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Dear students, parents, pastors and friends:                                                                                                                   

This great prayer was prayed over me when I was young and it’s my prayer for our Assemblies of God                        young people: “Lord, help them to lay foundations                        strong enough to bear the weight You will later place on them.”

               I encourage each young person in the Assemblies of God to attend                one of our endorsed colleges and universities because that’s the best                way I know for a strong foundation to be laid in their lives. We need                young people who will change the world, and I can think of no better                way to do that than preparing for future life and vocation in one of                our schools.                Does it cost money to attend one of our schools? Yes. Is it cheaper to                               go to a community college? Yes, but is it worth it? You must measure                cost against worth. It’s worth it to have Spirit-filled and knowledgeable professors. It’s worth it to be surrounded by strong Christian friends. It’s worth it to be in smaller classes taught by a real professor instead of huge classes taught by a graduate teaching assistant. It’s worth it to be in chapel and to experience times of revival. It’s worth it to have opportunity to meet the person who will be your Christian spouse for life. The worth of one of our schools is far greater than the cost. I cannot emphasize this strongly enough! Thanks for letting me share my heart with you. And, I look forward to your enrollment in one of our great schools! Sincerely,

George O. Wood General Superintendent Some of the most crucial and powerful years in my life were those I spent at an Assemblies of God college for my undergraduate studies. I also attended another AG school for graduate work. The classes, chapels, professors, administrators, small groups, peers, ministry opportunities and all the rest were used by God to shape my life! Yes, I understand my bias in this subject, but it is my opinion that an AG college is one of the best places in the world for students to undergo “God’s shaping and molding.” Our academic programs are excellent; we do not apologize for scholastic rigor. We believe education and anointing from God can go together! Our commitment to the integration of faith and learning drives our passion for spiritual growth in the lives of our students. Some educational institutions may teach a student “how to make a living.” We provide more than that for our students; we teach our students “how to live,” more specifically “how to live and make an eternal impact for the kingdom of God.” We are passionate about both educational and spiritual growth! Our schools are also great places to build relationships that can last a lifetime. To this day, I have close friendships with many of the students with whom I walked the campus of an AG college. Though we may now live great distances from each other, we still encourage each other in our faith journey.      I hope you will seriously, prayerfully consider attending one of our schools listed in this      guide. The educational, spiritual, and relational foundation you can build during your      time there can prepare you for the rest of your life!      Read this AG College Guide carefully, access our website at colleges.ag.org, or call our           office at 417.862.2781, extension 3315. We want YOU to be part of the growing number                             of men and women who choose to be                             “shaped by God” at one of our colleges,                             universities, institutes, or seminary!                             Investing in the next generation,

                              Bob Cook                               Executive Vice President­                               The Alliance for AG Higher Education

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Abbreviations: Accreditations: AACTE– American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education ABHE– Association for Biblical Higher Education ATS– Association of Theological Schools CAAHEP– Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs CCNE– Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCTC– California Commission on Teacher Credentialing CCCU– Council for Christian Colleges and Universities CSWE– Council on Social Work Education DETC– Distance Education and Training Council FDOE– Florida Department of Education ACBE– International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education MSACS– Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools NASM– National Association of Schools of Music NCA– North Central Association of Colleges and Schools NCATE– National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education NWCCU– Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities SACS– Southern Association of Colleges and Schools WASC– Western Association of Schools and Colleges Degrees Offered: A.A./A.S.– Associate of Arts/Science A.R.E.– Associate of Religious Education B.A./B.S.– Bachelor of Arts/Science B.B.A.– Bachelor of Business Administration B.F.A.– Bachelor of Fine Arts B.M.– Bachelor of Music B.R.E.– Bachelor of Religious Education B.S.W.– Bachelor of Social Work D.Min.– Doctor of Ministry D.Miss.– Doctor of Missiology M.A./M.S.– Master of Arts/Science M.B.A.– Master of Business Administration M.Div.– Master of Divinity M.Ed.– Master of Education M.I.T.– Master of Information Technology M.I.M.– Masters of International Management M.O.L.– Master of Organizational Leadership Ph.D.– Doctor of Philosophy Admission Requirements: ACT– American College Test GED– General Educational Development GPA– Grade Point Average SAT– Scholastic Assessment Test Financial Aid: ACG– Academic Competitive Grant BIA– Bureau of Indian Affairs CWS– College Work Study DANTES– Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support FAFSA– Free Application for Federal Student Aid LEAP– Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership PELL– Pell Grant PLUS– Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students SELF– Student Educational Loan Fund SEOG– Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant SMART– Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent VA– Veterans Affairs Academic Programs: ESOL– English for Speakers of Other Languages TESL– Teaching English as a Second Language TEFL– Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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The General Council of the

Assemblies of God Ta b l e o f C o n t e n t s Greeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 American Indian College . . . . . . . . 3 AG Theological Seminary . . . . . . . . . 4 Bethany University . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Central Bible College . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Caribbean Theological College . . . . 7 Evangel University . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Global University . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Latin American Bible Institute–CA . 10 Latin American Bible Institute–TX . 11 Native American Bible College . . . 12 North Central University . . . . . . . . 13 Northwest University . . . . . . . . . . 14 Majors Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-18 Southeastern University . . . . . . . . . 19 Southwestern AG University . . . . . . 20 Trinity Bible College . . . . . . . . . . 21 Valley Forge Christian College . . . 22 Vanguard University . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Western Bible College . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Zion Bible College . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 I'm a Senior, Now What? . . . . . 26 Dollars & Sense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Checklist for College . . . . . . . . . . . 29 School Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

George O. Wood President G. Robert Cook, Jr. Executive Vice President Marilyn K. Abplanalp Assistant Vice President David J. Moore Assistant Vice President Terry Langford Administrative Coordinator Christy Rowden Administrative Coordinator Dan Morrison Editor/Media Specialist Information in this COLLEGE GUIDE (2011–2012 Edition) is provided by the colleges and is current as of the 2011–2012 school year. Information is subject to change without notice and does not constitute a contract. Assemblies of God College Guide (2011-2012) is published by The Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education 1445 North Boonville Avenue, Springfield, Missouri, 65802-1894 • Phone: (417) 862.2781 x3 315 • Fax: (417) 866.1146 • E–mail: colleges@ag.org • Website: www.colleges.ag.org

Graphic Designer, Mikaela M. Buck ©2011 by Gospel Publishing House 1445 N. Boonville Ave. Springfield, MO 65802. All rights reserved.


Just the Facts:

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Dr. David DeGarmo, President

Tuition: $350/ credit hour Room and Board: $6,202 Total Cost: $17,752*

Founded: 1957 10020 North 15th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021 602.944.3335 1.800.933.3828 Admissions: 602.944.3335 x232 Financial Aid: 602.944.3335 x223 Accreditation: NCA Degrees Offered: A.A., B.A. Student/Teacher Ratio: 7:1 Enrollment: 95 Enrollment Ratio: 49% male, 51% female Website: www.aicag.edu Fax: 602.943.8299

Freshmen Information: Average ACT score: 15 Average SAT score: 520 Average high school GPA: 2.6

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*based on 33 hours annually

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AIC is a college that provides a biblical foundation for education and for life. Established to prepare Native Americans for a life of service to God and others, AIC’s uniqueness and strength is its diversity in culture and ethnicity. Our students come from a wide variety of races, tribes, regions and cultures to become leaders in their communities and in the body of Christ. We welcome any student who desires to know and serve God. Students that attend AIC can always expect three core values to be made relevant on campus: Excellence, Experience, and Empowerment!

