Common Questions

What is the cost?

All students pay an administrative of $50 per semester to cover technology. Tuition is $120 for a two-credit class and $180 for a three credit class. This does not include books, which average between $20–$30 per class if purchased new. Total cost for full-time students (15+ credits) is about $1000 per semester. For more specific information see our Financial page.

Does the school provide housing?

CCBC Costa Mesa does not have on-campus housing, so students make their own housing arrangements.

Are students required to be part of a Calvary Chapel church?

No, we are a resource for various churches in our areas, and we have students from different churches and denominations. The majority of our teachers are pastors and leaders serving in Calvary Chapel churches.

How many students are there at CCBC Costa Mesa?

120 students were enrolled in Spring 2017 courses at CCBC Costa Mesa, with 12-25 students in an average class.

Is this school only for pastors, missionaries, or future church staff?

While CCBC’s Bible training provides a good foundation for those who will serve in these ways, it also  benefits any Christians who want to grow at a deep level in their knowledge of God through his written Word.

What is the campus like?

CCBC Costa Mesa occupies the second floor of a six-story building called the Logos building (which means “Word” in New Testament Greek, where it is used to describe Jesus as the Living Word of God). We have four classrooms, two offices, a Library of over 3,000 volumes, and a Community Room where students can enjoy refreshments and conversation.

Financial Info


New Student Application Fee (one-time): $25

Administration Fee (due at the beginning of each semester): $50

Payment Plan Fee (4 payments, optional): $25


Regular tuition (for credit): $60 per credit

Audit (non-credit): $80 per course

Refund Policy

A full refund may be given if requested by the end of the second week of the semester, which is the Add/drop date. Withdrawals can be made in person or by email. No refund will be given if request is made after the Add/drop date.


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To sign up as a Bible College student, a simple two-step application is needed. To begin, please complete this pre-application form, and the rest of the application will open for you to complete at your convenience.

*If you have not been enrolled at CCBC for a year or more, please select the “Returning Student Application”.