You pay the tuition for one course at a time, as you complete the program. Payment plans are available, and each course must be paid for before you can sign up for the next course. Since the tuition rates are different in Summer vs Fall and Spring and may change in the future, the exact final cost of the degree cannot be determined.
However, because of the partnership with Open Bible Churches, if you join a cohort of at least 15 Open Bible students, you will receive a 35% tuition discount. That will amount to a savings of over $9,000 from standard tuition.
In order to keep the pace of this M.A. program manageable for extremely busy people, we have chosen a degree sequence of 4 credits each semester, usually one course at a time. This means qualifying students would be eligible for financial aid in the summer semester. The government requires a student to carry a certain credit load to be eligible for financial aid (4-credits in the summer semester and 6-credits in the fall and spring semesters). You will need to consult with the Student Financial Services office to learn about personal eligibility qualifications.
Most students order their books from an online retailer. Many, but not all, of the books are available in electronic form. The average cost of books for a 4-credit course is $120.