Thrive ResidencyTuition, Fees & Deposits
$495.00 - Thrive Residency program fee
$500.00 - Resident Deposit (refundable)
Total Program Cost
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the program dates for Thrive Residency?
Our current 2019-20 program runs from Aug 3, 2019 - May 16, 2020. The next 2020-21 cohort dates will be announced in mid-November.
How many Residents per cohort?
Thrive Residency is limited to 12 residents (6 men, 6 women).
When can I apply for the 2020-21 cohort?
The early application period for the 2020-21 cohort begins Nov 18, 2019 and ends on Dec 30, 2019. We anticipate 1 additional open application period beginning in February, 2020.
What can I expect after I apply?
Applications are reviewed on a continual basis. You will be notified within 15 business days whether you've qualified for an initial phone interview, after which you may be approved for a final in-person interview (or video-conference for non-local applicants).
When will I be notified if I've been accepted?
Early applicants will receive a final letter of intent no later than Feb 10, 2020.
How do I secure my spot upon acceptance?
Submit your $500 Resident Deposit (refundable) within 10 business days of acceptance as outlined in the letter of intent. Your $495 Program Fee payment will also be due by April 30.
How do I get my $500 Resident Deposit back?
The Resident Deposit will be refunded to Residents who:
Upon vacating the Resident home, and following a final evaluation of the home, deposits will be refunded within 15 business days.Do you offer scholarships and/or payment plans?
Thrive Residency will consider a reduction or delay in program costs for applicants who experience significant financial hardship.My letter of intent indicates that I'm on the waiting list. What does that mean?We anticipate having far more qualified applicants than we have spots. As such, a handful of applicants may be placed on our cohort waiting list. Those approved for the waiting list have no guarantee of enrollment, but may receive notification of acceptance anytime up until the cohort start date in the event of a Resident's cancellation.
I missed the application deadline. Can I still apply?
You are welcome to submit a late application, but priority will be given to those who meet the deadline.
Is a college degree required? Is there an age limit?
A college degree is required for enrollment in Thrive Residency. Our program is best suited for single adults in their early to mid-20's, but we welcome those of any life stage to apply.
What are living arrangements like for Residents?
Thrive Residency provides a 2-story, 6-BR home to the Residents, along with free rent, utilities, WiFi, furnishings, and some cleaning supplies. Male and female residents live on separate levels, each of which have their own separate entry, kitchen, bathroom, dining, and living areas.
Will I receive credits or a degree for completing the academic portion of the program?
We are currently engaged in promising conversations with a variety of seminaries and universities to procure graduate-level credits and/or a full master of arts degree in Christian Ministry (or its equivalent) for completion of our residency coursework. While we anticipate a favorable outcome, rest assured that the rigor and excellence of the academic portion of Thrive Residency will not be contingent on such partnerships.
How much will I earn at my 4-day/week ministry job?
$1,000/month before taxes. Residents are encouraged to use these monies to budget accordingly - see below.
What about food, gas, transportation, health insurance, etc.?
Meals are provided for retreats and special group meetings/events only. We strongly recommend securing your own vehicle for transportation to/from work. And Residents are required to enroll in health insurance or a qualified health sharing network.
What other expenses should I anticipate?
Residents are expected to pay their share of community living expenses, including food, household supplies, etc. Residents are also required to purchase books ($40-$60 per semester) for classes. Additionally, in the event that Thrive Residency partners with a university or seminary, Residents will likely incur additional tuition costs to be paid directly to the school. Such partnership may also afford Residents the opportunity to secure qualified student loans for such costs.
What about holidays and vacation time?
As a program, we provide Residents with time off for major holidays, including extended days off for Fall/Spring breaks. However, Residents must also get approval from their ministry employers for all holiday and vacation requests.
Still have questions?
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