Financial Aid

Financial aid applications are closed.

We are no longer accepting applications for financial aid for the 2018-2019 school year. The application deadline was June 18, 2018.   You may still be eligible for automatic discounts; scroll down to see what you qualify for!

DiSCOUNTS | No app Needed!

These discounts are offered by The Crossing College to provide more opportunities for students in special situations to make their financial commitments. Up to two discounts may be applied per academic year (one at a time). Discounts are automatically applied after your acceptance into a program and after proof of eligibility is provided. Contact The Crossing College staff with questions!

  • Marriage and Family Discount

    Amount: 25% off tuition

    Bringing your family with you on your journey of faith is vital. That’s why we have the Marriage & Family Discount - to enable your spouse (and/or children) to experience the College with you! This discount is available to a current student’s immediate family. The first applicant must pay full tuition; the spouse and/or children each receive 25% off tuition.  Family members must attend the same year of the College to receive the discount.

  • T3 Discount

    Amount: 25% off tuition

    Investing in the next generation is at the heart of education - and The Crossing College is passionate about helping young people discover God’s calling on their lives! This discount is automatically applied to any accepted student age 21 or younger.

    This discount is applied automatically for any student completing the Gap Year Program.


The following grants are made possible by a group of generous donors that includes area businesses, College alumni, and members of The Crossing Church. 

We are no longer accepting grant or scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 school year.

  • Opportunity Grant

    Amount: Varies; multiple awards available

    A need-based grant for students with financial hardships or setbacks. 


    • Student is pursuing DBS or ACLM degree
    • Has financial need
    • History of serving others in local church preferred, but not required
  • Leadership Grant

    Amount: $2,000

    God has called His people to follow in the steps of His Son, Jesus - who just so happens to be the greatest leader of all time. The goal of this grant is to relieve the financial burden of leadership training so that the recipient can focus on developing his or her leadership skills within the local church.


    • Must be pursuing the ACLM degree
    • History of serving others in the local church
    • Currently serving in a volunteer leadership position at your home church
    • A calling for ministry leadership is preferred, but not required
  • Men@Work Grant

    Amount: $1,450

    Working full time and providing for a family is a noble calling.  The goal of this grant is to help provide the means for an employed family man to deepen his faith in order to bring his family and business to the next level. This grant provides full tuition and fees for the DBS program or partial tuition for the ACLM. 


    • Male student pursuing the DBS or ACLM
    • Employed full-time (or equivalent) at any reputable place of business
    • Provides financially for one or more dependents
    • Committed, reliable volunteer at The Crossing Church
  • #FightforaGirl Grant

    Amount: $2,900

    Fight for a Girl seeks to empower women globally to rise up into the calling of freedom on their lives. This is why Fight for a Girl is excited to offer a grant for a single mom to complete the Associates in Church Leadership & Ministry.  This grant provides full tuition and fees for the ACLM program only.


    • Must be a single mom pursuing the ACLM degree
    • History of serving and helping others
    • Personal vision and future plans to apply her education
    • Has a financial need
    Click here to learn more about #FightforaGirl
  • First-Time College Scholarship

    Amount:  Up to $500

    Not everyone is cut out for a traditional college journey, but EVERYONE is a lifelong learner! The individualized instruction atThe Crossing College allows students from any academic ability or background to find success. This scholarship was created to award non-traditional students for their courage in continuing their education. Multiple awards available. 


    • Pursuing DBS or ACLM
    • No prior college experience
    • Must be 21 years or older
    • Stable work history
    • Desirable qualities: strong work ethic, determination despite adversity, passion
  • The Crossing Volunteer Scholarship

    Amount: Up to $500

    The Crossing College is a ministry of The Crossing Church, and we recognize that no church in today's culture could function effectively without volunteers! This award is for passionate, committed volunteers at one of The Crossing's campuses. Multiple awards available. 


    • Pursuing DBS or ACLM
    • Has served regularly on a ministry team at The Crossing for at least 12 months
    • Can explain the mission of The Crossing and how he/she helps fulfill that mission


Work learning is a unique opportunity for people with significant financial difficulties to attend The Crossing College.  We are looking for passionate, dedicated Jesus followers who are committed to building up the Body of Christ and are hungry to learn more about their faith. A small number of work learning positions  are available each year, and they will only be filled by qualified individuals.



Students are "hired" to work at their home church in exchange for tuition. It's treated like a job with a signed contract at the beginning of the year, a set schedule, regular performance reviews, and potential for growth in the position. 

Students accepted into  a Work Learning position will work 30 hours per 5-week session of courses (roughly 6 hours a week) in exchange for tuition.  Work Learning hours may not be completed in the internship area. Work Learning should be something that the student is already able to do with minimal training.

Students will be assigned positions in Grounds Maintenance or Ministry Childcare, depending on qualifications. 


  • Any student pursuing the Diploma in Biblical Studies degree  (ACLM will be considered ONLY on staff recommendation.)
  • Committed Jesus-follower and member of The Crossing
  • Significant financial hardship
  • Strong grit and work ethic with a positive, faith-filled attitude
  • Reputation of reliability and punctuality


  1. Apply for DBS
  2. Submit the following documents to The Crossing College, 829 School St., Elk River, MN 55330: (1) A Statement of Financial Need (A formal essay describing who you are and how you came to know Jesus, what you hope to gain from TCC, your current life and financial situation, and how you would benefit from a work learning experience.) (2) A Letter of Recommendation from a Crossing Staff Member (3) Completed Background Check form (request from
  3. Complete interview with College Director, Work Learning Supervisor(s), & Internship Director

Our Sponsors

Grants and scholarships are available thanks to the generous donors and businesses who support The Crossing College. Special thanks to local businesses Healthsource of Albertville and LJ Level Construction for sponsoring this years' grants.

  • LJ Level Construction

    7495 245th Avenue NW

    Zimmerman, MN 55398

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  • HealthSource of Albertville

    5676 La Centre Avenue

    Albertville, MN 55301

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FAFSA Information

A Note about FAFSA and Federal Student Tuition Reimbursement/Refunds: 

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and Federal student tuition reimbursement/refunds via 1098-T forms for taxes are governmental programs. The Crossing College has chosen not to pursue governmental accreditation, thus we cannot participate in these programs. This not only keeps our program costs lower, but we also believe that this is the direction God has called our program, and trust Him to provide for every student mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically and financially.

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19