Admissions & Aid

All applicants to Olivet University should evidence strong a Christian character, potential for effectiveness in Christian ministry, and the scholastic ability and emotional maturity to handle a higher education experience.

Financial Aid

Financial aid at Olivet University begins with the commitment of the affiliated ministries to quality education. Gifts from the affiliated ministries and faithful individuals provide major funding for the financial assistance. The University financial aid serves as a tool to meet enrollment goals of the University and attract students who would contribute to His Kingdom and the diverse student population. The goal of the financial aid is to remove financial barriers to attendance in order to maintain access for qualified students.

The University does not yet offer scholarships from Federal or State Financial Aid Programs including Title IV at this time. However, various assistance programs are offered by the University and its affiliate ministries. All aid granted is based on the availability of funds.

Application Process and Forms

Application deadline and detail information are available on here. Updated financial aid information and application forms are made available at least 60 days prior to deadline. Please contact any application questions to the Student Finance Office or by email at finaid@olivetuniversity.edu. Please contact Student Finance Office immediately upon any decision to cancel an application after it has been submitted.

Financial aid recipients are notified by email regarding award status at least 21 days prior to the payment deadline. All aid recipients are required to draft a personal "Thank You" letter addressed to the affiliated ministries or fund donors. Students and donors alike have greatly benefited from the fellowship and joy generated through this unique element of the Financial Aid Program.

Financial Aid Program recipients who register as full-time students and then withdraw to part-time hours, or withdraw from active enrollment, must relinquish all scholarship funds and bear responsibility for full payment of all tuition charges.

International Student Scholarship

This fund was established for Olivet University international students, with preference towards those demonstrating exceptional academic and/or leadership abilities. Recipients of this scholarship must verify their citizenship and residence as developing countries and evidence commitment to the WOA Churches and be on a student visa, show high academic achievement and have definite plans to return to their home countries to minister. Scholarship recipients must meet certain eligibility requirements and maintain good academic standing and a GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout their course of study in order to maintain their award.

Award

Financial aid for international students is distributed in the form of tuition scholarships and maximum allowance covers 100 percent tuition. Award does not cover fees. It is renewable each quarter for the duration of the program. However this is dependent upon continuing financial need, satisfactory academic progress, maintaining a satisfactory reputation on campus, and availability of funds.

Eligibility for Scholarship

  • Be accepted into an Olivet's degree program according to admissions requirements except MBA program. It is eligible for first degree program; however, it is not eligible for seeking a second degree program.
  • Students whose citizenship and residence are defined as developing countries based on Gross National Income.
  • Students must hold F-1 visa.
  • Students must register a minimum following unit of the Fall, Winter and Spring quarter: M.Div:12 unit / Master:8 unit / Bachelor:16 unit / Certificate:18 unit
  • be enrolled as a full time
  • Students must be active WOA church members

Conditions for renewal

  • Scholarship is reviewed by quarterly basis. Following criteria would be reviewed by committee.
  • Students must register a minimum following unit of the Fall, Winter and Spring quarter: M.Div:12 unit / Master:8 unit / Bachelor:16 unit / Certificate:18 unit
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress : see here (Please link to satisfactory academic progress policy)
  • Scholarship recipients must abide by all the rules and policies set by the University
  • Scholarship recipients must maintain a satisfactory reputation on campus
  • Students must be active local church members and evidence commitment to the church

Missionary Scholarship

This fund was established for Olivet University students, with preference towards those with lifelong missionary service. Students with exceptional full-time missionary service backgrounds in WOA Churchs are eligible to apply missionary scholarship, the maximum allowance for which covers tuition for each academic year. Scholarship recipients must evidence commitment to the WOA Churches and maintain good academic standing and a GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout their course of study in order to maintain their award each quarter.

Award

Financial aid for international students is distributed in the form of tuition scholarships and maximum allowance covers 100 percent tuition. Award does not cover fees. It is renewable each quarter for the duration of the program.

Conditions for renewal

  • Scholarship recipients must enroll in Bachelor in Theology or Master of Divinity degree program.
  • Students must register a minimum following unit of the Fall, Winter and Spring quarter: Bachelor in Theology:16 unit, M.Div:12 unit
  • Scholarship recipients must abide by all the rules and policies set by the University
  • Scholarship recipients must maintain a satisfactory reputation on campus
  • Students must be active WOA head missionaries serving full-time on a foreign country outside of the United States.

General Scholarship

General scholarships are available to students who do not meet the criteria for the above scholarships. This scholarship is awarded on a quarter bases.

Award

Financial aid is distributed in the form of tuition scholarships and allowance varies. This scholarship is awarded on a quarter bases.

Eligibility for Scholarship

  • Students must be accepted into an Olivet's degree program according to admissions requirements except MBA program.
  • Students must register a minimum following unit of the Fall, Winter and Spring quarter: M.Div:12 unit / Master:8 unit / Bachelor:16 unit / Certificate:18 unit
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress : see here (Please link to satisfactory academic progress policy)
  • Students must be active WOA Church members
  • Students must demonstrate financial needs

Country based discount

Award

Financial aid allowance varies based on demonstrated financial needs according to the citizenship and residence. It is awarded on a quarter bases.

Eligibility for Scholarship

  • Students must be accepted into an Olivet's degree program according to admissions requirements.
  • Online students whose citizenship and residence are defined as developing countries based on Gross National Income.
  • Students must demonstrate their financial needs.
  • Students must be active WOA Church members.

Contact

For more information financial aid, contact the Student Finance Office by phone at (951)763-0500, or e-mail finaid@olivetuniversity.edu.

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