Financial Aid

While ABC remains one of the least expensive accredited Bible Colleges in the nation, over 90% of students are further helped by receiving an average of over $7,800 per year in scholarships and grants.*

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Contact Financial Aid Office:

Financial Aid Process

  1. 1

    Complete ABC's Financial Aid Application

    Apply Now
  2. 2

    Complete the FAFSA

    Use ABC's School Code: 007544
  3. 3

    Complete Required Forms

    You will be notified for any specific forms you must complete.

    Online Forms


Priority Application Deadline
Submit Application & FAFSA by this date to ensure maximum aid.
June 15 N/A
Final Deadline
All required documents must be submitted by this date.
September 15 January 1
WV State Grant
Must file FAFSA by this date.
April 15
WV PROMISE Scholarship
Must file PROMISE Application & FAFSA by this date.
March 1
PA State Grant
Must file PA Application and FAFSA by this date.
May 1

Financial Aid Opportunities

Federal Aid

Federal Pell Grant
Up to $5,775
  • Generally awarded to undergraduate students who are financially needy and who have not earned a bachelor's or graduate degree.
  • More info at: Federal Student Aid
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Up to $400
  • Awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need who have not earned a bachelor's or graduate degree
  • Federal Pell Grant recipients receive priority
  • More info at: Federal Student Aid
Federal Work Study
Amount Varies
  • Federal Work-Study jobs help students earn money to pay for college.
  • Based on Federal eligibility, financial need, and fund availability.
  • More info at: Federal Student Aid
Veterans Administration Benefits
Vocational Rehabilitation
National Guard Education Benefit

State Aid

West Virginia Higher Education Grant
Up to $2,500
  • A citizen of the United States
  • West Virginia residency for at least 12 months prior to date of application
  • Be a high school graduate or have earned a General Education Development (GED) diploma
  • Demonstrate an established level of financial need
  • Demonstrate academic promise
  • Enroll as a full-time undergraduate student
  • Have not previously earned a bachelor's degree
West Virginia PROMISE Scholarship
Up to $4,750
Pennsylvania State Grant
Up to $600


General Requirements
  • Must be a full-time, undergraduate student.
  • Must maintain a minimum 2.0 semester GPA that will be assessed at the end of each semester unless noted differently below.
  • The total institutional aid must not exceed the sum of Tuition, Room & Board, Fees, and the Financial Aid Budget for books, minus the sum of non-institutional aid. The institutional scholarship with the highest amount will be reduced if this total is exceeded.
    Max Institutional Aid = Tuition + Room & Board + Fees + Books - Non-Institutional Aid

Students May Receive Only One Scholarship from this Group:

New Student Scholarship
  • Split over first two semesters; non-renewable
  • Fulmer-King Memorial Alumni Referral Scholarship: Available to new students through the written recommendation of a current ABC alumni association member.
  • Pastor's: Available to new students through the written recommendation of their pastor or youth pastor.
  • Principal's: Available to new students, and are awarded by high school principals by a written recommendation to the Financial Aid Office. These scholarships are based on high academic achievement and Christian character.
  • Board of Director's: Available to new students through the written recommendation of a member of ABC's Board of Directors.
  • Bible Institute Transfer Student: Available to a student coming directly to ABC from an approved Bible Institute (Word of Life Bible Institute, Cornerstone Bible Institute).
  • Ladies Auxiliary Referral: Available to new students through the written recommendation of a current ABC Ladies Auxiliary association member.
Merit Scholarship
Up to $5,000
  • Split over first two semesters; non-renewable
  • Available to new students who have placed 1st or 2nd in a state or national academic or talent competition.
  • Copy of certificate must be provided.
Competition Award Church Club Achievement
Children of Alumni Scholarship
  • Given to dependent children of ABC Alumni
Christian Workers' Children Scholarship
  • For dependent students whose head of household parent is in full-time, vocational ministry.
  • Student's must maintain a minimum 2.75 semester GPA, which is evaluated at the end of each semester to determine eligibility.
International Student Scholarship
  • For students who are non-U.S. citizens
Faithful Servant Scholarship
Up to $5,000
  • The Faithful Servant Scholarship is for returning students who exemplify ABC’s Motto, "because life is for service," through demonstrated Christian service, exceptional Christian character, and have a passionate commitment to God’s calling in their life.
  • Application Deadline: August 1
  • Faithful Servant Scholarship Application
Scholastic Achievement Scholarship
Up to $1,750
1st Semester Based on ACT or SAT* Scores
  • ACT 24 and above - $1,000
  • SAT 1650 and above - $1,000
2nd and Following Semesters based on Semester GPA
  • 3.60-4.0 Semester GPA - $750 per semester
Renewable each semester with the respective semester GPA.
Church Matching Scholarship
Up to $5,000
  • ABC will match up to $2,500/year ($1,250/semester) what a church invests to train their own active members providing a combined total up to $5,000.
  • The church must officially endorse the student (through the formal decision of the church leadership or membership) affirming that the student is a worthy investment for ministry training because they demonstrate a love and obedience to God's Word, and serving the Church.
  • The church must not:
    1. use this program to replace any promised wages and must not promise such a scholarship in place of wages.
    2. pass money from the student's parents to the student through this program.
  • Churches must complete the Online Church Matching Form or the printed version.
Camp Matching Scholarship
Up to $5,000
  • ABC will match, up to $2,500/ year ($1,250/semester) what a Christian Camp invests in a student.
  • This scholarship is designed for Christian camping ministries to encourage the next generation of servants in Christian camping leadership. Christian camp directors that want to help ignite sparks of potential that they see in their camp workers can offer a scholarship to them that Application Bible College will match.
  • Christian camps should look for candidates that are a worthy investment because they demonstrate a love and obedience to God and His Word, the Bible. The candidate should also demonstrate an aptitude for camping ministry and show potential to serve in Christian camping ministry after training at Appalachian Bible College.
  • The Christian camp must not use this program to replace any promised wages and must not promise such a scholarship in place of wages. Scholarship funds are therefore in addition to any standard commitments made regarding employment or volunteering at the camp.
  • The camp will officially endorse the student by a letter of explanation detailing the student’s character, calling, and service at the camp.
Multiple Student Scholarship
Amount varies
  • Two or more family members from the same household receive incremental percentage off of tuition. Examples include dependent siblings, or parent and child combinations.
  • 10% for 2
  • 15% for 3
  • 20% for 4
  • 25% for 5 or more

Private Aid

Carter Family Scholarship
  • Available primarily to local West Virginia residents who attend ABC and have financial need.
  • Students make application through the Financial Aid office.
Annual Donated Scholarships
Up to $5,000
  • The College has a number of awards available to returning students.
  • More than 20 specifically funded scholarships are awarded annually by ABC with amounts ranging from $100 to $5,000.
  • These scholarships are awarded on the basis of Christian character and academic achievement.
  • These scholarships are awarded to returning students by nomination and do not require application.


Federal Direct Loan Program

Aid Amounts Based on Full-time student per year unless noted otherwise.

* Based on full-time students in the 2011-12 school year

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