial summer registration. Payments for the exact amount may be made by check, money order, Visa®, MasterCard®, or Discover®. It is of great advantage to the student at registration to pay ahead of time. This may be done by mail, online, or upon arrival. (Since there may be miscellaneous charges added after registration, such as Drop/Add/Change of Course Fee, the student is responsible to see that these are paid in order to receive his grade report for that session.) The only exception is full-time Christian workers Summer Payment Plan.

Payment Plan—Summer

This plan is available to seminary and graduate students who work full time in a Christian ministry, are not planning to attend the Seminary or College year round, and who register for nine or more credits during the summer semester (this does not include May or August one-week modules). All conditional fees and one half the cost of tuition, room and board are to be paid on registration day. The balance of the tuition, room and board is to be paid in four equal payments on the following dates: September 30, October 28, and November 25, 2013; and January 13, 2014; Any payment that is more than nine days late will be charged a $15 late fee each month. Final session grades will be released upon full payment of the extended payment plan.

Student Services Fee—Summer

This fee covers student services such as library access and on-campus parking.

Technology Fee—Summer

This fee provides for technology services including individual on-campus e-mail accounts; campus Internet access; wireless service in campus buildings; and corresponding hardware, infrastructure, and support.

One-Week Modules

Cost—One-Week Modules

Tuition, Room and Board*
Tuition, per credit hour $195.00
Room and Board, one week 150.00
Room and Board, daily between sessions 30.00
Research Study (6 credits) 1,170.00
Conditional Fees*
Application Fee (nonrefundable) $40.00
Reservation Fee (nonrefundable)  
   Jan., May, Aug., each 20.00
Change of Term Fee 25.00
Student Services Fee, per course 30.00
Technology Fee, per course 15.00
30-day Course Extension Fee 75.00
45-day Course Paper Extension Fee 150.00
Returned Check Fee 25.00
PTS/PCC Card Replacement Fee 5.50
Major Project
   Copying and Binding Fee 95.00
   Final Copy Extension Fee 150.00

*Subject to change if necessary.

Correspondence and Distance Learning

Cost—Correspondence and Distance Learning

Tuition
Tuition, per credit hour $195.00
Conditional Fees*
Application Fee (nonrefundable) $40.00
Change of Term Fee 25.00
Student Services Fee, per course 100.00
Technology Fee, per term 50.00
Shipping and Handling Fee, Streaming Courses
   United States 15.00
   Canada 30.00
   International** 75.00
Shipping and Handling Fee, DVD/VHS Courses
   United States 30.00
   Canada 60.00
   International** 125.00
Video Deposit, for DVD/VHS format 100.00
Registration, Records, and Business Office
   Drop/Add/Change of Course Fee 7.50
   Late Registration Fee 25.00
   Returned Check Fee 25.00
   One-time 30-day Extension, per course 75.00

*Subject to change if necessary.
**Correspondence and distance-learning courses are
not available in all countries. For details, contact us
at (850) 478-8496, ext. 4014.

Student Services Fee—Correspondence and Distance Learning

This fee covers student services such as library access, including online databases; general course administration costs; and the cost of proctor’s packets, which include testing materials.

Technology Fee—Correspondence and Distance Learning

This fee provides for technology services to students including corresponding hardware, infrastructure, and support; individual on-campus e-mail accounts; access to Eagle’s Nest; and course delivery.

Video Deposit—DVD/VHS Courses

When all videos have been returned to the College undamaged, the $100 Video Deposit will be credited to your college account unless the Business Office has received a written refund request. If videos are lost or returned damaged, a partial refund will be given based on the number of videos returned in good condition.

Cancellation and Withdrawal Policies

After a student has enrolled in the Seminary or College, any action that would cause the student to leave the Seminary or College before routine completion of the semester (voluntary or involuntary) will be considered a withdrawal.

To withdraw from the Seminary or College with official approval, a student must have a withdrawal form properly executed by the Academic Offices.

Fall and Spring

Any student who does not cancel his reservation at least one week before the formal beginning of the semester for which he is enrolled must pay 25 percent of the full semester’s tuition within 30 days. (Deadline for fall semester is 4 P.M., Monday, August 26, 2013; spring semester is 4 P.M., Sunday, January 12, 2014.)

A student whose withdrawal is officially approved and whose departure is before the end of the first three weeks of the semester owes all fees for the semester and the semester’s tuition according to the following schedule:

During first week—25% tuition
  • Fall: check-in—Sept. 8, 2013
  • Spring: check-in—Jan. 25, 2014
During second week—50% tuition
  • Fall: Sept. 9–15, 2013
  • Spring: Jan. 26–Feb. 1, 2014
During third week—75% tuition
  • Fall: Sept. 16–22, 2013
  • Spring: Feb. 2–8, 2014
After three weeks—100% tuition
  • Fall: after Sept. 22, 2013
  • Spring: after Feb. 8, 2014

A student also owes fees and room and board (if a residence hall student) at a prorated amount based on the length of his stay.

Summer

Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the beginning of any 2013 summer session to avoid a monetary penalty. The deadline time is 4:30 p.m. CDT on the dates below.

Session I Friday June 14
Session II Tuesday June 25
Session III Monday July 8
Session IV Sunday July 21

Any student who does not cancel his reservation by the above deadlines must pay the full tuition and fees for that session within 30 days.

If a student comes and claims his reservation but withdraws before completing the session, he is responsible for full tuition and fees for the course that session (exception: students taking 2 courses each day—see the Business Office Supervisor).

Withdrawal

Whenever a student’s status is changed to “withdrawal” and the student owes money on his account, the money is due upon withdrawal. Interest of one percent per month (12% APR) will be charged beginning 30 days after the withdrawal on the unpaid balance until the debt is paid in full.

Should a student leave the Seminary or College for any reason after having paid more than the amounts outlined above, a refund is made to him for any overpayment; but no other refund is made to a student for any other reason. No refunds are issued on a student’s account until after the third week of school has been completed.

For a student to withdraw from a class, he must obtain written permission from the Registrar and submit it to the Records Office.

When a student is accepted for fall semester, he is expected to remain a student at the Seminary or College for both fall and spring semesters of that academic year. The student’s reservation is automatically carried over from fall semester to spring semester within a given school year. Therefore, if a student withdraws at the end of fall semester, he must notify the Seminary-Graduate Studies Office in writing.