State and Federal Aid
Students at Faith Baptist Bible College are eligible to receive several forms of state and federal aid.
Many Iowa students receive the Iowa Tuition Grant. In the 2014-2015 school year Iowa students received $4,550. The Iowa Tuition Grant is based on your FAFSA, which you must complete by July 1. For information on additional aid to Iowa students, visit the website of the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.
Some states allow students to take their financial aid out of state with them. Check with your state financial aid agency for more information.
Faith Baptist Bible College participates in the federal financial aid programs, including the Pell Grant and the federal direct loan programs.
Faith students who qualify for the Pell Grant receive an average of $4,180 a year. The Pell Grant is based on your EFC as determined by your FAFSA. For more information regarding the federal direct loan programs, visit the federal student aid website.
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State Authorizations and Accreditation
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Association for Biblical Higher Education. More information about Faith’s accreditation can be found here. Faith’s online courses are also accredited by these agencies.
FBBC&TS is not required to be licensed in Arizona, since we do not maintain a physical presence as defined by A.R.S. § 32-3001(5).
FBBC&TS does not meet the definition of physical presence defined in the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009 Section 94858, and thus approval from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education is not required.
FBBC&TS does not maintain a physical presence in Colorado as defined by CCHE policy, Section I, Part J, and thus authorization is not required.
FBBC&TS does not maintain a physical presence in Connecticut, and licensure is not required according to Section 10a-34-24 of the Connecticut State Regulations for Licensure and Accreditation of Institutions and Programs of Higher Learning.
FBBC&TS does not meet the definition of “Operating in this State” as defined by Chapter 1005.02 (14) of the Florida Statutes, and is not subject to licensure according to Chapter 1005.31 (1)(a) of the Florida Statutes.
FBBC&TS does not maintain a physical presence in Idaho as defined by IDAPA 08.01.11.200.03, and is therefore not required to register with the Office of the State Board of Education.
FBBC&TS is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to offer online courses to residents of Illinois.
FBBC&TS is licensed to operate and grant degrees in the State of Iowa.
At this time, FBBC&TS does not need to apply with the Kansas Board of Regents for a Certificate of Approval.
FBBC&TS is not engaging in any of the "operating or soliciting" activities listed in the licensing regulation 13 KAR 1:020 Section 1(9)(a)-(e), and thus licensure is not required at this time.
FBBC&TS does not meet the definition of “operate” as defined in Title 28 Part IX Chapter 1 §101.B of the Louisiana Administrative Code, and is not required to seek licensure.
FBBC&TS is not subject to Massachusetts Department of Higher Education approval as a purely distance education institution in Massachusetts.
Approval or licensure by the State of Michigan is not required, since FBBC&TS does not maintain a physical presence in the state.
Most of the online courses that FBBC&TS offers have been exempted from registration by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. At present, the Reading and Coaching Endorsement courses are not available in Minnesota.
FBBC&TS is exempt from certification in Missouri by statute (6 CSR 10-5.010 3.A.4).
FBBC&TS is authorized to offer post-secondary degree programs in the State of Montana.
FBBC&TS is not required to be authorized in Nebraska because we do not maintain a physical presence in Nebraska as defined by Neb. Rev. Stat. §85-2403.
FBBC&TS does not maintain a physical presence in New Hampshire as defined by Hedc 401.01(c), and is not required to seek authorization from the New Hampshire Deparrtment of Education.
FBBC&TS does not maintain a physical presence in New York as defined by the New York State Education Department, and is therefore not required to apply for approval to offer online courses to New York residents.
FBBC&TS does not conduct “postsecondary degree activity” according to the definition in Article III of the Rules and Standards for Licensing Nonpublic Institutions to Conduct Post-Secondary Degree Activity in
North Carolina, and is therefore not required to obtain licensure.
Since FBBC&TS will not maintain a "brick and mortar" presence in the state, and because the institution's online programs do not contain an on-ground component that will need to be completed within the state, FBBC&TS is not required to attain authorization from the Chancellor to offer its online programs to Ohio residents.
