Tuition and Fees

The actual operating cost per student at AFLBS is $19,000 per year. However, because of generous donors (such as alumni, financial supporters, and congregations), each student at AFLBS essentially receives a $7,000 grant per year, reducing the amount students are responsible for paying to approximately $12,000 per year. This amount includes tuition, room, board, and other necessary fees. 

Either the full semester amount or the minimum down payment of $3,900 is due at the time of registration for the semester you are applying for. Payment plans may be arranged with the AFLBS Student Accounts Manager. For more details on costs and payments, please refer to the AFLBS Financial Planning Sheet.

Actual Cost

2018 – 2020 Totals

2018-19 – $12,360*
2019-20 – $12,590**

* Actual cost for 2018-19
** Estimated cost, based on projected increases. Costs are released during the second quarter of each calendar year.

Tuition Breakdown

How Students Pay

A Typical Example*

Part-Time Employment

AFLBS classes are scheduled from 8am–noon each day, leaving afternoons and evenings open for part-time employment. AFLBS students have maintained a great reputation among local employers and many of them recruit AFLBS students year after year. A student working 20 hours/week at $12/hour would make about $5,500/year* after taxes.

AFLBS Scholarships and Financial Aid

Incoming and current students can apply for AFLBS financial aid and multiple scholarships. For the 2017–18 school year, students received an average of $1,500 in scholarships and financial aid.

Church Scholarship

Many students receive scholarship support from their home congregations. Among the students who receive support from their church, the average amount is $2,000 per student.

Other Sources

This example leaves a remainder of $3,000 for the student to pay from other sources. These often include other scholarships, gifts from family, savings, etc.

*This example is based on approximate calculations and averages of scholarships received on a typical year. 

How Students Pay

Scholarships and Aid

There are several different types of scholarships incoming and current AFLBS students can apply for the 2018-19 school year: Academic, Financial Aid, Music, Leadership Development, Family in Ministry, and Future Ministry Scholarships. You can apply for more than one of these scholarship categories. Please read through the requirements and descriptions of these scholarships and apply for those you are interested/qualified in receiving. All applicants must fill out the first portion of this application.