Questions Parents Ask
We have compiled a handful of questions that parents often ask us (along with our answers to those questions). If you have any questions that you would like to ask us directly, don’t hesitate to email our office.
Will my son or daughter be cared for and nurtured in their Christian walk?
Our staff works hard to make sure that each student enters a discipleship relationship their first semester at Eternity. We realize that the transition is a hard one for many students and we know the importance of having someone that they can talk to and who can point them to Scripture. All students, new and returning, have the opportunity to be in a Discipleship Lab with a member of the faculty or staff, but beyond that many of our students seek out individual discipleship relationships with leaders in different churches and faculty and staff at Eternity. We desire that each student does not just attain knowledge during their time here at Eternity, but applies it to every part of his or her life.
Is Eternity Bible College affiliated with a particular denomination?
Eternity Bible College is not affiliated with any denomination. Our students are active participants in a wide variety of churches and denominational backgrounds before, during, and after their time at Eternity. We believe that this diversity of denominational perspective enhances our students’ education. To read Eternity Bible College’s Statement of Faith, click here.
Who will be teaching my son or daughter?
All of our faculty are actively involved in local church ministries. They all have Master’s degrees or higher in different fields of theology, biblical studies, or biblical counseling. They are handpicked by the Academic Dean and President as people who are both knowledgeable about the Bible and pastoral in nature. Our faculty are available to students and are excited to see students grow and mature in their Christian walk. Click here for a brief description of each member of our faculty.
Is Eternity accredited?
Yes. For more information about accreditation, click here.
How much will it cost?
Each year we set our tuition at 50% of the cost of offering our courses. This means that the student pays half, and committed donors pay the other half. For the 2015–2016 school year, our tuition is set at $212 per credit hour, plus a few additional additional fees. For more information on tuition and fees, click here.
When is the payment deadline?
For the Fall and Spring semester full payment is due ten days before the first day of classes. For students on a payment plan, their payments follow the schedule according to the contract they sign with the Assistant Registrar.
How does housing work?
Students are responsible for finding their own housing. All of our students either live at home, rent a room, or live in an apartment. Our student life department works hard to connect students with other students who need housing or roommates. Every semester that Eternity has been in existence, housing has worked out perfectly down to the student. On average, students pay between $400 to $600 a month for rent.
Is it hard to find a job in Simi Valley?
Though finding a job is rarely fun and requires a certain amount of diligence, there are plenty of jobs in and near Simi Valley. We have a lot of coffee shops and retail stores that hire frequently. In our experience, if a student genuinely wants to have a job, they will have no trouble finding one.
What is student life like at Eternity?
Student Life at Eternity is a lot of fun. We have a variety of planned activities that the students can take part in, as well as many random activities that the students throw together at the last minute which provide a great sense of community. Students at Eternity generally do a great job of forming and maintaining a sense of community. Many students live in local apartments and serve alongside one another in ministries of the church. Through involvement in Eternity and serving in a local church, your student should have no problem being a vital part of a strong community.
What should I expect for my son or daughter from Eternity?
Expect a challenge. You can expect your student to be learning things that will challenge their worldview and teach them to see the world with God at the center. Your student will grow both academically as well as personally. Your student will be challenged in his or her devotion to God and service of Him in the world. Our hope is that your student grows into a mature Christian who understands the big picture of who God is and what He is doing in the world.