There is a multiplication of the gospel, that far exceeds our personal ministry, when we equip leaders in the faith.
- JODY HILL, NOBTS STUDENT, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF 38: THE CHUCKY MULLINS EFFECT
WHAT IS A TUITION CAP?
When all hours above a certain amount are free. Now, during a semester time-period, when you register for 12 hours, you can take up to 18--all for the same price.
HOW MUCH CAN I SAVE?
This depends on how much you take advantage of the new cap.
Consider a typical Southern Baptist student enrolled in the MDiv on our main campus. Using 2017-18 rates, this student would pay $4,320 ($240/hr). But with the new tuition cap, this same student would pay only$2,880 in tuition.
ARE THERE ANY EXCEPTIONS?
The tuition cap applies to all main-campus or mentoring classes taken during the Spring (January to May) and Fall (August to December) semester time periods. Currently extension center and online classes are not applicable. (Some workshops, like Red Carpet Week, do not qualify, so be sure to check with the Registrar. Also, due to the Cooperative Program subsidizing tuition for SBC students, the tuition cap only applies to SBC students.)
WHAT IS A MENTORING CLASS?
This is when you work with an approved NOBTS mentor in a church or para-church setting to get class credit. It's a way of getting practical real-world experience in a guided environment. In the mentoring format, students in the MDiv program can earn up to 34 hours, and students in Leavell College can earn up to 18.
WHAT ABOUT WORKSHOPS & HYBRIDS?
As long as they fall within the above dates and are main-campus or mentoring classes, they'll count toward the tuition cap.
For example, Defend and the Preaching Conference both offer class credit and fall within the Spring semester, so they count. However, summer workshops fall outside and do not count.