For a summary of all programs offered by AIC, see pages 15–18.

Aid:

Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 88% Forms Required: FAFSA

Requi reme n ts: GPA over 2.0 or GED ACT Pastoral recommendation Application Deadline: None Online application available.

On-Campus Housing: Single Student Housing: Yes Married Student Housing: No Married Student w/ Children: No

Intramural Athletics: Basketball–men, women Volleyball–women

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AGTS in Focus Just the Facts: Dr. Byron Klaus, President Founded: 1972 1435 North Glenstone Ave Springfield, MO 65802 417.26 8.1000 1.800.467.AGTS Admissions: 417.26 8.1023 866.773.2226 Financial Aid: 417.26 8.1028 Accreditation: ATS, NCA Degrees Offered: M.A., M.Div., D.Min. D.Miss., Ph.D. (Intercultural Studies) Ph.D. (Bible/Theology) Student/Teacher Ratio: 11:1 Enrollment: 416 Enrollment Ratio: 72% male, 28% female Website: www.agts.edu E–mail: info@agts.edu Fax: 417.26 8.1001

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Combining accredited academic excellence with Pentecostal fervor, AGTS graduate programs are designed to propel men and women into powerful, life-changing ministry.

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Each faculty and staff member is committed to Spirit-filled life and service. Biblical and theological studies, counseling principles, education methodology and missiological strategies are all informed by the richness of the Pentecostal tradition.

*$528/credit hour; based on 24 semester hours annually–9 hours for Fall and Spring and 6 hours for Summer

Founded in 1972 as the graduate education arm of the General Council of the Assemblies of God, AGTS serves its denominational constituency as well as the larger Evangelical and Pentecostal community. With a state-of-the-art facility and dedicated staff, AGTS is taking a journey into the future with great scholars who are eager to communicate a transforming vision for the world of the third millennium.

For a summary of all programs offered by AGTS, see pages 15–18.

C o s t s :

Tuition: $12,672* Fees: N/A Books: $750 Total Cost: $13,422

Financial

Aid:

Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 75% Forms Required: FAFSA

Requi reme n ts: Baccalaureate degree Application Deadline: Fall– July Spring– December Online application and registration available.

On-Campus Housing: Contact Enrollment Office


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C o s t s :

Tuition: Undergraduate– $19,300 eBethany–$450/unit Graduate(MA Teaching)–$515/unit Graduate(MS Psych)–$645/unit Fees: Undergraduate–$600 eBethany–$50/unit Graduate (MA Teaching)–$125 Graduate (MS Psych)–$225

Just the Facts: Dr. Lewis R. Shelton, President Founded: 1919 800 Bethany Dr. Scotts Valley, CA 95066 831.438.3800 1.800.843.9410 Admissions: 831.438.3800 x3900 Financial Aid: 831.438.3800 x3211 Accreditation: WASC, CCCU Degrees Offered: B.A., M.A., M.S. Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1 Enrollment: 450 Enrollment Ratio: 35% male, 65% female Website: www.bethany.edu E–mail: info@fc.bethany.edu Fax: 831.438.6104

R e q ui re m ents : Application Deadline: Fall–August 1 Spring–December 1 Online application available.

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Through educational programs and student development experiences, Bethany equips students academically and spiritually to change the world. Charged with the mission to prepare leaders for church and society, Bethany integrates character formation, leadership development, multicultural awareness, professional excellence, and a commitment to service into the lives of students. The highly credentialed faculty is dedicated to quality instruction, the integration of faith and learning, and the translation of Christian belief into personal transformation and global service. Graduates leave Bethany confident of the call of God and challenged to change the world into which the Lord leads them. Bethany offers a variety of quality academic programs that provide educational and spiritual development for multiple populations, ranging from high school graduates to adult learners. The small community environment of Bethany allows students to experience one-on-one faculty mentoring, as well as the development of friendships that last a lifetime. Over 19,000 strong, Bethany graduates have been impacting the world for over 90 years.

For a summary of all programs offered by BU, see pages 15–18.

Room and Board: $7,600 Total Cost: Undergraduate–$27,800 eBethany–$10,900 Graduate(MA Teaching)–$8,365* Graduate(MS Psych)–$10,595* *Avg for FT without room/board Based on full-time enrollment of 8 units per semester (16 units/year)

Financial

Aid:

Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 92% Financial Aid: SEOG, CWS, PELL, Stafford Loan, PLUS, BIA, Perkins Loan, ACG, Institutional & State Aid Forms Required: FAFSA Off-Campus Employment Availability: High

On-Campus Housing: Single Student Housing: Yes Married Student Housing: No Married Student w/ Children: No

Freshmen Information: Av e r a g e A C T s c o r e : 19 Av e r a g e S AT s c o r e : 9 2 5 Av e r a g e H S G PA : 3 .1 4

Varsity Athletics: Basketball–men, women Soccer– men, women Softball– women Cross Country– men, women Volleyball–women

I n t r a mu r a l A t h l etics: Basketball–CoEd Dodgeball–CoEd Flag Football– CoEd

Music Groups: Choirs with open membership: 1 Vocal groups by audition: 1 Bands with open membership: 1 Bands by audition: 1 Music touring groups: 1

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C o s t s :

Tuition: $12,050 Fees: Included in tuition Room and Board: $5,336 (19 meal plan) $5,152 (13 meal plan) Total Cost: $17,386* *varies with board plan

Financial

Aid:

Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 79% Forms Required: FAFSA

On-Campus Housing: Single Student Housing: Yes Married Student Housing: Yes Married Student w/ Children: Yes

Freshmen Information: Average ACT score: 20 Average SAT score: 1062 Average high school GPA: 2.98

Varsity Athletics: Basketball–men, women Soccer–men Volleyball–women

I nt ramur al Ath le tic s : Basketball–men, women Racquetball–men, women Tennis–men, women Volleyball–men, women

Music Groups: Choirs with open membership: 1 Vocal groups by audition: 3 Bands by audition: 7 Music touring groups: 2 Worship teams: 7

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Central Bible College has been developing spiritual leaders since 1922.

Just the Facts: Dr. Gary Denbow, President

Over the past 86 years, CBC has established a rich tradition of relevance, educating and equipping believers to declare God’s Word and build God’s kingdom in their generation. Sixty years ago, that meant training future missionaries to fly airplanes at the Springfield airport. Today, it means something entirely different, and yet our mission remains the same.

Founded: 1922

CBC enriches the education of its students by coupling it with practical training and hands-on experience. Through a variety of on-campus and community ministry opportunities and partnerships with local churches, CBC students put their faith into practice, sharpening their leadership skills and making a difference.

Degrees Offered: A.A., B.A.

For a summary of all programs offered by CBC, see pages 15–18.

3000 North Grant Avenue Springfield, MO 65803 417.833.2551 1.800.831.4CBC Admissions: 417.833.2551 x1290 Financial Aid: 417.833.2551 x1205 Accreditation: ABHE, NCA Student / Teacher Ratio: 18:1 Enrollment: 742 Enrollment Ratio: 59% male, 41% female Website: www.cbcag.edu E–mail: info@cbcag.edu Fax: 417.875.8402 Video/DVD/CD–ROM Available

Requi reme n ts: Application Deadline: Fall–August 1 Spring–December 1 Summer–April 1 Online registration available.


