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HELPING THE NEXT GENERATION GO BEYOND WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS POSSIBLE

BU Central Fort Wayne combines the strengths of Bethel University and Lifeway Bible Fellowship. Those seeking a degree will benefit from Bethel University’s strong academics while being immersed in the outreach culture of Lifeway. Students will receive practical ministry experience in a learning environment that promotes spiritual growth.

 

2020

Year Established

18

BU-X

Locations

3

Degrees 

Available

Unlimited

New

Opportunities

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WHY BETHEL UNIVERSITY AT
CENTRAL FORT WAYNE?

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LIFE FLEXIBILITY

 

Through BU@CFW, you will earn a college degree while still having the flexibility to remain at home and continue to work a part-time job.

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REDUCED TUITION

 

Bethel University offers discounted tuition to students at extension sites, allowing BU-X students to earn up to 30 credit hours a year for $10,000. Additionally, financial aid is available for those who qualify.  

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PRACTICAL TRAINING

 

Ministry and business apprenticeships will be offered to you through BU@CFW. Up to 3 credit hours per semester will be given for practicum experience.  This amounts to 8-10 hours weekly of firsthand leadership, ministry, and workplace experience.

GET YOUR DEGREE AT A FRACTION OF THE COST

BU@CFW currently provides five degree options, and we anticipate adding more potential selections in the

2021-22 and/or 2022-23 school years. The current options are:

Registration/Payment

What happens to my balance from Summer Camp 2020?


Balances from Summer Camp 2020 will show in your CampBrain account when you sign in to pre-register for Summer 2021. Balances may also be designated toward Family Retreats or other Caroline Furnace events anytime before December 31, 2021. Any unused balances will be converted to a donation on January 1, 2022.




Are there any discounts available?


Yes! We offer three discounts: Early Bird Discount ($15) auto-applies to any registration before March 31st. Sibling Discount ($25) auto-applies to your household after paying full price for your first child. This discount is available until May 1st. Multi-Week Discount ($25) - When registering for multiple weeks, use code MULTI2021 to receive a discount. Please note: Discounts do NOT apply to the following - Camp at Home, Confirmation Camp, Family Camp, Volunteers/Chaplains, or LIT! (Leaders in Training) - as they are being offered at discounted rates.




What are your financial and cancellation policies?


$150 Non-Refundable Deposit: Fees for each week include a $150 non-refundable deposit that is applied to the total cost. Switching Weeks: We can transfer your camper registration to another week within the same season at no additional charge, depending upon availability. Cancellation: Cancellation requests must be made 10 days prior to the start of your camp week. You will be refunded the full amount paid minus your $150 non-refundable deposit. Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the start of your camp week may receive a refund only by exception, at the discretion of the Executive Director. Payment Plans: Until April 30, you may choose to set up a payment plan that includes two equal installments on May 1st and June 1st. We do not accept American Express.




Do you offer any scholarships?


Yes! Financial need should never be the reason that prevents someone from coming to Summer Camp. Find our Scholarship Request Form here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Qqavqv9M2xhASbcu01vGt3JwXnnGRYbpJd81TNvWpM8/edit?usp=sharing





Camp at Home

Does my camper need to be on every Zoom call? What if I miss a week?


No worries! While we hope to see you every week, we also know that may not be possible. Come when you can! Each week will be different, which allows campers to jump right back in even if they can't make it to every Zoom call.




When does registration close?


It doesn't! At least, not yet. You may register later, even after Camp at Home has already started. AND you can invite your friends later, once you see how much fun your campers are having!




This sounds fun! How do I sign up?


Easy! Sign into CampBrain (links above) and select the season, 2021 Summer Camp. Find the Camp at Home options at the top of each age group category. Follow the steps to sign up, and then we'll send details your way before Camp at Home begins. We hope to see you soon!





General

Where can I find the packing list?


Right here! You can get the 2021 packing list at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Id4rFlEefshmoQYEsJSZ3n6k940FTGgSJBispnGRODQ/edit?usp=sharing. Changes for 2021 include face masks + a ziploc for waterproof storage, small backpack/day pack for everyone, and if you're coming for multiple weeks, your Summer 2021 tshirt (one shirt per camper this year).




Why is overnight camp from Sunday to Thursday this year?


There are several reasons! Most importantly, this allows time for Family Retreats on the weekends, so that families can come together if they aren't quite ready for overnight camp, or so they can ease into the camp week together.





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COST: $10,000

 

Total cost is for one year of tuition and fees at BU@CFW. The price is based on 15 credits per semester, including 3 practicum hours. The cost will increase if the student registers for additional credits.

*Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Students may apply for the Federal Pell Grant and Indiana residents may apply for Indiana state grants. For eligible students with the most need, these grants may substantially reduce their out-of-pocket costs. 

HERE ARE YOUR NEXT STEPS:

1. APPLY WITH US 

Fill out this short info form to get the process started and get more info. Our site director will get in touch with you shortly.

2. APPLY WITH BETHEL

Students should transfer FAFSA, SAT/ACT scores, and school transcripts to Bethel University.


*All students must meet the admission criteria for Bethel University.

3. ACCEPTANCE &
ENROLLMENT

Bethel University's admission team will notify you of acceptance and begin your enrollment at BU@CFW.

4. SELECT YOUR CLASSES

You will work with your advisor to select the appropriate classes pertaining to your degree.

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LET'S START A CONVERSATION

DEGREE OF INTEREST

SUCCESS!

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who should apply to BU@CFW?


BU@CFW is for all high school graduates and interested young adults, looking to discover and embrace their God-given mission within a platform of vocational ministry or the marketplace.




How much does it cost?


Total cost is for one year of tuition and fees at BU@CFW. The price is based on 15 credits per semester, including 3 practicum hours. The cost will increase if the student registers for additional credits.

*Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Students may apply for the Federal Pell Grant and Indiana residents may apply for Indiana state grants. For eligible students with the most need, these grants may substantially reduce their out-of-pocket costs.




Will credits from other colleges transfer or can I transfer credits from BU@CFW to another college?


Yes, any credits from a regionally accredited college or university would generally transfer. For more questions, please visit Bethel's Transfer Credit Policy page. The Registrar's Office reviews all official transcripts on a case-by-case scenario and, if applicable, awards transfer credits appropriately for each Bethel corresponding course. Students may also receive elective credits for courses that do not apply to the area of their degree (up to the maximum elective credits required for the degree).




When can I apply?


Students are admitted in either the fall (classes begin in August) or spring (classes begin in January) semesters.




Is housing available?


Unfortunately, housing is not available.




Do I get to focus my practicum on a certain track?


Yes. Each student will have the opportunity to gain experience in their degree discipline.




What degree do I receive when I finish?


There are both two-year associate degrees and four-year bachelor degrees available from Bethel University. Both degrees offer valuable life experience, leadership development and experience serving in the marketplace through local businesses, non-profits and ministry experience through a host of community and church partners.




Is this an accredited program?


Yes, this program partners with Bethel University. Bethel University is a fully accredited institution authorized to award associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees.




Who is teaching the classes?


Bethel University will provide a quality curriculum taught by Bethel hired faculty. Students complete classes at your local partner site. Classes will be offered in a variety of formats including online, virtual, and in-person depending on availability and interest each seven weeks.




Does the program offer financial aid or student loans?


BU@CFW enables enrolled students to pay for their college experience using federal financial aid. To know if you are eligible for such funding, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.studentaid.gov and maintain 12 credit hours each semester.

Many scholarships received from organizations outside of Bethel University can be applied to the cost of your education.

Bethel University will assist you in understanding all of your financial options.