Affordable Education

Our focus is on you—the student. We are committed to your success and want to ensure your time at IHOPU is affordable. That’s why more than 50% of our students receive financial aid each school year.

Types of Financial Aid

  • Need-based scholarships: This scholarship is designed to provide financial aid based on demonstrated need.
  • Ministry Scholarships: This scholarship is awarded to students who volunteer 6 to 12 hours per week on campus. 

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial aid applications are made available to new students after they are accepted to IHOPU. It is beneficial to apply early as scholarships are limited.

A few important things to note:

  • For legal reasons, M-1 international students are not eligible for ministry scholarships. However, they are welcome to apply for need-based scholarships.
  • While we strive to provide financial aid to as many students as possible, submitting a financial aid application does not guarantee you will receive an award.
  • Financial aid is awarded one school year at a time and must be applied for each year. 

Because we value students graduating debt-free from International House of Prayer University, we are committed to keeping tuition costs low and expenses at a minimum. The international administration fee supports the university’s staff administrators and expenses incurred for services.

Domestic/Online Student Costs

All prices are in United States dollars (USD).

Tuition Per Semester

Forerunner School of Ministry (FSM)$2,890$1,890
Forerunner School of Worship (FSW)$3,990$2,990
Forerunner Media Institute (FMI)$3,990$2,990

These tuition fees reflect a base tuition and can change depending on the number of enrolled skill-based and lecture classes. Additional fees include, a one-time $50 orientation fee for all Freshman, one-time $50 graduation fee for all Seniors, and an annual $150 fee for all students going on ministry trips.

International Student Costs

Tuition Per Year (Two Semesters)

International Administration Fee $300$300$300
Living Expenses‡ for Full Year$7,500$7,500$7,500
Health Insurance‡ for Full Year$700$700$700
Orientation Fee$50$50$50

‡ 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. For more info, contact

There is a one-time $50 orientation fee for first-semester freshmen and intern 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. For more info, contact

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. For more info, contact

Frequently asked questions

    • Fall semester is due by August 1.
    • Spring semester is due by January 1.
  • Yes, we offer plans to allow students to pay their tuition through monthly payments.

  • Yes, students may apply to receive scholarships and financial aid upon acceptance to IHOPU.

  • Yes, you are responsible for all other expenses including, but not limited to:

    • textbooks
    • housing (student housing is available)
    • food (meal plans are available)
    • transportation
    • incidental expenses
  • Some of our students have been able to work a part-time job during their time at IHOPU. We don’t recommend this, simply because your IHOPU experience will likely be far more rewarding without having to maintain both schoolwork and work simultaneously.

    M-1 visa students are NOT permitted to have jobs in the USA.

  • We strongly encourage students to have a plan to complete their IHOPU education by preparing for all the necessary expenses (housing, tuition, etc.) and personal needs ahead of time before making the transition to Kansas City.

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