CTC

A n n u a l

C o s t s :

Tuition: $2,520 Fees: $185 Room and Board: N/A Total Cost: $2,705

Financial

Aid:

N/A

R e q ui re m ents : Application Deadline: Fall–July 15 Spring–December 15

On-Campus Housing: Not applicable

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The purpose of Colegio Teológico del Caribe (CTC) is to provide biblical training to the next generation of Christian leaders and ministers for service at home and overseas. Students have the opportunity to graduate with an Associate or Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible. CTC also offers certificates in the following programs: Bible, Deaf Ministry, Chaplaincy, and Missions. Chapel services, prayer times, ministry opportunities, and sound biblical education from our Spirit-filled faculty make a great combination to create the perfect environment to be equipped for the ministry. At CTC we want all of our students to have a strong spiritual and theological foundation in order to develop an effective ministry wherever God places them.

For a summary of all programs offered by CTC, see pages 15–18.

Just the Facts: Raquel Echevarría-Quinoñes, President Founded: 1959 P.O. Box 1335 Bayamón, PR 00960 787.780.5555 Degrees Offered: A.A., B.A. Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1 Enrollment: 24 Enrollment Ratio: 50% male, 50% female E–mail: info@ctcad.com Language: Spanish

Freshmen Information: Average high school GPA: 2.0 Music Groups: Praise and Worship Team

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A n n u a l

C o s t s :

Tuition: Undergraduate–$16,910 Graduate–$4,140 to $7,523 Fees: Undergraduate–$970 Graduate–$288 Room/Board: Undergraduate–$6,310 Total cost: Undergraduate–$24,190 Graduate–$4,428 to $7,811

Financial

Aid:

Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 90% Forms Required: FAFSA, Student Release Form

Freshmen Information: Average ACT score: 23 Average SAT score: 1040/1600 Average high school GPA: 3.4

Varsity Athletics: Baseball–men Basketball–men, women Cheerleading–men, women Cross Country–men, women Football–men Golf–men, women Softball–women Tennis–women Track–men, women Volleyball–women

I nt ramur al Ath le tic s : Basketball–men, women Flag Football–men, women Soccer–men, women Softball–men, women Table Tennis–men, women Volleyball–men, women

Music Groups: Choirs with open membership: 1 Vocal groups by audition: 2 Bands with open membership: 1 Bands by audition: 1 Orchestra with open membership: 1 Orchestra by audition: 1 Music touring groups: 2 Marching band by audition: 1 Other music groups: 5

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Boldly Christian. Unquestionably Academic. These four words sum up what Evangel is all about. As the national university of arts, sciences and professions of the Assemblies of God, Evangel’s focus is to train young people for leadership positions in business, government, church and home. Today, more than 24,000 alumni are serving around the world, including such prominent graduates as Dr. George O. Wood, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God; acclaimed singer/ songwriter Sara Groves; N.Y. Times Best-selling author Beverly Lewis; Renowned CardioThoracic Surgeon and Artifical Heart Pioneer Dr. James Long; The Honorable Sam Der-Yeghiayan, Federal Judge, Chicago, Illinois; Kevin Compton, owner of The San Jose Sharks (NHL). The university recently completed an extensive campus development program, with eight major construction projects since 1997, including two threestory academic buildings, a student fitness center, the massive Barnett Fine Arts Center and the new administration building, Riggs Hall. Evangel is a residential university, drawing more than 2,000 students from all 50 states and many foreign countries.

For a summary of all programs offered by EU, see pages 15–18.

Just the Facts: Dr. Robert Spence, President Founded: 1955 1111 North Glenstone Avenue Springfield, MO 65802 417.865.2811 1.800.EVANGEL Admissions: 417.865.2811 x7205 Financial Aid: 417.865.2811 x7300 Accreditation: CSWE, NASM, NCA, NCATE, Missouri State Department of Education Degrees Offered: A.A., B.A., B.B.A., B.F.A., B.M., B.S., B.S.W., M.Ed., M.O.L., M.S. Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1 Enrollment: 2,072 Enrollment Ratio: 45% male, 55% female Website: www.evangel.edu E–mail: admissions@evangel.edu Fax: 417.865.9599 Find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Requi reme n ts:

Minimum “C” average in the following: 3 units of English, 2 units of Math, 2 units of Social Science, 1 unit of Laboratory Science Application Deadline: Fall–August 1st Spring–December 1st Online application & Registration

On-Campus Housing: Single Student Housing: Yes Married Student Housing: Yes Married Student w/ Children: Yes


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Your ministry is calling you. So is your education. Answer both with accredited, accessible and affordable distance learning created for students like you.

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C o s t s :

Tuition: Undergraduate–$125/credit hour Graduate–$240/credit hour Fees: Undergraduate–$45 Graduate–$50 Room and Board: N/A Total Cost:* B.A.–$5,366 M.A.–$4,975 M.Div.–$8,066 *Includes tuition, books, & fees

Financial

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VA, DANTES

Re q u i re m ents : High School Diploma or equivalent Application Deadline: Continuous Online application and registration available.

On-Campus Housing: Not available

Second B.A. If you have already completed a B.A., you can finish your second Bachelor of Arts at Global University and get your biblical and theological education. All you need to do is complete 32-50 credit hours. Future college students. As a high school junior or senior you can jump start your college career. Graduate high school with up to 17 accredited university credits through Global University’s General Studies Certificate program. Flexibility. With Global University, the school comes to you. You decide when, where and how to study. We offer a combination of online and distance education programs. Think about it. Global University is a fully accredited nonprofit Christian University, in the Pentecostal tradition, based out of Springfield, Missouri. As a worldwide online and distance education pioneer, the university integrates education and service through a network in 150 countries, including the United States. Its three main languages of instruction are English, Spanish and French for undergraduate programs. Four schools comprise Global University: School for Evangelism and Discipleship, Berean School of the Bible, Undergraduate School of Bible and Theology, and Graduate School of Theology. The vision of Global University is to impact eternity by reaching the lost and training the found, everywhere. To find out more, please visit www.globaluniversity.edu

Just the Facts: Dr. Gary L. Seevers, Jr., President Founded: 1999 1211 South Glenstone Avenue Springfield, MO 65804-0315 417.862.9533 1.800.443.1083 Accreditation: DETC, NCA Degrees Offered: A.A., B.A., M.A., M.Div. Student/Teacher Ratio: 19:1 Enrollment: 5,247 Enrollment Ratio: 66% male, 34% female Website: globaluniversity.edu E–mail: info@globaluniversity.edu Fax: 417.865.7167

For a summary of all programs offered by GU, see pages 15–18.

