International Students


Nebraska Christian Schools has been welcoming international students since the 1970s. For many years, only one or two international students attended NC each year, and the majority of these students came from Japan. These students received tutoring support, but no ESL classes were offered.

The international program as it exists today began in 2001 with the arrival of Superintendent Dr. David J. Edgren. Under Dr. Edgren’s leadership, NC’s international program grew to include students from China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Macau, South Korea, Spain, Mexico, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, the Dominican Republic, Kenya and Germany.

The international program continues to thrive today, and we currently have 32 students from six countries studying at Nebraska Christian. English acquisition and immersion are some of the benefits of studying with us.

Intensive English Acquisition

Nebraska Christian offers intensive English teaching support in several areas corresponding to a student’s level of English proficiency. Following are the English classes currently offered:

English Grammar

English Grammar


Tutoring is available for all international students.

International Student Fees

Application Fee: $300 (non refundable) for first-time applicants
Nebraska Christian pays the $200 SEVIS fee.

Deposit: $500
This is used for unanticipated expenses. Any portion of the deposit not used by the student will be refunded at the time of departure.

International Student Fees: $27,950
Includes tuition, room and board, first-year only tutoring support, insurance, activity fee, book fee, extra-curricular activity fees, airport trips for fall arrival and spring departure, and home stays or airport trips for Christmas and Spring Break. Does not include the graduation fee of $75 or medical fees not covered by insurance.  (Intensive tutoring for second year students and beyond is available at an extra charge.)

This fee also covers several day trips during both semesters for shopping trips to Asian markets, eating at Asian restaurants, and attending various concerts, sporting events, and plays.

Also included are two major trips per year. Past trips have gone to Chicago; the Rocky Mountains in Colorado; San Antonio, Texas; Branson, Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri; Washington, D.C.; Denver, Colorado; and other major cities in the central United States.

Payment Schedule
All tuition and fees are due by May 1. For application or visa appointment after June 1, one full semester payment is due before the I-20 will be issued. If the student does not receive his/her visa, the tuition payment will be refunded (less the wiring fee) upon our receipt of the official document stating the reason for denial.

Late Payments
A late payment fee of $250 will be assessed on payments that are made after May 1. The student’s spot will not be guaranteed if payment is not received by May 1.

Refund Schedule
Since all accounts with the school are due and payable on May 1, the following refunds will be made to students who withdraw. Students who register but do not attend will be charged for one semester. No refunds will be given if a student is dismissed for disciplinary reasons.

International Application