Admissions Information for Parents

JBU Admissions Process

JBU Financial Aid Process

  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Submit any additional information requested by the financial aid office
  • Review Award Letter with Admissions Counselor
  • Accept/Decline Financial Aid Award

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General Information

The doctrinal position of the institution in the following Articles of Faith which have been adopted by the National Association of Christian Schools:

  1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  5. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  6. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  7. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

As soon as a student submits an application, we will need an ACT, SAT or CLT scores (we do not score the writing portions of these tests), and a high school transcript sent directly from the high school to JBU. ACT, SAT and CLT scores are considered official if they are sent directly from ACT, SAT or CLT or if they are included on a student's official high school transcript.

2.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale)

Either an ACT score of 20, an SAT score of 1020 or CLT score of 66

The date a student deposits is used for multiple reasons:

Determines the time that a student is allowed to register during our Early Registration Program (ERP) in June.

Establishes an on-campus student's place in line for choosing their preferred dorm

Deposit amounts also change throughout the year. The deposit schedule is as follows:

September–December 31 is $200

January 1–February 29th is $250

March 1–August Enrollment is $300

Depositing prior to the beginning of the student's high school senior year is $200

Deposits are refundable until April 30. Please notify your Admissions Counselor prior to this date if you would like to have the deposit refunded. After May 1, Admissions Counselors are no longer able to refund deposits.

Financial Aid Information

The first step in the financial aid process is filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student using your family’s tax information. The U.S. Department of Education then uses the information from your FAFSA to determine the amount of money that your family should be able to contribute toward college expenses.

The determined amount is called the EFC (Expected Family Contribution) and is clearly marked in the box at the beginning of the Student Aid Report that you receive after submitting your FAFSA. This number is then sent to the colleges and universities that you select and is used to determine the amount and type of financial aid that a student is eligible for. At JBU, once a student has been accepted, the financial aid office uses the EFC to determine the amount of need-based aid that a student will receive. This amount takes into account that cost of attendance as well as any merit-based or academic scholarships they are receiving from JBU.

Once the amount of financial aid has been determined, an award letter will be sent to the student outlining the institutional financial aid (JBU aid including academic, merit, and need- based scholarships), federal grants and loans, and/or state scholarships that a student is eligible for. The student ID number (printed in the upper left hand corner of the award letter) is then used to log in and accept or decline the financial aid items.

Important Things to Know:

1/3 of all FAFSA applications are selected for verification. If your FAFSA is selected for verification, you will need to complete the IVF form for JBU as well as provide your federal tax return transcript before a financial aid award can be issued

JBU begins awarding financial aid on March 1. We encourage families to submit their FAFSA between January 1 and March 1 of the student’s senior year so that we can send a financial aid award as soon as possible. FAFSA results received prior to March 1 will be awarded as they are received.

If the information on the FAFSA is not complete and accurate, the FAFSA cannot be processed by the financial aid office and will result in a delayed financial aid letter until the information is corrected or completed.

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