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C o s t s :

Registration: $300 Tuition: $2,560 Room and Board: $3,280 Total Cost: $6,550

Re q u i re m ents : Application Deadline: Fall (1st day of registration) Spring (1st day of registration)

On-Campus Housing: Single Student Housing: Yes Married Student Housing: Yes Married Student w/ Children: No

Freshmen Information: Average high school GPA: 2.9

Music Groups: Music touring groups: 1

Drama Groups: Drama groups: 1

LABI-CA in Focus For over eighty years, LABI has offered an adequate and relevant education in biblical, theological, and ministerial disciplines. Today, reflecting the needs of a multicultural population, instruction is offered in both English and Spanish, thus providing a setting conducive to the development of an effective multicultural ministry. The Institute's curriculum focuses on the bilingual and bicultural preparation of men and women who have a calling from God to enter into either full-time ministry, lay ministry and service, or pursue higher education. Latin American Bible Institute is Evangelical and Pentecostal. It is our purpose to perpetuate the Pentecostal experience and the missionary and evangelistic fervor that have characterized the Assemblies of God since its inception. What we recognize is the urgency of educating ministers who will serve the spiritual needs of this world. Such a challenge can only be met by a ministry empowered by the Holy Spirit, filled with compassion for a lost world, armed with the sword of the Spirit, consumed by a burning desire to preach the gospel, and full of the love of God. At LABI, the following three learning foci serve as the on campus experience: Disciple Making, Biblical Teaching, and Ministry Training.

For a summary of all programs offered by LABI-CA, see pgs 15–18.

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Just the Facts: Dr. Tommy Casarez Ph.D., President Founded: 1926 14209 Lomitas Avenue La Puente, CA 91746 626.968.1328 Degrees Offered: Diploma in Bible and Ministry Student/Teacher Ratio: 4:1 Enrollment: 64 Enrollment Ratio: 57% male, 43% female Website: www.labi.edu Fax: 626.961.7253


A n n u a l

C o s t s :

Tuition: $4,100 Fees: $1,300 Room and Board: $3,000 Total Cost: $8,400

Financial

Aid:

Institutional Scholarships, VA

On-Campus Housing: Single Student Housing: Yes Married Student Housing: Yes (Limited) Married Student w/ Children: Yes (Limited)

Student Ministries: Drama Prison Children Street Community

Music Groups: Vocal groups by audition: 1 Bands with open membership: 1 Bands by audition: 1 Music touring groups: 1

Just the Facts: Dr. Monte Madsen, President Founded: 1926

LABI-TX in Focus At Latin American Bible Institute in San Antonio, Texas, our mission is “to train ministers” by providing a higher level of Christian education, Spiritfilled community life, and hands-on ministry experience. Students are equipped with the tools and experience needed to fulfill their calling to ministry throughout the Americas and the world.  During their three years at LABI-Texas, students will receive a quality education from relevant instructors who serve as pastors, youth pastors and ministers in local churches.  This gives our students the spiritual mentoring needed to build a strong ministerial ethic and character.  Don’t miss out on what is happening at LABI-Texas!

For a summary of all programs offered by LABI-TX, see pgs 15–18.

10822 FM Road 1560 San Antonio, TX 78254 210.688.3101 1.800.577.LABI Degrees Offered: Diploma in Church Ministries Student/Teacher Ratio: 9:1 Enrollment: 50 Enrollment Ratio: 60% male, 40% female Website: www.labitx.org E–mail: Info@labitx.org Fax: 210.688.3104

Requi remen ts: Application Deadline: Fall–August 6th Spring–December 10th Online application and registration available.

S um mer Internsh ip s : Available by application

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A n n u a l

Just the Facts:

C o s t s :

Tuition/Fees: $1,440

Rev. James A. Keys, President

Room: Shared–$1,440 Private–$2,400

Founded: 1968

NABC in Foc us

Board: $2,400 Total Cost: $5,280-$6,240

Financial

Aid:

Institutional and VA Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 40%

Re q u i re m ents : High School Diploma or GED and Pastoral Recommendation Application Deadline: Fall–August 1st Spring–December 1st Online application available.

On-Campus Housing:

Native American Bible College trains men and women for Christian ministries in the church and to the Indian population in a missions oriented cross-cultural environment. NABC provides Biblecentered courses and career training to prepare Christian workers for effective service at home and abroad.

P.O. Box 248 355 Albert Currie Road Shannon, NC 28386 910.843.5304 Admissions: x103 Financial Aid: x111 Degrees Offered: A.R.E., B.R.E. Student/Teacher Ratio: 4:1 Enrollment: 35

Although NABC’s primary focus is the training of Native Americans, the college welcomes students from all races and ethnic backgrounds.

Enrollment Ratio: 52% male, 48% female

Students will sit under the teaching of Spirit-filled instructors, dedicated to preparing men and women for the call God has placed on their lives.

E–mail:

For a summary of all programs offered by NABC, see pages 15–18.

Website: www.nativeamericanbiblecollege.org office@nativeamericanbiblecollege.org

Fax: None

Freshmen Information: Average GPA: 2.72

Single Student Housing: Yes Married Student Housing: No

Music Groups: Worship teams: 1

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C o s t s :

Tuition: $16,770 Fees: $886 Room and Board: $5,810 Total Cost: $23,466

Financial

Aid:

Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98% Forms Required: FAFSA

On-Campus Housing: Single Student Housing: Yes Married Student Housing: Yes Married Student w/ Children: Yes

Freshmen Information: Average ACT score: 22 Average SAT score: 1001/1600 Average high school GPA: 3.06

Varsity Athletics: Baseball–men Basketball–men, women Cross Country–men, women Golf–men Soccer–men, women Softball–women Tennis–men, women Track–men, women Volleyball–women

Intramural Athletics: Basketball–men Football–men, women

Music Groups: Choirs with open membership: 1 Vocal groups by audition: 4 Bands by audition: 2 Music touring groups: 5 Other music groups: 5

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North Central University is a Christcentered Pentecostal school with a commitment to academic excellence that prepares students to fulfill biblical models of leadership and ministry throughout the world (Ephesians 4:11-12). Whether your dream career is in the local church, the corporate world, the classroom – or anywhere else God has called you – we believe in helping you fulfill that calling. We are committed to providing a vibrant spiritual atmosphere on campus, and our focus on academic excellence means a thorough, accredited education in 34 different bachelor degree programs including Business Administration, Communication Arts, Elementary and Secondary Education, Biblical Studies, Worship Arts, Music, Psychology, Youth Ministry and more. Students at NCU live out their college experience in a vibrant, metropolitan city. Our campus in the heart of Minneapolis offers a variety of jobs, internships, ministries, entertainment, outreach opportunities and much more right outside your door. North Central University is dedicated to providing an affordable, educational experience that will prepare you for a lifetime fulfilling your God-given purpose. That’s why we say, “Your Life. Our Mission.”

For a summary of all programs offered by NCU, see pages 15–18.

Just the Facts: Dr. Gordon Anderson, President Founded: 1930 910 Elliot Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404 612.343.4400 1.800.289.6222 Admissions: 612.343.4460 Financial Aid: 612.343.4485 Founded: 1930 Accreditation: NCA Degrees Offered: A.A., B.A., B.S. Student/Teacher Ratio: 20:1 Enrollment: 1,205 Enrollment Ratio: 44% male, 56% female Website: www.northcentral.edu E–mail: admissions@northcentral.edu Fax: 612.343.4778

Requi remen ts: Application, $25 Application Fee, high school transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, pastor’s recommendation, academic recommendation Application Deadline: Fall–June 1 Spring–December 1 Online application and registration available.

