Welcome to Millar College of the Bible, Sunnybrae Campus
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 $3,525.00, Room & Board $3,175.00, Total $6,700.00
Textbooks, Music Lessons, and Outdoor Edge Fees are not included. Other fees, as applicable, include: Security Deposit $200 (one-time, refundable), Laundry Fee $15 per semester, Internet Fee $50 per semester, Third Year Grad Fee $125. Please refer to Page S5 of the 2016-17 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 at 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.
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 online 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.
Arriving on Campus
Freshmen please plan to arrive on campus between 1 and 4 pm on Friday September 8, 2017. Upon your arrival you will be directed to your residence where you will be welcomed as you move in.
Students arriving before the scheduled dates are responsible to find their own accommodations.
If you are arriving by bus or plane you will need to make arrangements for transport to Sunnybrae from Salmon Arm. Please contact the office at least 2 weeks before arriving (flat fee of $40 for pickup).
We are looking forward to meeting you when you bring your student to Millar. You are welcome to join us for supper at 5:00 pm and an orientation session at 6:00 pm on Friday, September 8th.
If you are staying for supper on Friday night, please call the office before August 25th, 2017.
Living in Residence
Living in residence provides an opportunity to build relationships, create accountability, pray, encourage one another and have fun.
You will have two or three roommates while you are a student at Millar and will be a part of a Community Life Group (CLG) that meets weekly. Each CLG has a Community Life Leader (CLL) and a Community Life Assistant (CLA) who work together to lead the CLG in Christ centered community living.
Your room has a bed, wardrobe, desk, lamp and chair.
Students will have access to laundry facilities, a student shared kitchen, and student lounges.
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 will be attending a church that is off-campus and is connected to their field education. They will commit to attend Sunday mornings for the duration of their time at college.
During your time, you will have opportunity to serve both on and off campus.
Shuswap Lake General Hospital along with medical centres are located in Salmon Arm, 22 km east of Sunnybrae. 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 British Columbia 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
• biodegradable laundry detergent
• garbage can
• alarm clock
• clothes hangers
• general school supplies
• green painters tape
• personal spending money
• band aids, tensors, ice packs
• computer, printer, paper, ink, etc.
• stereo, headphones
• musical instruments
• sports equipment, clothing and shoes
• winter gear
• outdoor/hiking apparel
• sleeping bag
Friday, Sept 8th
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 students and parents begins at 6:00 pm.
Saturday, Sept 9th
Today will give you the opportunity to:
• meet your classmates
• meet the staff and faculty
• register for classes
Sunday, Sept 10th
A church service for students and staff will be held at 10:00 am in the student chapel.
Monday, Sept 11th
Welcome to your first day of classes.
**please first confirm with the college before booking travel plans
Semester Break October 21-29, 2017
Christmas Holidays Dec. 22 – Jan. 6, 2018*
Semester Break Feb. 24 – Mar. 4, 2018
Commencement April 19-20, 2018
Note: These dates may be subject to change.
*Please take note that this is a Saturday.