Prospective STUDENTS
 
Thank you for considering Florida Baptist College as the place to chart your course for ministry.  Listed below is information that will help you understand how and when to apply for admission to FBC.  If you have any questions, please contact us.
 
GENERAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
 
To apply for admission, students must fully complete an application form and arrange for the application form to be sent to the Registrar of Florida Baptist College along with the following:
  • Transcripts from high school and any other college the student may have attended.
  • SAT or ACT scores.
  • Pastoral recommendation and two (2) personal references. (To be mailed by references.)
  • Twenty-five dollar ($25.00) non-refundable application fee. (Applications will not be processed if the application fee is not paid)

Students will be notified by letter of their acceptance for admission.

 
WHEN TO APPLY
 
High school seniors and graduates are encouraged to apply early to reserve a space, but there is no absolute deadline to submit an application. As classrooms and off-campus apartments reach capacity, applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. High school juniors may apply during their junior year to be provisionally admitted, conditioned upon satisfaction of the admissions requirements by the end of their senior year.
 
 
ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE
 
  1. Download the online application, or
  2. Complete the online application.
  3. Request your transcripts using the Transcript Request form.
  4. Mail a current photo to the Admissions Office.
 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Florida Baptist College admits students of any race, color, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available at Florida Baptist College. Florida Baptist College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered programs.
 
FINANCIAL INFORMATION

COST BREAKDOWN BY SEMESTER (Track 1)

TUITION
Full-time Students
  • Tuition (12-18 credit hours)                                $1,200.00 
  • Tuition (per credit hour over 18)                            $90.00

Part-time Students            

  •  Tuition (per credit hour under 12)                      $140.00
  • Audit (per course)                                                   $70.00

HOUSING FEES

  • Room                                                                          $1,200.00            

FEES

  • Application                                                                     $25.00
  • Graduation (final semester seniors only)                  $100.00
  • Registration/Matriculation                                          $600.00
  • Records
    • Add a course                                                        $5.00
    • Drop a course                                                      $5.00
    • Late Registration                                                 $50.00

AVERAGE COST (college-housed student)

  •  Tuition, Housing, Fees, and Books             $3,400.00

  AVERAGE COST (off-campus student)

  •  Tuition, Fees, and Books                             $2,200.00
BASIC COSTS
 
FULL-TIME STUDENTS
  • The tuition for full-time students is $1,200.00 per semester.  Students who are enrolled for over eighteen (18) credit hours per semester will be charged $90.00 per credit hour for those hours over eighteen (18) unless they are prescribed subjects for certain majors.  Students are required to be enrolled for a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours per semester to be eligible to live in off-campus housing unless prior approval is obtained from the Dean of Students.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

  • The tuition rate for part-time students (those under twelve [12] credit hours) is $140.00 per credit hour.

HOUSING FEES

  • The housing fee for full-time students is $1,200.00 per semester.  During interim sessions, students may reside in off-campus housing for an additional fee of $75.00 per week.  Students who desire to live in off-campus housing during interim sessions must obtain approval from the Admissions Office prior to the session.  All college rules apply during interim sessions. 
 
Application of Payments
PAYMENT PROCEDURE
 
The registration and matriculation fee of six hundred dollars ($600.00) is due at registration.  The cost for tuition and room is divided into three (3) installments for those who wish to pay by installments.  Payments for the Fall Semester are due October 1, November 1, and December 1. Subsequent payments for the Spring Semester are due February 1, March 1, and April 1.  A twenty-five dollar ($25.00) late fee will be assessed if payment is not received by the 10th of the month.  A fifteen-dollar ($15.00) fee will be charged for any check returned unpaid by the bank. Students with past due accounts will be required to fulfill a payment plan instituted by the Finance Office as detailed in the Student Handbook.  Students will not be given their final grades for the semester if their account has an outstanding balance.  Students will not be permitted to re-enroll for the following semester until their account balance is paid in full.
 
  1. Method of Payment– Students may pay outstanding balances via cash, check, money order, or cashier’s check.  All payments must be issued in U.S. funds
  2. Full-Payment Discount -Students who pay their account in full at registration will receive a five percent (5%) discount on the tuition portion of their bill.  This will not apply to students on the LOCO Scholarship program.
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
 
Florida Baptist College is committed to keeping the cost of tuition reasonable so that a lack of finances will not prevent a student from following the will of God for his life.  Students are expected to do their part by working to pay their college expenses and by being good stewards of their finances. In order to help those students who may not be able to afford this cost despite their best work efforts and stewardship, FBC offers the following scholarships:  
 
 
LOcal Church Offering Scholarships (LOCO)
  • This scholarship is available to all students whose home church supports Florida Baptist College for $200 per month. The amount of this scholarship will cover current tuition fees.  All students whose home church supports Florida Baptist College for $100 per month will have their tuition fees reduced to half!  LOCO support from churches is considered a full-year (twelve month) pledge.  Students on the LOCO scholarship will be charged the regular tuition rate if their churches do not support the college for a full year during each year of their scholarship.If you are interested in the LOCO Scholarship, fill out the form on the Contact Us page completely.  A member of the Florida Baptist College administration will contact you.

Christian Worker’s Scholarship

  • This scholarship is available to any student whose parents’ primary income is received from full-time ministry. The amount of this scholarship is $4,200 divided over a period of eight semesters.
 
Patriot’s Scholarship
  • This scholarship is available to any student who has served in active duty in the U.S. military forces and has received an Honorable Discharge. The amount of this scholarship is $3,500 divided over a period of eight semesters.
 
Academic Scholarship
  • This scholarship is available to any student who has graduated from high school with a SAT score of 1425 or higher or an ACT score of 28 or higher. The amount of this scholarship is $2,000 divided over a period of eight semesters.
 
First Student Scholarship
  • This scholarship is available to any student who is the first student to attend Florida Baptist College from a particular Independent Baptist Church. The amount of this scholarship is $1,500 divided over a period of eight semesters.
 
 
To Apply
 
A student may qualify for multiple scholarships but will only be awarded the largest scholarship for which he is qualified. Students must complete an application and provide proof of scholarship eligibility prior to being awarded a scholarship. Students receiving scholarships are expected to meet all other financial obligations to the College. FBC reserves the right to withdraw the remaining semesters of a student’s scholarship if the student fails to meet his financial obligations.