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Tuition: Undergraduate–$23,030 Graduate–varies by program Fees: Undergraduate–$370 Graduate–varies by program Room and Board: Undergraduate–$6,884 Graduate–varies by program Total Cost: Undergraduate–$30,284 Graduate–varies by program

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Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 83% Forms Required: FAFSA, NU Financial Aid Application

On-Campus Housing: Single Student Housing: Yes Married Student Housing: Yes Married Student w/ Children: Yes

Freshmen Information: Average ACT score: 22 Average SAT score: 1536/2400 Average high school GPA: 3.34

Varsity Athletics: Basketball–men, women Cross country–men, women Soccer–men, women Track–men, women Volleyball–women

Intramural Athletics: Football–men, women

Music Groups: Vocal groups by audition: 3 Bands by open membership: 1 Bands by audition: 1 Music touring groups: 3

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At Northwest University, you will find a community of believers who will help you discover what it means to answer God’s call to significance. They will help you prepare intellectually, spiritually, and socially so that you will be able to “Carry the Call.” Since 1934, Northwest University has successfully prepared students for service and leadership. More than 1,400 students study in over 60 academic programs including church ministries, teacher education, business, psychology, biblical literature, and nursing. The university’s School of Nursing and Science Department are housed in the recently completed 45,000-square-foot Health and Sciences Center. Northwest also recently added a Bachelor of Science in biology that fulfills the academic requirements for admission to medical school. Northwest University offers 10 graduate programs: a Master of Business Administration (MBA), an M.A. in Social Entrepreneurship (MASE), a Master of Education, Master in Teaching, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, an M.A. in International Care and Community Development, an M.A. in Theology and Culture, an M.A. in Missional Leadership, a Master in Ministry, and its first doctoral program, the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.).

For a summary of all programs offered by NU, see pages 15–18.

Just the Facts: Dr. Joseph Castleberry, President Founded: 1934 5520 108th Avenue, NE P.O. Box 579 Kirkland, WA 98083 425.822.8266 1.800.669.3781 Admissions: 425.889.5231 Financial Aid: 425.889.5210 Accreditation: NWCCU, AACTE, CCNE, CCCU Degrees Offered: A.A., B.A., B.S., B.F.A., M.A., MBA, M.Ed., MIM, MIT, Psy.D. Student/Teacher Ratio: 19:1 Enrollment: 1,422 Enrollment Ratio: 40% male, 60% female Website: www.northwestu.edu E–mail: admissions@northwestu.edu Fax: 425.827.0148 CD-ROM Available

Requi remen ts: SAT or ACT, minimum high school GPA of 2.3, high school diploma or GED, application, application fee, two character references Application Deadline: Fall–July 15 Spring–December 15 Online application and registration available.


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Tuition: Undergraduate–$15,830 Graduate–varies by program* Fees: $600 Room and Board: $7,900 Total cost: Undergraduate–$24,330 Graduate–varies by program* *Please refer to school website: www.seu.edu

Just the Facts: Dr. Kent Ingle, President Founded: 1935 1000 Longfellow Boulevard Lakeland, FL 33801 863.667.5000 1.800.500.8760 Admissions: 1.800.500.8760 Financial Aid: 1.800.500.8760 Accreditation: CSWE, FDOE, IACBE, SACS Degrees Offered: B.A., B.S., M.A., M.B.A., M.Ed., M.S. Student/Teacher Ratio: 19:1 Enrollment: 2,867 Enrollment Ratio: 41% male, 59% female Website: www.seu.edu E–mail: admission@seu.edu Fax: 863.667.5200

R e q u ire m ents : Christian character and readiness to succeed at the collegiate level as evidenced by high school GPA, SAT/ ACT scores, a Christian character assessment, and essay. Application Deadline: Fall–May Spring–None Online application and registration available.

On-Campus Housing:

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Southeastern, a dynamic, Christcentered university, fosters student success by integrating personal faith and higher learning. Within our loving Pentecostal community, we challenge students to a lifetime of good work and of preparing professionally, so they can creatively serve their generation in the Spirit of Christ. “Gathered in the Spirit. Equipping for every good work,” is reflected daily in the lives of our college community. Southeastern is committed to preparing students for success in professional and ministerial careers. Graduates are encouraged to impact culture through a lifestyle of excellence and integrity. Southeastern’s dedication to students’ spiritual and intellectual growth provides a framework for Christ-centered living both inside and outside of the classroom.

For a summary of all programs offered by SEU, see pages 15–18.

Aid:

Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 95% Forms Required: FAFSA, SEU Student Information Sheet

Freshmen Information: Average ACT score: 21 Average SAT score: 984 Average high school GPA: 3.35

Varsity Athletics: Baseball–men Basketball–men, women Cheerleading–women Golf–men Soccer–men, women Tennis–women Volleyball–women

I n t r a mu r a l A t h l etics: Basketball Flag Football Powder Puff Football Soccer Softball Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball

Music

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Choirs with open membership: 4 Bands by audition: 9 Orchestra by audition: 4 Music touring groups: 2 Worship teams: 12

Single Student Housing: Yes Married Student Housing: No

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SAGU in Focus Just the Facts: Dr. Kermit Bridges, President Founded: 1927 1200 Sycamore Waxahachie, TX 75165 972.937.4010 / 1.888.YES.SAGU Admissions Fax: 972.923.8133 Financial Aid Fax: 972.923.8143 Social Networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube Accreditation: SACS Degrees Offered: A.A., A.S., B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S., M.Ed., M.Div. Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1 Enrollment: 2,064 Enrollment Ratio: 52% male, 48% female Website: www.sagu.edu E–mail: info@sagu.edu Fax: 972.923.0488 Video Available: www.youtube.com/sagu

Varsity Athletics: Baseball – men Basketball – men, women Cheerleading – women Football – men Soccer – men, women Softball – women Volleyball – women

I nt ramur al Athle tic s : Basketball – men, women Dodgeball – men, women Indoor Soccer – men, women Ping Pong – men, women Powder Puff Football – women Beach Volleyball – men, women

Music

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Choirs with open membership: 1 Vocal groups by audition: 4 Bands with open membership: 1 Bands by audition: 3 Music touring groups: 4 Chapel worship by audition: 5 Piano ensemble by audition: 1

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For more than 80 years SAGU has prepared men and women for lives of higher purpose. SAGU believes in building Christian character while providing academic skills that ensure career success. SAGU’s professors are concerned with students’ academic success as well as spiritual growth. With small class sizes, professors are better enabled to meet individual student needs. Campus life is an enriching experience. By living, worshipping, working, and interacting with other Christians, students are encouraged by the influence of their peers. Plus, the addition of a new Student Wellness Center, combined with the recent construction of two new 70,000 square-foot dorms make campus living comfortable and convenient. Spacious bathrooms, study rooms, prayer rooms, fitness rooms, laundry facilities on each floor, and wing lobbies for socializing make the campus a home away from home.

For a summary of all programs offered by SAGU, see pages 15–18.

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Tuition: Undergraduate–$14,850 (30 hours) Graduate–$520/hour Fees: Undergraduate–$880 Graduate–$55/hour Room and Board: Undergraduate–$5,590 Graduate–varies Total Cost: Undergraduate–$21,320 Graduate–varies

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Aid:

Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 87% Forms Required: FAFSA

Requi remen ts: Application Deadline: Fall–August 15 Spring–January 2 Online application and registration available.

