Entrustment

Entrustment Tuition begins January 2024 for all enrolled students.

Entrustment Tuition

Dedication, Not Debt

Student debt is an ever growing burden on those seeking higher education. Since its inception, Sattler College has been committed to providing a revolutionary Christian education that is rigorous, transformative, and affordable for all students. These are encapsulated in our Three C’s:

The best way to meet the needs of our time and fully realize our three distinctives is to replace traditional college tuition with Entrustment Tuition which awards all accepted students fully funded tuition in exchange for a student’s dedication to kingdom service and financial gratitude.

Sattler College is using Gospel concepts of generosity and service to solve the problem of student debt before it even begins.

Entrustment Tuition - Handing a degree to another.

Principles of Entrustment

#1 Kingdom Service

“Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Neither is love content with barely working no evil to our neighbors. It continually incites us to do good: as we have time, and opportunity, to do good in every possible kind, and in every possible degree to all men.” – John Wesley

Service extends beyond Christian moral living; it is a commitment to contribute to the Kingdom of God with your life when you can, and however you can. Sattler students commit to pursue service within their home communities, organizations, or businesses to engage the problems of the world for the cause of Christ.

Examples of Kingdom Service are those that purposely live the gospel in their role as a homemaker, Bible translator, missional business owner, doctor, researcher, software developer, teacher, church planter, etc. 

#2 Financial Gratitude

Sattler students commit to give back to the institution as they are able, during or after their degree. We call this “Give What You Can, When You Can.” This opportunity for generosity is also available to any community or organization that seeks to support the mission to not burden students and families with college debt. Students, families, churches, or other partnering groups are encouraged to “Give It Forward” to allow students coming after to receive the same benefit.
 

While no legal obligation is placed on Entrusted students to pay Sattler College for tuition, we pray Entrustment Commitments will be honored according to means, for God loveth a cheerful giver (2 Cor 9:7). Whether in a traditional career or life of explicit service in missions, family, or the church, we expect each and every one of our students to live a life of generosity in service to Christ.

…Freely you have received, freely give. -Matthew 10:8

Watch a discussion on Entrustment with President Zack Johnson

Entrustment involves placing trust or confidence in someone by assigning them responsibility, with the expectation that they will handle it with care and integrity.

Entrustment Tuition represents an investment of time, effort, and financial resources into the student with the expectation that they will serve God joyfully and vigorously for the rest of their lives. In a world that is grappling with the value of a college education and its associated debt, we trust each student will see the value of their education and, absent of piling debt, will choose to enable those who come after them to have the same opportunities. 

Sattler College is choosing to see students as trustworthy investments for the Kingdom of God. 

To be eligible for Entrustment, a student must:

  1. Be accepted and enrolled in an undergraduate or certificate program. Apply Today!
    • FAFSA is not required, since Sattler does not accept government funding.
  2. Sign the Student Agreement committing to read, understand, and honor Sattler College’s Principles of Entrustment.
  3. Maintain satisfactory academic progress with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  4. Maintain good standing in the discipleship program by passing 6 of 8 terms.
  5. Complete their program in 8 terms or less. Enrollment beyond eight terms will result in a shift to ‘Non-Degree Seeking’ tuition.

Your Financial Responsibility

Prices below reflect an annual room and board discount of $6,270, and thanks to the generosity of Sattler donors, there’s an estimated annual investment of $37,000 per student for Entrustment.

Undergraduate Students

Tuition: Not Applicable (Entrustment)
Room & Board*: $9,800
Student Activity Fee: $250
Access Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $50

Total Amount Billed Per Year: $10,200

Additional cost consideration:
Books, Travel, & Misc. Expenses: ~$1,500 to $2,500+
Logos Book Package: $337 
Off-Campus Housing**: Varies by Area of the City

Certificate Students

Tuition: Not Applicable (Entrustment)
Room & Board*: $9,800
Student Activity Fee: $250
Access Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $50

Total Amount Billed Per Year: $10,200

Additional cost consideration:
Books, Travel, & Misc. Expenses: ~$1,500 to $2,500+
Logos Book Package$337
Off-Campus Housing**: Varies by Area of the City

Non-Degree Seeking

Per Credit: $500
Registration Fee: $50

Most classes are 3 credits

*Room & Board
Breakfast and Dinner is provided seven days per week along with laundered linens and room cleaning. Our dorms are located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.

**Off-Campus Housing
Married and students who are over 30 at the start of a semester are not required to live in the dorms. All non-dorm housing is sourced and funded by the student. Our admissions office is happy to assist with questions regarding off-campus housing.

Questions? We are here to help. Click here to schedule a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will the school do to ensure that students fulfill the Entrustment Commitment?
  1. Engaged Alumni Participation: We believe in the power of a tight-knit alumni community. To foster this, we will encourage regular gatherings for graduates, providing them with opportunities to stay connected, share their service experiences, and remind each other of the commitments they made during their time at Sattler.

  2. Regular Communications: The school will send periodic reminders and messages to both current students and alumni. These communications will serve as gentle reminders of the Entrustment Commitment, emphasizing the importance of giving it forward ensuring that future students benefit from the same opportunities.

  3. Encouragement Over Enforcement: While we rely on the integrity and dedication of our students and alumni, we also understand the varying circumstances of life. Our approach is rooted in encouragement rather than enforcement. We’ll motivate our community members to participate as they are able, ensuring they feel supported and reminded of the impact their contributions can make.

Our hope is that by fostering a culture of gratitude and service, the Entrustment Commitment becomes a cherished tradition and responsibility that every Sattler graduate is honored to uphold.

Does Sattler recognize academic merit?

Entrustment Tuition levels the playing field financially for all students committed to service and gratitude.

Recognizing a commitment to academic excellence is important to us. In the past we have offered Merit Based scholarships, now we plan to offer students that enroll with high academic achievements an opportunity to join the Sattler Scholars program and receive up to $500 per year in textbook and class supply reimbursement. 

Details coming soon.

Do I owe anything for tuition if I don't finish my degree?

Nothing beyond a self evaluation of the value you have received and giving to support those that come after you. We want Sattler to be an amazing experience for all that attend, but we understand that life has curve-balls and things don’t always go as planned.

What's the catch?

There is no catch. There is no legal obligation to pay any tuition. We are trusting you to give what you can, when you can – giving it forward to those that come after you.

Is there any financial obligation at all to the college?

While tuition is fully funded under the Entrustment model, there are other costs, such as room & board and various fees. You can find detailed financial responsibilities here.

How does the college fund the Entrustment Tuition model?
The Entrustment Tuition model relies on the combined efforts of the college’s donor community and alumni giving to provide students with a debt-free tuition. Sattler does not receive any government funding. If you would like to contribute you can do so here:
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Entrustment Tuition at Sattler College will begin Spring Semester 2024. All previous arrangements for tuition and room & board will be honored as previously agreed upon for current students that may not wish to participate in Entrustment.