2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Financial Information

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, books, software purchased by the student, housing, meals, travel, dissertation or project binding expense, and extension 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 
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
Extension Fee (after 5 years for PhD Biblical Studies; after 4.5 years for PhD Leadership; after 3 years for DMin) $1,000 per term

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.

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.

Financial Aid Eligibility

Satisfactory Academic Progress

All students are subject to the academic standards of the college.  Students receiving financial aid must also meet other requirements as described below in order to continue to receive financial aid.

Academic Year Definition

The academic year for the seminary is composed of seven enrollment periods consisting of seven-week courses that cover 49 weeks of instructional time.  The academic year for the graduate school and doctoral programs consists of three enrollment periods consisting of 48 weeks of instructional time.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements

In order to maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must meet the following requirements of satisfactory academic progress:

 

Students enrolled in the M.A., M.Ed., and all Doctoral Programs:

  • Must maintain cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must have a 67% completion rate

Students enrolled in the MDiv, M.A.B., M.A.M., and Certificate Programs:

  • Must maintain cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • Must have a 67% completion rate

Maximum Time Frame for Completion of Education Objective:

Students must complete their degree program within 150% of the published length of their degree program.                                                          

Evaluation of Academic Progress:

For students enrolled in certificate programs or programs that are less than one year, satisfactory academic progress will be evaluated at the end of each payment period.  If a student fails to make satisfactory academic progress at the end of the first payment period, he or she will be placed on “Academic Warning.”  The student may continue to receive Title IV aid for one payment period and no appeal is necessary.

Students enrolled in programs of longer than one year will be evaluated at the end of each academic year.  The total (cumulative) academic record is considered when academic progress is evaluated (not just terms when financial aid was received).  Students who are not successfully completing courses at the minimum levels as outlined are considered to be making unsatisfactory progress and will not be eligible for financial aid for the following semester.

Appeal Process:

Students may appeal financial aid termination status in writing on the appeal form available through the Solution Center.  Such appeals must be made within 30 days after the date of the letter of notification and must include appropriate request documentation.  The appeal must be in written form, addressed to the Financial Aid Director for consideration by the Financial Aid Committee.  Mitigating circumstances that would be considered upon appeal as adequate reasons for reinstatement would be:

  • student illness, accident, or hospitalization
  • death or illness of parent or relative
  • other family emergencies or unusual circumstances

The appeal must include why the student failed to make satisfactory academic progress, and what has changed that will allow the student to make satisfactory academic progress for the next semester.

If the appeal is granted, the student will then be placed on “Academic Probation” and will be allowed to receive Title IV aid for the next payment period or be placed on academic plan that will ensure the student is able to meet satisfactory academic progress by a specific point in time.

 

 

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.

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.

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

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.

Tuition Refund Policy

TUITION REFUND POLICY FOR ADULT ED, GRAD, SEMINARY, GLOBAL, PHD

 

6 WEEK COURSE (42 days):

 

% of class completed Refund*                      # of calendar days completed

0-10% of the course                100% Refund                           Day 1 – Day 4

11%-20%                                 90% Refund                             Day 5 – Day 8

21% - 30%                               75% Refund                             Day 9 – Day 13

31-40%                                    50% Refund                             Day 14- Day 17

41%-50%                                 25% Refund                             Day 18 –Day 21

51%-100%                               No refund                                Day 22 –Day 42

Audit                                        No refund                                All days


* Tuition only, fees are non-refundable

 

 

8 WEEK COURSE (56 days):

 

% of class completed Refund*                      # of calendar days completed

0-10% of the course                100% Refund                           Day 1 – Day 5

11%-20%                                 90% Refund                             Day 6 –  Day 11

21% - 30%                               75% Refund                             Day 12 - Day 17

31-40%                                    50% Refund                             Day 18 – Day 22

41%-50%                                 25% Refund                             Day 23 – Day 28

51%-100%                               No refund                                Day 29 – Day 56

Audit                                        No refund                                All days

                               

* Tuition only, fees are non-refundable

 

16 WEEK COURSE (112 days):

 

% of class completed Refund*                      # of calendar days completed

0-10% of the course                100% Refund                           Day 1 -  Day 10

11%-20%                                 90% Refund                             Day 11– Day 22

21% - 30%                               75% Refund                             Day 23 –Day 34

31-40%                                    50% Refund                             Day 35 –Day 44

41%-50%                                 25% Refund                             Day 45 –Day 56

51%-100%                               No refund                                Day 57 –Day 112

Audit                                        No refund                                All days

 

* Tuition only, fees are non-refundable        

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 16 week semester

Graduate School Students:  6 credits for 16 week semester

Seminary:  3 credits for 7 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.