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Frequently asked questions

Finances

The 4 month program costs $4500 which includes housing. For NETS Express, contact us. Other Estimated Expenses: Books ~ $150 Transportation ~ $350+ Food ~ $800
Yes, it is possible and very much appreciated.  To give a donation to the general NETS worthy student scholarship fund, which is tax deductible, click on the ‘Donate’ link on this website.  To give a donation for a specific student, which according to IRS regulation is not tax deductible, please contact us at (978) 368-2638.
Applications submitted 60 days before opening day of class will receive a $75 discount on tuition fees. A "buddy" discount of $150 each is awarded to students when two or more apply at the same time. This can apply to family members or friends but must be indicated on the application when submitted.
Half of the program fee ($2,250) must be received 30 calendar days before the start of the program. If payment is not received, a bed in NETS housing cannot be guaranteed. The balance of the program fee ($2,250) is due on registration day.
All cancelations must be made in writing and sent to NETS by e-mail or mail. Cancellations received 30 days prior to the opening day of classes will receive a full refund. Refunds requested after this period through the first 14 days of the class program will receive a 50% refund of tuition only. There will be no refund for housing. There will be no refunds for cancellations after this 14-day period.
A small scholarship fund does exist. To apply, please submit a written request for the scholarship from after acceptance has been confirmed.

Classes

The next 4-month program starts on August 17, 2017. Register before May 31, 2017 to receive an early bird discount.
It is best to think of your time commitment to the program in terms of being a full time student.  The time spent in class, community outreach and on homework is admittedly significant, leaving you with little time to do other things while you are here.  Time management skills will be very important, but the NETS team is also committed to helping each student succeed and get the most out of the program that he or she can.
Preference for admission is given to individuals who have been baptized members in good standing of their local Seventh-day Adventist Church for at least one to two years.  Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.  Please call or email us for more information.
NETS is a non-accredited evangelism training program.  Some Adventist colleges and universities may be willing to accept some of your NETS training as credit toward the programs that they offer, but this is solely at the discretion of the college or university.  NETS does not guarantee that any of our courses will be accepted for credit at any institution.
NETS students should be at least 17 years of age and have the equivalent of a high school or academy diploma.  Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.  Please call or email us for more information.
NETS welcomes international students.  However, since NETS is not an accredited educational institution, our attendees are not technically, “students” from an immigration point of view.  Attendees of the NETS program should apply for a tourist visa rather than a student visa.  You will want to contact your country’s immigration office for more information on how to do that.  Please feel free to contact us if we can be of further assistance.
NETS is located on the campus of Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster, MA, about an hour west of Boston.

Housing

On campus accommodations are provided for our single students as a part of the program. The accommodations are usually double occupancy apartments with full kitchens and bathrooms, located a very short walk from the NETS classroom building.
Family accommodations may be available on campus on a space available basis.  Family members are welcome to join NETS students during prayer meetings, vespers and worship services, but are not permitted in the classroom during class hours.
Pets are not allowed in on campus housing.  If you wish to rent your own apartment and pay the additional expenses for the pet, you may bring your pet.  You can expect to pay approximately $1,200 per month if you bring your pet.  Pets are not allowed in the NETS classroom, church, or to accompany you on outreach.  It is preferred that you arrange other accommodations for your pets.
While having a car for outreach and general travel needs during your time at NETS is beneficial, it is not required.  If you are not able to bring your own transporation, an effort will be made to pair you up for outreach with someone who does have a car.  It is expected that those without cars will financially assist the students who have cars with the associated expenses.  Plan to bring around $350.00 to help cover these costs.  Any financial arrangements between students are solely between those two parties and do not involve NETS or any of the NETS staff members.
Students are responsible for their own meals; although, NETS will provide fresh organic vegetables from NETS garden. Each apartment is equipped with a full kitchen for students' use.

Work

Due to the intensity of the program there is no opportunity to work while you are attending NETS.
Unfortunately at this time there are no opportunities to work during the four-month semester.
While many churches, conferences and ministries contact NETS with an interest in hiring our graduates as Bible workers, NETS cannot guarantee employment to any of our students upon graduation from the program.  We will endeavor to connect interested parties with one another, but students should not come to the NETS program with the expectation that they will be employed in either full- or part-time ministry work upon graduation.
NETS graduates receive well-rounded training in Bible work, health evangelism, public evangelism and a variety of other courses. While we cannot know exactly what an employing entity may require of its applicants, we have found our graduates are regularly sought after and hired as Bible workers. Some of our graduates also go on to further their education at the seminary or in a health related area of study. All of our graduates will be qualified to participate in lay ministry in their own local churches. NETS training should not be viewed as a "back door" to becoming a pastor.

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