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?

Schedule A Personal Visit

Please take into consideration these dates when planning a visit to Sterling College

Dates when Sterling College classes are not in session:
Spring Break – Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20, 2015
Easter Break – Friday, April 3 and Monday, April 6, 2015

Visit Events

Come see what the Sterling College community has to offer!  

  • Tour campus

  • Eat in the cafeteria 

  • Meet your professors, coaches & directors

  • Stay the night in a dorm

  • Spend time with current students and other prospective students

Future Students

Sterling College students and faculty are dedicated to learning, serving, and growing together. This creates a close-knit, family vibe. 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. 


Regional Accreditation

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission; Member-North Central Association.

Professional Accreditations

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA, Distance Education)
Kansas Department of Education (KSDE, Kansas Teacher Licensure)
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE, Athletic Training)
Higher Learning Commission (HLC, Regional Institutional Accreditation)

International Students


As a Christian college we value international students here at Sterling. We take our commitment to our faith and our academics very seriously. Along with that Christian environment comes a wonderfully warm sense of community. Sterling is small and we (all the professors, the students, and the staff) live our lives side by side, supporting each other in our daily experiences.