Deferred Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred Corporate Tuition Assistance (DCTA) Payment Plan Process:

1: The student contacts their company's approver for tuition assistance to determine eligibility.

NOTE: Only Liberty University Online students are eligible for DCTA.  Residential students are not eligible for this program and must pursue our monthly-drafting payment plans.

2: Complete the DCTA Application.  The DCTA application and company policy are valid ONLY for the current calendar year, not the academic year.  The student must re-submit both documents (including override letters, if applicable) for every calendar year of enrollment.  The student must complete the student section and company approver must complete and sign the company approver section (must be a wet signature).

If you are not able to open the DCTA application by clicking on the PDF link, please download the link.  

                   1.)  Right-click on the PDF link

                   2.)  Select "Save Link As"

                   3.)  Save to the computer

                   4.)  Open in Acrobat Reader to view and fill out the application

3: Submit completed application and company tuition assistance policy below.  Documents must be submitted at least five business days before a Financial Check-In deadline.  Please email if you have any further questions or concerns.

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       (Note: Submitting request will require additional information.)

4: Once processed, a confirmation email will be sent to the student's Liberty University email address with instructions for completing Financial Check-In.  The student will complete Financial Check-In for the applicable semester.

  • The student will have an initial draft equal to 1% of the total balance automatically drafted from from his/her credit card or checking account provided during Financial Check-In.
  • The remaining balance will be drafted approximately 30 days after the semester ends from the account provided during Financial Check-In.  The date of the draft will be selected by the student during Financial Check-In.

Note: A 30-day period is provided to students after the course(s) is completed to allow time for grades to be submitted to the employer and arrange for tuition assistance. However, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain official grades from Liberty University (if required) as they will not be automatically sent.

Please note:

  • The company policy will not be accepted in an editable format.  A locked PDF format is preferred.
  • The company policy must include tuition assistance limits.
  • If company policy does not state the annual maximum dollar amount and/or number of credits that qualify for reimbursement, the student may submit a letter from their employer on letterhead with a wet signature indicating the amount or percentage the company will reimburse per semester.  This letter does not replace the Liberty University DCTA application.
  • The company must cover 100% of the account balance for the standard deferred payment plan to be approved.  For any student whose company will cover less than 100% of the account balance, the Student Accounts Office will defer only what the company will pay and the student will be responsible to pay the difference during the months leading up to the final deferred draft.  Students in this situation will need to authorize a custom deferred payment plan to be approved.
  • The student is responsible to pay any amount that the company does not pay.
  • If a company indicates that the student must pay their balance before being reimbursed by the company, the student will not be eligible to utilize the DCTA payment plan.  Phrases on a company policy that would indicate this include: "issue paid receipts to receive reimbursement", "provide proof of payment to receive reimbursement", "send receipts showing a zero balance to receive reimbursement", etc.  For company policies that indicate this, the student may be able to request an official override letter from the employer to be eligible for DCTA.  An override letter must meet all previously stated document requirements.
  • It is at Liberty University's discretion to make approvals for each student.  Students may be required to complete additional steps to be approved for the DCTA program.

For more information on the Deferred Corporate Tuition Assistance program, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.