The Apostles Theological Seminary Moves Away From a "No Charge" Financial Policy To a "Tuition-Based" Policy!
After much prayer and thoughtful deliberation the Apostles Advisory Council, Senior Leadership Team, and Core Faculty of ATS has announced that it will no longer offer it's unique degree programs or outstanding courses in Apostolic and Prophetic Studies without charge.
At the direction of the Holy Spirit and in counsel with the General Apostolic Council of Apostolic Ministries and Churches International the decision has been made to charge an appropriate tuition for the quality courses and degrees being offered. It was the strong conviction of those involved in making this decision that the general perception that has been created by offering ATS's courses and degree programs without charge is that they are not of value. Therefore, deeply conscious of the uniqueness of ATS's apostolic mandate and the spiritual importance of it's curriculum and degree programs for an apostolic reformation of the Lord's Church the decision was reached to assign the value due for the courses.
This strategic decision to charge tuition for ATS courses and degrees will enable the faculty to live from their teaching ministry; it will also enable ATS to attract the caliber of seasoned and proven department heads and faculty needed to complete the development and oversee the outstanding courses outlined in the ATS Course catalog, rounding out our degree programs.
In spite of the new tuition-based policy, ATS is still affordable.
Our tuition is very, very reasonable, scholarships are also available to deserving and needy students, and we offer interest-free financing.
For current students who previously enrolled under the "No Charge Policy," and who have been actively pursuing their studies in pursuit of a degree, ATS will continue to honor the "No Charge Policy."
But for all new students the new financial policy will begin immediately,.
As special incentive to encourage enrollment, all new students who enroll in an ATS degree program (Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral) before January 10, 2011 will be given a 30% discount on course tuition throughout their entire program.
As a further incentive, all students paying full price for a degree (whether Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral) at the beginning of their studies will be given a 50% discount on the costs of the degree.
Students may split tuition payments for a course or degree program into thirds (one-third at the beginning, one-third in 30 days, and the final third after 60 days). There will be a $25.00 administrative charge added to the cost of a degree program.
ATS will carry the tuition costs of a degree without charging interest as long as the student makes a minimum monthly payment of $100.00 until the degree has been paid in full. The first installment will be $200.00 paid at the time of enrollment ($100.00 to set up student payment records and $100.00 for the first month's installment).
(For specific details regarding tuition, scholarships, and interest-free financing, click here.)