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Issue 8: July 2019

Torch Scholarship Program

Central Christian College of the Bible announced in September 2019 that it is lowering the overall annual price of tuition, fees, and housing by nearly 20%, including consistent tuition costs for all enrollment methods, a drastic reduction of the student services fee, and low-cost incentives for non-traditional and new-market students to start a college education.

This new pricing program will include personalized scholarships and need-based grants through the new Torch Scholarship Program. This will make Central’s college experience affordable for even more students starting in Fall 2020.

Three levels of Torch Scholarships will be awarded to all new online and main campus degree-seeking students, based upon academic credentials at the time of admission to the College. Additionally, a limited number of Full-Tuition Torch Scholarships will be available through a competitive process to a select number of students. The process begins this month and continues through March of 2020. Full-tuition scholarships will be announced in April 2020.

“After several years of analysis and listening to student feedback, we have designed the new Torch Scholarship Program to provide opportunities for students to access excellent and relevant academic programs and personal development experiences. This makes it possible for Christians to pursue biblical training for life and ministry at a cost they can understand and afford.”
President David Fincher

Central will also award need-based grants to qualified students based on financial need upon receiving the application for federal student aid. Current CCCB students will maintain the same out-of-pocket cost of education moving forward by receiving a Legacy Tuition Scholarship during continued enrollment until a bachelor’s degree is completed.

Dr. Russell James, CCCB President from 2000-2005, said, “In 2001, Central’s original transition to the full-tuition Scholarship Program was a radical change that matched the times and circumstances. The method fit well with our mission as a ministry-training institution. I wish CCCB well in its new approach to maintain affordable opportunities for all of its students while providing Full-Tuition Torch Scholarships to promising future ministry leaders.”

“The number of students pursuing ministry is limited, and that makes it even more competitive to recruit students to Central, as they have many options from which to choose. Demonstrating institutional value, outcomes of graduates, low cost, and personalized financial aid awards makes the affordability conversation with our families much easier to articulate,” said Misty Cate, Vice President of Enrollment Management. “We are working diligently through this program to leverage enrollment of new students and retention of our current students. Providing students a valuable education at an affordable price allows Central to continue accomplishing its goal of developing more servant-leaders for the church.”

Today’s student market evaluates the affordability of their educational options by clear pricing information as well as personalized scholarship opportunities. The Torch Scholarship Program provides both.

To help prospective students and their families understand their personalized cost of attendance, an interactive net price calculator is provided here. Central’s scholarship program continues to be made possible through the generous support of individuals, churches, and foundations.

To learn more about the Torch Scholarship Program, visit cccb.edu/torch.

Questions about the program can be sent to torch@cccb.edu.