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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:

Associate of Arts in Ministry Leadership


The degree is designed to offer a more robust general studies core to traditional-aged students while providing them with a cognate of Christian ministries-related courses and a series of church-based supervised ministry practicums. The goal of the degree is to foster students' ability to think deeply and Christlike and to minister and communicate well in an increasingly diverse American context. As students engage in coursework, the goal is for them to experience deeper personal spiritual growth that will enable them to provide Christ-centered leadership to meet a variety of needs.




Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration


This degree is designed to provide students with the necessary tools to begin a career in business or to increase the skillset for those already working in a business setting. Students will choose a concentration area to expand their business knowledge and become more marketable in human resource management, non-profit management, health care administration, or organizational leadership. All content is delivered through the lens of a Christian worldview to enable students to integrate faith in decision making to promote sound business ethics.




Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral and Social Science


The Bachelor of Science in Behavioral and Social Science is designed for students with the interest and passion for helping people. This program develops the skills needed for working in social service agencies, group homes, crisis centers, mental health agencies, religious organizations, extended care facilities, and substance abuse centers. This degree would also position students to earn a master's degree in counseling or social work.





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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.