You know LBC is a great value compared to many other accredited Christian and secular independent colleges. We keep tuition costs below the national average, while delivering a purposeful, Bible-centered education.
The Financial Aid Office is here to help as you consider the cost of your education. Together, we’ll explore which funding sources match your eligibility and need. We’ll also help you complete all the necessary paperwork and answer any questions you may have. We’re here to put your financial worries to rest. Above all, have faith. You can afford it!
Watch this video to help you understand how to create your Federal Student Aid ID that you will use throughout your educational experience. Make sure to save your user name and password for future use.
Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1. Lancaster Bible College’s federal school code is 003285.
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There are several scholarships available to seminary & graduate students. Please read the description of each to find out if you are eligible and how to apply. Email LBC’s Financial Aid Office if you need to speak with a financial aid specialist.
A tuition discount is offered to students who are a member of Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church or attend Calvary Bible Institute. Complete the required application (pdf). Deadline is August 1. Students receiving this scholarship are not eligible for the Church Matching Scholarship.
Students must complete the Church Matching Scholarship Application. LBC will provide a matching scholarship up to $500 for each the fall and spring terms. Funds from the church must be submitted by August 1 (for fall term) and January 5 (for spring term) in order to be matched. Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, be enrolled full-time and be in good standing with the college. Note: Students who receive the Project Bridges Scholarship are not eligible for the Church Matching Scholarship.
Awarded to students enrolled in the Master of Ministry program. Amounts vary.
30% tuition scholarship awarded to international students.
A tuition scholarship awarded to LBC graduates with a bachelor’s degree. Must be used within one year of graduation. Scholarship is $1,000 per academic year, not to exceed $4,000.
A tuition scholarship awarded to parents of dependent students enrolled in the LBC traditional undergraduate program. Scholarship is $500 off per course for each traditional undergraduate student enrolled for a maximum of three children. Students enrolled in LBC’s dual enrollment program, like Jumpstart and/or First Lap, are not applicable. For example: If a parent has 2 children enrolled the scholarship will be $1,000 per course.
This scholarship is not applicable to doctoral students.
Awarded to students enrolled in the MA in Biblical Studies or MA in Ministry degree programs.
The GA will assist their academic program department, while the TA will assist a professor in teaching an undergraduate course. Contact Capital for more information.
A tuition discount is offered to students who are a member of New Antioch Baptist Church. Complete the required application (pdf). Deadline is August 1. Students receiving this scholarship are not eligible for the Church Matching Scholarship.
The RA will assist in his or her academic program department. Contact the PhD Program Director for more information.
This is a tuition scholarship to students whose church is a member of Project Bridges. Students receiving this scholarship are ineligible for the Church Matching Scholarship. Application required. Complete the required application.
Available to veterans of the Armed Forces or National Guard Reservists. Apply through your local VA office. Amounts vary. VA phone: 888.442.4551
For more details about military benefits, click here.
For physically or mentally challenged students. Apply at your local vocational rehabilitation office. Pennsylvania residents: OVR phone: 800.762.6306
Lancaster Bible College will provide an academic scholarship for up to 50% of tuition and fees, to all full-time faculty and administrative leaders, serving at ABHE member institutions. This matching scholarship is applicable to all of the Capital’s doctoral programs.
LBC will match the amount provided by your ABHE institution, up to a 50% scholarship. What that means is that you could receive your doctorate without any out of pocket expense, provided your school will fund the other 50% of your educational expenses. Students who do not receive matching scholarships may apply for a 35% ABHE Professional Scholarship.
For more information, contact the Financial Aid office at email@example.com or 717.560.8254.
To apply for the matching scholarship opportunity, please have a Human Resource Administrator send a notarized agreement letter on institutional letterhead verifying full-time employment as a faculty or administrative leader and stating the amount your institution will provide toward your education including expected payment dates.
To apply for the individual scholarship, please have a Human Resource Administrator send a notarized agreement letter on institutional letterhead verifying full-time employment as a faculty or administrative leader. If they are not going to provide any financial support, that should be stated in the letter.
Please have the letter mailed directly from the Human Resource Administrator to our Financial Aid office at 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, ATTN: Financial Aid.
There are various loan options that might help a student to finances their graduate studies. Click on the link below to explore more on the loan obtain, selecting a loan, and loan repayment.
LBC is pleased to be a participant in the Post 9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. To learn more about what military scholarships available at Lancaster Bible College.
Dropping courses and withdrawing from Capital are academic actions that often have financial implications. It is your responsibility to understand the effects that these actions will have on your student financial aid. Dropping courses after the official add/drop period may result in your financial aid being adjusted. Withdrawal from the college may result in having your financial aid refunded. (See our federal aid refund policy.)
Graduate School tuition refunds are granted according to the following schedule:
0% to 10% of the course – 100% refund
11% to 20% of the course – 90% refund
21% to 30% of the course – 75% refund
31% to 40% of the course – 50% refund
41% to 50% of the course – 25% refund
51% to 100% of the course – No refund
Audit – No refund
When your total aid is greater than your billable charges for tuition and fees, you may be eligible for a refund.
Refunds are made available to registered students after all (billable) charges are satisfied and student financial aid is disbursed on or after the first day of the semester. LBC has up to 14 business days to process and mail a credit refund, when applicable.
All students are subject to the academic standards of the college, which can be found in the college catalog. In addition, students receiving financial aid must also meet other requirements as described below in order to continue to receive financial aid.
Academic Year Definition
The academic year for the seminary is composed of seven enrollment periods consisting of six-week courses that cover over 42 weeks of instructional time. The academic year for the graduate school consists of two enrollment periods consisting of 30 weeks of instructional time.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements
In order to maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must meet the following requirements of satisfactory academic progress:
Students enrolled in the M.A., M.Ed., and all Doctoral Programs:
Students enrolled in the MDiv, M.A.B., M.A.M., and Certificate Programs:
Maximum Time Frame for Completion of Education Objective:
Students must complete their degree program within 150% of the published length of their degree program.
Evaluation of Academic Progress:
For students enrolled in certificate programs or programs that are less than one year, satisfactory academic progress will be evaluated at the end of each payment period. If a student fails to make satisfactory academic progress at the end of the first payment period, he or she will be placed on “Academic Warning.” The student may continue to receive Title IV aid for one payment period and no appeal is necessary.
Students enrolled in programs of longer than one year will be evaluated at the end of each academic year. The total (cumulative) academic record is considered when academic progress is evaluated (not just terms when financial aid was received). Students who are not successfully completing courses at the minimum levels as outlined are considered to be making unsatisfactory progress and will not be eligible for financial aid for the following semester.
Students may appeal financial aid termination status in writing on the appeal form available through the Solution Center. Such appeals must be made within 30 days after the date of the letter of notification and must include appropriate request documentation. The appeal must be in written form, addressed to the Financial Aid Director for consideration by the Financial Aid Committee. Mitigating circumstances that would be considered upon appeal as adequate reasons for reinstatement would be:
The appeal must include why the student failed to make satisfactory academic progress, and what has changed that will allow the student to make satisfactory academic progress for the next semester.
If the appeal is granted, the student will then be placed on “Academic Probation” and will be allowed to receive Title IV aid for the next payment period or be placed on academic plan that will ensure the student is able to meet satisfactory academic progress by a specific point in time.