ADMISSIONS

We are happy to know that you consider coming to study at Parole de Vie Bethel!
Please note that we process entries received in chronological order. We encourage you, therefore, to register early, as space is limited.
PREPARING IN ADVANCE
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MEDICAL INSURANCE

Every student at Parole de Vie must have medical insurance. Students coming from outside Quebec must check if the medical insurance of their province or country is valid during their studies in Quebec. Otherwise, they must subscribe to an insurance company that will cover them in Quebec. For those who need a medical insurance policy, we can provide them with the necessary documents upon request. Premiums for a 12-month period are approximately CDN $ 800.

PASSPORT

During the year, we sometimes travel outside the country. Among other things, this can happen on mission trips. Also, we plan to visit the campus of our sister school in Schroon Lake, New York, or make other trips near the border. Since these trips are outside of Canada, we ask each student to have a valid passport for the duration of their school year.
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CONDITIONS FOR ADMISSION

  • The candidate must have a high school diploma or, if not, possess experience deemed relevant; to be considered for those aged 21 and over
  • The candidate must be a born-again Christian
  • The candidate must have a real desire to study the Scriptures and serve others
  • The candidate must commit to respecting the school’s principles and regulations as well as the specific policies of the program.
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REQUIREMENTS FOR BIBLE STUDIES CERTIFICATE

  • Complete the program with an overall average of 2.0 or more.
  • Participate in the Christian service program during the year and complete the summer practical training.
  • Ensure full payment of its financial obligations.
  • Demonstrate the attitudes and habits of a disciple of Jesus Christ.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE:

  • Those who have completed the entire program with an overall average of less than 2.0 will receive a certificate of attendance at the graduation ceremony.

BIBLE INSTITUTE
FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Note: All prices listed in this document are calculated in Canadian currency and are subject to change without notice.

TUITION COSTS  (2017-2018)

An $80 CAD non-refundable application fee, per person, is required when applying.

Tuition, graduation fees
meals, accommodation (internet, washing included)
student activities
Total Cost to Student

$4,330

$5,195

$470

$9,995

Tuition, graduation fees – $4,330
meals, accommodation (internet, washing included) – $5,195
student activities – $470
Total Cost to Student – $9,995

Explanation of Cost

The fee for the year is divided into two parts corresponding to the two sessions of the school (fall and spring). The amounts for the two sessions are not equal.

There are no accommodation or meals costs for the five weeks of practical training in the summer.

A fee of $400 for books and photocopies of course notes is included in the fee for the year. This amount will be distributed through both sessions, and will be invoiced and payable at the beginning of each session.

* IMPORTANT: Without the support of many brothers and sisters with Francophone youth, the price of one year in Bible school would easily be 25% to 30% more. That’s why we want every student to take his or her studies seriously into our program. To do otherwise would waste not only its investment but also the investment of a large number of dedicated people.

ADDITIONAL COSTS  (2017-2018)

OPTIONAL SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY
INTERCULTURAL COURSE
Total Cost to Student

$500/session

TBD
$1,000+
OPTIONAL SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY – $500/session
INTERCULTURAL COURSE – TBD
Total Cost to Student – $1,000+
The costs associated with the intercultural course will be determined each year according to the actual costs of the trip in which the student will participate. Each student is responsible for finding the missionary support needed for the trip.

In order to keep the accommodation costs to a minimum, each student staying in the dormitory is asked to do about five hours per week of various work on the campus.

 SCHOLARSHIPS & DISCOUNTS (2017-2018)

Discounts

DIRECTOR’S AWARD
EARLY REGISTRATION

Registration before January 1 – $400

Registration before March 1 – $250

Registration before May 1 – $100
PAROLE DE VIE CLUBS*
SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAM**
POTENTIAL DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

$500

$900+

DIRECTOR’S AWARD – $500
EARLY REGISTRATION

Registration before January 1 – $400

Registration before March 1 – $250

Registration before May 1 – $100
PAROLE DE VIE CLUBS*
SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAM**
POTENTIAL DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE – $900+
*$ ___ For supervised participation in a Parole de Vie Club (if the youth of your church uses the equipment of the PdV Clubs).
**$ ___ To have participated in the Summer Training Program at Word of Life (at summer camps in the POS Bethel campus).
In order to allow as many people as possible to participate in the Bible School, we offer several scholarships of up to $ 500, even before starting the year of study! Fill out the scholarship application form and attach it to your application. You will be notified of the response within a few weeks of receiving your application, along with your acceptance at the school.
NB: The cumulative discount can not exceed $1,000 per student, regardless of the source of the rebates.

Scholarships

Each year, Parole de Vie receives donations from Christians who wish to encourage the Francophone youth of Quebec to pursue a year of Bible study. Since we do not know from year to year what we are going to receive, we can not guarantee any specific amount, but we try to meet needs as far as possible.

In order to properly manage the funds entrusted to us, students with financial needs will be able to complete a scholarship application starting in October. In addition to the applicant’s financial situation, several factors will be considered in the selection of those who will receive a scholarship. To be eligible, the student must meet the following conditions:

  • Demonstrate a healthy attitude and positive influence in the school’s community life.
  • Demonstrate a spiritual concern and take his or her Bible studies seriously.
  • Meet all the requirements to obtain the diploma including the practical summer placement.
  • Have completed the payment of the first two sessions.

The amount of the scholarship will never exceed the total cost of the second session. Students who have applied will be notified of the result in early July.

 PAYMENT POLICY

Fees are payable at the beginning of each session (September and January). Payments can be made by cheque in the name of “Word of Life”. We also accept debit card and cash and payment by email.

As a missionary organization, Word of Life does not have the financial means to act as a bank by accepting students on credit and charging them interest. For example, in the case of a student who fails to pay his or her bill before the end of the session, Parole de Vie reserves the right not to re-admit him for the next session.

FUNDING IDEAS

In addition to being an unforgettable experience, taking a year to study the Bible at Word of Life is a valuable investment for both the church and the student. Here are some fundraising ideas:

Shared Financing

Monthly Support / Special Offerings

Parents _________ Student _________ Church _________

Solicited Funding (Parents, Acquaintances, Friends)

26 people giving $ 20 / month for one year
21 people giving $ 25 / month for one year
18 people giving $ 30 / month for one year

NB Donations are not eligible for a tax receipt. )

Project Financing

Here is a list of projects that have already been used to fund our students. Solicit the help of your friends or youth group.

  • Car wash
  • Sale of calendars
  • Spaghetti meals
  • Hot Dogs Day
  • Sale of desserts at auction
  • Comedy Night
  • Garage sale
  • Collecting bottles

Planned Funding (for parents)

Deposit the family allowance checks into a savings account. After a few years, the results are amazing!

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Download the following forms to register and mail them to:

Parole De Vie
1175 ch. Thomas Woodward
Sherbrooke, QC J1M 0B4