Missions Programs and Financial Aid

Liberty University supports the work of thousands of missionary families around the world who serve with a variety of evangelical mission sending agencies. One of the primary ways Liberty supports these families is by offering tuition assistance to the children of missionaries serving with Liberty approved mission agencies. 

Missionary Scholarship

The Missionary Kid Scholarship (MK Scholarship) is available exclusively for children of missionaries. College-age children enrolling at Liberty University may apply for the MK Scholarship if their parents are serving on a foreign mission field outside of the United States with a Liberty approved organization.

Under the MK Scholarship, Liberty will provide a full or partial tuition scholarship per academic year (less other federal, state, and Liberty institutional gift assistance; room, board and fees are not included) disbursed over the four consecutive years of a bachelor’s degree.

To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or legally adopted non-citizens and children of missionaries serving on a foreign mission field outside the United States through one of the Liberty approved organizations; apply for standard aid through the FAFSA and VTAG application as applicable; be new undergraduate resident students; begin first-time enrollment on or after the Spring 2015 semester; maintain full-time consecutive enrollment; and maintaining Financial Aid satisfactory academic progress. 

Award amounts are determined after considering the applicant’s academic merit, financial need, and essay response.

Evangelical mission sending organizations meeting the theological and financial accountability standards set forth by Liberty may apply to be part of this program by submitting an application. Organizational applications are evaluated and approved on a regular basis. Please email mkscholarship@liberty.edu to receive more information and a copy of the application.

Students who are interested in applying for the scholarship should connect with their agency to verify their sending agency is pre-qualified, or contact mkscholarship@liberty.edu to learn more about eligibility requirements.

To apply for this scholarship, students may obtain an application online from the Financial Aid Forms Library. Student scholarship applications should be received by February 28 for priority consideration for the fall semester.

LU Serve International Loan Repayment Program

With the goal of getting more graduates to the field more quickly, Liberty University alumni will have the opportunity to participate in the LU Serve International Loan Repayment Program. This program will pay up to 20% per year of the balance of federal student loans (for up to $30,000 per individual) for those graduates who meet the program’s qualifications, which include at a minimum acceptance into an evangelical sending agency moving towards field placement for long-term service.  Payments will begin under this program once the alumnus is on the field.

Any Liberty University alumnus who intends on serving overseas is welcome to apply, but applicants are encouraged to use this opportunity to focus their service on an unreached/unengaged people group, the translation of the Bible in a language in which it has never been before, or service within the 10/40 window or among immigrant populations from the 10/40 window (the area between the 10th and 40th parallels, which represents the least Christian part of the world).

Students who were a Global Studies major or minor will be prioritized, and applicants should also demonstrate proactive engagement with a sending agency prior to graduation. 

Applicants are considered twice a year by LU Serve International before recommendations are made to the University’s Enrollment Management division for a compliance review and final approval.  The review requires that students not be delinquent or in default on any federal student loans.

Liberty University will then assist in coordinating the documentation of this benefit with each approved evangelical missions agency as each agency works with the missionary through the agency's regular candidate approval process.

If you would like to receive an application contact LU Serve International via email at LoanRepayment@Liberty.edu.

International Mission Board IMB Discount (LU Online)

Liberty University Online provides a tuition discount program for Liberty University graduates who are enrolled in the online Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) program and who have Journeyman status with the IMB.  This program provides 100% tuition to eligible students.  Students are responsible to pay for the $50 administrative fee.  For more details, please visit www.liberty.edu/scholarships.