San Diego Christian’s Rivendell program on our Minnesota campus is an “all-inclusive” college experience. There are four total semesters in the program. Our goal is to be as cost effective as possible for our students while offering a high value program including features such as study abroad, cultural events, etc. We feel these included features are not only beneficial, but essential in equipping exceptional students to become extraordinary citizens.
Please see our financial aid tab to learn more about the different ways you can fund your experience through scholarships, grants, and loans.
The cost per semester for the All-Inclusive Tuition is $11,975.
The cost per semester for the All-Inclusive Room & Board is $3,995.
The cost of tuition will remain the same throughout the four consecutive semesters of a student’s enrollment. This tuition lock is voided if a student withdraws from the program for any reason and re-enrolls at a later date.
At San Diego Christian’s Rivendell Program, our first priority is to offer a superior education; our next priority is to make it affordable. We are doing everything we can to keep costs low while holding fast to high standards. The Rivendell program utilizes outside donors and partnerships to offer financial aid to our students who demonstrate individual need. Our admissions counselors will work with you to build a financial aid plan specific to you and your family’s situation. There are numerous financial sources that will help make the Rivendell program affordable:
Referral Scholarship (Uncapped) - An accepted student who refers another student who attends will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. There are no caps on recruiting. Contact your admissions counselor for more details.
Referral Scholarship (Up to $2,000 total) - We will match up to $2,000 of funds given by the church. Students should apply for the grant when completing the institutional aid application.
Campus Visit Scholarship ($1,000 total) - Awarded to any student who visits campus prior to or during the admissions process. Visits must be coordinated through the Admissions Office.
Affiliation Award ($1,000 total) - Granted to students who demonstrate completion of a program/camp of one of our partners. Eligible organizations are Summit Ministries, Worldview Academy, Classical Conversations, YWAM, and CiRCE Institute.
The Norment Scholarship (Up to $6,000 total) - Given by Bobby and Jean Norment, this grant is awarded to students on a needs-basis who demonstrate passion and commitment to the mission and vision of the Rivendell program.
Early Acceptance Scholarship ($1,000 total) - Granted to students who submit all application components and are granted acceptance prior to October 31 for Spring Semester.
Because the Rivendell program is so unique, and because our Sequenced Modular Curriculum™ is a standalone curriculum, we cannot apply academic credits completed at other colleges or universities toward our Associate of Arts degree program in Minnesota. Since we offer one continuous 16-month program, students can neither join a program midway nor opt out of a class because they have completed similar coursework elsewhere. However, any credits previously earned can be transferred towards a major at San Diego Christian.
San Diego Christian has several unique majors and programs. SDC Rivendell program students can go to the main campus in Santee, CA to complete their bachelor’s degree. Learn more at at www.sdcc.edu.
Applicants are encouraged to complete the application as quickly as possible, since a limited number of seats are available. Please call our Main Office with questions on availability: (952) 996-1451.
Acceptance to the SDC Rivendell program does not guarantee admission into the program. Admission is confirmed by the Enrollment Reservation Deposit. This deposit secures the student’s spot in class, and will be received on a first-come, first-served basis. The deposit is applied toward the student’s first semester tuition.