Finance Your Education


We offer our students affordable, convenient 0% interest-free tuition payment plans to help keep you out of debt.

Did you know that the average tuition rate for a private, four-year college in 2018-2019 is $35,676 per year?* Did you know that the average cost to attend a public four-year college in 2018-2019 is $9,716 for in-state students and $21,629 for out-of-state students per year?* *This is according to a U.S. News report annual survey. If these numbers seem staggering, take a deep breath.  You can earn your degree at VLBI for about $1,250 per year for a 120 credit undergraduate degree and about $2,184 per year for a 45 credit hour graduate degree.  You do the math. 

Interest-Free Financing Did you know that VLBI offers 0% interest-free tuition financing?  That's right.  Our easy, affordable, and convenient tuition financing plan means you don't have to take out interest heavy student loans. You can pay for your education as you complete it. With monthly payments as low as $47.22, we'll work with you to make your education as affordable as possible because we believe in your calling.  We see our tuition financing efforts as an investment in your life.

Here's why a VLBI education is essential: 

  • No student loans
  • No interest
  • Tuition that's about 90% lower than the average private college
  • Affordable monthly payments that meet your budget

Take a look at the tuition and fee schedules below.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at or call us at 1-833-884-8880

Interest-Free (0%) Tuition Payment Plans: 

Full tuition is payable upon enrollment unless other arrangements are approved by the VLBI in advance. No student will be considered officially enrolled until satisfactory arrangements have been made. The University recognizes that in some instances a definite need for installment payments of tuition exists and, therefore, allows students to pay the tuition in installments, after making a required down payment. When time payments are desired, students are asked to discuss payment arrangements with the VLBI. In order to qualify for an installment payment agreement and begin a degree program, the student must make the required minimum down payment and agree to make monthly tuition payments. Tuition payments must be received each calendar month until tuition is paid in full or be subject to a late charge. Neither a diploma nor a transcript will be issued until the student's obligation has been paid in full. All students must conform to their payment agreements. Click here for 2018-2019 payment options. 

Matriculation Fees: 

Application Fee: $25.00 (Non-refundable)

Enrollment Fee: $100.00 for Degree Programs; $50.00 for Diploma/Certificate Programs

         L.E.A.P. - Life Experience Assessment Program: $300.00**

**Earn up to 30 credit hours toward your degree with L.E.A.P. The lessons you have learned in life are honored and translated into credits, rather than ignored and wasted. Since you are not forced to re-learn lessons you already know, you are free to go on to discover new truths. Your educational time and expense are decreased while your learning is increased. Students can receive credit for ministry life experience by completing the life experience assessment form; available upon request. Students who do not wish to complete the Life Experience Assessment will not be eligible to receive any Life Experience credit.

Bible Knowledge Equivalency Exam: $85.00 to $100.00

All new students desiring to receive life experience credit must complete and submit the 400 question Bible Knowledge Equivalency Exam or the 100 question Bible Knowledge Equivalency Exam. A fee of $100.00 is required to take the 400 question exam and $85.00 to take the 100 question exam.