We recognize that moving to Three Hills might not be the best option for every student. If you are already settled into a community, need to stay at your job or you just like where you are but are wanting to pursue education at Prairie, we have a couple of options for you so you can decide which one, or blend of options, fits your needs best.
HyFlex is the best option for students who want to be fully engaged with the Prairie community and are able to fit classes in during the day.
HyFlex students join live on-campus classes via Zoom and are able to fully participate in that class. HyFlex students also join into Prairie’s community by attending chapels and other school wide events virtually as well as participating in their own online gatherings.
Most courses and educational programs can be completed by HyFlex. If, on a program page, it indicates that there are on-campus components to the program, then only a portion of the program will be available to be taken online.
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Our online self-paced courses are designed for students who need education that fits into their busy schedule.
Self-paced courses can be started at anytime during their availability periods. Once a course is begun, you have four months to complete it. While you have full access to your instructor and support staff during your course, there are no set meetings or deadlines.
Many educational programs can be completed almost entirely through self-paced courses. In some programs there will be a couple of courses that are best taken via the HyFlex modality due to the style of course. Students may also choose to complete a portion of an on campus program with online education (OE) courses.
Students have 4 months to complete each course in their program as counted from the day they enroll in the course. A 3-credit course will usually take 80-100 hours to complete. This means it will require around 5-7 hours per week for 16 weeks to finish a course.
Students who are taking the majority of their courses self-paced are able to take advantage of specific Online: Self-paced Education bursaries and discounts.
Early Completion Incentive
Students who complete a course within three months of their course enrolment date with at least a C grade will receive a $200 credit toward their next course if enrolled within a month of completion of the finished course. This will be combined with the Next Course Incentive Discount for a total award $250.
Next Course Incentive Discount
After successfully completing a course students may receive a $50 bursary for their next course when they sign up and pay for the course within one month of completing the finished course. A student may receive the bursary for each course that is finished.
When both spouses enroll in the same course at the same time, one is eligible to receive a 25% scholarship toward tuition.
Multiple Course Discount
You can do every fourth class for FREE. You must finish three courses with at least a C grade without an extension. You must enroll in the fourth course within two months of finishing the third course.
Only one credit/discount/scholarship can be applied to an enrolment. Scholarships are available only to students enrolled in an Online Education program.
Textbooks are not included in course tuition; students need to purchase their own. ISBN numbers and links to required textbooks on bookfinder.com can be found in the Online Course List.
Online Course Fee: $1,053* per 3-credit course
Personal Interest/Audit: $264* Language courses are not available for audit.
*Textbooks not included.
Note: On campus students enrolled in a self-paced online education course are also required to pay college services fees.
Costs are subject to change without notice.
We accept payment in Canadian and US funds by personal cheque, money order, Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.
Call our office at 1.800.785.4226, Monday to Thursday, 8am to 5pm for more information.
Payment for courses ordered online can be made by Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.
A tuition refund is available for course withdrawals within 30 days of enrolment date. Course withdrawals are subject to a $50 administrative fee.
The following policies apply:
Students requiring more than 4 months to complete a course can apply for a maximum of 1 two month extension. An administration fee of $100 is charged for an extension. Extensions begin on the original course due date, not on the date the extension is requested. If a course is not completed by the end of the allowed extension period, re-enrolment will be required.
All online students are welcome and encouraged to participate in Prairie’s community and spiritual life events virtually or in person when possible.
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Students are counted as full-time HyFlex students if they are taking more than 6 credits as a HyFlex student. Full-time HyFlex students follow the same policies as on-campus students. Full-time HyFlex students also qualify for student financial aid. Tuition and fees are the same for HyFlex students as on-campus students.
Applications for Fall 2023 (September start), Winter 2024 (January start) and Online Education (start anytime) are open.
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