A variety of Christian colleges around the country offer students a chance to help pay for their education through work study programs. These schools vary in denomination, size, available degree programs and other characteristics. Explore a small sampling of the Christian schools with work study programs here.
Students can pursue their education and participate in work study programs at Christian schools in states like Texas, New York and Indiana. Find out more about a few of these schools and their undergraduate tuition rates below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)|
|Evangel University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Assemblies of God Church||Springfield, MO||$22,745|
|Geneva College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Reformed Presbyterian Church||Beaver Falls, PA||$26,070|
|Austin College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Presbyterian Church (USA)||Sherman, TX||$38,800|
|Roberts Wesleyan College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Free Methodist||Rochester, NY||$30,686|
|Huntington University||4-year, private not-for-profit||United Brethren Church||Huntington, IN||$25,540|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Description of the Christian Colleges with Work Study Programs
Students who qualify for work study programs on a particular campus may also wish to consider which undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs are available, the size of the school and/or spiritual growth opportunities. Here we discuss the unique factors of some Christian colleges in various states with work study programs.
Missouri's Evangel University had about 1,630 undergraduate students in 2017, per the NCES. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in fields like athletic training, church leadership, social work, chemistry, Spanish, school counseling and marketing. Students, who qualify based on their FAFSA, can apply for on-campus jobs as part of the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program at the university to earn minimum wage and help pay for their education. While on campus students can also deepen their faith through chapel services, devotional groups, missions trips, children's ministries and street witnessing events.
Students at Geneva College in Pennsylvania can pursue undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in subjects such as biochemistry, missions, music business, pre-dental, cybersecurity, counseling and engineering. The college offers the FWS program that pays students bi-weekly, typically for about 7 to 10 hours of work each week. Students are required to attend weekly chapel services, but may also choose to participate in service learning and/or immersion trips to demonstrate their faith in practical ways. According to the NCES, the college had close to 1,420 undergraduate students in 2017.
Austin College in Texas offers the FWS program, Texas Work-Study program and Austin College Employment (non-need based) for students on campus, but limits students to 8 hours a week. Religious life on campus includes worship services, a Bible study program, a labyrinth for meditation and student-led organizations, like Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Young Life and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. In 2017, the university had a little over 1,210 undergraduate students, per the NCES. Students at the university can study different subjects, such as media studies, international relations, anthropology, German and engineering physics, at the undergraduate level or pursue a graduate degree in education.
Roberts Wesleyan College
Students at Roberts Wesleyan College in New York can grow spiritually through the college's chapel services, small groups and Bible studies, missions and service opportunities, Discovery Events and ministry groups, including FCA and B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers And Sisters In Christ). In 2017, the NCES reported that the university had about 1,320 undergraduate students. Academics on campus include undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in various fields, such as nursing, social work, psychology, engineering, business, math and music. Students interested in work study can fill out their FASFA and may qualify for the school's Federal College Work Study (CWS) program to earn minimum wage.
According to the NCES, Huntington University in Indiana had close to 1,080 undergraduate students in 2017. Undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs are available in a wide range of subject areas, including agricultural studies, Bible and religion, kinesiology, occupational therapy, education, pre-pharmacy and worship leadership. The school participates in the FWS program where students can earn up to $2,000 for personal or educational expenses. The university has a Bible verse for each school year and helps students grow spiritually through different chapel services, prayer services, small groups, Bible studies and missions opportunities.