Refine U

Explore this unique program to start or finish your University degree through our NU Partner Program

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Refine U at Refine Church

Refine U is a unique partnership between Refine Church and Northwest University providing the very best of both academics and hands on experience.


Our mission is to develop and mentor past, present, and future generations to impact the world by refining our whole-self through academic excellence and effective ministry through our God given purpose.

About Northwest University & Our Partnership

OUR PARTNERSHIP

Refine Church is in partnership with Northwest University located in Kirkland, WA. This strategic partner allows students to gain experience through our Refine U grounding program, while taking academic classes are taken online at a pace of 2 classes per 7 weeks in fall and spring with a summer break. This gives the flexibility to work and give time to whatever else is needed.

 

ACCREDIDATION

Northwest University classes have the highest level of accreditation, the same accreditation as other major colleges and universities. This means students can earn credits that apply to the completion of NU degree’s as a traditional student, online programs, or transfer to other colleges or universities.

Degrees Offered

Certificate in Ministry Leadership

Associates of Arts in Liberal Studies

Associates of Arts in Ministry Leadership

Bachelors of Arts in Ministry Leadership

Bachelors of Arts in Business Management

Bachelors of Arts in Information Technology

Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelors of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Bachelors of Arts in Organizational Management

Bachelors of Arts in Psychology


What is an Internship ?

The Refine U Internship is a ministry program that works in cooperation with Refine Church and our auxiliary school. The Internship is designed around practical ministry opportunities to equip individuals for life by refining and equipping our whole-self (body, mind, and soul). The uniqueness of this program provides students an opportunity to gain experience while attending school online.


One amazing benefit Refine U Students receive from Northwest University is 3 FREE credits per semester toward their degree for every semester they intern.

Requirements & Expectations

ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR REFINE U INTERNSHIP

*Applicants must be at least 18 years old or in their senior year of High School

**Applicants less than 18 years of age may apply to our internship and Refine Bible College program before entering the NPP Program

***Applicants who do not belong to a church may attend our internship program but must follow and adhere to all church and program rules as we are a Christian Institution

****Applicants for Refine U wishing to apply for just the Northwest Partnership Program may do so, but will not receive the 3 free credits per semester for non-attendance to our internship program.


ACCEPTANCE PROCESS

1. Northwest University online partnership application (If attending the University)

2. Interview with Refine Bible College Director

3. Interview with Refine Church Senior Pastor

4. Acceptance by Northwest University (If applicable)


WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Internship schedules are created by pastor or by local church needs

* Does not include additional church events and departmental events

** Interns can expect on average to spend 10-12 hours each week apart of the Refine U Internship dependent on their track

How much does it cost to do the Refine U program ?

Current Tuition Rate Per Credit: $310

2019-20 Total Approximate Full-Time 12 credits Cost: $10,040

2019-20 Total Approximate Part-Time 6 credits Cost: $6,320

**We help students find the books at a lower cost through different stores. Students should budget accordingly per semester an average of $400.

***Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

****Scholarships available depending on amount of students enrolled


COST BROKEN DOWN (Per Year)

Northwest University Classes: Full-Time: $7,440 Part-Time: $6,320

Operational(Refine U)Cost: $2,600

Book Total Cost: $50-400

 

If you have any questions regarding the cost of the Refine U please contact us.

** We do our best as well to work with students to find and apply for outside scholarships. Additionally, depending on the amount of students we are able to award some scholarships as well.

Got questions?

If you have further questions concerning our Refine U experience, simply click the button below and get in touch with us!


3510 Broadview Road Cleveland,Ohio 44109

Phone: 440-628-1787

education@refinechurch.org

Look at this inspiring story from another Northwest Partnership Program Site:

From homeless on the streets to college grad: ‘It can be done’ -

Jactniel Figueroa(Associates Degree Graduate), Christian Lee Vera(Bachelors Degree Graduate),Camen Santiago(Bible Institute Graduate), Yanel Rodriguez(Bible Institute Graduate & Current NPP Student)