Advance | University of Valley Forge


Do you want to earn a college degree and discover your purpose for His glory?

If so, develop your potential through our AFFORDABLE & ACCESSIBLE 2 year program through our ACCREDITED university.




Discipleship in the 4 spiritual pillars of the University of Valley Forge:


HIS GOSPEL Behold & Become

  • Learning and experiencing the Gospel as power to save, sanctify, and live for His purpose



  • Learning to abide in the presence of God in Word and Spirit


HIS WAYS Follow & Obey

  • Learning to follow Jesus in the 7 Attributes described in the gospel of Matthew


HIS MISSION Receive & Go

  • Learning and experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit to serve in the Great Commission



A dynamic, hands-on internship at your church which includes:



  • Learning to discover how one is strategically designed by God for His purposes
  • Learning the strategic core competencies of developing and multiplying leaders
  • Learning to set vision, outcomes, strategy, and evaluation metrics



  • Learning the various skills of self leadership and leading others



An ONLINE university education through the University of Valley Forge:



  • Ministry Leadership Concentrations:
    • Children and Family Studies
    • Pastoral Studies
    • Youth and Family Studies



  • Business Administration
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Ministry Leadership
  • Psychology


(Option to finish the bachelor’s degree on-campus or online through UVF after completing Advance)


Estimated yearly cost is based on 30 credits


TUITION: $6,700

FEES: $280

TOTAL: $9,480

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

Cost may vary by site. Contact your site director for pricing information.


Fall '20 Semester: Apply by August 1




How do I apply for Advance?

  1. Explore this page for more information
  2. Contact your site director (from above) with any additional questions
  3. APPLY
  4. Submit required documents on your PURL
        • Personal essay
        • Transcripts
        • SAT/ACT/CLT scores

How do I file for Financial Aid?

  1. Create an FSA ID
      • Most Federal and State financial aid forms will require the use of an electronic signature. In order to do this, a Federal Student Aid ID must be obtained from the Federal Student Aid Website. You are only required to select an FSA ID one time and it will be used throughout your college term. If you are a dependent student, a parent will also need to create an FSA ID to sign the FAFSA.
  2. File your FAFSA
      • Apply for financial aid as early as possible — before the academic term for which assistance is requested. If you are starting in the fall, the FAFSA may be completed any time after October 1 of the prior year. To meet the Pennsylvania State Grant deadline, the FAFSA must be received by May 1. Check with FAFSA for each state’s deadline.
      • Please note that the UVF School Code is: 003306.
  3. Explore GRANT OPPORTUNITIES (once accepted)
      • Learn about grant opportunities by scrolling to the bottom of UVF's Scholarships & Grants page. UVF institutional scholarships are not available for online degrees. 
      • Many outside organizations (in addition to UVF and the State and Federal governments) offer excellent opportunities for scholarships, grants, and other forms of financial assistance. Some free sources of information about scholarships are foundations, religious or community organizations, local businesses, civic groups, professional associations related to your field of interest, ethnicity-based organizations, and your employer or your parents’ employers. Scholarship search tools that we recommend are Fastweb, U.S. Department of Labor’s Scholarship Search Tool, College Board’s Scholarship Search, and Scholly.
  4. Complete the Aid Process
      • Some awards/loans require special attention or further action, as noted in the financial aid package that will be mailed to you. Please make sure that all appropriate instructions are followed in order to receive financial aid awards.
      • Federal regulations require that, before any Federal loans are disbursed to your account, you must complete an entrance counseling session. This takes about 20 minutes and may be done online. The entrance counseling session provides information about how to manage student loans, both during and after college.
      • If you are eligible for a Direct Loan you need to complete a master promissory note. In order for parents to receive a Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), a parent must complete a Plus application and PLUS MPN, both available online.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Once you have been accepted to UVF and have completed your FAFSA, you will be mailed an award letter containing your estimated financial aid awards. For more information, you can contact the Financial Services Office at 610.917.1475.

Are payment plans available or do I have to pay all up front?

Yes, payment plans are available. Students may go to to enroll in a 5- or 6-month payment plan. Financial aid is also available to those who qualify.

I'm a DACA student/non-citizen. Will I be accepted into UVF?

UVF does accept DACA and non-citizen students. Non-citizen students may be eligible for institutional aid but will not qualify for federal aid. For more information, you can contact the Financial Services Office at 610.917.1475.

I've been enrolled in a college/university before. Will UVF accept my credits?

The best way to determine how many previous college credits will transfer into UVF is to contact the college or university you attended and request that they send UVF an official transcript. UVF's registrar will then review the transcript to determine which courses can be transferred into your new degree plan. For more information, you can contact Barbara Dos Santos at 610.935.0450 or visit our page for transfer students.

Do I have to be part of the Assemblies of God denomination to be accepted into UVF?

UVF does not require students to be affiliated with the Assemblies of God. However, it is required that students profess faith in Jesus Christ. Although students are not required to be members of the affiliated Advance church/ministry, UVF asks the participating Site Directors to verify that students are active in the discipleship programs to qualify for tuition and/or other discounts and benefits offered by UVF. What ‘active’ means will be determined by each Site Director, but normally includes meeting 1-2 times per week. You may also take UVF online courses without participating in the local Advance site, but the tuition and fees are not discounted as they are for the Advance participants.

What are the classes like?

All classes will be conducted online. Students will be able to log into their myValleyForge account to view their classes and the required course work for each week of the semester. Although assignments will have due dates, there are no designated days or times that students must log in to complete coursework. 

What will the site meetings look like?

Sites will meet a couple of times a week, as determined by the Site Director, where the meetings will be split between a time of fellowship and discipleship, as well as a time dedicated to reviewing and working on coursework.

I want to be credentialed through the AG. Will I be able to do that through the degrees offered?

Yes, students who wish to earn their ministerial credentials through the Assemblies of God will meet the educational requirements up through ordination by completing the Certificate of Ministry Leadership or the Bachelor of Arts in Ministry Leadership. 


*Students are encouraged to contact the district from which they wish to be credentialed to verify requirements.

The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

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The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education

and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).