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Student Financial Responsibilities

Payment of all tuition and fees is the responsibility of each student. Tuition must be paid in full at the beginning of each semester before the student attends any class. If financial difficulties prevent a student from paying all or part of his or her tuition and fees before a given semester begins, the student should consult the Director before the semester begins. The student will be allowed to attend classes only if the Director and the student have signed a plan of payment placed in the student’s file. Failure to adhere to the plan may result in the student not being allowed to register for classes in subsequent semesters. Students who do not pay their fees prior to the first meeting of their first course and who do not have a signed plan of payment on file will incur a 50 EB penalty if the payment is made or the plan of payment is signed between the first and second class sessions

Scholarships

Scholarships are normally awarded only to full-time students doing a minimum of 3 courses in one semester and providing a plan indicating how they intend to fulfil all the requirements for their programme in the normal time allotted for that course.

Students may apply for scholarship assistance, though EGST cannot guarantee in advance that any student or applicant will receive a scholarship. Allocation of scholarship funds, unless designated privately to a particular student by a donor, is contingent upon availability of funds and administered according to written guidelines that have been established and approved by the EGST Board. Under the terms of these guidelines, the EGST Scholarship Committee must decide all scholarships.

Students seeking scholarship assistance are strongly encouraged to seek partial funding from their home churches, friends, family or other donor as the EGST Scholarship Committee requires that a significant portion of the student’s total education cost be provided by the student. This not only has financial benefits for the student but also strengthens the ties between students, their local churches and communities. It also encourages them to think about student placement following graduation and to make a greater investment in theological education in Ethiopia. (See Appendix for the EGST Scholarship Policy.)