Expenses, Fees, & Tuition

Eternity is committed to offering in-depth Bible training at a low cost to students.  We do this by minimizing our overhead and then setting tuition at a level lower than our actual cost, depending on donors to partner with us to cover the difference.   Our current tuition is set at $250 per credit hour. We believe that this price enables most students to remain involved in local ministry, pay for other financial responsibilities, and cover the cost of tuition.

To put our tuition in perspective, consider the following:

  • EBC charges $250 per unit compared to $441 for the average ABHE school.1  There are two important inter-related principles that enable us to offer a quality Bible education at a very affordable price: 
    • Simplicity. The efficiencies of our operation that minimize our costs (e.g. our simple campus and small, collaborative staff )
    • Shared Sacrifice. Generous donors who partner with us financially, and staff that make reasonable salaries. 
  • A student enrolled part-time at Eternity taking 9 units a semester would pay $4,500 per year for tuition.
  • A student enrolled full-time at Eternity taking 16 units a semester would pay $8,000 per year for tuition.

Example Budgets

These budgets are intended to be examples only. Each person/family’s schedule and income will vary greatly. We have free Financial Counseling and Time Management Counseling available to all current and prospective students of Eternity Bible College. If you would like more information about this service or would like to schedule an appointment with our financial counselor/time management counselor, please send an email to Ernesto Duke.

We believe that these plans will enable all of our students to graduate without debt, provided they are willing to work hard and live simply. Below the example budgets you will find fee and tuition tables.

Tuition & Fees

Class Costs

Tuition (Per Credit Hour) $250
Books (Estimate) $30-$50 per class
Audit On Campus $100

Other Fees

Early Application Fee $25
Application Fee $50
Late Registration Fee $50
Student Life Fee (Simi Valley only) $100
Resource Fee (Distance Ed only) $100
Technology Fee (One-time) $100
Unofficial Transcript $5
Official Transcript $7
Returned Check Fee $25
Replacement of Lost Student ID $10
Graduation Fee $80


Not only did I learn how to study the Bible, but I also learned how to teach it to others. I was able to stay plugged in at my home church and apply everything I was learning in class. And surprisingly, I was able to graduate debt free, ready to follow God wherever he would send me!

Kathryn, Missionary in Southeast Asia