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Below is a list of average monthly expenses based on a frugal nine month student budget.

While you may consider these expense norms as a guideline to complete the projected budget, do not accept these norms as your projected expenses.  Since there is a wide variability in individual expenses, attempt to compute realistic figures for your situation. Such projection will help you know what your particular financial situation will be. These figures were calculated by surveying local costs and utilizing student budget data.

For Bethany's budgeting purposes, tuition and books will be automatically included based on the number of credit hours you report.

 

TYPICAL ESTIMATED MONTHLY EXPENSE

 Richmond  All Other Areas  
Housing: rent or mortgage & utilities $580 $850
Food and household supplies $345 $690
Clothing/laundry/cleaning/recreation $115 $250
Transportation: vehicle operating costs or public transportation for those without a car $340 $340
Phone $45 $45
Internet connection $40 $40
Health care: provide documentation of costs to be considered    
OPTIONAL ITEMS    
One time computer purchase ($900)    
Child/dependent care (only if necessary to be a student)    
Study abroad expenses (trip costs if taken during academic year)    
Disability expenses (expenses related to a student's disability)    
CPE/Ministry Formation expenses    
Loan fees: will be included based on eligibility    

 


For more information, contact:

SchleeperBrian Schleeper, Financial Aid Officer/Coordinator of Student Services 
     schlebr@bethanyseminary.edu       765- 983-1828

 

Brandon Hanks
(Master of Divinity)

BrandonI find great comfort in knowing that the gifts of God are irrevocable--that God is faithful even if we are faithless. My faith journey begins with the Church of the Brethren. I was raised in the church by my family going to Sunday school and attending worship each week. But as a teenager I found myself struggling in my understanding of the word of God. I wanted to own my faith. I wanted it to be a real and genuine confession, not one merely adopted through my family's tradition. It was during that time of exploration that God revealed my calling as a minister in God's church.