Finances: Frequently Asked Questions

How and When Do I Pay Tuition?

Refer to Tuition Pricing for your exact costs and to the Payment Schedule for important deadlines. New students must pay tuition and all fees or arrange for a payment plan at New Student Orientation. Returning students must pay their tuition and all fees or arrange for a payment plan by the first day of the semester. Students who do not pay by the deadline are removed from class rosters. We highly recommend paying in advance to avoid long lines.

Please be advised that any payments made with a credit/debit card will be charged a 3% convenience fee.
Read more about this credit card convenience fee »

Pay online
Payments may be made online over our secure Online Payments service. You may login using your IHOPU email username and password (i.e., if John Doe’s email is, his username is doej). If you pay online, you must use a credit or debit card. Please ensure that your daily card limit is sufficient to cover your payment.

Pay over the phone
You may pay with a credit card or debit card by calling the International House of Prayer Business Office at (816) 763-0200 x.2201. Office hours: Mondays through Fridays, 10:30am to 3:30pm. If you are using a credit or debit card, please ensure that your daily card limit is sufficient to cover your payment.

Pay by mail
Mailed payments must be received by IHOPU before the payment deadline (see the Payment Schedule). Make sure you mail your payment well in advance, considering the time it may take in transit. If you are mailing from another country, this could be several weeks.

Please make personal checks, cashier’s checks, traveler’s checks, and money orders payable to IHOPU. Include a note specifying what the payment is for and designating your name and school/internship. Mail to:

International House of Prayer Accounting Office
3535 E. Red Bridge Road
Kansas City, MO 64137

Pay in person
You may pay in person at the International House of Prayer Business Office (Monday–Friday, 10:30am–3:30pm).

How Do I Arrange for a Payment Plan?

See Payment Plans »

What Do I Do About a Missed or Late Payment on My Payment Plan?

See Payment Plans »

Should I Expect Any Expenses Besides Tuition and Fees?

You are responsible for all your textbooks, and for living, transportation, and incidental expenses.

Is Financial Aid Available?

Read about financial aid at IHOPU »

Can I Have a Job While Attending IHOPU?

Students with a full class schedule can potentially maintain a part-time job in the surrounding metropolitan area. However, it is extremely rare and difficult for an individual to successfully combine a full-time job with a full course load, and so full-time work is therefore discouraged.