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Thank you for considering Grace College Akron!

At Grace, students find not only a quality education but also a vibrant spiritual community based on biblical principles and values.

Application Process

Step 1 – Complete Our Online Application

Step 2 – Send your High School or College transcript(s) to Grace

Request official transcripts from the school you most recently attended. Transcripts should be sent to

Step 3 – Application Evaluation

Once your completed application and transcripts have been received in our Admissions Office, your application for admission to Grace College Akron will be complete and will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee. (Grace College reserves the right to request additional information if needed.) The Admissions Committee will provide notification within two weeks regarding the status of your application.

Step 4 – Enrollment Deposit (upon acceptance)

Once admission is granted, a place in the class can be secured by submitting a $50 enrollment deposit. You can submit your deposit here.

Tuition & Costs

Grace College Akron is here to help students manage their Student Accounts and provide information about tuition payments.

Student Accounts
Each semester bills can be found on Nelnet. Students have a personal login to access their student account through the campus portal linked to Nelnet. Once logged into Nelnet, you can add an authorized party to have their own Nelnet login to your account. It is the student’s responsibility to keep current on the status of their account and forward any information to parents as needed.

$366 per credit hour

Textbooks (Purchase on your own)
Students may purchase their textbooks from any textbook retailer they choose (ex. Amazon,, Barnes & Noble, etc.).

tuition deposit ($50) is required to hold a student’s spot in the class. The tuition deposit automatically goes towards the student’s bill.

Payment Options
Grace offers two payment plans. One of the following plans must be chosen and implemented by the payment due date. Payment by the deadline is our indication of your planned attendance and secures your registration. In cases where arrangements have not been made, Grace assumes the student is not coming and removes them from classes.

  • Pay in Full: Pay all semester charges in full on or before the due date.
  • Payment Plan: Nelnet is a private organization established to offer a low-cost monthly payment system for paying education expenses. There is a non-refundable $40 registration fee each semester, but there are no other interest or finance charges. Nelnet is not a loan program, but if you need a monthly payment plan then Nelnet is the way to go. This plan allows you to pay in up to 5 monthly payments beginning July 1st for the fall semester and November 1st for the spring semester. You establish a contract with Nelnet based on the amount you need to pay Grace for the semester. Nelnet will divide the amount of your contract into equal monthly payments. Payment is due to Nelnet each month and then forwarded on to us. Only payments received monthly by Nelnet are forwarded on to us. We do not receive the money in advance of your payment. Contact Nelnet at 800-609-8056 or visit their website at

Overdue Balance and Service Charges
Any student account with a past-due balance will be subject to a monthly service charge of 1.5 percent (18 percent annually) on the past due amount. VISA, MasterCard and Discover are accepted. Students who carry a balance greater than $500 will not be permitted to register for the spring semester. Students who carry a balance greater than $200 will not be permitted to register for the fall or summer semesters.

Credit on Your Account
If your financial aid creates a credit on your account, you may request the credit from Student Accounts at Credits are available the Wednesday of the third week of class.

Withdrawal and Refunds

Refund Policy
Tuition refunds for students withdrawing from the school will be based on the official date of action that is recorded by the Registrar’s Office. It is the student’s responsibility to submit the required paperwork in order to receive an accurate refund based on the schedule below.

Week Tuition Refunded
1 100%
2 50%

Responsibility of Payment
The student is personally responsible for payment of the student account. If the balance is not paid as agreed, withdrawal from Grace College Akron may result, and Grace College will retain a security interest in all transcripts, diplomas, letters of recommendation or grade reports. These will not be released until the debt is fully paid. If it becomes necessary to enforce payment, the account may be turned over to a collection agency, and the student will be held responsible for all collection costs.

Military Students

Active military and veterans can receive college credit and scholarship opportunities at Grace College.

Grace College is committed to helping military students and veterans reach their goals. Discover how our service can aid in advancing your education:

  • Yellow Ribbon Program Scholarship is offered to all student with 100% eligibility under the Post 9/11 GI Bill®
  • Free evaluation of military training and experience for college credit
  • Grace offers a dedicated Veteran’s Specialist to ease the transition from military service to Christ-centered higher education and provide expert assistance on benefit use.
  • Grace accepts all VA programs including 9/11 and Montgomery GI Bills, Vocational Rehabilitation and Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance
  • DoD Tuition Assistance (TA) Program available for qualified students

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Transfer Credits

If you would like a preliminary, “unofficial” evaluation of what credits will transfer to Grace, you mail email a copy of your transcript or class list to Grace College at, and we will provide you with an initial analysis. This analysis will be modified or confirmed by the Registrar’s Office once you have committed to Grace College.

  • Transfer students to Grace College are those who have completed 15 credit hours or more from another institution following their graduation from high school.
  • The Admissions Office evaluates transcripts from other institutions for the purpose of granting credit for incoming students. Evaluation of transfer credits may be done in consultation with a department chair.
  • Coursework will typically be transferred based on course titles; however, students may be required to provide additional information including catalog descriptions and course syllabi.
  • Credit will be granted on the basis of Grace’s semester hour standard. Courses transferred from colleges and universities using the quarter system will be assigned credit hours using the following formula: one quarter hour equals two-thirds of a semester hour.
  • Transfer credit may be awarded only when the course grade is a “C-” or above and only when the completed courses are comparable to courses currently offered at Grace College.
  • Courses accepted as transfer credit will be applied toward degree requirements whenever possible. Courses transferred that do not satisfy degree requirements will be considered elective credit.

Questions about your application?

Email Grace College Akron or call us at (330) 322-7273.