Student Life

Wesley Biblical Seminary knows that the best learning happens in community. Whether you’re online, on campus, or both, we want you to know that you are a member of a supportive seminary community that prays for one another, holds each other accountable, and does ministry together.

Spiritual Formation

Discipleship Groups
Both online and on-campus students are invited to enjoy a weekly discipleship group with a faculty member either on our Ridgeland campus or through digital meetings. Scripture, life sharing, and prayer are central to each group.

These are optional and not for credit, but they are integral to binding together our community in holy love and unity of focus.

Digital chapels are made available to students weekly during the semester. Students are invited to participate in this community event each week.

Jackson, Mississippi is an excellent place to get involved in urban ministries. Opportunities abound for on-campus students to get involved in ministries to the homeless, imprisoned, addicted, abortion-minded, and any other number of mission fields.

Mississippi Campus

Campus Safety
Visit this link to view the Federal Institute of Education Sciences (IES) report for WBS.

Campus Accessibility
Wesley Biblical Seminary is committed to making campus as accessible as possible for individuals with disabilities. Every reasonable and appropriate effort will be made to ensure that people who meet the academic and technical standards required for admission will be able to participate in all programs and services, regardless of disability. Our downstairs entrance, classroom, library, kitchen, and restroom facilities are accessible. Individuals with disabilities are entitled to reasonable and appropriate accommodations to make sure that they are receiving equal access to education. All students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the school, tutoring, therapy, personal aides, and all activities outside those directly pertaining to seminary classes and functions.

It is the privilege of any disabled student to contact the EVP’s office to advise the administration of any special needs for support or service requisite for participation in the WBS classroom and community. The EVP will respond by written contract to the student outlining provisions for help. Upon satisfactory agreement, the student and EVP shall sign and file the contract with the business office, the faculty advisor, and the EVP and VPAA’s office.

In the event of a failure to provide promised services, the student may file a grievance according to the seminary policy.

In the event a satisfactory contract cannot be negotiated, the president shall appoint a committee to work on a contract that satisfies the request.

In the event that Wesley Biblical Seminary is unable to provide requested services, a letter of explanation will be written within 5 working days, and mailed to the student making the request.

We do not offer campus housing, but there is a wide variety of housing options in the Jackson Metro area. We suggest using online tools to locate housing that fits your needs and budget.

Area Employment
Whether you would like to work part-time or full-time, the sprawling Metro area has a job for you. Here are a few sites to get the search started.

We may be aware of employment opportunities recently brought to our attention by someone in the local community. Please contact student development to check.

D.Min. Students

Full Payment each term. Check, cash, or credit card payment received in the business office by the first day of the D.Min. term (April 1, October 1) for the total tuition for each term.

Deferred Payment Plan. $50 annual fee. The student may arrange with the business office to pay $500 per month for the six months of each term, totaling $6,000 for the year. These arrangements must be completed April 1 of each year. Late payment will result in a $25 late fee.

Loan agreement. Approved Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loan for a sufficient amount to cover the total tuition, books and fees. The loan should be certified by the Financial Aid Office on or before the due date, which is seven (7) days before the first day of each D.Min. term.

D.Min. Students will not be registered for a new term, no transcript will be issued, and no degree will be granted unless all financial obligations to the seminary have been settled. Any balance owed 180 days after the beginning of the D.Min. term in which the charges were incurred will begin to accumulate interest at the rate of 1.5% per month.