One of the first questions every prospective student asks is, “Can I afford it?” We are happy to report the answer is yes! It has long been the policy of Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center to keep tuition and other costs as low as possible. To assist students financially, the college has a number of options available. Among these are a limited number of scholarships underwritten by the college.
Textbooks, material fees and a few specific courses are not available for scholarships. Please check with the Registrar for any exceptions and for assistance in determining the best plan for you. Textbooks are not included in tuition fees, unless otherwise specified.
Enrollment at Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center is contingent upon honoring relationships and covenants. No grades will be issued for courses, nor will students be permitted to re-enroll, unless accounts are current. Students are accountable for the courses in which they enroll and the assigned tuition and material fees. Fees are to be paid during the semester in which classes are taken.
Please direct inquiries and questions regarding financial arrangements to the Registrar’s Office. The Office of the Registrar is open from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Some congregations assist students financially, knowing the fruit of their labors will be returned as increased leadership and service within those churches. Students are encouraged to ask the pastor or appropriate Board member within their own congregation about this possibility.
Upon request, the college will gladly provide information regarding available programs or services on behalf of the student seeking financial assistance.
Interest-Free Payment Plans
Interest-free payment plans are also available for students in good standing who demonstrate the financial ability to make payments on time. Tuition must be paid in full by the end of the semester in which the student enrolls. Payment plans are designed by, and must be co-signed by, the Registrar. Failure to meet the work or financial agreement will result in interest charges being applied and the withdrawal of this option for the following semester.
Student Spouse Discount
A student’s spouse may attend classes concurrently at a 50% tuition discount. Students must inform the Registrar’s Office that they wish to take advantage of this opportunity.
Scholarships (available as funding is received)
Verona Lee Kirby Scholarship for Women
This scholarship is in memory and honor of Verona Lee Kirby, the grandmother of one of the college’s graduates. Mrs. Kirby was a passionate encourager of those she met. She was always prepared to share the gospel or her testimony with anyone who showed the slightest interest. As a teen, Verona wanted to pursue a life of animal husbandry but lived in a time when females were not allowed into the program. She worked at many jobs and eventually became one of the owners of the Cookie Shop in Lake City, Florida where she recognized and met the needs of many in need. Her family describes her as a true Proverbs 31 woman.
The amount of the scholarship varies as funded. Recipients must have completed a student application and have an overall GPA of at least 2.50. Also, they must confess Christian faith and maintain the integrity of Christian character. To maintain the scholarship, recipients must attend the college student orientation and annual open house. Also, they must volunteer at least 8 hours of service per semester for planned events.
Marcia Sammons Partial Working Scholarships
Marcia Sammons was a “chief” volunteer at Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center. She spearheaded the Audio Tape Department and volunteered in many other areas at the Center during its formative years. Marcia’s dedication and commitment set the pattern for the Center’s Volunteer Program and our work/study program. We are pleased to provide the Marcia Sammons Partial Working Scholarship in her honor.
Partial working scholarships are awarded on an individual basis for those who pay half of their tuition and work out the remaining half by assisting the college in various ways. To be considered for this scholarship, students must demonstrate a financial need and are required to complete an application at the time of registration, along with a Working Scholarship Covenant. These must be returned to the Registrar’s Office two weeks prior to the start of classes.
Before applying for this scholarship, the college asks students to contact their churches for possible financial assistance. If the student’s church is unable to help directly, a pastoral recommendation must be presented as part of the application. This is essential to be considered for a scholarship.
Textbooks, and a few specific courses, are not covered by this scholarship. Please check with the Registrar for any exceptions. Students who are scholarship recipients are expected to be in regular attendance.
Dr. Lily Ruth Johnson Tuition Assistance Scholarship
Dr. Lily Johnson, an educator by profession, worked with the college through its developmental years. Through her knowledge and leadership, the college grew and strengthened its foundation. We are pleased to establish this scholarship in her memory. Initiated in 2000, The Dr. Lily Ruth Johnson Tuition Assistance Scholarship is awarded to the serious student who demonstrates a financial need. This scholarship applies to tuition costs in excess of six (6) semester hours and is awarded on a case-by-case basis.
Students taking at least six semester hours may apply for the Dr. Lily Ruth Johnson Tuition Assistance Scholarship. To be considered, students must have a minimum of a 2.0 (C) grade point average, and complete a scholarship application, which must be returned to the Registrar’s Office with registration two weeks prior to the start of classes.
Before applying for this scholarship, the college asks students to contact their churches for possible financial assistance. If the student’s church is unable to help directly, a pastoral recommendation must be presented as part of the application. This is essential in order to be considered for a college scholarship.
Textbooks, and a few specific courses, are not covered by this scholarship. Please check with the Registrar for any exceptions. Textbooks are not included in tuition fees. Students who are scholarship recipients are expected to maintain regular attendance.
Marie Rutherford Williams Full Tuition Scholarship
A ceaseless prayer warrior, Marie Williams devoted much of her time to studying the Word of God, teaching Bible studies, raising a wonderful family, assisting her husband in his pastoral ministry, leading weekly prayer groups, and organizing and leading monthly all night worship and prayer watches. She was instrumental in helping form the prayer foundation for Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center. She encouraged, nurtured, sharpened and challenged everyone who knew her.
In her honor, the college has established a full tuition scholarship. Only one such scholarship is offered each year. The Marie Williams Scholarship covers tuition costs for one semester and goes to the serious student who demonstrates a financial need and successful coursework performance at the college in a previous semester. This scholarship does not include textbooks or material fees.
Before applying for this scholarship, the college asks students to contact their churches for possible financial assistance. If the student’s church is unable to help directly, a pastoral recommendation must be presented as part of the application. This is essential in order to be considered for a scholarship. Students who are scholarship recipients are expected to be in regular attendance.