You’ll want to check with your tax professional. However, under normal circumstances, the cost of tuition and other college related costs are tax deductible in the same way they would be from any other college or university.
Yes. The Association of Biblical Higher Education, our accrediting body, is recognized by the Federal government. This allows students to access any and all traditional Federal financial aid programs.
Costs will vary depending on availability of Financial Aid, number of credits, etc. However, the basic tuition cost is $250 per credit hour. That is less than half of most other similar colleges.
No. While the Grand Rapids Campus of Northpoint Bible College is associated with the Assemblies of God, we welcome students who worship and serve other evangelical denominations and movements.
Northpoint-GR does have a limited number of host families available. There is a minor cost associated with this option and it’s on a first-come, first-served basis.
Yes, without question. Our accreditation with the Association of Biblical Higher Education guarantees the quality and portability of the credits earned.
That’s impossible to say. We have students that range from traditional freshmen to experienced professionals, from rural to urban backgrounds, and from all different ethnicities.
Absolutely. Because of our accreditation through the Association of Biblical Higher Education credits are transferable and portable as long as they apply toward the degree program you will be pursuing. However, it is always smart to check with the institution you plan on attending later for any specific policies, exceptions, or exclusions.
Absolutely. We have world-class leaders in almost any area we would love to connect you with. The Lord may have already put that perfect person in your life. That’s great. We would love for you to spend time with them and we’ll be happy to provide some suggestions to help make your time as helpful and effective as possible. Just ask.
Completing the Ministry Leadership Degree does fulfill the education requirement for obtaining Certified Minister’s credentials with the Assemblies of God. Please be aware that there is more to the process. Interviews and other criteria are taken into consideration. For more information on this issue, please contact the Michigan District of the Assemblies of God at www.aogmi.org.
Yes. Our class schedules are oriented to allow you maximum flexibility for work and ministry.
No. It is highly encouraged though. Being involved in practical ministry while getting an educational foundation allows a process of question and answer between theology and practice to take place. This makes the classroom more meaningful and ministry more thoughtful and purposeful.
The rule of thumb for accredited college work is to expect two hours of outside reading and work for every one hour of time in class. For example, for a three credit hour class, expect to spend three hours in class and six hours outside of class per week.
We of course can’t answer that without some further information. However, if you have over a decade of ministry or other qualifying life experience it is likely. In some circumstances we can offer you up to 15 credits for life experiences.
No problem. Just contact the school at 616.988.5531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be glad to make an appointment.
Yes. If the college you attend was of at least equal accreditation status, we will be happy to apply any course work you have done that fulfills requirements in the Ministry Leadership Degree. You must have earned at least a ‘C’ and it must have covered the same material as one of the courses in our degree.