ADDITIONAL FUNDING INFORMATION
Through our partnership with Southeastern University, our students are offered an affordable tuition rate, but we understand that it's not easy for everyone! We've had a large percentage of students fundraise their tuition over the years. If you or your parents can't pay tuition out-of-pocket, you still have options! Every situation is a little different, so make sure to apply these ideas appropriately in your own contexts. Here are a few we've seen work well for students over the years.
COMPLETE YOUR FINANCIAL AID
ASK YOUR CHURCH
In many cases, churches are willing to give students money to help with their tuition and expenses at a ministry & leadership training school like Thrive. Your church or denomination may already have a scholarship fund set up that you don't know about! Set up a meeting with your pastor or a ministry leader, and tell them what led you to apply to Thrive School. What dreams has God been stirring in your heart? How are you hoping to impact the world for Christ after graduating? We've even seen churches, worship teams, or small groups collect special donations to help students come to Thrive.
USE A FUNDRAISING SITE
This is a really common way to help offset tuition costs, by leaning on the community of people God's placed around you - like extended family members, neighbors, or individuals at your church. Just last year, a student raised more than he needed using GoFundMe - in less than a week! This approach can work really well if you're willing to ask and tell your story to as many people as it takes. Connecting the dream God has given you - that you're pursing at Thrive School - with such a tangible action people can take to help you can be very effective. Be willing to see your goal fulfilled $25 at a time.
WORK AND SAVE OVER THE SUMMER
This may sound obvious, but you'd be surprised how many people don't think of this as a way to help pay for their education at Thrive School. Picking up a part time job, or just adding extra shifts if you're already working, can add up fast - especially if you're living at home, and don't have to worry about paying rent while you save money.