Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the application process?
- Make an account and submit a registration form with the application fee.
- Our registrar will contact you via email with the next application steps (testimony, references, recent photos, transcript, and financial proof for non-U.S. citizens).
Is there an application deadline?
There is no application deadline. Applications are accepted until student accommodations are full. Recently we have been filling up by early Spring, and prospective students are encouraged to apply by Spring. That said, applications may be submitted until the semester start date if space is available.
Is His Hill Accredited?
Many Christian colleges and universities have accepted credit for courses completed here. His Hill is not an accredited school, so there is no guarantee that other schools will accept transfer credits. Columbia International University, Crown College, Grace College & Seminary, Montana Bible College, Boyce College of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Oak Hills Christian College have all developed a transfer agreement with His Hill.
Some students have received up to a full year of credit at a Christian university for attending the first year program at His Hill. Most schools will decide if they will give credit on a case by case basis after evaluating the student’s transcript and class syllabuses from His Hill.
Is there an age limit for students?
His Hill accepts applications from students who have successfully graduated from High School or possess a GED. His Hill will accept 17-year-old students only if they turn 18 during their first term.
What is the average number of students each year?
The student body typically averages between 40-55 students each semester, although we’ve had 60-70 the past few semesters.
Are there any additional fees?
The amount listed on the fee sheet covers room & board, tuition, books, the fall missions trip, secondary medical insurance, and airport transportation at the start and end of each term. Laundry machines are $0.75 per load.
International students must pay for the priority mailing of their I-20 (usually around $30, but more if expediting is needed), which can be paid via credit card.
There will be an additional cost for those wanting to participate in one of our optional spring break trips. The spring break trips run from $300 to $2,000 depending on the nature and destination of the trip. We will announce the specific trips toward the end of the fall semester.
Can a student apply for just one semester?
Yes. It is possible to attend either the fall or winter/spring semester, though we encourage students to attend the entire year. If spots are filling up, priority is given to those applying for the whole school year. The fall semester courses primarily include Old Testament book studies and New Testament courses are mainly taught in the winter/spring semester. The full year of attendance provides a comprehensive study of the Bible and allows time for relationships on campus to develop more deeply.
What paperwork is required for an international student?
Non U.S. citizens will need to complete a financial proof form as part of their application. After acceptance, His Hill issues international students an F1 I-20 form. After this, an I-901 form must then be completed and a $200 fee paid online by the student to immigration.
The I-20 form must be presented to border officials upon entry into the United States.
International students from all countries other than Canada also need to apply for a student visa at the American embassy in their country.
How can I pay my $500 room deposit?
-Credit Card via Invoice ($20 credit card fee applies)
-Check (U.S. students only)
-International bank draft (money order) in U.S. funds (Preferred Method).
-Wire transfer (contact our office for account information).
What airport should I fly into?
The San Antonio International Airport. We provide free transportation from the airport at 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM on arrival day. We also provide transportation to the airport at the end of each term. Please contact the office to schedule a ride. Airport pickup/drop off at unscheduled times is $50. View our important dates page to see what day and time to schedule your flights for
Are scholarships available?
We do offer some financial aid. However, this aid depends on how much donation money we receive. Requests for assistance are made via a scholarship request form. Students should have attended for at least a semester.
Students are encouraged to ask their home church, family, and friends to pray about their financial needs. We have often seen the Lord supply and provide for students once they have asked their faith communities to pray for them. Even if you can’t cover the cost of the entire year, we would encourage you to come for the fall and see if the Lord would provide for the winter/spring, too.
Where do students attend Sunday church services?
Students may choose to attend any local church body. Transportation is made available to Boerne Bible Church where many of the staff attend. Charlie, our Director, preaches there most Sunday mornings. An evening service and fellowship time is held at His Hill for students and staff the first Sunday of each month.
Should I Bring a Car?
Although a car is not necessary, students who bring their vehicles appreciate the flexibility they have. We are located two miles outside the small town of Comfort, 20-30 minutes from three larger cities, and 35 minutes from San Antonio. Transportation to a local church and Walmart is provided each week. We occasionally plan weekend trips for opportunities to explore the local area.
Should I bring a bike?
Our property has great biking trails! You can also easily bike or walk to Comfort (2 miles).
Is internet available?
Yes, wireless internet is available at scheduled times in a designated area.
Where can I do laundry?
Laundry machines are located in the basement of the main girls’ dorm and in a separate building on campus for the boys. Machines are coin operated and cost $0.75 per load. Change can be made in our office.
Can guests visit?
Family and friends are welcome to visit! Motel rooms and guest houses may be available on campus. Contact our office for availability and pricing. Friends and siblings may also choose to stay in the dorm for up to three nights for $20 per night (if space is available).
We ask that guests not visit during the last week of school each semester. Guests are allowed Wednesday night and Thursday night of the last week of school but must leave Friday when students depart. Due to the larger size of our student body, we are allowing two guests per student for the closing banquet and graduation ceremony. Please get in touch with the office for closing week lodging options and graduation meal reservations.
Is it possible to obtain a list of students accepted for the upcoming term?
In early July a list of students and contact info will be emailed in order to make travel arrangements and connect with other students before school begins.
What school supplies are needed?
Students will need supplies for taking notes during classes, therefore we recommend having a binder and lined paper, highlighter, and pens. Books and a Bible (NASB) are included in tuition and will be given to the students on registration day.
How do students spend their free time?
Students spend free afternoons and weekends doing homework, taking part in recreational activities on the property, organizing student events, or venturing off campus to explore the local area.
On campus activities include canoeing, swimming, horseback riding, basketball (indoor & outdoor), sand volleyball, tennis, weight room, biking/hiking/running trails. Our climbing tower and ropes course is also available several times throughout the year.
The town of Comfort has several great coffee shops students love to visit. The larger cities of Boerne, Kerrville, and Fredericksburg are within 20-30 minutes away.
Do students get to ride the horses?
Students are able to ride when accompanied by our barn manager. Free trail rides and vaulting are offered once or twice a month or so.
Are there work/study positions available?
There are no work-study positions available. Some students work in the local town while here. If you choose to work while here you would want something that is flexible and does not take up all of your homework time. The hours you have available for a part-time job are weekends and Monday & Tuesday afternoons.
International students are not able to work off campus under the F1 student regulations.
What denomination are you affiliated with?
His Hill is not affiliated with a denomination. We hold to conservative evangelical doctrine. Some of the more common churches that students come from are non-denominational Bible churches, Evangelical Free churches, Alliance, and Mennonite Brethren churches.
What is your refund policy?
If you leave school early, your $500.00 deposit is retained, plus:
1 week —10% retained 5 weeks—50% retained
2 weeks—20% retained 6 weeks—60% retained
3 weeks—30% retained 7 weeks—80% retained
4 weeks—40% retained 8 weeks—100% retained
1 week —10% retained 6 weeks—60% retained
2 weeks—20% retained 7 weeks—70% retained
3 weeks—30% retained 8 weeks—80% retained
4 weeks—40% retained 9 weeks—90% retained
5 weeks—50% retained 10 weeks—100% retained
Is there a break at Thanksgiving?
His Hill hosts a Thanksgiving Conference every year. Therefore, students do not have a break at Thanksgiving in order to attend the teaching sessions (classes) as well as assist the staff in hosting our conference guests. This is always a wonderful time of fellowship among past and current students!