For USA Student applicants

Admissions Standards

SBC’s mission is to empower servant leaders to follow Jesus, serve the Church, and engage the world.

Applicants for admission to SBC should be professing Christians, willing to grow in discipleship in line with SBC’s mission. Their character and conduct must be compatible with the standards of the college and they must be willing to submit to the college Community Covenant and Guidelines.

Applicants should be graduates from an accredited high school or have equivalent standing. Please submit official transcripts of all previous education. A limited number of mature students who have not completed high school may be accepted. The college reserves the right to stipulate what preliminary entrance tests are required.

USA Student Advantages

Exchange Rate — Pay less based on the strong USA exchange rate.

Financial Aid — USA students are eligible for the SBC Academic Entrance Scholarship and SBC Bursaries. August 1 deadline.

Faster Degree Completion — SBC offers a unique 3 year BA degree so you save time and money to complete your program.

Application Procedure

SBC Application

  • Faith Story
  • $50 (CDN) Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • Community Covenant and Guidelines
  • Two references: your pastor, youth pastor or other church leader, and a teacher, employer or friend (non-family member), at least 21 years of age.
  • Headshot photo
  • Official transcripts
  • Medical information
  • Dorm (or Campus Housing) application form

At this point, SBC will process the application and contact the student regarding acceptance.

Next Steps

  1. Study Permit – Apply to Canadian Immigration and Citizenship for a Study Permit.
  2. Tuition Deposit – Please send a $2,000 tuition deposit within 8 weeks to accept your letter of invitation (acceptance letter). This deposit is 100% refundable if you are unable to obtain a Study Permit. If you do obtain a Study Permit and choose not to study at SBC, your tuition deposit is forfeited.”
  3. Notify SBC – After you have received your Study Permit, please notify us and we will send you further information about registering for classes and tuition payment deadlines.
  4. Register – Register for classes for your specific program. We will email you the registration form.
  5. Medical Insurance – After you register for classes, we will purchase International student medical insurance for you through Guard.Me. You will need to choose the insurance coverage start and end dates in the registration form we will send you. The cost of this coverage is approximately $1.65 per day per person (so a stay of 365 days would cost $602.25) per person.
The school year runs from September to April with entry dates in September and January. There are no classes in the summer.


USA students pay Canadian student pricing. All amounts below are in Canadian funds. Please convert to USD using today’s exchange rate for accurate USA pricing. 

Full payment of Tuition & Fees (and Room & Board if applicable) must be paid prior to the start of classes each semester.

For information on how to make tuition payments, contact the SBC Finance Office.

2024-2025 Tuition


Tuition ($321 per credit hour)



Service Learning Credit






Insurance with Guard.Me






Residence Room & Board​

Per Sem.Per Year
Dorm - Room, Board, and Meal Plan.*$3,830$7,660

*Pricing is for 4 months (semester) or 8 months (year)

Based on double occupancy prices. Single occupancy price is $930/year more than posted price.

If you aren’t planning to stay in Dorm, we also offer Campus Housing. Rent prices range from $575 to $1,000 monthly.
User Fees

Printer Fees


Administration Fee (eg. exam change, course extension, etc.)


Grad Fee


Books (approximate per semester)




Athletics as determined by involvement


Fitness Room


Lab & Retreat Fees as determined by course enrollment


Student Success Center


Transcript Fee


Campus Housing

1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Bungalow Suites

1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments

(Includes Utilities and Internet Lite WiFi)
See Campus Housing for full pricing details.

Refundable Deposits

Dorm Room Damage Deposit


Please note, all fees and financial aid are subject to change.

Tuition Refund Policy

After classes begin each semester:

  • Students have two weeks to withdraw from a class for a full 100% tuition refund.
  • Students have four weeks to withdraw from a class for a partial 60% tuition refund.

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The City of Steinbach isn’t just a great place to study – it’s also a great place to live and work!

So many great reasons to call Steinbach home:
  • Aquatic Center
  • Abundance of Parks & Recreation
  • Mennonite Heritage Museum
  • Incredibly Clean & Green
  • City Fairs
  • Community Services
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