BISA Fee Structure

METHODS OF PAYMENT

Payments may be made to the College in the form of Cheque, electronic transfer or direct deposit. Please note that BISA does not have Credit Card facilities.

Cash payments are accepted but we would prefer the student to make a deposit directly into the college’s account rather than handing over large sums of money. Please send us a copy of the bank’s deposit slip.

Payments issuing from foreign countries can be made via bank draft or, preferably, a telegraphic transfer (TT) – as this is a safer option. Please include the cost of the bank service fees for drafts and TT’s.

Please notify BISA of incoming payments that are to be credited to your student account so that we can allocate your payment correctly – particularly if it is an electronic transfer. Use your student name as a reference

BISA banking details:

Standard Bank Ltd, Fish Hoek Branch
Account name: Bible Institute of SA
Account no.: 072125640
Branch code: 036009
Swift address: SBZAZAJJ

PAYMENT PLAN for ON-CAMPUS BTh and GAP YEAR

PLEASE NOTE: This payment plan option includes R250.00 per semester added to your student account (this will cover any interest as no interest to be charged each month)

First semester – January to June

Payment of 25% of your course fees will be due on registration day in January followed by three subsequent payments of 25% of course fees at the end of February, March and April. This is a total of four payments for the first semester

Second semester – July to November

Payment of 25% of your course fees will be due on registration day in July followed by three subsequent payments of 25% of course fees at the end of August, September and October. This is a total of four payments for the second semester.

Non-payment

If, after the final day of February (first semester) and the final day in August (second semester) 50% of the student’s fees have not been paid for that semester, the student will be withdrawn from BISA Online and will not be allowed to attend class. Once the account has been settled they may return to class and their BISA Online account will be reactivated.
Students who are non-compliant with the payment plan will not be allowed to write their final exams and will receive a fail for the course.
Students living on campus will need to vacate their rooms if course fees are not paid on time.

Withdrawal and Refund

Please note that if you withdraw after the second week of classes you are still liable for all outstanding fees however a percentage refund before the 2nd week is applicable. Students may apply to the BISA Administrator for a refund of tuition fees for courses from which the student has withdrawn. Please note that administration and registration fees are non-refundable.

If notification is given prior to the first day of the semester a 100% course tuition refund applies.

If notification is given within the first week of the semester a 75% course tuition refund applies.

If notification is given within the second week of the semester a 50% course tuition refund applies.

No fees will be refunded beyond the second week of the semester.

You will be asked, on enrolment at BISA to indicate which option you are selecting:

  • I will pay 100% of my course fees (per semester) up front on registration day
  • I would like to make use of the payment plan option

You will be requested to sign a payment plan form indicating ‘I am accepting the terms and conditions and understand that if I default I will be withdrawn from my studies and receive a fail for the course’.

BTH & GAP YEAR ON CAMPUS

  1. College Fees encompass all amounts owing to the Bible Institute of SA by a student, their parent or sponsor.
  2. Fees are payable on receipt of invoice.
  3. The first semester runs from January to June. The second semester runs from July to November. Entry to a semester will be refused if the student has any outstanding debt from a previous semester.
  4. Students who reside on campus will be billed for accommodation. They are required to pay a refundable deposit (conditions apply), plus a minimum of 25% of the semester’s accommodation fee on or before taking room occupation.
  5. Please notify BISA of incoming payments that are to be credited to your student account so that we can allocate your payment correctly – particularly if it is an electronic transfer. Use your student name as a reference

Please note that BISA FEES are significantly subsidised.

TUITION FEES

Application fee: BTh and Gap Year
420.00

BTh per credit hour
1,645.00

30 credit hrs x R1,645.00 = R49,350.00 pa
This number of credit hours is an estimated guideline and may vary slightly

49,350.00 per annum

GAP YEAR per credit hour
1,645.00

20 credit hrs x R1,645.00 = R32900.00 pa
This number of credit hours is an estimated guideline and may vary slightly

32,900.00 per annum

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS from first-world countries

These students pay double tuition rate. The residential fees remain the same as below.

