FAQs

How many students attend MBC?

MBC has around 100 students, both full- and part-time.

Where can I see photos of the MBC campus?

Right here, on our Student Housing page!

Does MBC participate in the federal financial aid program (i.e. loans, grants, etc)?

MBC does not accept any direct or indirect federal financial aid. Why? The cost of administering Title IV funding in small schools like MBC is greater than the funds students would receive from federal financial aid. More significantly than the pragmatic reason, accepting student loans can create an unhealthy institutional dependence on money that may not always be there, and loans become a significant burden and hindrance to ministering where God wants His people. Montana Bible College wants God to receive the glory for assisting our students in their education! Thus, MBC has a scholarship program, offering need-based and merit scholarships. (For more information on MBC’s scholarship program, see the Scholarships page)

Will MBC credits transfer to other colleges and universities?

Montana Bible College will allow a student to transfer credits from other accredited schools (USDE, ABHE, Regional or CHEA approved), provided the student presents an official transcript showing grades of C or above on subjects parallel in content and credit value to courses in the Montana Bible College curriculum. Transfer students must earn a minimum of 32 credits at Montana Bible College in order to receive a bachelor’s degree through the College. Of these 32 credits, at least 9 credits must be earned in theology.
Credit transfer from non-accredited schools is subject to validation and occasionally limited to partial credit. MBC currently has credit transfer articulation agreements with 19 schools: Adelphia Bible School in Ravensdale, Washington; Alaska Bible Institute in Homer, Alaska; Arrowhead Bible College in Fishtail, Montana; Camp Bighorn in Plains, Montana; Ecola Bible School in Canon Beach, Oregon; Free Lutheran Bible School in Plymouth, Minnesota; Gather 4 Him Christian College in Richland, Washington; His Hill Bible School in Comfort, Texas; Jackson Hole Bible College in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Montana Wilderness School of the Bible in Augusta, Montana; Ethnos360 Bible Institute in Jackson, Michigan; Nicolet Bible Institute in White Lake, Wisconsin; Pacific Bible College in Medford, Oregon; Ravencrest Chalet in Estes Park, Colorado; Solid Rock Discipleship Program in Long Prairie, Minnesota; Southland Bible Institute in Ashland, Kentucky; Timberline Lodge Bible School in Winter Park, Colorado; Veritas Bible Institute in Pocatello, Idaho; and Word of Life Bible Institute in Pottersville, New York. For questions about transferring credits from other non-accredited schools, please contact MBC.

NOTE: Credits taken under the quarter system transfer to the semester system at 3/5 value. A 5 credit class in the quarter system is worth 3 credits in the semester system. To make allowances for classes taken on a quarterly basis at other universities, the MBC academic committee may allow slight redistribution of the required credits between categories, provided the total semester hours equal the number required for the student’s emphasis. For example, a student with seven hours of English may reduce the hours needed in social science to five.

What if I come for the certificate program and then decide I want to get a degree from MBC?

If you decide to pursue a degree while working toward fulfilling the certificate classes, it is a seamless transition from one program to the next as all of the certificate classes are the same as the freshman year classes for all of the degree programs.

How much does it cost to attend MBC?

A student can take 16-18 credits (including tuition, books, and fees) and live in MBC housing for an entire school year for about $12,000.

Is MBC affiliated with any denomination?

MBC is an independent, non-denominational Bible college.

Is MBC sponsored by Grace Bible Church?

No, MBC is not sponsored by Grace Bible Church. GBC has graciously allowed MBC to use their facility for classroom and office space, but GBC is an independent Bible church as Montana Bible College is an independent Bible college.

Is MBC accredited?

MBC is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation to grant certificates and degrees at the Baccalaureate level.

Does MBC have a dining facility?

MBC students who live on campus buy their own food and do their own cooking in their apartments as MBC does not have a dining facility. This is another way we keep tuition costs low and give students real-life experience.

What furnishings are provided in the dorms?

Single student apartments are furnished. Bedrooms have bunk beds, dressers, desks, and bookshelves; living rooms are furnished; and kitchens include all major appliances and a table and chairs. Extra freezer space and laundry facilities (not coin-op) are are available in both the men’s and women’s residences.

Does MBC have on-campus housing?

Yes, MBC has three on-campus residence housing: a ladies’ dorm, a men’s dorm, and 6 married student apartments in the upper floor of the building housing the MBC library.

What educational programs does MBC offer?

All of MBC’s programs are aimed at Christian life and ministry. We offer a certificate in biblical studies, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in biblical studies. There are five bachelor’s degree options: Pastoral, Missions, Biblical Counseling, General Ministry, and Youth & Outdoor Discipleship.

Can I start attending MBC in the spring semester or do I have to start in the fall semester? And if I start in the spring, will I be behind in the classes I need to take?

Yes, you can join us for the spring semester! All of the certificate/freshman level courses are offered on a yearly rotation, so you would simply take the spring semester courses followed by the fall semester courses.