The Education for Ministry program is a four-year curriculum. Each "year" is a nine-month cycle of study. Students enroll for one cycle at a time. Groups may enroll in any month from September through May. We do not enroll students or new groups in June, July, or August.
Each EfM group must be financially viable; therefore, groups must have a minimum of six students. To maintain an effective learning environment and to provide participation for everyone, EfM groups may not have more than twelve participants.
At the time of enrollment participants pay the full year's fee. In the case of a move druing the academic cycle, a participant may transfer to another group.
The current fee is $460. Participants in groups under institutional sponsorship (parochial or diocesan) pay a fee of $350. Fees pay for the EfM materials and the honorarium for the mentor. In addition, students need a Bible and may wish to obtain additional reading materials suggested in the bibliographies. To assist students in need, a fee reduction provision is available on the basis of the total enrollment of the group.