Tuition

All prices are in United States dollars (USD).

Accepted students: Visit the Student Hub for information about making payments, the payment schedule, and payment plans.

Domestic student costs
Domestic intern costs
International student costs
International intern costs

Domestic student costs

Forerunner School of Ministry (FSM)

Tuition
Activity fee*
Total
per semester per semester per semester
Freshman $2,250 $125 $2,375
Sophomore $1,750 $125 $1,875
Junior $1,250 $125 $1,375
Senior $1,000 $125 $1,125

Also allow for $50 orientation fee for first-semester freshmen and transfers.

Forerunner Music Academy (FMA)

Tuition
Activity fee* Total
per semester per semester per semester
Freshman $2,750 $125 $2,875
Sophomore $2,500 $125 $2,625
Junior $2,250 $125 $2,375
Senior $2,000 $125 $2,125

Also allow for $50 orientation fee for first-semester freshmen and transfers.

Forerunner Media Institute (FMI)

Tuition Activity fee* Total
per semester per semester per semester
Freshman  $3,500  $125 $3,625

Also allow for $50 orientation fee in first semester.

Domestic intern costs

Cost per adult†. See Internships at a Glance for pricing for teens and for children’s tracks »

Length Cost Other
One Thing Internship Six months $4,900 Includes food and housing
Intro to IHOPKC Track 1 – three months $1,200
Track 2 – three months $1,200
Fire in the Night Track 1 – three months $2,200 Includes food and housing
Track 2 – three months $2,000 Includes food and housing
Simeon Company Track 1 – three months $1,200
Track 2 – three months $1,200
Hope City Internship Track 1 – three months $1,500 Includes food and housing
Track 2 – three months $1,250 Includes food and housing

International student costs

Freshman Year Costs FSM FMA FMI
Tuition for full year $4,500 $5,500 $7,000
One-time administration fee $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Activity fee* for full year $250 $250 $250
Living expenses‡ for full year $7,500 $7,500 $7,500
Health insurance‡ for full year $700 $700 $700
Total, freshman year‡ $13,950 $14,950 $16,450
  • Please note these costs are estimated for international students studying in English. See tuition for FSM-Chinese and FSM-Korean.
  • These are the costs of a freshman’s full year (both semesters).
  • The administration fee for internship transfers is $500 not $1,000.
  • In subsequent years, international students pay the same tuition rates as domestic students; see costs for sophomore, junior, and senior years above.
  • Other costs remain the same in subsequent years (activity fee, living expenses, health insurance), but there is no administration fee—this is a one-time administration fee for new students.
  • There is also a one-time $50 orientation fee for first-semester freshmen and transfers.
  • International students are required, by law, to provide proof of sufficient financial resources to cover living expenses. IHOPU requires international students to purchase health insurance during their time of study at IHOPU. Read more »
  • If you are married and your spouse and/or children will be accompanying you to the United States, an additional amount of funds amounting to $6,000 for a spouse and $4,000 per child must be available yearly. Read more »

International intern costs

International interns pay a one-time administration fee and are obliged, by law, to have health insurance and provide proof of sufficient financial resources to cover living expenses. Read more »

One Thing
Internship
Intro to IHOPKC Fire in the
Night
Simeon
Company
Tuition $4,500 Track 1: $1,200
Track 2: $1,200
Track 1:  $2,000
Track 2: $2,000
Track 1: $1,200
Track 2: $1,200
One-time housing deposit $400 Not applicable $200 Not applicable
One-time administration fee $500 $500 $500 $500
Living expenses‡ Included $6,000 Included $6,000
Health insurance‡ $400 $400 $400 $400
Total $5,800 $9,300 $5,100 $9,300

The One Thing Internship is a six-month program. The other internships offer two three-month tracks. Interns may take only Track I if they wish, but many choose to stay for Track II. If you intend to join IHOPKC staff or transfer to the second semester of IHOPU, you will need to complete both tracks. For more information see Internships at a Glance.


* The activity fee helps to support a variety of services including administration and the library as well as ministry/mission trips and Student Mobilization oversight.

† Subject to change.

‡ Estimated. Cost does not include expenses for dependents. Actual cost will vary based on your age. These figures are necessary to international applicants because IHOPU requires a guarantee of financial resources from each applicant who expects to obtain and maintain M-1 student status. International students are also required to have health insurance. Read more »