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Pursuing Bible and ministry training often requires returning to the physical classroom, but for many adults, that's not a reasonable option. OCC's online learning program trains you where you are! Earn an entire bachelor's degree in biblical studies without leaving your family, home, job or church. 

All online courses are eight weeks long, with five eight-week modules throughout the year. Each class includes reading and/or lectures, peer discussions over course content, and assignments to deepen and demonstrate learning. Coursework is due Thursdays and Sundays, but may be completed at the student's discretion. 

For information about the earning the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies online, click here.

If you're a residential student interested in taking online classes as part of your current degree program, click here. 

State Authorization

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is a national initiative to provide more access to online courses while maintaining compliance standards with state regulatory agencies. SARA establishes a state-level reciprocity process that will support the nation in efforts to increase the educational attainment of its people by making state authorization:

  • More efficient, effective and uniform in regard to necessary and reasonable standards of practice that could span states;
  • More effective in dealing with quality and integrity issues that have arisen in some online/distance education offerings; and
  • ​Less costly for states and institutions and, thereby, the students they serve.

Ozark Christian College is authorized to offer distance education (either through SARA or by state exemption status) in all 50 states. 

Contact the Office of Online Learning at [email protected] or 417.626.1277.

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Scholarships

  • Merit Scholarships
  • Priority Admissions

PRIORITY ADMISSIONS Scholarship

Online students are eligible for a $500 admissions scholarship by completing the admissions requirements by the priority admissions deadline

Fall 2 Priority Admissions Deadline
September 18, 2020

ELIGIBILITY
Complete the admissions process by the stated priority deadlines (2 weeks prior to the registration deadline), for the module in which the student plans to enroll.
Recipients must be enrolled within one year from the date of being awarded a scholarship. 

RETENTION
Students must maintain a 2.0 OCC institutional G.P.A. while being concurrently enrolled (in at least one course) semester-by-semester. 
An official Leave of Absence will not disqualify student eligibility.
If students become ineligible, they will lose the scholarhsip for an entire academic year (Fall through Summer).

DURATION AND DISBURSEMENT
The scholarship will be awarded for an entire academic year (Fall through Summer).
The scholarship will not extend beyond four (4) academic years. 
Disbursements will be made in equal amounts per module (e.g. $100 per module). Adjustments will not be made for modules with no enrollments.

Online Platinum Scholarship

  • This automatic scholarship is in the amount of $1,500 per year. 
  • 3.5+ GPA
  • Resulting in $6,000 over the course of 4 years.

Online Gold Scholarship

  • This automatic scholarship is in the amount of $1,000 per year. 
  • 3.0-3.49 GPA
  • Resulting in $4,000 over the course of 4 years.

Online Silver Scholarship

  • This automatic scholarship is in the amount of $500 per year.
  • 2.5-2.99 GPA
  • Resulting in $2,000 over the course of 4 years.

Online Learning Merit Scholarship Guidelines

  • Upon acceptance to Ozark, merit scholarships are automatically awarded based upon the student’s cumulative college GPA (transfers) or final unweighted high school GPA (first-time freshmen).
  • The full value of the scholarship will be split equally between all five modules each year, only for modules that are attended.
  • The scholarship will be applied during the modules enrolled regardless of the number of hours enrolled for up to four years. 
  • Students can receive only one merit scholarship (not stackable with other merit scholarships from Ozark).
  • Students must maintain a cumulative Ozark GPA of 2.5 to renew their merit scholarship each academic year. If they fall below a 2.5 GPA, the scholarship can be renewed following the completion of the next academic year by reaching the 2.5 cumulative GPA. 
  • Students that do not enroll in any coursework during a full academic year will not be eligible for scholarship renewal for any future years.

 

Questions about scholarship awards? Contact Mary Hurley, the Online Learning Admissions Counselor at 417.626.1277.

 

Tuition and Financing

  • Tuition and fees are $415 per credit hour (a one-time notarized Verification of Student Identification will cost approximately $5).
  • Payment is expected in full before the start of class. (See current dates and deadlines for the specific day payment is required.)
  • Two courses require additional fees (Practices in Spiritual Formation [DO 3701 IN, $37] and Principles of Interpretation [PI 2701 IN, $310 for Accordance Bible Software)
  • The cost for books vary by course, but can be estimated at $100 per course. 
  • Full time students take two classes (6 credit hours) per module. 
  • Online students are not eligible to receive Institutional or Memorial scholarships/grants at this time. However, the Online Learning program is fully eligible for Federal Financial Aid. 

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for assistance, using the OCC school code 015569.

Contact our Student Financial Services Office for additional information or assistance at [email protected] or 417.626.1206. 

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Email: [email protected]
Phone:  417.626.1277

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All non-current OCC students must complete the following steps: 

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Request official transcripts from any university, college, or institution of higher education previously attended. 
  3. Return the completed, notarized Verification of Student Identity Form.  

All admissions requirements must be met before students may register for class.

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