Cost to Attend


There is a non-refundable $50.00 registration fee when a student enrolls for the first time.


Tuition for any semester is $175.00 for each PIOC course that you are enrolled in.


Most of the courses require an associated book to be read as homework; a student can borrow the book if necessary. However, Purpose Institute suggests that students purchase books in order to build their library for later use.


There is a $50.00 matriculation/graduation fee when a student requests a Foundational Diploma after four semesters or an Advanced Diploma after eight semesters.

Discount for Spouses

The spouse of a student paying full tuition pays only the original registration fee of $50 and $87.50 for each PIOC course taken. That amounts to $400 for the first semester and $350 each semester after that if the spouse takes all of the courses. Couples can share the required books. Purpose Institute feels that this low cost feature honors the necessary ministry partnership of a spouse; and, it honors our own commitment to make training more accessible to those on the front lines of the Lord’s work.