All of Mount Carmel’s students are responsible for their own housing. Students share accommodations with roommates, rent spaces on their own, or arrange room and board. Mount Carmel can provide help for students as they arrange housing, and will work with you to be sure you have suitable housing. Many of the lessons learned come from having to be responsible for your own life.
Students who successfully complete all the components of our eight month program receive a diploma in Christian Studies, which means you have… a diploma in Christian Studies. Seriously, this year is not about a job or piece of paper, its about life.
While we welcome people from all backgrounds and countries, a basic working knowledge of English is necessary. People for whom English is a second language will be asked to complete a TOEFL score.
Any students whose first language is not English need to score 440 on the paper based TOEFL test. Students scoring lower that 550 on the TOEFL will be required to participate in an ESL course at an additional cost of $1000 per year.
Mount Carmel students pay about one third of the total cost of their education. The rest is supplied through donations by individuals and churches committed to growing disciples.
Tuition and Fees: The total costs and fees payable to Mount Carmel total $4500.
Housing: Students are responsible to arrange their own housing. Shared accommodation and food costs could be as cheap as $500 per month. Students should probably expect living costs of up to $600 per month.
Mt. Carmel encourages students to work part-time while they are at school. Not only does this help students financially, it keeps students connected to real people and real life. We would like our students to be part of a strong Christian community and stay connected to people who are not part of that group at the same time. Students are not required to get a part time job, but we think it is a wise choice for students to make. If needed, we will lighten the requirements from other aspects of our program for those who do need to hold a part time job.
Mount Carmel has welcomed students from countries, Germany, Sweden, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and the United States.
Contact us for more information on Student Visa requirements, and other special considerations.
Since we are not a degree granting institution, students at Mount Carmel do not qualify for Canadian or Provincial Student Loans. However, students are often able to qualify for personal loans from their local bank. In the hope that people will not leave here in debt, we work hard to keep tuition costs low, and encourage students to hold part-time jobs.