As an accredited institution, we’ve had the ability to apply for Title IV funding, but initially opted not to for two main reasons. First, Title IV funding generally puts students in a position where they could take out federal loans and possibly end up in debt. We’ve since learned that it’s possible to give students access to federal scholarships and grants (which don’t require repayment) without the possibility of federal loans.
Our second reason is that we wanted to ensure complete freedom in shaping the education at Eternity, without the possibility of influence or intrusion from secular government. We remain steadfast in this posture, and at the first sign the government attempts to influence our curriculum, philosophy, or pedagogy, our board will act to ensure our autonomy.