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Parent Resource Center

Parent Resource Center

The time has come. Your son or daughter is preparing for their first big transition into adulthood – college. You’ve walked with them through every major event in their lives, and this one will be no different.

At Liberty University, we believe in helping you feel as comfortable and informed about the college application process as your son or daughter. So, we’re here to make the process as simple as possible.

If you’re just starting the college search process, you can find information on some of our most popular topics below—like attending our four-day, immersive College For A Weekend (CFAW) event.

Want to talk? Call our dedicated parent hotline at (855) 745-3568 to ask questions or talk with one of our admissions specialists about what’s next.

For more information, take a look at our Parent & Family Guide.

There’s no need to go through this alone – we’re here to help!

Testimonial from Karen Kingsbury

Liberty University parent and New York Times bestselling author

Be sure to check out her article "Leaving Your Heart at Liberty" for more insight! 

 


 

Did you Know?

Every College For A Weekend hosts Scholarship Search 101 and Admissions 201 sessions for parents.

Liberty has a dedicated Parent and Family Connections office.

Liberty was voted the safest campus in Virginia by BestColleges.com.

96% of Liberty students receive some sort of financial aid.

Residential students can also take online courses to maximize both time and money.


 

Advice from Liberty University Parents

Liberty University - College Advice from Parents

Coming to college for the first time can be hard, but we know that you have people cheering for you back home!

Posted by Liberty University on Wednesday, August 29, 2018

 

“I can tell you that the students who have come out of this school and have worked for our company are the very best that we’ve had anywhere.

"It’s an amazing school, and the world is yours. We need you, our country needs you. You are the guiding light. We need good people, and you’re it.”

Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports and founder of the Hendrick Automotive Group


About Liberty University 

  • Quality Education
    • With over 200 degree options, top-notch facilities, and resources, and vibrant campus life, Liberty University offers your student an unparalleled college experience.
    • Because Liberty is a Christian liberal arts university, all of our classes are taught from a biblical worldview by faculty who are not only seasoned professionals in their fields but also dedicated mentors.
    • While ongoing research is a priority in many academic programs and is promoted through our Center for Research and Scholarship, Liberty is a teaching university. Every professor teaches their own classes and invests in their students.
    • At Liberty, students learn more than just theory – through a wide variety of hands-on and real-world training, including our Washington and New York Fellowship internship programs, students graduate ready to step into their career fields with confidence.
    • Learn about the latest programs and developments at Liberty University through current and archived issues of the Liberty Journal.
    • Be inspired by student and faculty and staff stories as they share what being a Champion for Christ means to them.
  • Campus Safety
  • Visiting Liberty University
    • You can take our virtual tour, but there’s nothing like experiencing Liberty University for yourself! Our visiting opportunities include:
      • College For A Weekend (CFAW), an immersive four-day experience for future LU students and their families that happens four times each year. Your son or daughter can sample classes, stay in a dorm, eat in the dining hall, go to Convocation, attend a concert, and cheer on the Liberty Flames at one of our many exciting NCAA Division 1 sporting events.
      • ExperienceLU, an opportunity to engage with faculty and staff, try food from our many dining options, learn about our student services, see our sports and recreation centers, and explore the campus with our student team – all in one day.
      • Take a daily tour – come by any day of the week to explore our beautiful campus in Central Virginia.
    • If you’re driving, Liberty is about 3.5 hours from Washington, D.C., 3.5 hours from Charlotte, N.C., 6 hours from Pittsburgh, Penn., and 2 hours from Richmond, Va.
    • The nearest airports are:
    • You can also get to Lynchburg by Amtrak train.
    • Once you have arrived in Lynchburg, our visit guide will provide you with important information about how to get to campus and where to stay.
  • Cost & Financial Aid
    • Liberty is one of the most affordable private colleges in the nation – and 96% of our students receive some sort of financial aid. Take a look at our current tuition and housing costs and use our net price calculator to see how much Liberty might cost for you.
    • A college education is worth the investment, and our wide variety of scholarship opportunities is designed to help you invest well. They include these and other scholarships:
      • The Confirmation Deposit package — depending on when you place your confirmation deposit, you could be eligible for the Champion Award ($8,000) and the Early Deposit Award (Up to $2,000), disbursed over four years.
      • The Legacy scholarship – if you earned an undergraduate degree or above at Liberty, your child is eligible for $1,000 per year for up to four years.
      • The Middle America Scholarship – receive more than $5,000 per year in a new kind of need-based aid. If your household makes between $35,000 and $95,000 per year, you could qualify.
  • Begin the Admission Process
    • After sharing all of this information with your son or daughter, start our admissions process — and remember to call the Parent Hotline at (855) 745-3568 if you have any questions!
    • Make sure we have your contact information — we will send regular communications to help you take the right steps.
    • Every student who has applied to Liberty University will be given a checklist detailing what additional steps they must take to move forward in the admission process. Learn more about that checklist here.
    • Follow us on social media to stay on top of exciting new developments at Liberty!

Learn more about CFAW >


Contact

Weekdays: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. EST
Saturdays: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. EST

Parent Hotline: (855) 745-3568
Text: (839-858) 

admissions@liberty.edu

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