Scholarship Funding

A number of tuition scholarship awards have been established in recent years and have been regularly announced at the spring graduation banquet. The scholarship funds have been established primarily for students continuing their education at SBC, although some limited scholarship funding may be available to new applicants. The first two scholarship funds established were the Ruth Specter Lascelle Scholarship and The Wuffy Evans Scholarship funds. Other scholarships funds have since been established including the Ralph Follestad Memorial Scholarship, the Ethlyn Follestad Memorial Scholarship, the Alumni Scholarship, Destiny Scholarship, Roy & Viola Johnson Memorial Scholarship and the Bodil Cornish Memorial Scholarship. For more information on being a part of the scholarship funding process, or for information on how to apply for an available scholarship, please contact the SBC office.

Special Tuition Discounts – Undergraduate Division

Special Tuition Discounts – Undergraduate Division
A tuition discount is available upon approved application for pastors, missionaries, spouses and dependent children. The discount is not automatically given, but will be evaluated and approved based on the following parameters:
The pastor, spouse or missionary may receive the discount for part-time or full-time enrollment.
Qualified individuals must have an established track record of ministry service.
Applicant must be licensed or ordained, and currently active as a practicing Christian pastor, assistant/associate pastor or missionary.
A letter on church/ministry letterhead is to accompany this application form. Letter is to certify significant ministerial service of 20 hours or more per week. Letter is to be signed from a supervising pastor or administrative board.
A copy of ministerial credentials is to be submitted with this form to receive discount. Credentials are to be from an approved Christian church/ministry.
Dependent children must be enrolled in a full- time course of study to qualify for the discount.
A qualifying “dependent” child must be no older than 23 years of age at the beginning of the quarter when the discount is desired, and must qualify to be on the parents’ income tax return as a legal dependent.
A child loses his/her discount privileges the quarter following a status change (including, of course, marriage).
The financial need of the student will be considered in granting a tuition discount.
Potential discounts to students under a foreign student visa may be considered, but strictly on a case-by-case.

Pastoral Discount

This discount extends to licensed or ordained pastors who are engaged in significant ministerial service in a church/ministry staff position. There is a 50% tuition discount available for the pastor and/or spouse, and a 25% discount for dependent children.

Missionary Discount

This discount extends to missionaries, both home and foreign, who are serving under official missionary appointments and are considered bonifide missionaries. A 50% discount applies to the missionaries themselves as well as their dependent children.

Full-Time Spouse Discount

When a married student is enrolled in a full-time academic classroom program at the College (minimum of 12 credits), there is a one-half (1/2) reduction in the standard academic tuition for the spouse (credit or audit status).
Note: A married couple may take advantage of only one discount between the two of them—i.e. a missionary couple on furlough would not qualify for a 50% tuition discount under the missionary discount provision plus a 50% spouse discount.

Graduated Alumni Discount

A former student who has graduated with an Associate of Biblical Studies degree (or higher) from SBC, is eligible to audit one course per quarter, on a space-available basis, at no tuition charge. A registration fee does apply.
Please check out the current applicable policies for the CGSL graduate studies division.

Veterans Information

Veterans Information
SBC undergraduate degreed Track II programs of study at Seattle Bible College are approved by a Washington State Approving Agency for enrollment of persons eligible to receive educational benefits under Title 38 and Title 10 USC. Those qualifying for benefits as a veteran should advise the SBC office as soon as possible to facilitate the process of fund allocation. Approved veterans benefits are adjusted according to class attendance. Veteran students will comply with the attendance policy specified in the On-time Attendance Policy of the school.