The fees paid by the students do not cover the entire cost of training the student. Therefore, African Bible University is dependent upon gifts from Christian friends and churches to subsidize the cost of each student's education.
Each year, the University also grants a limited number of scholarships in the form of work-study grants. Work scholarship positions involve various responsibilities such as cleaning, farming, animal husbandry, grounds maintenance, and service in the library and computer laboratory. Reimbursement for these support services to the university are applied directly to the student's account to offset tuition charges through scholarship funds. It is the policy of the university not to offer work scholarships to first year students.