An educational programme of the type offered at Pakistan Adventist Seminary calls for a substantial outlay of funds for capital as well as operational needs. As a private institution, the Seminary does not receive financial aid from any government. The Seventh-day Adventist Church assumes responsibility for the needs of the Seminary. The expenses of each student are heavily subsidized because the fees charged do not meet even the day-to-day financial operations of the institution. The sponsoring body of the institution makes this financial contribution with the hope that the students will develop to their fullest potential as Christians and as citizens of their country.
Schedule of Charges and Fees
Tuition charges and fees are determined annually by the Board of Management and published by the Business Manager. To determine in advance the exact expenses of a student per semester is not possible because of variations in course loads, special fees and the level at which a student is enrolled. The same tuition fee is charged for Higher Seminary classes whether taken for credit or audit. A schedule of fees outlining current charges for the various levels is obtainable from the Registrar or Business Office.
Scholarships and Work-Study Programmes
In order to encourage talented students to complete their education at Pakistan Adventist Seminary with a view to being employed in some phase of denominational activities after graduation, some scholarships are available to enable students to earn their way through the Higher Seminary. Details are available from the Business Manager.
A yearly agreement shall be entered into at the time of registration by the student and his or her parent or guardian as one party and the Seminary as the other party. This agreement shall require service in the Seventh-day Adventist denominational work, if invited, to amortise the scholarship. Scholarships paying fifty percent or more of the total monthly tuition and boarding charges for a full time student will be amortised by one month of service for each month of scholarship to a maximum of five years. If less than fifty percent is paid monthly, the service will be prorated accordingly. While the church desires repayment in service, by mutual agreement the scholarship may be repaid in cash with interest as per policy. It is understood that the certificate of graduation and/or student transcript will not be released until the contract has been fulfilled by amortisation or cash. Students who are sponsored but not invited to work for the denomination will be eligible to receive their transcripts and degrees as long as they have cleared their accounts in the Business Office.
Sponsored students and scholarship recipients are expected to meet the following standards:
1. Sponsored students must take a full load of classes each semester except in special cases recommended by the Academic Affairs Committee. In such cases the Student Aid committee or Union Sponsorship committee will be informed.
2. Every student in receipt of scholarship funds shall maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.25. Cases where the cumulative GPA falls below 2.25 or the semester GPA falls below 2.00 shall be referred to the Academic Affairs Committee for consideration of the facts and circumstances, with a recommendation being made to the Student Aid committee or Union Sponsorship committee for action.
3. Any serious action of discipline by the Student Government Committee will be reported to the Student Aid committee or Union Sponsorship committee.
4. Since scholarship and sponsorship funds are given from the resources of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, it is expected that recipients of these funds will uphold the standards of the church.
5. Students who receive scholarship or sponsorship funds are generally required to serve the Seventh-day Adventist Church in some capacity during the summer months.