2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Financial Information

Solution Center

Students and guests are the number one focus at LBC / Capital Seminary and Graduate School. The Solution Center is your first stop for questions about billing, financial aid and registration as well as other general college questions.

At the Solution Center, students and guests receive help with changing their schedule, paying their bill, or finding a location on campus, just to name a few. The Solution Center works in coordination with the Business Office, the Financial Aid Office, the Registrar's Office, and other offices on campus to provide students and guests the best possible service by answering their questions or assisting them in finding the answers.

Students who need to add or drop a class, set up a payment plan, or check on their financial aid should stop by and talk with the helpful staff in the Solution Center, located in the lobby of the Esbenshade Enrollment Center. Students may also call 717.560.8254 or contact them by email.

Financial Aid

Financing a college education can be an overwhelming experience. As costs continue to rise, LBC | Capital continues to provide a variety of financial aid options. LBC | Capital participates in the federal and state aid programs. The College also offers many scholarships, as well as other opportunities, to help students finance their education.

For complete details on financial aid opportunities, visit the Tuition & Financial Aid pages under the Admissions & Financial Aid sections of our website.

Doctoral Studies

The program tuition and fees includes academic fees and tuition charges. Tuition will not increase during the duration of your program. Additional expenses not included are application fee, transcript fees, continuation fees, books, software purchased by the student, housing, meals, travel, dissertation or project binding expense, and continuation fees.

Students may select a payment plan:

  • Payment for program in full prior to the start of the program.
  • Payments by Term: Payments are due two weeks prior to the start of each term.
  • Payment Plans: Payment Plans may be arranged through the Solution Center. More information is found under "Paying Your Bill" in the student portal.

A deposit of $2,000 is due upon acceptance into the program. The deposit is non-refundable and serves to hold the student's seat in this limited enrollment program.

Doctoral Programs Cost Structure

Program
PhD in Biblical Studies Cost
Non-refundable Program Deposit (due at time of acceptance) $ 2,000
All Inclusive Program Fee (includes tuition and all fees) $36,670
Program Total $38,670
PhD in Leadership
Non-refundable Program Deposit (due at time of acceptance) $ 2,000
All Inclusive Program Fee (includes tuition and all fees) $36,670
Program Total $38,670
Doctor of Ministry (2018 Start)
Non-refundable Program Deposit (due at time of acceptance) $ 2,000
All Inclusive Program Fee (includes tuition and all fees) $18,740
Program Total $20,740

Students are responsible for travel costs associated with attending all residence experiences.

Additional Doctoral Program Fee

Fee Type Cost
Continuation Fee (after 4 years for PhD; after 3 years for DMin) $1,000 per term

Seminary

The cohort program package price for the student will not increase during their program as long as the student remains in their cohort schedule. Payment plans are available through the Solution Center at 717-560-8254, or email Solution Center.

Program Cost Structure

Program Full Program
Master of Arts in Biblical Studies 48 Credits
$26,560
Prices do not include application fee, payment plan fee, books, add/drop fees or any other applicable fee.
Master of Arts in Christian Care 48 Credits
$26,560
Prices do not include application fee, payment plan fee, books, add/drop fees or any other applicable fee.
Master of Arts in Ministry 48 Credits
$26,560
Prices do not include application fee, payment plan fee, books, add/drop fees or any other applicable fee.
Master of Divinity 72 Credits
$39,840
Additional 30 credits after completing Capital's MABS, MACC, or MAM
$16,600
Prices do not include application fee, payment plan fee, books, add/drop fees or any other applicable fee.
Graduate Certificates Tuition per Credit Audit Per Course
$535 $295

Graduate School

The cohort program package price for the student will not increase during their program as long as the student remains in their cohort schedule. Payment plans are available through the Solution Center at 717-560-8254, or email Solution Center.

Program Cost Structure

Program Full Program
Master of Arts in Professional Counseling-PA 48 Credits
$27,760
Master of Arts in Professional Counseling-MD 60 Credits
$34,700
Master of Education, Consulting Resource Teacher 39 Credits Audit per Course
$21,580 $295
Master of Education in School Counseling 48 Credits Audit per Course
$26,560 $295

Student Fees

Fee Type Cost
Application Fee $40
Student Service Fee* $55 (per course, included in cohort fee)
Student Service Fee* $75 (per term if not in cohort)
Late Registration Fee $50
Readmission Fee $25
Account Service Fee $125 (one-time fee applied to any unpaid balance over $500 each term)
Monthly Service Fee $40 (applied to any balance over $100)
Return Check Fee $40
Schedule Change (add/drop) $15
Transcript Fee $8
Capstone Fees
 Bible Entrance Exam Fee $20
Library Binding Fee $30
Microfilm Fee $25
Project Fees
Personal Copy Binding Fee (optional) $25
 CPS501 Orientation to Counseling & Psychology $55
 CPS525 Counseling & Psychological Assessment Techniques I $60
 CPS551 Counseling & Psychological Assessment Techniques II $90
 MHC551 Counseling & Psychological Assessment Techniques II

$50

 PSC523 Leadership & Advocacy $50
 PSC601 Prof. Srv I in School CNS $50
 PSC602 Prof School CNS Internship $50

*Student Service Fee includes access to Library, Computer Lab, as well as parking on campus. Fee does apply to non-cohort programs.

Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School reserves the right to make adjustments in fees and tuition costs. Current information is contained in the semester registration materials.

Tuition Refund Policy

Capital Seminary & Graduate School tuition refunds are based on percentage of course completed.

0% to 10% of the course100% refund
11% to 20% of the course90% refund
21% to 30% of the course75% refund
31% to 40% of the course50% refund
41% to 50% of the course25% refund
51% to 100% of the courseNo refund
AuditNo refund

Federal Refund Policy

Students who completely withdraw from classes during the first 60% of the enrollment period and have received federal Direct Loans will be subject to the Federal Refund Policy. This policy is in addition to the Capital Seminary and Graduate School's institutional refund policy. The student's withdrawal date is either:

  • The date the student began the Capital Seminary & Graduate School withdrawal process or officially notified Capital Seminary & Graduate School of the intent to withdraw;
  • The midpoint of the enrollment period for a student who leaves without notifying Capital; or
  • The student's last date of enrollment at a documented academically-related activity.

Students may only receive the amount of federal aid money that they have "earned" which is determined by a special federal refund formula. A copy of the worksheet used for this calculation can be requested from the Financial Aid Office.

Refunds will be returned in the following order: Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans, Capital Seminary & Graduate School aid, and private aid.

Payment Policy

Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School offers students two methods by which they may pay their bill:

  1. Pay all charges for the semester in full (after deducting your confirmed financial aid) by the following due dates: Winter/Spring - December 15, Summer - May 15, Fall - August 15
  2. A monthly payment plan is available through NelNet Business Solution. For more information, contact the Solution Center at 717-560-8254, or email Solution Center.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to pay for the semester in full, you must enroll in the monthly payment plan. Failure to comply with one of the two plans listed above will generate an account service fee of $125 plus $40 per month on any unpaid balance.

Veteran's Educational Benefits

Lancaster Bible College|Capital Seminary is approved to offer Veterans Educational Benefits at our Lancaster, Philadelphia, and Greenbelt, MD campuses.   Lancaster Bible College also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

General information regarding VA educational benefits can be found at https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/.  A listing of approved LBC programs by the State Approving Agency is also available on this site.

Eligible students must apply for their benefits at the above website; submit their Certificate of Eligibility and LBC Application for VA Benefits to the LBC School Certifying Official at militarybenefits@lbc.edu.  See our link at https://www.lbc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/military/military-scholarships-benefit-information/ for further information.

Lancaster Bible College will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to a delayed disbursement funding from VA under Chapter 31 or 33.

Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress according to their program’s guidelines in order to maintain eligibility.  Students must also communicate any changes of enrollment or change of program to the VA Certifying Official.

 

VA Training Time for Graduate/Seminary/Doctoral Students

The VA Training Time refers to how the Department of Veterans Affairs views your course load, in order to determine the amount of housing benefit you will be paid. When your GI Bill® benefit is certified, your school certifying official is required to report the number of credit hours you are taking and your training time for each enrollment period. Please see the paragraph below that reflects how your training time is calculated, based on the length of the enrollment period, level of study (graduate, seminary or doctorate), and the number of credit hours for full-time enrollment. Keep in mind that the VA training times indicated below are for the individual enrollment periods only. Each enrollment term must be considered individually and cannot be combined with other enrollment periods for the assignment of a training time.

 

VA Training Time at LBC|Capital:

Full Time: 
Doctoral Students:  8 credits for 15 week semester

Graduate School Students:  6 credits for 15 week semester

Seminary:  3 credits for 6 week session

 

Please note that the below training times are designed for Veterans Affairs benefits only, and should not be used to calculate course loads for financial aid or outside scholarships.  For all other purposes (i.e.: confirmation of enrollments for lenders, insurance companies, etc.) enrollment status is determined not by individual enrollment periods, but by the entire semester.  For example, the Registrar’s Office considers students enrolled at the Graduate level full-time if taking a minimum of 6 credits each semester and half-time if taking a minimum of 3 credits each semester.

 

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.