RESIDENCE FEES (BTh and GAP YEAR)

Residence: (per person, single room)
47,850.00 pa

Room deposit (refundable if room left in good condition)
500.00

WiFi connection (once off)
365.00

EVENING CLASSES

Evening class Pensioner Audit rate per semester
420.00

Evening class Non Pensioner Audit rate per semester
730.00

WINTER SCHOOL (INTER-SEMESTER)

Inter-Semester: Engaging with Muslims: Pensioners per course
655.00

Inter-Semester: Engaging with Muslims: Non Pensioners per course
825.00

Inter-Semester: Counselling: Pensioners per course
1,310.00

Inter-Semester: Counselling: Non-Pensioners per course
1,645.00

updated 22/11/2021

Refund of Fees

Students may apply to the BISA Administrator for a refund of tuition fees for courses from which the student has withdrawn. Please note that administration and registration fees are non-refundable.

If notification is given prior to the first day of the semester a 100% course tuition refund applies.

If notification is given within the first week of the semester a 75% course tuition refund applies.

If notification is given within the second week of the semester a 50% course tuition refund applies.

No fees will be refunded beyond the second week of the semester.

BTh DISTANCE LEARNING

How much will I pay for each course and why are some more expensive?

There are different types of courses in the BTh distance learning programme and each course is graded according to its content, which may be heavy or light. Each course is designated as a one, two, three or four credit-hour course.

course of 1-credit-hour R1250.00:
course of 2-credit-hours R2500.00
course of 3-credit-hours R3750.00
course of 4-credit-hours R5000.00

Here is a document with the full breakdown of course fees: DLP BTh – Tuition for 2022

What will be my total cost per year?

Students are charged per course they take and thus the total cost will depend on the number and type of courses taken per year.

Is there a payment plan?

BISA offers a payment plan for the Distance Learner. PLEASE NOTE: there is a R250.00 per semester charge for use of the payment plan facility as no interest is charged.

First semester – January to June

R250.00 to be paid on registration day. 25% must be paid at the end of each month thereafter. For the 1st semester payments to be made end of February, March, April and May.

Second semester – July to Oct

R250.00 to be paid on registration day. 25% must be paid at the end of each month thereafter. For the 2nd semester payments to be made at the end of July, August, September and October.

Non-payment

If after the 2nd month of the semester 25% has not been paid the student will be withdrawn form BISA Online and will only be able to continue once their fees have been brought up to date.

If fees are not up to date at the end of the 4th month students will not be allowed to write their exams and will receive a fail for the course.

Students are still liable for outstanding fees if they do not complete the course.

100% Of course fees can be paid on registration day at the start of each semester.

Refund of Fees

Students may apply to the BISA Administrator for a refund of tuition fees for courses from which the student has withdrawn. Please note that administration and registration fees are non-refundable.

If notification is given prior to the first day of the semester a 100% course tuition refund applies.

If notification is given within the first week of the semester a 75% course tuition refund applies.

If notification is given within the second week of the semester a 50% course tuition refund applies.

No fees will be refunded beyond the second week of the semester.

updated 22/11/2021 course cost document added: 05/04/2022

CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

CLP Fees

CLP 2021 : R550 per term x 4 terms

2,200.00 per annum

updated 22/11/2021

DISCOUNT APPLICABLE

i) To encourage students to pay upfront, we are offering a discount on full fee payment at the beginning of the academic year (January 2022)

The Discount is 5% on full tuition fees for BTh and Gap-Year students if paid on or before Registration day in the first semester (ie. end of Jan)

ii) Students whose parents are in full time Ministry are eligible for a discount.

The Discount is 25% on tuition fees for students whose Parents are in Ministry

FOREIGN STUDENTS

Students from first world countries such as North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Far East will pay tuition fees at 200% i.e. 2 to 1 of ZAR-rate.

Even taking this into consideration, a BTh degree from the Bible Institute of South Africa will cost considerably less than studying in USA, UK, Anzac or Europe, and has the advantage of cross-cultural exposure as well as hands-on ministry opportunities in an African context

Please note that BISA FEES are significantly subsidised. Also note that the full payment of fees at the beginning of the academic year attracts a five percent discount.

Students will need to notify BISA of incoming payments that are to be credited to their student account so that we can allocate payment correctly – this applies especially to electronic transfers. Use your student name as a reference.