Study Online

Two ways to study from where you are right now

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.

Online: HyFlex

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.

For more information on completing a program as a HyFlex student please contact Admissions

Online: Self-paced

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. 

Online: Self-paced policies

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. 

Financial Assistance Scholarships

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 credit 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 credit for each course that is finished.

Spousal Scholarship
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 can be found in the Online Course List. 

Students may purchase a subscription to Perlego .  Textbooks avaible one Perlego can be found on the Online Course List

Tuition Fees

Online Course Fee: $1,107* per 3-credit course

Personal Interest/Audit: $279* Language courses are not available for audit.

Online Program students are charged an annual $50 College Services fee. 
This fee helps cover the costs for the online library resources and other services provided to you. 

*Textbooks not included.

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.

Payment Methods

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.

Refund Policies

 A tuition refund is available for course withdrawals within 30 days of the enrolment date. Course withdrawals are subject to a $50 administrative fee.

The following policies apply:

  • Within 10 days from the enrolment date, 100% of course tuition will be refunded less the processing fee.
  • 20 days from the enrolment date, 75% of course tuition will be refunded.
  • 30 days from the enrolment date, 50% of course tuition will be refunded.
  • After 30 days no refund can be awarded except if the withdrawal is the result of medical or psychological reasons, a 50% refund can be given if a note from a medical professional is received.
  • Any withdrawals within 10 days from the enrolment date will result in the course being dropped from your record.
  • Any withdrawals occurring after 10 days up to and including the 90th day from enrolment will result in a W grade. 
  • A student is unable to withdraw from a course after 90 days from enrolment. If a course is left incomplete after its due date or extended due date, whichever applies, the student will be assigned the letter grade their completed work has earned. Exceptions may be made for medical or psychological reasons.

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.   

Contact the Online Education Office

Don’t see what you need? Please get in touch with us! 

If you have any questions about transcripts, transfers, or course registration, contact us.

Phone: 1.800.785.4226
Fax: 403.443.3027

James Fraser

Director of Online Education

403.443.5511 ext 503

Connie Nyman

Coordinator of Online Education


Online: HyFlex Policies

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. 

Canada & United States Application

Fall 2024 (September start), Winter 2025 (January start), and Online Education (start anytime) applications are open. 

International Student Application

Prairie welcomes applications from individuals all around the world! To begin the International Student Application please click the link below. 

Master's Application

If you are applying for the Master of Christian Ministry Leadership or the Master of Global Christian Educational Leadership please click the link below. 

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Here are key opportunities you can partner with Prairie

We have launched our Campaign for Greater Impact to provide students with the very best learning opportunities and campus facilities for the decades ahead. 

In Phase One of this Campaign, we plan to invest in much-needed campus renewal, including: upgraded Infrastructure, a new Student Residence, Cafeteria, Worship Auditorium, and expanded Aviation Training Centre. A modern campus requires an investment that is bold, and even expensive, but each Campaign Project is strategic, and designed to enhance Prairie’s campus and student life experience.

Expansion of Prairie Aviation Training Centre

This expansion of PATC’s facility is a key project of Prairie’s Campaign for Greater Impact. It will increase the College’s capacity to train a new generation of Christian aviators to serve God in missions, and also address the growing need for trained pilots in the commercial aviation sector.

Scholarships & Education Fund

Invest in the next generation of missional professionals. Each year Prairie College distributes over $500,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students. We are grateful for each gift that reduces the burden of students’ tuition and allows students to fulfill their God-given professions.

Prison Bible Encounter Program

Encourage inmates in five institutions across Alberta to discover or reconnect with Jesus Christ. This fund assists the students studying the Certificate in Bible program with scholarships, resources for classes, and instruction. 

General Ministries

Prairie College is educating students to pursue a Biblical foundation for life and career.  Your contribution to this fund assists in minimizing the College’s general operating expenses.  

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