How Can I Pay for Charis?

11/09/16 at 06:00 AM | Published Under Student Life


One of the biggest fears about coming to Charis is finances. I know fear is not from God, but how in the heck am I going to pay for school? 

Here are some tips and testimonies from students and staff to help you nip that fear right in the bud!

  • God has given you the ability to get wealth. Anna

“Remember to be a good steward, but don't beat yourself up with that. People didn't call you here; God did. Just trust Him, and be diligent with what He's given you. Know that He's given you the ability to get wealth, and just let Him pull that out of you.”  —Anna Dodson, current student

“When I made the decision to come, a lot of different people wanted to give toward my first year. That's how I paid for the majority of school. Working for my parents' ministry paid for the rest of it. My whole first year is paid for. If you're thinking about it and it's on your heart, just step out and do it. God's going to bless that!” —Ivey Tomlinson, 1st Year student

  • Know that you CAN get a job here in Colorado.

“My husband and I were both making six figures incomes, and God said, "It's time for you to go." We left our jobs and our employers. My employer actually said I was a little crazy, but if you’ve heard from God, then go. That's when we started planning. It was a little bit scary, but we knew that God sent us. So there was just no fear after that. We wanted to pay for the whole year upfront. We prayed July 16th, and we trusted God to provide for us. We weren't looking for a check in the mailbox; we believed it in our hearts. September 1st, we paid upfront tuition for two people, almost $8,000. God provided it through work. When we prayed for God to help us pay our tuition, we started getting work. We just put our hands to the plow because God said so, and He provided. It was awesome!” —Megan Plantenga, 3rd Year Student

“I was working in Los Angeles as a freelance recording engineer. I moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. After being introduced to Andrew, the Lord started speaking to me about answering the call of God on my life and coming to Charis Bible College to be trained for ministry. I'm paying for Charis monthly. I'm working a part-time job after school and just believe in God to provide the finances necessary to pay all my bills and pay my tuition. If the Lord's speaking to your heart about coming to Charis, definitely take the first step, and just come. If the desire of your heart is to be here in school, then follow that desire.” —Scott Swanson, 1st Year student

  • Work during the day, and attend school at night or on the weekends with Charis HybridMark

Charis Hybrid is awesome! It allows students to work full or part-time during the day and attend school at night or on the weekends. You can attend school either full- or part-time. You can do weeknights Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. OR every other Saturdayfrom 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for live teaching, guest speakers, discussions, and more. There’s really a great atmosphere at night. It’s smaller, so we really get a chance to know each other and become a tight-knit family.” —Mark Jones

If you have a desire to come to Charis, and you’re wondering if it’s God—well, let’s put it this way: It certainly isn’t the devil! Where God guides, He provides. So come on. JUST DO IT! 

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