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There are two major types of Federal Aid offered to Liberty University Online Programs students – grants and loans. The vast majority of our students are using grants and loans to pay their online college tuition.
Tuition for our online college degree and certificate programs has not increased in three straight years. While many of our competitors have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. Our low tuition coupled with available grants and loans for online college makes getting a degree more financially possible now than in prior generations.
Grants are financial awards from the federal and state governments that do not have to be paid back. To be evaluated for federal grant eligibility, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Grants are awarded to students who meet each set of the qualifications. All U.S. citizens (and eligible non-citizens) must complete the FAFSA each school year to determine eligibility for federal grants.
Most grants are not available to graduate students or students seeking a second bachelor’s degree. For more information on available grants, please visit Liberty’s Financial Aid Grants website.
Liberty University’s Online Program accepts student loans to help pay for your online college education. All federal loans are processed through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Lending Program. Liberty's Financial Aid department can process loans for those in need of assistance. Please take time to review the Loan Disbursement Process.
Students who indicate an interest in loans on the FAFSA is automatically considered for federal loan eligibility. Although Liberty University awards students up to their maximum yearly eligibility, we encourage students to borrow only what they need. In addition to federal loans for college, a wide variety of consumer loans are available to help finance the cost of education. First-time student borrowers need to complete an online Entrance Counseling session to receive a loan. Please remember that loans must be repaid.
For more information about loans, please visit Liberty University's Financial Aid website.