Prospective Student FAQs

FHU Complete

FAQs of Prospective Students


2014 - 2015 Comprehensive Charge

What are the full-time, fall and spring semester costs for FHU Complete?
 Charge Semester                Annual 
 Comprehensive Charge            $10,234  $20,468 
 Room (standard room) $1,990  $3,980 
 Board (15 meals) $1,742  $3,484 
 TOTAL  $13,966 $27,932 

What is included in the comprehensive charge?
The comprehensive charge is a single charge billed for full-time students enrolled in any number of credit hours. The comprehensive charge will allow students to enroll in 12 or more hours, within academic policy, for a single cost. There will be no additional fees added to the student bill.

What determines if a student is billed the comprehensive charge?
A student enrolling in 12 or more hours in a fall or spring semester will be billed the comprehensive charge.

What fees and charges have been eliminated by FHU Complete?
  • All Course Fees
  • General Fee
  • Technology Fee
  • iKnow Fee
  • Matriculation Fee
  • Graduation Fee
  • Application Fee
  • Housing Fee
  • Vehicle Registration Fee
  • Interface Fee
  • Online Course Fee
  • Admission charges to FHU Theatre Productions
  • Admission Charges to Movies at Crews-Colbert Activity Center
Does the comprehensive charge limit the number of hours in which a student can enroll?
No. Students may enroll in 12 or more hours for a single cost as allowed within academic policy.

What are the hour limitations within academic policy for the fall and spring semesters?
  • Beginning freshmen typically enroll in 15-17 hours based upon their academic record and desire.
  • A student with a 3.00 or above cumulative grade point average (GPA) may register for 19 hours without approval. 
  • A student with a 3.00 or above cumulative GPA may register for 20 or more hours with approval of a petition by the director of academic success and the associate vice president for academics.
  • Except by approval of the director of academic success, a student with less than a 3.00 cumulative GPA may not register for more than 17 credit hours. 
  • A student admitted on restriction or probation may not register for more than 15 credit hours without approval of the director of the academic success center.
Are hours taken in the two-week sessions offered in January or August included in the hours limitation for the fall and spring semester?
No. Hours taken during the two-week sessions offered in January or August will not count toward the maximum hours allowed by academic policy.


Summer and Two-Week Courses

What are the costs for summer courses and two-week courses?
Students enrolling in summer courses and two-week courses will be charged $550 per credit hour.

Are two-week courses taken in August or January included in the comprehensive charge for the fall or spring semesters?
No. Two-week courses taken in August or January are not included in the comprehensive charge for the fall or spring semesters. Instead, students enrolling in two-week courses in August or January will be charged $550 per credit hour.

Do courses taken during two-week session offered in January and August count toward full-time status?
Yes. For financial aid and institutional purposes, courses taken in the two-week sessions offered in January and August count toward full-time status in the semester immediately following the two-week session.

Do Bible classes taken during the two-week session offered in January and August count toward meeting the Bible requirement for the regular semester?
Yes. A Bible course taken during the January and August two-week session will meet the Bible class requirement for the semester immediately following the two-week session.


Financial Aid

Will scholarships and discounts continue to be in place with FHU Complete?
Yes. Students who meet discount requirements or have been awarded scholarships will receive those scholarships and discounts under FHU Complete.

Who do I contact if I have questions about charges, scholarships or discounts related to FHU Complete?

Student Financial Services
1-800-FHU-FHU1

How will tuition-based, percentage scholarships or discounts be calculated in light of FHU Complete?
Under FHU Complete, scholarships or discounts that are based on a percentage of tuition costs will be converted to an equivalent dollar amount. Provided below are some examples.

% Scholarship         Current Scholarships or Discount  Comprehensive Charge ($10,234) Summer School ($550/hour) Two-Week Courses ($550/hour)
100%  Trustees   $8,000  $500/hr   $500/hr
 50% Christian College Discount $4,080   $240/hr
 $240/hr
 25% Chester County Discount $2,040  $120/hr  $120/hr
 25% Mars Hill Discount $2,040  $120/hr  $120/hr
 25% Columbia Academy Discount $2,040  $120/hr  $120/hr
 25% Knoxville Christian Discount $2,040  $120/hr  $120/hr
 25% Riverside Christian Discount $2,040   $120/hr $120/hr 
 25%  K-12 Christian School Faculty/Staff Discount          $2,040     
 $120/hr
    $120/hr    

Do courses taken during two-week session offered in January and August count toward full-time status for financial aid purposes?
Yes. For financial aid and institutional purposes, courses taken in the two-week sessions offered in January and August count toward full-time status in the semester immediately following the two-week session.


Belgium Program

What will students who participate in the Belgium program be charged?
Belgium students will be charged the per credit hour fee of $550; this is the same amount as two-week courses. Belgium students will not be billed the comprehensive charge. In addition, students will be charged travel costs. Travel costs are set each semester by the director of international studies.


iKnow

Who will be eligible to participate in the 2014-15 iKnow program?
All first-time freshmen and transfer students will be eligible to participate in the 2014-15 iKnow program. Returning or readmitted students will not be eligible to participate.

What equipment will be distributed through the 2014-15 iKnow program?
First-time freshmen and transfer students will receive an iPad when they arrive on campus for the start of the 2014-15 academic year. The iPad will be provided at no additional costs to students beyond the comprehensive fee. Building on the success of iKnow, all students will need to bring a MacBook with them to campus or plan to purchase one at the FHU Book Store. 

Where can I obtain additional information about the iKnow program?


or contact one of our admissions counselors
1-800-FHU-FHU1