On-Campus Housing: Single Student Housing: Yes Married Student Housing: Yes Married Student w/ Children: Yes

Freshmen Information: Average ACT score: 20


A n n u a l

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Tuition: $11,550 Room and Board: $5,150 Total Cost: $16,700 plus fees

Financial

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Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 95% Forms Required: FAFSA

On-Campus Housing: Single Student Housing: Yes Married Student Housing: Yes Married Student w/ Children: Yes

Freshmen Information: Average ACT score: 19 Average High School GPA: 2.97

Varsity Athletics: Basketball–men, women Cheer Squad–women Football–men Volleyball–women

Int ramur al Athletic s : Basketball Flag Football

Music

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Vocal groups by audition: 3 Bands with open membership: 1 Bands by audition: 3 Music touring groups: 1

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The focus at Trinity Bible College is to prepare men and women for Christian service in vocational ministry, church leadership, and as Christian professionals. An atmosphere of academic excellence and spiritual fervor provide the backdrop for a curriculum in Bible, professional studies and general education. Practical experience, dynamic chapel services and extracurricular student life acti vities enhance the development of the total person. This is a place where you can build a relationship with Christ and respond to the call of God in your life. Trinity is a great place to build friendships that will last a lifetime. The low student teacher ratio (13:1) offers the opportunity to interact with faculty on a personal basis. You can be involved in ministry, music, drama and sports right away. Browse our website, call 888-822-2329, or visit us on campus and discover how God can use Trinity Bible College to prepare you to fulfill your life’s calling.

Reverend G.L. (Jack) Strom, President Founded: 1948 50 Sixth Avenue South Ellendale, ND 58436 701.349.3621 / 1.888.822.2329 Admissions: 1.888.822.2329 Financial Aid: 1.888.822.2329 Accreditation: NCA, ABHE Degrees Offered: Certificate, A.A., B.A. Student/Teacher Ratio: 13:1 Enrollment: 285 Enrollment Ratio: 57% male, 43% female Website: www.trinitybiblecollege.edu E–mail: admissions@trinitybiblecollege.edu

Fax: 701.349.5786

Requi remen ts: Application for admission, pastoral recommendation, high school transcript, ACT, $25 application fee Online application available

For a summary of all programs offered by TBC, see pages 15–18.

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Just the Facts: Dr. Don Meyer, President Founded: 1939

A n n u a l

C o s t s :

Tuition: Undergraduate–$15,652 Graduate–$12,750 Fees: $1,725 Room and Board: $7,436 Total Cost: Undergraduate–$24,813 Graduate–$12,750

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Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 95% Forms Required: FAFSA

Re q u i re m ents : Application Deadline: Fall–August 1 Spring–December 1 Online application available.

On-Campus Housing: Single Student Housing: Yes Married Student Housing: Yes Married Student w/ Children: Yes

VFCC in Focus Valley Forge Christian College offers a growing list of majors from business to social work, children’s ministry to church planting. VFCC is focused on equipping students with the tools necessary for service and leadership in the church and in the world. A caring, committed faculty mentors students in and out of the classroom, inspiring them to pursue excellence academically, spiritually, physically and socially. The personal interactions between students, faculty and staff create an intimate community where the students are known by name and not by an ID number. Chapel is a highlight of each day with dynamic speakers and inspirational worship. Opportunities abound for ministry-minded students as outreaches to several major cities are planned each year. Overseas trips give students the chance to experience missions firsthand. Campus facilities have undergone dramatic changes over the past several years. The newest building, Cardone Hall, provides eleven state-of-the-art classrooms and lecture halls. The new student center, The Anvil, provides students wireless internet, delicious food and a dedicated place to relax and study. Audio and video studios provide access to cutting-edge media tools regardless of your field of interest. At Valley Forge Christian College students are challenged to go beyond themselves, embrace their faith and change their world.

For a summary of all programs offered by VFCC, see pages 15–18.

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1401 Charlestown Road Phoenixville, PA 19460 610.935.0450 Admissions: 1.800.432.8322 Financial Aid: 610.917.1475 Accreditation: MSACS Degrees: A.A., A.S., B.A., B.R.E., B.S., B.S.W., M.A., M.M., B.R.E. Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1 Enrollment: 1,148 Enrollment Ratio: 48% male, 52% female Website: vfcc.edu E–mail: admissions@vfcc.edu Fax: 610.917.2069

Freshmen Information: Average SAT score: 949/1600 Average high school GPA: 2.9

Varsity Athletics: Baseball–men Basketball–men, women Cross Country–men, women Golf–men Soccer–men, women Volleyball–women

I n t r a mu r a l A t hletics: Basketball–men Dodgeball–co-ed Flag Football–men Softball–co-ed Volleyball–co-ed

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Choirs with open membership: 2 Vocal groups by audition: 3 Bands with open membership: 1 Bands by audition: 1 Music touring groups: 3 Various ensembles: 13


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Tuition: Undergraduate–$27,400 Graduate–varies by program

Just the Facts:

Room and Board: Undergraduate–$8,430

Founded: 1920

Total Cost: Undergraduate–$35,830 Graduate–varies by program

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Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 89% Forms Required: FAFSA

Varsity Athletics: Baseball–men Basketball–men, women Cross Country–men, women Soccer–men, women Softball–women Swimming–men, women Tennis–men, women Track and Field–men, women Volleyball–women Water Polo–men, women

Int ramur al Athletic s : Basketball–men, women

Music

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Choirs by audition: 2 Vocal Groups by audition: 3 Jazz Ensembles by audition: 2 Orchestra by audition: 1 Music Touring Groups: 5 Other music groups: Guitar Ensemble, Guitar Quartet, Jazz Quartet, Flute Quartet, Chamber Music

Dr. Carol Taylor, President

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Vanguard University has been leading and innovating Christian higher education since 1920 when we welcomed our first class. Today we continue to launch students into successful careers with a top-rated education, excellent practical skills and comprehensive training in the liberal arts and sciences. You’ll enjoy freedom of intellectual inquiry and a classroom environment that puts you in close contact with professors. You’ll flourish in our close-knit campus community where lifelong friendships are born and Christ is at the center of everything we do. As our alumni demonstrate, Vanguard produces students who are intellectually, spiritually and practically prepared for life and success in the 21st century. We’ll challenge you to learn, prepare you for a career in the field of your choice and encourage you to grow in your Christian faith. We invite you to become part of Vanguard’s vibrant academic community and let us launch you into your dreams.

For a summary of all programs offered by VU, see pages 15–18.

55 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714.556.3610 1.800.722.6279 Accreditation: CAAHEP, CCTC, WASC Degrees Offered: B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S. Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1 Enrollment: 1,961 Enrollment Ratio: 39% male, 61% female Website: www.vanguard.edu E–mail: admissions@vanguard.edu

Requi remen ts: Application Deadline: Fall–December 1, March 2 Spring–December 1 Online application and registration available.

On-Campus Housing: Single Students Housing: Yes Married Student Housing: No Married Student w/ Children: No

Freshmen Information: Average SAT score: 510/490 (verbal/math portions only) Average high school GPA: 3.4

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Tuition: $2,400 Fees: $55 Room and Board: N/A Total Cost: $2,455

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Veterans Affairs

Re q u i re m ents : High school diploma or GED Application Deadline: Fall–September 1 Spring–January 1 Online registration available.

On-Campus Housing: Not available. Check with registrar for local housing information.

