FAQ

Costs vary based on your marital status, choice of housing and meal plan. It is important to know that prices are per semester. Review our Tuition and Fees for a full price breakdown.

We offer the following programs.

  • Certificate of Biblical Studies
  • Associate of Practical Theology
  • Bachelor of Practical Ministry
  • Advanced Studies Diploma

To learn more about our offerings, click HERE.

The weekly schedule for a CFNI student is 8 AM – 12 PM Monday – Friday and Tuesday Night Encounter (TNE) every Tuesday at 7 PM. Students in their third year are not required to attend TNE.

We provide housing for both single and married on-campus students. Single men and women can select whether they would like to stay in our apartments or in our semi-private apartments. Families that will be living on-campus may select between apartments of various sizes. Take a few moments to visit our Campus Life page and watch the Campus Tour video to get a look at some of our housing options.

We require all single students to purchase a meal plan. If a student has a pre-existing medical/dietary condition making them unable to eat food from our cafeteria, they can apply for a meal plan exemption. We do not require married students living in family housing to purchase a meal plan. However, they will have the option to purchase one if desired.

Yes! Take a few moments to visit our Campus Life page and watch the Campus Tour video. This will not only show you our apartments, but also the rest of our campus.

Single men and women may have between 3-5 roommates, depending on the apartment size. Private and semi-private housing options are available for those that would like to live alone or with a single roommate. These options are based on availability and require pre-approval (MUST be over 25 years of age to be considered for approval).

The summer is an exciting time at CFNI! Students have the opportunity to fulfill their summer credit through an international outreach or on campus internship with Youth For The Nations (YFN) or Kids For The Nations (KFN) + Preteen Impact. A summer credit is an additional cost and required for students during their first year. Students enrolled in the Advanced Studies Diploma are not required to complete a summer credit. Click HERE to watch a brief video about summer credit.

Though Financial Aid is not available, Christ For The Nations Institute offers various discounts. You may apply one discount to your school bill per semester. Please contact our Admissions team for more information.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International students can obtain their I-20 after completing the admissions process and receiving notice of acceptance to CFNI. In addition to transcripts and other admission-related documents, we require original financial documents showing adequate funds available to study. The financial documents must be no more than 6 months old at the time you are to start attending CFNI.

The U.S. Government requires the SEVIS fee, also called the I-901 Fee, to be paid online before visiting the embassy. Download our International Application Guide (page 8) to learn more about this fee and how it must be paid.

The U.S. Government outlines VISA interview requirements for international students on their website. CFNI International Affairs will send you an I-20 packet, which includes your official acceptance letter, an embassy letter and your I-20. Download our International Application Guide (page 8) to learn more about the VISA fee and interview process.

International students need the following documents to enter the United States:

  • I-20
  • F-1 / F-2 VISA
  • Valid Passport (Must be valid for at least 6 months from your date of entry.)

Download our International Application Guide to learn more about the documents needed.

We require additional documentation from international students transferring from another institution of higher learning prior to their acceptance to CFNI.

  • Transfer Clearance Form (Must be filled out by your current school.)
  • A copy of your current I-20 and additional I-20’s for each dependent.
  • A copy of your current VIA and additional VISA’s for each dependent.

Once we have received all of the documents listed above and you have been accepted to CFNI, you must request an acceptance letter from our Department of International Student Affairs. You will receive a new I-20 when you arrive to CFNI.

Visit our Online FAQ page for information on the Online Program.