Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees cover the college’s operational cost.

$70.00 per credit hour undergraduate level

$100.00 per credit hour graduate level

$120.00 per credit hour doctorate levels

Registration Fees $80

Transcript Fee (second-replacements) $15.00

Diploma Replacement Fee $25.00

Graduation Fees: $250.00 (include, appropriate Hood, Cap Tassel, Retainable Robe, Degree).

Refund Policy

No refund will be made for registration or examination fees.  Refunds on tuition will be made as follows.

Prior to first class                                                    100%

Withdrawal during the first week                               90%

Withdrawal during the second week                         75%

Withdrawal during the third week                              50%

Withdrawal during the fourth week                            25%

No refund will be made after the fourth week.

All tuition, book fees, and other financial obligations must be paid in full before diplomas and transcripts are issued.


The aim of Hope Bible Institute & Seminary is to provide a performance-based degree program, which identifies knowledge skills and outcomes required to demonstrate achievement.  Students are given a variety of ways to acquire and demonstrate the required competencies.  Grades for completed courses are recorded using the symbols, definitions and grade points shown below:

Grade      Interpretation                               Grade            Points Numerical Value

  A            Outstanding performance            4                   100-94

  B            Above satisfactory performance  3                     93-86

  C            Satisfactory performance            2                     85-78

  D           Marginal performance                  1                     77-70

  F            Unsatisfactory performance         0                      69-0


Diplomas and transcripts are mailed a few weeks after the completion of the degree, provided all financial obligations have been paid.  Graduating students will be invited to participate in the annual commencement ceremony in May.

To be eligible for an Associates or Bachelor’s degree, a student must successfully complete his or her prescribed course of study with at least a 2.5 grade point average To be eligible for graduation with a master’s or doctoral degree, a student must have successfully completed his or her prescribed course of study with at least a 3.0 grade point average.

Students graduating with a 3.70 – 3.79 GPA will be recognized as “Cum Laude”; with a 3.80 – 3.89 GPA as “Magna Cum Laude”; with a 3.90 – 4.00 GPA as “Summa Cum Laude.”

Course Credit Hours

Hope Bible Institute & Seminary maintains the standard requirements of 16 classroom clock hours for 1 semester hour credit. Classroom courses are taught on an eight-week 2hrs lecture schedule.   (16 clock hours =1 semester hour credit.  Most courses earn 3 credit hours; 48 clock hours of study).

HBIS Example

Class lectures-Distance Learning video/audio                      16 clock hours

Complete workbook/ assignments                                        14 clock hours

Take final examination                                                             2 clock hours

                                           Subtotal    (2 credit hours)         (32 clock hours)

Read assigned Textbooks(s)                                                  8 clock hours

Write personal/practical term paper                                        8 clock hours

                                                    Subtotal    (1 credit hour) (16 clock hours)

                                                    Total       (3 credit hours)   48 clock hours