FBBC&TS is not required to seek authorization from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, since we do not have a physical presence as defined by Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Institutional Accreditation policy section 3.1.2.
FBBC&TS does not maintain a physical presence as defined in administrative rule 583-030-0015 (23), and is therefore excluded from authorization requirements.
FBBC&TS is registered as a provider of distance education.
FBBC&TS is not subject to Rhode Island Board of Governers regulations according to the Rhode Island Board of Governers Distance Education Policy, due to a lack of physical presence.
FBBC&TS does not maintain a physical presence as defined in Section 59-58-20(17) of the South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976, and is therefore not required to obtain licensure.
FBBC&TS is authorized by the State of South Dakota to provide postsecondary education to residents of South Dakota.
FBBC&TS does not maintain a physical presence in Tennessee according to the definition of physical presence as found in Rule 1540-01-02-.03(1)(dd), and is therefore not required to obtain authorization from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
FBBC&TS is exempt from Coordinating Board oversight because we do not maintain a physical presence in Texas as defined in Section 7.3 of the Coordinating Board rules.
FBBC&TS does not meet the definition of “A post-secondary school whose primary operation is in the
State of Vermont” according to 2240.1.2 of the Vermont State Board of Education Manual of Rules and Practices, and is therefore not required to register.
FBBC&TS is not eligible for certification according to the Policy on Out-of-State Postsecondary Institutions Providing Distance Education to Virginia Residents.
FBBC&TS does not maintain a physical presence in West Virginia according to the definition of physical presence in rule §135-20-3.11, and is thus exempt from authorization.
Registration with the Educational Approval Board is not required, since we are only offering individual online courses and no complete online programs.
Contact Information for Student Complaint Processes
If a student complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the Institution's appeal procedure, the student may file a complaint with the appropriate state agency. A listing of the student complaint procedures can be found here.
This list should not be construed as informative of what agencies regulate the institution or in what states Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary is licensed or required to be licensed. States, through the relevant agencies or Attorney Generals Offices will accept complaints regardless of whether the institution is required to be licensed in that state.
Presidential Search Update
The search process has been a special blessing as we have diligently and systematically sought the next president for Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary. Our goal has been to find a highly qualified and dedicated man of vision who can lead us onward and forward.
We are convinced we have found that man in Rev. James R. Tillotson who has accepted our unanimous invitation to be the next president of FBBC&TS. Rev. Tillotson is currently the senior pastor of Meadowlands Baptist Church in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He brings experience and a record of achievement by building and planting churches in Canada while growing his congregation. Along with his successful pastoral ministry, his strengths include leadership and administration and an executive perspective of finance and organization.
We believe Rev. Tillotson will inspire excellence in others and will advance the mission of FBBC&TS through an effective relationship with the board of directors, administration, faculty, and staff. President Tillotson and his wife, Joan, will also be outstanding mentors and models to our students to help them become successful vocational Christian workers and leaders.
We believe President Tillotson will be an eager spokesman capable of developing new relationships as well as representing our current constituents and friends in a meaningful way. With his experience President Tillotson will build on our focus of “With the Word to the World” as he provides an environment for growth and global ministry opportunities.
The board extends a special “thank you” to Dr. James D. Maxwell III for continuing as president through December 2013, six months past his scheduled retirement, and to Dr. Ernie Schmidt and his wife, Gen, for coming out of retirement to serve as the interim president since January 2014. Dr. Schmidt will continue in that role for the next few months as President Tillotson transitions to Faith later this summer.
Most of all, we on the Search Committee thank you for all of your prayers and support through this process. Along with the 14 men who made up the Search Committee, we also involved administrative staff at Faith and others outside of FBBC&TS who served as references.
We believe President Jim Tillotson will build our enrollment, enhance the campus, and develop and enable new constituents to join the family and friends of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary. He will also lead our current and future students with a spirit of academic excellence and a desire to serve the Lord around the world.
Can you tell . . . we’re excited!
The Search Committee
Jim Randolph, Committee Chair
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