Student and other user related funds provide approximately 65% of the annual budget. Contributions from churches, individuals, and businesses provide the remainder. Tuition discounts and student aid are available for pastors, missionaries, teachers, and others as needed.

Fee Schedule and Policies

Admission Fee (non-refundable)………………………………………………………………. $150.00 per term
Tuition (Terms 1-5)………………………………………………………………………………… $420.00 per term
Room & Board (First Term Enhanced)……………………………………………………… $390.00 per term
Room & Board (Terms 2-5)…………………………………………………………………….. $500.00 per term
Room & Board (Married couple – additional fees for children)…………………….. $750.00 per term
*Students enrolling in three or more terms, one of which must be first or fifth term, will be granted a 5% discount.

There is a surcharge of $40.00 per term for special diets which is only offered for long-term, medically based situations.

PLEASE NOTE: These prices do not include the cost of books, tour, chorus music or dress material. Please make all payments in U. S. Funds. (Credit cards are not accepted.)

An admission fee, which is non-refundable, will be charged at the time of application. This fee is also non-transferable for transfer requests made less than 30 days prior to the beginning of the applicable term.

Full payment for tuition and room and board should be made by the middle of the term unless prearranged in the office. All payments shall be made in personal checks or US currencies. The tuition fee covers the cost of auditing courses and/or taking up to seven and one-half study hours per term. All study hours earned above 7 ½ hours will be charged at the rate of $30.00 per study hour.

Contact the Institute office if ground transportation is needed from regional airports. At- tempts will first be made to arrange transportation with nearby students. If needed, transportation will be provided by the institute at the rate of $.50/mile. (MDT – $90, BWI – $120, IAD, DCA – $115, PIT – $150, PHI – $190)

Suggested donations are posted in the dining room for visitors and students who arrive early, stay on campus during vacation, or stay after close of the term.

Checks should be cashed at the school office rather than at local business places or banks.

The Institute is not responsible for accidents, injury, or illness while students are attending school.

Student Services Fee

$25 per term. Includes library services (printing), wi-fi (email) and laundry use. Additional costs to be expected are tour costs (approx. $230 for a one-week tour), choir music (approx. $25/term), choir uniform ($20-$30), and books ($0-$75 or more depending on class requirements).

Tuition Benefits

Student Aid: Students requesting student aid should check at the school office concerning application procedures and availability.

Tuition waivers: One-half tuition benefits will be granted to ministers, their wives, their children fully supported by their parents, and Christian Day School teachers. Tuition benefits will be given for any terms taken within one year of completing a voluntary service of one year or longer. This benefit must be taken within the following year of completing service.

Extension Ministries

Reimbursement will be given for mileage for Missions Involvement and school sponsored programs. These allowances include round trip expenses but do not include expenses for personal benefits such as sightseeing, visiting, tourist attractions, etc. Itemized expenses should be turned in to the Business Manager.

All offerings received from churches for choir programs or Gospel Teams shall be given to the Treasurer.

The drivers and/or owners of the cars being used shall assume all responsibility for damages occurring while serving on an extension ministry. SMBI does not insure nor is liable for any accident, injury, or sickness that may occur to the students while serving on an extension ministry.

Withdrawal from School

Full reimbursement for room, board, and tuition cannot be collected upon withdrawal from school. The amount not reimbursed will reflect the charge of a minimum fee and prorated costs.