Federal and State Financial Aid
WCIU does not participate in Federal or State Financial Aid Programs.
WCIU, at its own discretion, may award scholarship to worthy students from developing nations, based primarily on need.
WCIU offers a fifty percent tuition discount to new students on the introductory course (Foundations of Biblical Faith) for members of agencies, development organizations, or alumni of the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course.
The University does not offer lending to students who wish to finance the cost of their education with loans. WCIU does offer a payment plan each term to students who wish to pay the school directly. WCIU's payment plan and practices adhere to the FTC’s Regulation Z (Truth in Lending”) requirements.
If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund, and that, if the student receives federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the moneys not paid from federal financial aid funds. WCIU operates in a financially responsible and ethical financial manner in the collection of fees and tuition. Any complaint about collection procedures and practices should be made to the Registrar who will respond within two business days.
Institutional (non-Title IV) Financial Assistance, Payment Programs
The university will accept payments from non-Title IV assistance programs, unless they condition the function and/or policies of the university in restricting or inhibiting the university in the pursuit of its mission or violate its core values. The university retains the rights to evaluate financial assistance programs on a case-by-case basis and determine whether or not they can or will attempt to meet their criteria.
Payment by Guarantor
Students may have their tuition and fees paid by another individual or organization (also known as a guarantor). A guarantor may request a student to sign a release of academic information if assisting in paying tuition and/ or fees.
All students unable to pay in full for a term prior to the payment deadline must submit this form to WCIU for approval and processing as part of the term registration process. Enrollment is not considered complete until this payment plan has been approved. There is a $10 Payment Plan for the initial set-up for this payment plan.
This payment plan allows you to pay 3 installments in one month increments during each 3-month term.
Students must fill out the “WCIU Payment Plan” form if interested in setting up a payment plan. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a payment plan set up.
Students have the right to cancel the signed enrollment agreement without any penalty or obligations through the first scheduled day of instruction or the seventh (7th) calendar day following acceptance of the signed enrollment agreement, whichever is later, and obtain a full 100% refund. After the end of the cancellation period, students may cancel the enrollment agreement and receive a refund based on the published refund policy based on the last day of attendance.
Students may find it necessary to withdraw from their program of study. Students may notify the University of their desire to withdraw in any manner; however, in writing is preferred. Students withdrawing from a course receive a refund based on the following refund schedule for all twelve-week (3 month) course lengths.
Sample Refund Calculation: If a student contacts the University (in any manner) and requests to withdraw during the third week, the student will receive the following refund amount: $180. (Tuition Paid: $400 minus $50 application fee and $50 first month online library fee equals $300. Sixty percent of $300 is $180.
Refund Payments: WCIU processes all refund payments within 30 days following students’ notice of cancellation or withdrawal.
Note: Refund amounts are the same whether tuition has already been paid in full or the student has created a payment plan that has not yet been paid in full.