Tuition at CIFTA
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Low Tuition Commitment
Cruse Institute for the Arts/ School of Ministry operates from the standpoint that a quality academic and spiritual education should be affordable. We, therefore, have not sought the costly regional accreditation that leads to qualification for government guaranteed student loans. Institutions using such loans generally charge the maximum tuition allowed, leaving students with a sizable debt at the completion of their education. For those called to the ministry, it can be very difficult to obey God’s calling with this type of debt. For this reason, Cruse Institute for the Arts has elected a less costly, yet just as valid, independent accreditation through Transworld Accrediting Commission International.
Tuition & Fees
CRUSE INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS
$129 per course (11-12 courses per semester), plus a non-refundable registration fee of $150.00 per semester. *Tuition and registration fee must be paid in full prior to the start of classes each semester. No access to course material will be given until all tuition and fees are paid. All payments are to be made in US currency. Tuition does not include books, supplies or instruments. *Payment options are available, upon approval, for full time students only.
Students desiring to audit courses on a course by course basis, will be responsible for the semester registration fee, course costs ($129.00 per course) plus books, supplies or instruments as required by instructor.
Tuition & Fees
SCHOOL OF MINISTRY
$129 per course, theology courses only, plus a non-refundable registration fee of $150.00 per semester. *Tuition and registration fee must be paid in full prior to the start of classes each semester. No access to course material will be given until all tuition and fees are paid. All payments are to be made in US currency. Tuition does not include books, supplies. *Payment options are available, upon approval, for full time students only.
Cruse Institute for the Arts does not participate in government-sponsored grants or loans, but ask your pastor to look at the Church Scholarship Program below for multi-student discounts. Tuition costs for Cruse Institute for the Arts are not tax deductible.
Church Scholarship Program
CIFTA is offering packaged classes for churches as a resource for training volunteers, young musicians or future pastoral staff.
We want to partner with your church to offer these courses to the members of your congregation. This will allow pastoral leadership to provide training, internship, and accountability—and students will be working towards an accredited ministerial degree. It’s a perfect combination to ensure your congregation continues to receive the pastor’s vision while partnering with Cruse Institute in the training process.
CIFTA is offering college prep courses now as well. Many high school students are taking these classes to give them a head start to their professional future, and ministry is no different. This is a great way for church’s to pour into potential student ministry attendees who show potential for future church leadership.
Partnering with the Local Congregation—“The Church Scholarship Program”
Now church’s can offer a package of accredited courses to congregants at a substantially discounted rate. The following table provides an overview of the partnership program. The first package is for up to 20 courses per semester, which would be typical for five students who were taking a full caseload of 4 classes. Although those courses would normally cost $2,600 when purchased individually, the church package is only $1,750 (a 36% discount).
The course packages can be purchased in increments of 20 for the churches that want to offer this opportunity to more students and there is an increased discount at each level. The more students, the more courses, the greater discount to you.
There is no limit on the number of students as you might find that several people only want to take a couple of courses each semester. That is completely up to you.
To make this partnership even more affordable for the local church, you can split the cost of the courses into 5 equal payments during each semester: August – December and then January – May.
In addition, each student must pay the $150 enrollment/registration fee per semester (this is separate from package costs) to set up their student records. This includes maintaining student transcripts and tracking their progress in the degree program.
We believe that this partnership will benefit your local church while it provides future growth for Cruse Institute for the Arts.
If you are interested in this program, contact us at [email protected] and request more information on “The Church Scholarship Program” and we will get back with further details.
We look forward to partnering with you!
PO BOX 92737
Austin TX 78709
Transworld Accrediting Commission International
231 E Alessandro Blvd., Suite A-210
Riverside, CA 92508