Covenant Orientation assesses a program fee of $4,750. The program fee includes a $100 non-refundable application fee to be sent with the application. After your deposit of $100, the remaining $4,650 is divided into four equal payments of $1162.50, one per class. Classes must be paid for before they are taken. Alternate payment schedules that work better with students’ and churches’ budgets are acceptable.
Payments are due before each class. Checks and credit card payments are accepted. For church planters, the Covenant Orientation program fee is often covered by the Church Planter Agreement. Pastors with the Bi-vocational License or over 60 years of age, only take the Vocational Excellence class at a cost of $500 (plus the $100 application fee). At the time of enrollment and before the first BVL is granted, half of the cost is due (so $350).
A limited amount of scholarship money is available for Covenant Orientation students. Priority will be given to those whose church is unable to help them and who are not receiving any other type of assistance. The deadline for a Covenant Orientation scholarship application is January 5 of each year.
The program fee includes:
- the course itself;
- the conference fee for courses taken during the Midwinter conference; and
- self-understanding tools used by the ministry class.
The program fee does not include:
- course readers;
- lodging and meals; or
- registration for Covenant Life Experiences other than the Midwinter conference.