WBC in Focus Western Bible College is owned and operated by the Arizona District Council of the Assemblies of God with a history of “equipping men and women for ministry.” Ninety percent of the students are enrolled in the pastoral ministries program. Western offers a B.A. in Christian Education, Biblical Studies, Pastoral Ministry and World Missions. In addition, an Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies is available. The future is very promising for the college as the population explodes across the southwest region of the United States. With several Assemblies of God churches located across the area, the potential for ministry opportunities is vast. Come and experience the beauty of the Southwest as you continue your preparations for ministry!

For a summary of all programs offered by WBC, see pages 15–18.

Just the Facts: Reverend Barbara Schulz, President Founded: 1967 2601 E. Thomas Road Suite 117 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602.242.3818 1.877.242.3811 Degrees Offered: A.A., B.A. Student / Teacher Ratio: 9:1 Enrollment: 55 Enrollment Ratio: 63% male, 37% female Website: www.westernbible.edu E–mail: registrar@westernbible.edu Fax: 602.242.3549

Freshmen Information: Average high school GPA: 2.0

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ZBC A n n u a l

C o s t s :

Tuition: $9,200 Fees: $780 Room and Board: $7,400 Total Cost: $17,380

Financial

Aid:

Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 72% Forms Required: FAFSA

On-Campus Housing: Single Student Housing: Yes Married Student Housing: No Married Student w/ Children: No

Freshmen Information: Average SAT Score: 1358/2400 Average high school GPA: 3.1 Critical Reading: 482 Math: 421 Writing: 455

Int ramur al Athletic s : Basketball Dodgeball Judo Ultimate Frisbee

Music

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Since its founding in 1924, Zion Bible College has been dedicated to its mission, “To teach and train students for excellent Pentecostal ministry in fulfillment of the Great Commission.” Students study in a community that is enhanced by personal mentorship and Christian fellowship. Faculty and Staff are committed to the complete development and spiritual formation of each student. The College strives to maintain a wholesome atmosphere throughout the campus, from the classroom to the dormitories.

Just the Facts: Dr. Charles Crabtree, President Founded: 1924 320 S. Main St. Haverhill, MA 01835 978.478.3400 1.800.356.4014 Admissions: 978.478.3431

Zion’s Faculty are scholastically prepared and spiritually committed to the task of cultivating the students in both their biblical knowledge and in practical ministry. The Faculty’s own ministerial experience bears fruit in the lives of those they seek to impart with the skills and wisdom necessary to fulfill their individual callings.

Financial Aid: 978.478.3422

Respecting the rich heritage of the school, while also remaining relevant to the needs of this generation, are two principles that are held in high regard at Zion Bible College. That balanced approach continues to draw students from around the country and around the world to be trained for service in the kingdom of God.

E–mail: recruiting@zbc.edu

For a summary of all programs offered by ZBC, see pages 15–18.

Accreditation: ABHE Degrees Offered: B.A. Student/Teacher Ratio: 19:1 Enrollment: 257 Enrollment Ratio: 55% male, 45% female Website: www.zbc.edu Fax: 978.478.3406 Video Available/DVD Available

Requi remen ts: Application Deadline: Fall–August 15th Spring–December 15th Online application available.

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Congratulations, you’ve made it to your senior year! When it comes to preparing for college, I know many of the questions that are on your mind. You may ask yourself, “Seriously, how is that possible?” Well, I spent six years as an Admissions Counselor at an AG college, and in that role, I had the privilege of meeting hundreds of incredible Christian students during the search for their perfect college. So, I have compiled my Top 10 Tips for this exciting, yet often overwhelming process. I hope that you find them helpful in your own journey! • First of all, take a deep breath and don’t stress! Be sure to go through the admissions and financial aid process with all of your top colleges. There is no need to make a firm choice until the Spring semester. • Secondly, apply NOW! Make your college selection process a priority so that you aren’t overwhelmed during your last few months of high school. Please don’t be one of the students who begins the process

“flavor” and spending time in its offices, classrooms and residence halls will help you discover whether or not it is a good fit for you. • Thoroughly research your chosen major. Be sure that the academic program is not just present at the school of your choice but also strong. See how long the program has been in existence and take a look at the required courses to make sure it’s exactly what you want. If you haven’t chosen a major yet, don’t worry! It is often best to start out as a general studies student until you have a more definite direction. • Do not let the sticker price of a college deter you from applying and pursuing your top choices. Consider federal aid, state aid, work-study, local scholarships, institutional scholarships, personal savings, parental contribution, summer income etc. You should have a good idea of what your college will cost you by March or April of your senior year. • Live on campus for at least one year, even if you are attending a college near home. Residence hall life is a unique experience

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following graduation–in some cases, they have to settle for less than the best in terms of financial aid, housing, etc. Deadlines are different at every school, and it is your responsibility to be aware of them. • Fill out your own college application and scholarship forms. They want to hear from you, not your parents! (You may be laughing at this thought, but you’d be surprised how often it actually happens.) • Ask yourself, “What qualities does my dream college possess?” Then, narrow out the choices that don’t match up. Please don’t choose a college solely because your friends are attending. You don’t want to cheat yourself out of a college experience that is designed specifically for you. Don’t be afraid to take a risk – big risks often have high rewards! • VISIT! There is only so much that you can learn from a college website or a phone conversation. Plus, someone else’s opinion may not be yours. Every college has its own

that you must have as an undergraduate student! It cannot be duplicated at any other point in your life. I know, some of you are thrilled at this thought and others may be terrified, but either way, you need this experience to stretch and enrich you! • Don’t be afraid to ask questions of admissions and financial aid personnel. They realize that this is your first time down this road and are equipped with the answers for which you are searching. Let them help you! • Most importantly, seek God! His voice trumps everything else in the search for YOUR perfect place. Do everything that you can to prepare and then wait patiently on Him. He doesn’t always send a burning bush, but He will speak to you, if you ask and listen. I am excited for you as you begin this journey! My five years as an undergraduate student at an AG college were some of the best of my life thus far. It is my desire that each of you can say the same thing upon leaving your college campus. Best of luck to you; there are incredible things ahead!


After 17 years as a director of Financial Aid, I never tire of hearing a student say, through misty eyes, “Thank you for helping to make my dreams come true.” But in these challenging times, it takes more effort to turn one’s dream into a reality. Here are some sensible and practical ways you might approach the challenge of paying for a college education. PLAN EARLY. The old saying, “Dig your well before you are thirsty,” certainly applies to planning for a college education. Even a high school freshman should begin researching to find out what scholarships are available and what the criteria applies to receiving them. By starting early, you can make sure that you are taking the required courses, earning the qualifying grades and participating in the right extracurricular activities. You can also test out of some of the general education requirements for your school. Search college websites to see what specific scholarships they offer. Check where your parents work or local organizations for available scholarships. Find out what you need to do to qualify for as many scholarships as possible.

SAVE SLOWLY. The earlier you start saving, the more money you will accumulate. Every cent that you can save to pay for college is one less cent you will have to borrow and pay back some day. Dreams require sacrifice. If you are a musician or an athlete or you excel academically, you already know this. Evenings and Saturdays and summers are great times to work and earn money for college. SPEND CAREFULLY. Benjamin Franklin said, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” I tell our students that they can “live like a college student now or live like a college student later–and now is easier.” Watch what you spend. Save what you can. If you carefully budget your money all through high school and set up a college savings account, you will be amazed at how much money you can set aside for college. RESEARCH RELENTLESSLY. I wish I could sit at the kitchen table with you and your parents and walk you through all of the help that is available to you. Earlier I mentioned scholarships from high school, parent employment and your community.

