New Student Application Fee


Administration Fee
(Beginning of Each Semester)


Payment Plan Setup Fee
(optional 4 tuition payments)


*Audit status is available only for 2 and 3-credit courses.


Per Credit – Regular Tuition (for credit)


Per Course – Audit (non-credit)

Refund Policy

A full refund of tuition charges may be given if requested by the end of the second week of the semester, which is the Add/Drop date. Withdrawals requests must be submitted by email to ccbccostamesa@cccm.com. No refund will be given if request is made after the Add/Drop date.

*The $50 administrative fee is non-refundable at any time, since it applies toward enrollment costs which are incurred by the college during enrollment at the beginning of the semester.

What is the Cost?

Tuition is $66 per credit ($132 for a two-credit class and $198 for a three credit class). There is also an administrative of $50 per semester to cover technology and basic necessities. 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 $1100 per semester, plus textbooks. 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 arrangements for local housing.

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

No, we are a Bible training resource serving evangelical, Bible-believing churches in our area, and we have students from over 50 different churches and several denominations. The majority of our teachers are pastors and leaders serving in non-denominational, Calvary Chapel-affiliated churches.

Is CCBC accredited?

On Feb. 6th, 2018, our Board of Trustees voted to pursue accreditation of CCBC, in order to improve our service to students and help us become more effective in carrying out our mission. On June 27th, 2018, CCBC was granted applicant status by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), a faith-based, national accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Although not currently accredited, CCBC is progressing toward accreditation, and has achieved an important initial step of receiving applicant status. Here is our official statement regarding accreditation:

Calvary Chapel Bible College holds applicant status with the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation, located at 5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, Florida, 32822, (407) 207-0808. Applicant status is a pre-membership status granted to those institutions that meet the ABHE Conditions of Eligibility and that possess such qualities as may provide a basis for achieving candidate status within five years.

Many accredited colleges have accepted some of CCBC’s courses in transfer, and graduates with our bachelor’s degree have been accepted by some of the finest seminaries in the United States. For more information on transferring from CCBC to other institutions, please view the College Packet or contact our Registrar’s office (registrar@calvarychapel.com).

Explanatory note: A school is accredited when it has been investigated and found worthy of approval by an accrediting agency. Some accrediting agencies are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), but others are not recognized. Also, some schools are based outside of the U.S. and are accredited by standards which differ from those of the recognized agencies in the United States.

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

CCBC exists to strengthen men and women of all ages and backgrounds, no matter what their calling in life. Although we offer pastoral training and missions training programs, most of our students are members of the workforce, representing Christ in normal jobs and also serve in volunteer ministry through their local church congregations. Many others are retired, seeking God’s will in the next phase of their lives. CCBC’s immersive Bible training does provide a good foundation for those who serve in pastoral and church staff roles, as well as those who plan to attend a seminary in the future.

What is the campus like?

CCBC Costa Mesa occupies the second floor of a six-story building called the K-Wave building (named after our church’s radio station, KWVE 107.9FM). We have four classrooms, an office, and a Library of about 5,000 books, where students can enjoy refreshments and conversation.