There is no doubt that the last 3 months have been some of the most unpredictable and unprecedented times in the history of our seminary. We know that this is not lost on you. For many of you, this season has meant reductions in pay, lost jobs, or countless other changes.
Yesterday, our trustees approved a reduced budget for 2020-2021 and with it comes some good news for you. By cutting costs in various areas, we are able to reduce tuition by 5% for all SEBTS students for this upcoming school year. Additionally, all on-campus housing rates will not increase this year. Despite the difficulties of a declined economy, our commitment is to do whatever we can during this time so that you can continue to pursue the calling God has placed on your life.
You can read more about the budget and cost saving measures by going here.
After many months away, we are thrilled to be meeting for class on campus once again, and are currently hard at work preparing for students to return this fall.
If you have not registered for classes already, we encourage you to register now by clicking here.
This fall will have an adjusted schedule, as you were previously made aware. The semester will begin as planned on August 20, but on-campus instruction will end at Thanksgiving Break. Fall Break will still be observed as planned October 5-9. The semester will end as originally planned: December 9, with the last 2 weeks after Thanksgiving filled by online instruction and exams.
As you register for fall courses and prepare for the upcoming semester, be encouraged by these words from Dr. Akin: “King Jesus has called us to take the gospel to all nations. He is not surprised by the state the world and our country are in and he has not pressed pause on the Great Commission. We may be surprised and disappointed by all we have experienced in the last few months, but we have not lost sight of our goal. We must press on in our commitment to equip students to serve Southern Baptists and to reach the lost.”