Based on your financial and family information, possibilities from federal and state government include:

your parents’ places of employment and your community, there are wonderful scholarship opportunities through the colleges themselves. Visit websites, call • Over $5,000 in a Federal Pell Grant. financial aid offices and research, research, • Varying amounts in Federal Supplemental research. Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG). • Interest free, deferred repayment Federal PRAY CONSISTENTLY. Years ago I heard the Stafford student loans of $3,500. words, “Where God guides, He provides.” • Interest-bearing (6.8%), deferred If you trust God to guide, you can also trust repayment Federal Stafford student loans of Him to provide for you each step of the $2,000. way on your journey toward college. Never • Parent loans for up to the total cost of let money keep you from doing what God the student’s education (PLUS loans). If wants you to do. You can move forward in parents have adverse credit and are denied this process of pursuing your dream of a a PLUS loan, the student automatically gets college education with confidence. God will an additional $4,000 in the interest-bearing honor and bless your efforts of planning Stafford student loan. early, saving slowly, spending carefully, • State grants, amounts vary by state. researching relentlessly and praying • Work-study programs where students consistently. As author and speaker Alicia can earn minimum wage and work at the Britt Chole said, “Every choice we make is college up to a certain number of hours. an investment in the future we cannot see.” For example, a student working 15 hours a Make good choices. week at the Pennsylvania minimum wage of $7.25/hour for 30 weeks on campus will earn *Evie Meyer is administrator of Enrollment Management at Valley Forge Christian College $3,262 while at college for eight months. in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.–From OnCourse.

In addition to monies available from federal Originally printed Summer 2009. Used with permission. Visit oncourse.ag.org. and state government, your high school,

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The cost of attending college is a lifetime investment in you! Although not cheap, it is definitely an investment worth making. Financial aid is available to help and comes in the form of scholarships, grants, work-study and loans. Scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back. Work-study programs provide job opportunities through the college. Loans have to be paid back but most can be deferred until after graduation. Your high school guidance counselor, college admissions counselor, and financial aid counselor are your three best friends for financial aid information. The three main sources of financial aid are colleges, state and federal governments, and private organizations. Family, friends and your church may help as well. The financial aid won’t just come to you. You’ll have to ask and apply. Colleges Be sure to look into the scholarship and financial aid opportunities offered by your college(s). Most Assemblies of God (AG) colleges offer various academic, performance and church-matching

programs include various grant, loan and work-study funds. Other web addresses that might prove helpful to you are www. finaid.org and www.ed.gov. If you have questions about federal aid, the Federal Student Financial Aid Information Center’s toll free phone number is 1.800.4.FED.AID (1.800.433.3243). Experts there can explain the process of determining financial need and awarding aid. Private Organizations Many students are able to supplement their federal and college aid with local community scholarships. Community organizations such as the Rotary, Kiwanis and the Jaycees often offer scholarships. You may also want to check with your parents’ employers because many businesses offer scholarships to dependents of employees. Finally, check with your high school guidance counselor and online for applicable scholarship opportunities. Be prepared to write an essay detailing your academic, community and extracurricular activities. You may also need letters of recommendation.

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scholarships. Many AG colleges also make awards to high achievers in Girls’ Ministries, Royal Rangers, Fine Arts Festival, Bible Quiz, MAPS and to dependents of AG pastors and AG missionaries. Check with the college(s) of your choice for further information. Scholarships are often listed on a school’s website, but it may be helpful to call and speak with a financial aid advisor as well. Remember that it is your responsibility to be aware of all deadlines. The Government Much of your financial aid may come from federal and state programs. Most government aid is based on financial need, which is determined by income tax information—your own and that of your parent(s) or legal guardian. To determine your eligibility for federal financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The form is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, and you can submit this form anytime after January 1 of the year you will begin college. The form must be filed yearly. Federal aid

Start the process of securing financial aid early, and don’t be afraid to ask what you are eligible for. If you aren’t sure, your high school guidance counselor and college admissions counselor will be glad to help. College is an investment in you and what God has called you to do with your life. Trust Him and do your part to find the financial resources necessary to make college a reality for you! Alliance for AG Higher Education Scholarships The Alliance for AG Higher Education, along with partners from other departments of the General Council of the Assemblies of God, offers scholarships exclusively to students attending endorsed AG colleges, universities, institutes, and seminary. These scholarships include: • The Riggs Scholarship • The J. Robert Ashcroft National Youth Scholarship • The Making the Difference Scholarship • The Ethnic Minority Scholarship For more information about these scholarships, please visit our website http://colleges.ag.org.


Fall of Junior Year: Prayerfully consider what kind of college you would like to attend. Take the PSAT/NMSQT® in October. This standardized test provides opportunities to earn scholarships. Collect information concerning schools of interest. You can obtain information from the internet, college fairs, college catalogs and even students in your area who may attend these schools.

S p r i n g o f J u n i o r Ye a r : Narrow your college choices as much as possible. Visit colleges you have selected. Get a tour of the campus, attend chapel, eat in the cafeteria, visit classes, meet professors, and spend the night in the residence halls. Take the ACT or SAT. The guidance counseling office of your high school can tell you how to sign up for the test. (Take the test two or three times in order to obtain the best score possible.)

S u m m e r b e f o r e S e n i o r Ye a r : Narrow your college choices to your top three. Begin your scholarship search! Start a rough draft of your admissions and scholarship essays to include with applications.

Fall of Senior Year: Submit applications to the colleges you have chosen. Some schools have different application prices for electronic and paper applications. Find out if the schools to which you are applying do. If you haven’t visited the campuses of all your top choices already, be sure to do so this semester, if you are able. Research/complete any scholarship and financial aid forms you may need. Become aware of interview or audition dates that pertain to you. Don’t let deadlines pass you by…be proactive! Consider the option of retaking the ACT or SAT, if you think you can improve your score. You usually get to use your highest score, even if you don’t improve it the second time.

S p r i n g o f S e n i o r Ye a r : Look for acceptance letters in the mail. Ask your parent(s) or guardian(s) to file their income tax returns as soon as possible. You will also need to file yours if you have income to report. Complete the FAFSA before the priority deadline. The earlier you submit the form, the more likely you are to receive all of the aid for which you are eligible. Fill out your housing/roommate application and any other departmental applications. Your college may also require a deposit. Once you receive your financial package from your top schools, figure out how much the college will cost and how much money you will need for living expenses. Work out a general budget for the next 4 years. Decide whether you will need to take out loans or get a job...or both. Make your final college decision, if at all possible. Graduate from high school. Congratulations!

Summer before College: Find out when the residence halls or campus will be open and plan your arrival. Keep in mind you may need to arrive early for freshman orientation activities. Ask the college admissions counselor if you can register early for your classes. Complete health documentation and financial aid forms, as required. Get ready...You are about to embark on an amazing journey!

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Assemblies of God College Guide 2011-2012  

Refer here for information on our 19 endorsed AG colleges and universities across the United States and territories. Learn common facts and...

Assemblies of God College Guide 2011-2012  

Refer here for information on our 19 endorsed AG colleges and universities across the United States and territories. Learn common facts and...

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