New $6,000 Grant
Introducing the Founders Grant

The most affordable bachelor's degree in Iowa just got even more affordable!

We are thrilled to announce our brand new $6,000 Founders Grant which will be awarded to all incoming freshmen! There is no application and no action required on your part. All full-time, degree-seeking students who  enroll and maintain a 2.0 GPA will receive the $6,000 grant for up to 5 years at Emmaus. That's $24,000 over the course of a standard four year degree!

Tuition and Aid

Emmaus Bible College is among the most affordable private Bible colleges in the U.S. We were recently ranked the #1 Best Value College in Iowa. The high quality education you will receive at Emmaus will prepare you to impact the world for Christ in your profession, ministry, and community.
 
We know that affordability is an important part of your college decision. We continually work to enrich scholarship programs and keep costs affordable, so that the Emmaus Experience is available to you.

Tuition & Fees

 

2023-2024 FULL TIME STUDENT

2024-2025 FULL TIME STUDENT

Tuition*

$20,000

$20,800

Founders Grant

- $6,000

- $6,000

Net Tuition

$14,000

$14,800

Room & Board

$9,250

$9,600

Total (for 2 semesters)

$23,250

$24,400

*Tuition is based on 12-18 credit hours per semester.
Tuition cost before applying any additional scholarships or grants.
View our fee information sheet.

Scholarship Calculator

Are your parents full-time commended workers or missionaries?
Dependent children of an active commended worker or full-time missionary are eligible for a scholarship of $500/year.

To be eligible for this scholarship, the commended worker or full-time missionary must either be listed as a commended worker in the current Assembly Address Book or CMML Missionary Handbook or be able to provide a letter of commendation from their home church.
Did either of your parents graduate from Emmaus?
Any first-time or transfer student who has a parent or legal-guardian who graduated from Emmaus Bible College with a 1-year Bible Certificate, Associate of Arts, or Bachelor of Science degree is eligible for a $500/year scholarship.
Will you graduate from a Christian high school or a homeschool program?
Students who earn a high school diploma from Christian school are eligible for a $500/year scholarship. To qualify, the school must be accredited by either the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) or Christian Schools International (CSI). Schools accredited by other accrediting agencies will be considered on an individual basis.

Students with a homeschool diploma are eligible for a $500/year scholarship.

Emmaus Scholarship Options

Presidential Scholarship - Full Tuition

This is our top scholarship award. The Presidential Scholarship Award is a full-tuition scholarship, renewable for up to four years at Emmaus.

It is given to two outstanding incoming student scholars who demonstrate a passion for the things of the Lord and a strong desire for college-level study of the Bible as a foundation to impact the world for Christ in their future ministry or profession. Deadlines apply. Apply here.

Church Matching Scholarships - Up to $3,000 per year
  • Brethren Assembly Matching Scholarship
    Emmaus will match $2 for every $1 sent from a Brethren Assembly with a maximum match of up to $1,000 per semester. When combined with the funds sent from your assembly, this results in a maximum of $3,000 per year. Read more.
    • The Emmaus matching amount will not exceed $1,000 per semester (or $2,000 per year) regardless of the number of assemblies that send funds.
    • No application required
    • Assembly must be listed in the Assembly Address Book or foreign equivalent
    • Cannot be combined with IFCA or Church Matching Scholarship
    • Student must have cumulative 2.0 High School GPA or 2.0 college cumulative GPA for initial award
    • Maintain 2.0 cumulative GPA at Emmaus

    Student Action

    Students who desire to receive a gift matching scholarship should contact their assembly leadership to discuss the opportunity with them. While no application is required by Emmaus, students are not automatically entitled to matching scholarship funds as they are based on the college’s receipt of gifts from your assembly designated for your student account.

    Emmaus Institutional Aid (includes all Emmaus institutional scholarships) can only be applied toward tuition and cannot exceed tuition. If a student has been awarded the Iowa Tuition Grant (ITG), the total of all Emmaus Institutional Aid plus the ITG cannot exceed tuition.

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  • IFCA Affiliated Church Matching Scholarship
    Emmaus will match $2 for every $1 sent from an IFCA affiliated church with a maximum match of up to $1,000 per semester. When combined with the funds sent from your church, this results in a maximum of $3,000 per year. Read more.
    • The Emmaus matching amount will not exceed $1,000 per semester (or $2,000 per year) regardless of the number of churches that send funds.
    • No application required
    • Church must be officially recognized by the IFCA as a member or associate church
    • Cannot be combined with Assembly or Church Matching Scholarship
    • Student must have cumulative 2.0 High School GPA or 2.0 college cumulative GPA for initial award
    • Maintain 2.0 cumulative GPA at Emmaus

    Student Action

    Students who desire to receive a gift matching scholarship should contact their church leadership to discuss the opportunity with them. While no application is required by Emmaus, students are not automatically entitled to matching scholarship funds as they are based on the college’s receipt of gifts from your church designated for your student account.

    Emmaus Institutional Aid (includes all Emmaus institutional scholarships) can only be applied toward tuition and cannot exceed tuition. If a student has been awarded the Iowa Tuition Grant (ITG), the total of all Emmaus Institutional Aid plus the ITG cannot exceed tuition.

