Since the Forge is a discipleship program and not an internship, there is a cost that is shared among the students that sustains the ministry itself. The program cost covers all expenses required to sustain our learning environments over an eight-month time frame: food, lodging, utilities, classes, personal discipleship, supplemental health coverage, gas and vans for program-related transportation, even expenses for six trips – including a 10-day study tour of Israel. Though most applicants will discover that the cost of the program is not all that different from what it would cost to live anywhere for eight months, many will see a great value in the cost because it also includes lots of travel as well as potential for academic credit.
The Forge program is an all-inclusive learning environment. Aside from textbooks, all expenses for the Forge are included in the program cost. However, many students have additional personal expenses that they will want to take into consideration before they make a commitment to attend the Forge.