Financial Information

Tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of the Board of Directors of The Cornerstone Bible College and Seminary.

Information is effective July 1, 2024.

Application Fees

  • Application for Admission Fee (Non-refundable): $25
  • Application for Course Audit: $0

Student Fees

  • Student Fee – Seminary (Quarterly): $150
  • Student Fee – College (Quarterly): $50
  • Three-Payment Plan Fee (Quarterly): $35
  • Late Payment Fee: $50
  • Official Transcript Fee: $5

Seminary Tuition

  • Full-Time Student (12 units or more): $235 per unit
  • Part-Time Student (11 units or less): $280 per unit

College Tuition

  • Full-Time Student: $155 per unit
  • Part-Time Student: $185 per unit
  • Beginning Greek: $200 per class
  • Audit Flat-Rate: $260 per class

Winterim/Summerim Classes

  • Audit Flat-Rate: $150
  • Bible College student: $185 per unit
  • Seminary student: $235 per unit


Within two weeks after enrollment all students are required to own a personal laptop computer (PC or Mac) with approved word processing software. Information and recommendations on approved systems and software programs are available from the staff. TCBS has Wi-Fi internet access available; IP Address and Password can be obtained from Administration.

Payment of Accounts

For Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters:

To provide flexibility regarding possible class changes, full tuition is not due until the 2nd week of class. At the start of the 2nd week of classes, students’ tuition invoices are finalized on Populi and full payment is due.

Link to TCBS Populi website:

Three-Payment Plan:

Students who are unable to pay their ENTIRE Quarter tuition charges may elect to use the Three-Payment Plan where quarterly tuition and fees may be paid in three equal installments. A one-time $35 fee is assessed for this service. Exact payment due dates are listed on the student’s Populi account, under the Financial tab.

Students are responsible for paying their own tuition and fees. If students receive financial aid from their churches, or other individuals or organizations, students must make appropriate arrangements with them to insure payments are made on time. The Administration will notify students when payments are due or late. Students with an outstanding balance must have authorization from the Academic Dean to begin new classes.

Late Payments:

Students whose installments are more than 10 days late on the Three-Payment Plan may be immediately suspended from classes, receive an “F” for those classes, and forfeit the opportunity to enroll in courses for the subsequent term or participate in graduation unless payment is made in full. Transcripts and diplomas may also be withheld. If financial difficulties arise, and a student foresees a problem paying tuition on time, he should immediately discuss the matter with the Financial Administrator so appropriate arrangements can be made.

For Summerim and Winterim classes:

Full payment is due on the first day of a Summerim or Winterim class.

Tuition Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from one or more registered classes – whether or not they have attended – must officially withdraw through their Populi account.  Failure to officially withdraw will result in a W, WP, or WF, on the student’s transcripts, as appropriate. If a student does not officially withdraw, he is not entitled to any refund.

Refunds of tuition are based upon the week the official withdrawal transaction is time-stamped by the Populi system, not on the time the student ceases to attend the class(es).

Week of Withdrawal

1: 100% Refund
2: 80% Refund
3-4: 50% Refund
5-6: 25% Refund
7+: None

Summer Elective Refunds

100% refund if dropped prior to or during the first two days of class. There is no refund if dropped or changed to audit after the second day of class. The date used to establish the amount of refund will be the date the withdrawal form is signed by the office of the Registrar. Financial Assistance: The Cornerstone Seminary seeks to keep the cost of tuition as low as possible. Occasionally, financial assistance may become available. Students who need financial assistance to meet tuition costs are encouraged to discuss their needs with the Registrar.

Financial Aid

Students already enrolled in the school can apply for scholarships to help pay for their tuition. Scholarship applications are available in the Financial Administration office.