Financial Information & Course Fees

Excelerate Discipleship training is offered through three separate financial streams.

Full Time Sponsored Students

A sponsored student lives with an experienced family from the local church who does not receive financial compensation. This host family opens their home and their hearts to the student for the entire year, free of charge. Sponsored students pay additional funds included in their fees, which covers increased administration costs, training, and one-on-one coaching for the Mentors in the Home, to ensure students are provided with a secure and rewarding home life for the duration of their stay.
Sponsored students need to cover their own personal costs such as transport, clothing, meals outside of the host home, entertainment, and other personal items. Receiving Centrelink should assist students to cover these personal costs as well as the ‘living expense levy’ throughout the year.
Sponsored students are not required to engage in paid employment for the duration of their time at EDT due to living in a sponsored home. Sponsored students are encouraged to not engage in additional employment unless absolutely necessary in order to spend their time and energy focusing on their training in EDT. Any sponsored student engaging in employment, must be approved by the EDT Team prior to commencement.
Missions trips – Second Year students will also have the opportunity to be involved in an international placement to locations such as the Philippines, Uganda, Europe, Malaysia, Japan, Middle East, Solomon Islands and Indonesia. This is an opportunity of a lifetime to ‘go into all the world’, minister to many people and influence other nations for Christ. Students undertaking the Diploma of Ministry are required to participate in these trips, the cost will be between $1,000 ‐ $3,000 depending on the location in addition to the course fees.

For those students who are not undertaking the Diploma of Ministry a number of domestic trips will be available. In order to book and plan diligently, should a second year student desire to participate in an international placement a deposit of $1000 will be required by 31st of May each year.

Sponsored students are required to cover the course fees for the Diploma of Ministry offered through the Sydney School of Divinity and Australian College of Ministries. These fees can either be paid up front or students can utilise the FeeHelp Loan Scheme that defers higher education course fees in full.

For more information on the FeeHelp loan scheme see www.studyassist.gov.au

The total cost of the Diploma of Ministry is $28,100.00 ($14,050.00 in first year and $14,050.00 in second year). Fees are subject to change.

Full Time Unsponsored Students

An unsponsored student is responsible for financially covering all their living expenses.
Unsponsored students need to cover their own personal costs such as transport, clothing, meals outside of the host home, entertainment, and other personal items.
Unsponsored students may choose to engage in causal employment during their discipleship training should they require the finances. It is recommended, however, that the hours of paid work are not excessive as that may interfere with a student’s ability to participate in the course and complete the course requirements.
Missions trips – Second Year students will also have the opportunity to be involved in an international placement to locations such as the Philippines, Uganda, Europe, Malaysia, Japan, Middle East, Solomon Islands and Indonesia. This is an opportunity of a lifetime to ‘go into all the world’, minister to many people and influence other nations for Christ. Students undertaking the Diploma of Ministry are required to participate in these trips, the cost will be between $1,000 ‐ $3,000 depending on the location in addition to the course fees.

For those students who are not undertaking the Diploma of Ministry a number of domestic trips will be available. In order to book and plan diligently, should a second year student desire to participate in an international placement a deposit of $1000 will be required by 31st of May each year.

Sponsored students are required to cover the course fees for the Diploma of Ministry offered through the Sydney School of Divinity and Australian College of Ministries. These fees can either be paid up front or students can utilise the FeeHelp Loan Scheme that defers higher education course fees in full.

For more information on the FeeHelp loan scheme see www.studyassist.gov.au

The total cost of the Diploma of Ministry is $28,100.00 ($14,050.00 in first year and $14,050.00 in second year). Fees are subject to change.

Evening Stream Unsponsored Students

An unsponsored Evening Stream student is responsible for financially covering all their living expenses.

Unsponsored Evening Stream students need to cover their own personal costs such as transport, clothing, meals outside of the host home, entertainment, and other personal items.

Unsponsored Evening Stream students may choose to engage in causal employment during their discipleship training should they require the finances. It is recommended, however, that the hours of paid work are not excessive as that may interfere with a student’s ability to participate in the course and complete the course requirements.

ACOM | Diploma of Ministry Accredited Training

Each student undergoes a university level Diploma of Ministry through the Australian College of Ministries. This Diploma has been tailored to partner with our Excelerate Discipleship Training. All fees and payments associated with ACOM are separate to Exclereate. Excelerate has no control over the fee structure or payment due dates set in place by ACOM. The below fees are subject to change.

1st Year Diploma – $13,950 (Approximately)
2nd Year Diploma – $13,950 (Approximately)

Application Fee

 $250 AUD 

Each student is required to pay an application fee*. This fee is not included in the below tuition fees and is used in the processing of your application and is due and payable upon application. The application fee is non-refundable or transferable. The application will not be processed until we have received your application.

*students moving directly from first year into a consecutive second year do not need to pay an application fee. 

2020 Excelerate Fees

Please note: All fees are subject to change. The fees below are current as of 13th August 2019.

1st or 2nd Year

Full Time Sponsored Student

$8,700

1st or 2nd Year

Full Time Unsponsored Student

$5,350

Evening Stream

Unsponsored Student

$2,350

Fee Payment Schedule

We understand that not everyone has the total Excelerate fees avialable to pay in full upfront. To make it more viable for our prospective students we have two payment options avaialble. 

 

OPTION ONE

Application Fee Due: On submission of your application.

Full EDT Fee Due: Two weeks after acceptance into the course, or Monday 13th January 202, whichever occurs first. This date will be specified on your acceptance letter.

*ACOM Diploma fees are external to Excelerate and payment is due according to their set schedule. FeeHelp is available to eligible students. Students are responsible for ensuring these fees are paid on time.

 

OPTION TWO

Application Fee Due: On submission of your application.

EDT Fee Instalment One: Two weeks after acceptance into the course, or by Monday 13th January 2020, whichever occurs first. This date & quarterly amounts due, will be specified on your acceptance letter.

EDT Fee Instalment Two: Thursday 19th March 2020

EDT Fee Instalment Three: Thursday 18th June 2020

EDT Fee Instalment Four: Thursday 10th September 2020

*ACOM Diploma fees are external to Excelerate and payment is due according to their set schedule. FeeHelp is available to eligible students. Students are responsible for ensuring these fees are paid on time.

Financial Support

Centrelink

As students are undertaking an accredited course during their training at EDT they may be eligible to receive Youth Allowance (16 to 24 years of age), Austudy (25 years or older) or ABSTUDY from Centrelink depending on their personal financial situation. Go to www.humanservices.gov.au to check for eligibility and to apply online.

Students may also be eligible for a Centrelink student loan of $1000 per semester. Find out more here.

FeeHelp

The FeeHelp loan scheme is available for Australian students in EDT as they are undertaking an accredited higher education course. Students can nominate on the EDT application form to access the FeeHelp loan scheme to cover the cost of the online Diploma of Ministry. For more information on the FeeHelp loan scheme go to www.studyassist.gov.au