Cost of Your Education
The cost of higher education is overwhelming, and the tuition is only a part of it. Other expenses include meals, housing, books, school supplies, personal expenses, medical expenses, etc. The following shows the estimated cost based on the average expenses in US dollars incurred by students at Westminster Cambodia. It is subject to change each academic year.
In principle, the student has the primary responsibility for financing his/ her education and is supposed to do whatever is possible to meet financial needs. However, Westminster Cambodia tries to provide financial assistance to those students who, without financial aids, would be unable to pursue their education.
For a single full-time student living in dormitory:
WTCS offers a housing for married couples near the school campus. It is located about one kilometer away from the school. The housing is for married couples with no children, and the couple gets the highest priority if both are students. Each couple has a separate bedroom but are required to share a communal kitchen with other couples, and there will be a flat fee for basic utilities.
The school does not provide housing for a married student with family (children). A married student with a family (including children) must add some additional costs for off-campus living if the spouse and children come along. The final costs will depend on the economic level at which the student chooses to live.
Personal expenses refer to any money that the student spends personally while studying on campus. These expenses may include the costs for transportation to and from the school, personal textbooks and supplies for study, daily personal necessities, entertainments, snacks, etc. The student is responsible for all his/ her personal expenses and the amount may go up or down, depending on the student’s budget and affordability.
WTCS tries to provide the best environment for each student to be able to study with no major obstruction. When an injury or illness occurs to a student while studying at WTCS, the school will provide an immediate and urgent care through local medical facilities. If the impact of the injury or illness requires constant care, the school will send the student back home for an appropriate care. When the student is well and ready, he/ she may return anytime to resume and complete the study.
Scholarships and Financial Aids
Recipients of any financial aid award from WTCS must be admitted to or enrolled in either PELT course of ELP or a degree program of the school as full-time. WTCS has scholarships and financial aids in several categories for students as follows: (1) Westminster Scholarship, (2) Merit-based Scholarships, and (3) Church, Missionary, or Individual Grants.
WTCS offers all enrolled students Westminster Scholarship and the total amount of the Scholarship is $900 per semester and $1800 per academic year. When the new semester starts, every student is to pay his/ her share of $300 out of $1200, the remaining balance. This is equally applied to all students living on- or off- campus.
Westminster Scholarship is a combination of Grant and Work-Study Program. You receive the benefit of scholarship for your study out of grace and you express your gratitude with your joyful service of six hours per week for school when called upon. The school will arrange the job and the work schedule for those living on-campus. And those living off-campus are advised to meet with the Administrator (or school authority) to adjust their jobs and work schedules according to individual’s talent and circumstance.
For any student who happens to be unable to afford his/ her share of $300 payment for the semester, the school will arrange additional Grant sponsored by churches or missionaries but it is not guaranteed.
The school awards merit-based scholarships to students who meet certain criteria. Such criteria include, but are not limited to, high academic standing, proven record of leadership ability, and potential leadership in the church of Christ. The financial need of the students may be considered. This is normally given for one year, but may be lengthened based on the student’s performance.
Grants sponsored by Churches, Missionaries, or Individuals
These grants are funded by churches, missionaries, or individuals who support Westminster Cambodia. The amount and manner of the disbursement of each grant vary depending on the sponsor. If the grant is sponsored by a church or a missionary, the recipient is to expected to do ministries assigned by the church or the missionary over weekends and or during the vacation.