Calvary University

Category: Graduate school | State: Missouri

About Calvary University

Calvary University is an accredited, independent, nondenominational institution that prepares Christians to live and serve in the church and the world according to a biblical worldview. Calvary offers degree programs on campus and online in Bible and theology, ministry studies, biblical counseling, intercultural studies, education, theatre arts, music, business administration and professional directed studies.

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Military Student Support & Retention

Why attend Calvary University

Calvary University offers a wide variety of programs, flexibility of scheduling, availability of financial aid, and a discounted tuition rate of only $250 a credit hour for service members, veterans, and their immediate dependent family members. Calvary provides flexibility to veterans by offering options to take classes in person or online. Calvary University uses a blended classroom model, where online students receive the same classroom experience as in-person students. Service members and their families also benefit from generous leave of absence policies that prevent students from losing academic momentum in the face of mobilizations and deployments.


Top Degrees

plaeholder-teamBusiness Administration & Management, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.


Criminal Justice/Police Science

A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.


Elementary Education

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.


Secondary Education & Teaching

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the secondary grades, which may include grades seven through twelve, depending on the school system or state regulations. May include preparation to teach a comprehensive curriculum or specific subject matter.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $7,000 $7,000 $4,500 $4,500
Fees $876 $876 $876 $876
Room $4,275 $4,275 $6,800 $6,800
Board $3,960 $3,960 $3,718 $3,718
Books $794 $794 $720 $720
Other Expenses N/A N/A N/A N/A
Totals $16,905 $16,905 $16,614 $16,614
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Network
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • ACT or SAT test scores required for admission
  • ACT or SAT test score requirements waived for military students and veterans
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on DSST exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Tuition discounts specifically for military students
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers evening programs
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • On-campus living requirement for students at any point in their enrollment
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Financial aid counseling