Experience Matters

We realize not all college-level learning takes place in the classroom. We let you receive college credit for your life and work experience. This will help you earn your degree faster, saving money on tuition. We offer college credits for: Portfolio-based Assessments, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, DANTES testing and Advanced Placement (AP) exams.

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Sterling College students and faculty are dedicated to learning, serving, and growing together. By the time you graduate, you'll leave with more than just a degree. You'll have extraordinary experiences and relationships you'll remember the rest of your life. Want to learn more? Choose which option fits you best and we'll be in touch soon!

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We appreciate every aspect of support that we receive, especially when we hear of Alumni and Friends telling prospective students about the opportunity to grow and learn here at Sterling College. Thank you for giving us the chance to show students what we have to offer.

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Guaranteed Admission Advantage

The Guaranteed Admission Advantage allows a student with an Associate of/in Arts or an Associate of/in Science to obtain credit for all of the Sterling College general education requirements except for the Theology and Ministry Department courses and GD 105 Foundations of Servant Leadership. Your associate's degree could be worth more at Sterling College!


Tuition & Financial Aid FAQ

When are loan disbursements expected?

Disbursements are made 3 times a year (October, March and June), each occurring 14 days after loans have been posted to student accounts.

Can I always expect there to be excess funds available after my tuition is paid?


How do I receive excess funds?

Excess funds are disbursed in the form of a check and will be mailed out to the address that is on file.

Are all students eligible for PELL?