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  • Church Matching Scholarship
    Emmaus will match $1 for every $1 sent from a church with a maximum match of up to $500 per semester. When combined with the funds sent from your church, this results in a maximum of $2,000 per year.Read more.
    • The Emmaus matching amount will not exceed $500 per semester (or $1,000 per year) regardless of the number of churches that send funds.
    • No application required
    • Cannot be combined with Assembly or IFCA Matching Scholarship
    • Student must have cumulative 2.0 High School GPA or 2.0 college cumulative GPA for initial award
    • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA at Emmaus

    Student Action

    Students who desire to receive a gift matching scholarship should contact their church leadership to discuss the opportunity with them. While no application is required by Emmaus, students are not automatically entitled to matching scholarship funds as they are based on the college’s receipt of gifts from your church designated for your student account.

    Emmaus Institutional Aid (includes all Emmaus institutional scholarships) can only be applied toward tuition and cannot exceed tuition. If a student has been awarded the Iowa Tuition Grant (ITG), the total of all Emmaus Institutional Aid plus the ITG cannot exceed tuition.

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Camp/Ministry Matching Scholarships - Up to $1,500 per year

Emmaus will match $2 for every $1 sent from camp or ministry with a maximum match of up to $500 per semester. When combined with the funds sent from the camp or ministry, this results in a maximum of $1,500 per year.

  • The Emmaus matching amount will not exceed $500 per semester (or $1,000 per year) regardless of the number of camps or ministries that send funds.
  • No application required
  • Must be a Christian/Bible Camp or recognized summer ministry under the auspices of a church, para-church, or ministry
  • Student must have cumulative 2.0 High School GPA or 2.0 college cumulative GPA for initial award
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA at Emmaus

Student Action

Students who desire to receive a gift matching scholarship should contact their camp/ministry leadership to discuss the opportunity with them. While no application is required by Emmaus, students are not automatically entitled to matching scholarship funds as they are based on the college’s receipt of gifts from your camp/ministry designated for your student account.

Emmaus Institutional Aid (includes all Emmaus institutional scholarships) can only be applied toward tuition and cannot exceed tuition. If a student has been awarded the Iowa Tuition Grant (ITG), the total of all Emmaus Institutional Aid plus the ITG cannot exceed tuition.

Commended Worker & Missionary Dependent Scholarship - $500 per year

Dependent children of an active commended worker or full-time missionary are eligible for a scholarship of $500/year.

To be eligible for this scholarship, the commended worker or full-time missionary must either be listed as a commended worker in the current Assembly Address Book or CMML Missionary Handbook or be able to provide a letter of commendation from their home church.

*Available starting 2022-2023 for new students only.

Legacy Scholarship - $500 per year

Any first-time or transfer student who has a parent or legal-guarding who graduated from Emmaus Bible College with a 1-year Bible Certificate, Associate of Arts, or Bachelor of Science degree is eligible for a $500/year scholarship.

*Available starting 2022-2023 for new students only.

Christian School Scholarship - $500 per year

Students who earn a high school diploma from Christian school are eligible for a $500/year scholarship. To qualify, the school must be accredited by either the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS), or Christian Schools International (CSI). Schools accredited by other accrediting agencies will be considered on an individual basis. 

*Available starting 2023-2024 for new students only.

Homeschool Scholarship - $500 per year

Students with a homeschool diploma are eligible for a $500/year scholarship.

*Available starting 2022-2023 for new students only.

Biblical Studies Scholarship - Up to Full Tuition

This scholarship has been established to honor Bible &Theology emeritus faculty members Mr. David Glock, Dr. Jack Fish, and Dr. David MacLeod. View the application here.

Health Sciences Scholarship - Up to Full Tuition

The Health Sciences Scholarship was established to extend the reach of the college with students who are pursuing studies in the field of health sciences, including Counseling Psychology. To be eligible, applicants must be pursuing a four-year degree in one of our Health Science or Counseling Psychology programs. View the application here.

*Available starting 2023-2024

Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)

Through LRAP students can follow their passion to serve the Lord without stressing about post-college debt. The LRAP is a financial safety-net offered to students in all of our ministry related programs (Biblical Studies, Educational Ministries, and Intercultural Studies) at no cost to the student or their family. For more information on the LRAP contact an admissions counselor at admissions@mackinbridges.net or visit mylrap.org/Emmaus.

Other Financial Aid Options

Complete the FAFSA (US citizens and permanent residents) to determine your eligibility for the following:

Other Loan Options

Private Student Loans
Emmaus Bible College does not have a Preferred Lender List (PLL) for private education loans or a preferred lender arrangement. In addition, Emmaus does not have any arrangements, written or otherwise, with any lenders. If you are interested in applying for a Private Student Loan, you are encouraged to research the best options for your borrowing needs. 

Read the Institutional Code of Conduct for Private Educational Loans here.

International Students

International students may contact admissions at admissions@mackinbridges.net for more information on need-based grants.

For more information regarding financial aid, contact our Financial Aid Director, Steve Seeman at sseeman@mackinbridges.net, or by phone, (563) 588-8000 ext.1309.


Due to concerns about data breaches and the security of personal information, do not send documents as attachments to e-mails.  Please use the regular mail to send documents to the financial aid office:

Emmaus Bible College
Attn. Financial Aid Director
2570 Asbury Rd.
Dubuque, IA 52001

Veteran's Benefits

For more information on benefits for Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members, see below: