Welcome to Millar College of the Bible
We are excited that God has led you to join us this fall! As you make your preparations you may have many questions. We trust that you will find this guide helpful.
The basic fees for a dorm student for each semester are as follows:
Tuition 3,175.00, Room & Board 2,775.00, Total 5,950.00
Textbooks, Music Lessons, and Athletics Fees are not included. Other fees, as applicable, include: Security Deposit $200 (one-time, refundable), Special Menu up to $400 per semester, Vehicle Parking with Plug-in $50 (without Plug-in $10) per semester, Internet Fee $50 per semester, Third-Year Grad Fee $125. Please refer to Page P7 of our 2017-18 Catalogue (also available on our website) for more details, including our Refund Policy.
PAYMENT OF FEES
Student fees cover the majority of a student’s cost to attend Millar, but a significant amount is graciously provided by donations from alumni and friends of the college. In order to keep fees as low as possible, it is important that payments be made promptly.
Fees for each semester are due on registration day at the beginning of that semester. Semester fees not paid by the last business day of the opening month will be charged a finance fee of $25. Additionally, a monthly overdue charge of 1% of the unpaid balance is charged on the last business day of each month thereafter.
Pambrun students who are applying for government student loans are advised to apply as early as possible in order to avoid late charges on their account. Application forms are available on the internet at www.canlearn.ca. You will need to plan for financing of any costs that are not covered by your loan.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES
Entrance bursary applications can be downloaded from the Millar website and the application deadline is June 1st. Application forms for Student Aid bursaries are available on campus during the school year and awards are granted according to financial need as funds are available. The Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship (from the Government of SK) of $500 per year for up to four years is available to eligible students enrolled at the Pambrun campus graduating from a Saskatchewan high school in 2012 and after. If you qualify, the college will apply for you upon your completion of a consent form at registration.
Arriving on Campus
One of our core values at Millar is Family. When arriving in Pambrun please be prepared to be welcomed by greeters who will provide direction to your place of residence. We are excited for your arrival and will have an enthusiastic group of students willing to help you carry your luggage and belongings to your room.
Students arriving before the scheduled dates are responsible to find their own accommodations.
If you are arriving by bus you will need to make arrangements for transport to Pambrun from Swift Current. Please contact the office at least 2 weeks before arriving (flat fee of $55 for pickup).
We are looking forward to meeting you when you bring your student to Millar. You are welcome to join us at 5:00 pm for supper on Friday, September 8, 2017 with an orientation session to follow.
Payment of Fees
The business office staff will be available on Friday evening following orientation for parents who wish to pay student fees or ask any questions regarding financial matters or student loans. Freshmen students will be paying fees at Business Registration the following day but parents are given the option to pay on Friday evening.
If you are staying for supper on Friday night, please call the office before August 25, 2017.
Student leadership consists of Community Life Leaders (CLL), Community Life Assistants (CLA), and Student Council. Their purpose is to promote a healthy physical, emotional, and spiritual environment for the students on campus.
Residence, Halls & Roommates
Living in residence provides an opportunity to build relationships, create accountability, pray, encourage one another, and have fun.
Student Residences offer laundry facilities, kitchens, and lounges.
Your room has a bed, closet, desk, chair, and cupboards.
As a core value, mentoring is vital in your college experience. Each student is connected with a mentor with whom they meet once a week. A mentor is a listening ear, a prayer partner, a new or different perspective, an accountability partner, a friend.
We meet together as a community four times a week to corporately pray, worship, and glorify our Lord.
Each student is asked to choose an off-campus church to which they will commit and attend Sunday mornings for the duration of their time at college.
FE provides hands-on ministry opportunities such as Youth, Children, Weekend (inner city, First Nations), Sunday School, Outreach, Hospital Visitation, etc.
The Vanguard Health Centre is located 11 km east of Millar. The closest hospital is located in Swift Current, 60 km northwest of Millar. Bring your health card (not just the number) with you for the year.
We have limited space – please do not bring your house. Bikes and other “big” sporting gear will be stored in unheated facilities for winter.
Students have access to the Internet for research, email, and study in a safe environment.
Due to our Saskatchewan weather and location, there will be days and possibly weekends throughout winter where we will encourage students to stay on campus. Ultimately it is up to students to make wise choices.
Your Bible of course
You will need one basic Bible for study purposes – NKJV, NASB, ESV, NIV are recommended. Feel free to bring any other Bibles as additional resources. If you bring only one Bible please avoid paraphrases (e.g. The Message, Living Bible, Amplified).
Basic items to bring:
• bedding (single beds)
• bath & hand towels
• soap & shampoo
• personal hygiene items
• HE laundry detergent, basket, dryer sheets
• garbage can
• alarm clock
• clothes hangers
• general school supplies
• sticky tack (white)
• band aids, tensors, ice packs
• computer, printer, paper, ink, etc.
• small whiteboard
• musical instruments
• sports equipment, clothing and shoes
• personal spending money
Friday, September 8
Plan to arrive on campus between 1 and 4 pm. Upon your arrival you will be directed to your residence where you will be welcomed as you move in. Supper is at 5 pm in the dining hall. Orientation for freshmen and parents begins at 6 pm.
Saturday, September 9
Today will give you the opportunity to:
• meet your classmates
• meet the staff and faculty
• register for classes
Sunday, September 10
A church service for students and staff will be held at 10 am in the student chapel.
Monday, September 11
Welcome to your first day of classes.
Important Dates – for 2017-2018
Youth Edge – October 20-22, 2017 (closed weekend)
Semester Break – October 22-29, 2017
Christmas Holidays – December 22 – January 6, 2018
Missions Conference – January 19-21, 2018 (closed weekend)
Semester Break – February 17-25, 2018
Grad Weekend – April 21-22, 2018
Note: These dates may be subject to change.
Please visit this link to Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website for information about applying for a study permit.