Cost and Financial Aid

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Average Cost For Academic Year

[ Based on 12-18 credit hours per semester ]
Tuition: $7,883
Room: $2,091
Meal Plan: $1,287
General Student Fees: $515
Student I.D. Card: $25
Semester Total: $11,801
Total: $23,577 / year

Federal Financial Aid

Our students are eligible to receive federal financial aid including government grants and loans. We want to connect our students to every available resource so they are free to do what God has called them to do. If you have questions, our team would love to visit with you!

Scholarships

We want to make your dream possible. We heavily scholarship our students because we believe that a great education, in a great place, should be accessible.

Academic Merit Award

Award Details

Amount: $500 – $4,000 per Academic Year

4.0 GPA- $4,000

3.5 to 3.99 GPA- $3,000

3.0 to 3.49 GPA- $2,000

2.5 to 2.99 GPA- $1,000

Below 2.5 GPA- $500

Eligibility: Awarded to all incoming students based on high school or college GPA.                                     

Requirements: No application necessary.

Renewable: Yes, students must maintain a 2.5 GPA.                  

Bright Flight Program

Program Details

Amount: up to $3,000 per Academic Year
Eligibility: Must be a Missouri resident, first time freshmen with ACT score 31 or above or SAT Math score 800 and SAT Critical Reading score 770.
Requirements: visit Bright Flight Program for full list.
Renewable: Yes, students must maintain a 2.5 GPA

Community Leadership Award

Award Details

Amount: $2,000 – $6,000 over two Academic Years
Eligibility: Awarded to a limited number of incoming freshmen who have demonstrated leadership through community service at their church, in the community, or in their school. Minimum of 100 hours of service required, and a demonstration of high academic achievement; 3.0 GPA
Requirements: Application with reference letter and essay required. Completed FAFSA.
Renewable: No. The scholarship is offered to incoming freshmen and divided over 4 semesters.
Deadline: February 1st for the Fall semester and October 1st for the Spring semester.

Missouri A+ Recognition Award

Award Details

Amount: $1,000 per Academic Year
Eligibility: First-time freshmen and transfers who have completed the Missouri A+ Schools Program.
Requirements: No application necessary.
Renewable: Yes, renewable with a 2.5 GPA.

AG Minister's Children Award

Award Details

Amount: $2,000 per Academic Year
Eligibility: Awarded to eligible dependents of active licensed or ordained AG ministers and missionaries.
Requirements: Proof of Parents credentials as an active licensed or ordained AG minister or missionary.
Renewable: Yes, student must maintain a 2.5 GPA

MInister's Children Award

Award Details

Amount: $2,000 per Academic Year
Eligibility: Awarded to eligible dependents of active licensed or ordained ministers and missionaries.
Requirements: Proof of Parent’s credentials as an active licensed or ordained minister or missionary.
Renewable: Yes, student must maintain a 2.5 GPA

Ministry Leadership Award

Award Details

Amount: $2,000 per Academic Year
Eligibility: Awarded to a limited number of incoming freshmen who have demonstrated ministry leadership through service at their church. Minimum of 100 hours of service required, and demonstration of academic achievement; 2.5 GPA.
Requirements: Application with reference letter and essay required. Completed FAFSA. Students must participate in the practicum for the ministry leadership award for which they are applying: 1)Pastoral; 2)Worship & Production; 3)Youth; 4)Kids
Renewable: Yes, student must maintain standard academic progress, and remain in the practicum for the ministry leadership award for which they are applying.
Deadline: February 1st for the Fall semester and October 1st for the Spring semester.

Sibling Scholarship

Award Details

Amount: $1,000 per Academic Year
Eligibility: Awarded when two or more students from the same family are enrolled simultaneously at James River College.
Requirements: Eligibility will be determined from answers on the admission application. 
Renewable: Yes, student must maintain 2.0 GPA.
Deadline: February 1st for the Fall semester and October 1st for the Spring semester.

James River College Need Grant

Grant Details

Amount: Awarded based on need per Academic year.
Eligibility: This grant is awarded based on the need calculation from the FAFSA, alongside the rest of student’s award package.
Requirements: An essay and completed FAFSA.
Renewable: No. However, students may re-apply before their second year.
Deadline: February 1st for fall semester and October 1st for spring semester.

National Fine Arts Award

Award Details

Amount: $500 -$2,000 over two Academic Years
Eligibility: National Merit Award will receive a total of $2,000 over 2 years, the scholarship will be awarded $500 each semester; National Level: Superior with Honors will receive a total of $1,000 over 2 years, the scholarship will be awarded $250 each semester; or District Level- Superior with Invitation will receive a total of $500 over 2 years, the scholarship will be awarded $125 each semester.
Requirements: Application with a certificate from fine arts with award listed.
Renewable: No. The scholarship is offered to incoming freshmen and divided over 4 semesters.

Pell Promise Guarantee

Grant Details

Full Pell: Individuals qualifying for a full Pell Grant are guaranteed scholarship/grants totaling $13,164.

Partial Pell: Individuals qualifying for a partial Pell Grant are guaranteed scholarship/grants totaling $6,858.

Eligibility: limited to Pell Grant recipients attending full time, in-person classes and residing in residential housing.

Requirements: Completed FAFSA by April 1st. 

Renewable: Yes with 2.0 GPA. Available to current students, incoming freshmen, and transfer students.

Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program

Program Details

Amount: Up to $2,850 per Academic Year
Eligibility: Missouri resident with Expected Family Contribution (EFC) under $12,000.
Requirements: Completed FAFSA by February 1st, see more details
Renewable: Yes, the student must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
Deadline: Priority deadline February 1st

Scholarship Application