Scholarships

Scholarships

Make your college tuition more affordable with scholarships. Review the Liberty scholarship packages below, and apply to all that you are eligible for. The earlier you act, the more scholarship opportunities are available.


FAFSA

You must have a FAFSA on file to receive most Liberty aid and all federal aid. If you are selected for FAFSA Verification, you must complete the verification process before being awarded any financial aid.

  • View Aid Disbursement Processes
  • Liberty discounts are applied beginning with the term in which you are approved (they cannot be used toward prior terms). 
  • Most full tuition scholarships cannot be combined with the standard Confirmation Scholarship package. 
  • Unless otherwise specified in award eligibility criteria, resident scholarships are for prospective, full-time, undergraduate students.

Resident Undergraduate Scholarships

(Fall and Spring semesters only)

  • AWANA

    Award: $1,000 per year for up to four years

    Eligibility: Exclusively for recipients of the Awana Citation Plaque Applicants complete requirements for the Awana Citation Plaque. A copy of the citation plaque or a letter from the pastor on church letterhead verifying the completion of the citation plaque must be submitted.

  • The Big Break

    Award: One $10,000 split evenly over four years.

    Eligibility: Awarded to one student who wins the Big Break event by marketing the winning idea to a panel of judges.

    • Must be a U.S. citizen
    • Must be a residential student
    • Open to High school juniors, seniors, and transfer students only
    • Must register online to enter The Big Break at www.liberty.edu/ms/TheBigBreak
    • Must register for and attend the November 2018 College for a Weekend (CFAW) event at Liberty University. Must be present to win.
    • The scholarship will be awarded to one student during the 2018-19 academic year. The winner  to the student who is chosen as the winner of the Big Break during the competition at CFAW in November
  • Book Dollars

    For prospective students only. Current students who did not receive this scholarship upon matriculation are not eligible.

    Award: Up to $600 for one semester only (amount varies depending on the time of year)

    Eligibility: Pay $250 Confirmation Deposit before deadline Complete Financial Check-In before the deadline

    Additional Award Information: Book Dollars are based on the date Financial Check-In is completed. The earlier Financial Check-In is completed, the greater the award amount (maximum award up to $600, beginning Fall 2017). Book Dollars are awarded to qualified new students during their first semester only. Book Dollars cannot be combined with most full-tuition scholarships such as National Merit and the Valedictorian/Salutatorian awards, etc. Book Dollars are automatically released to the student's Flames Card for use at the Barnes & Noble campus bookstore approximately 20 days prior to the start of classes. Book Dollars expire prior to the end of each semester and are non-refundable. Questions regarding the expiration can be addressed by the Office of Admissions. Book Dollars are accessed through the use of the Flames Card.

  • Canadian Student Initiative 

    Award: 30% discount for tuition and 20% discount for room, board, and activity fee (U.S. dollar amount). Students are also eligible to be awarded an academic scholarship, up to $3,000 per year based on high school grades. Students are not eligible for the Pastor/Alumni Scholarship.

    Eligibility: Canadians only. Please call and speak with Mrs. Sharon Bloomfield at (434) 592-3026 or email sbloomfield@liberty.edu.

  • Central Virginia Community College (CVCC)

    For prospective students only. Current students who did not receive this scholarship upon matriculation are not eligible. Degree must be obtained prior to matriculation at Liberty.

    Award: $5,000 per year up to four years

    Eligibility:

    • Must complete an Associate’s Degree from CVCC in 2008 or after
    • Must graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • Must transfer directly to Liberty after completing the degree at CVCC
    • This award is not stackable with the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship
  • Champion Award

    Award:

    Graduated yearly award:
    Year 1 Full-time $1,000
    Year 2 Full-time $2,000
    Year 3 Full-time $2,250
    Year 4 Full-time $2,750

    *Amounts above are effective for new resident undergraduate students who begin first time attendance in Fall 2017

    Eligibility:

    • Must be accepted as an undergraduate resident student for the current year.
    • Eligibility is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) determined by the FAFSA.
    • Transfer and re-applied students will begin with the first year amount.
    • The scholarship expires after one year of senior status (5th year + seniors will not receive Champion Award).
  • CyberSpark

    Award: One $10,000 split evenly over four years. If a team of three members wins, the scholarship is split three ways.

    Application and Eligibility: Awarded to one student who competes in the CyberSpark capture the flag game during the September CFAW event.

    • Must be a U.S. citizen
    • Must be a residential student
    • Must register online to enter CyberSpark at www.liberty.edu/ms/cyberspark.
    • Must register for and attend the September 2018 College for a Weekend (CFAW) event at Liberty University.
    • Must participate and be at the Friday orientation.
    • Open to High school juniors, seniors and transfer students only.
    • Must attend CFAW and be present to win.
    • One scholarship will be awarded to one winner during the 2018-19 academic year, or one scholarship will be divided three ways to a team of three members, over four years of enrollment at Liberty University.
  • Early Deposit Award

    For prospective students only. Current students who did not receive this scholarship upon matriculation are not eligible.

    Award: Up to $2,000 awarded toward the first year of enrollment (amount varies–depending on the time of year)

    Eligibility: Pay $250 Confirmation Deposit by the deadline

  • Educators for Tomorrow

    Award: One $10,000 split evenly over four years.

    Application and Eligibility: Awarded to one student who creates and submits a video highlighting their passion and ability to teach and serve others. Scholarship eligibility will be based on students who meet the criteria outlined in the rubric and online at http://www.liberty.edu/ms/educatorsfortomorrow.

    • Must be a U.S. citizen.
    • Open to High school juniors, seniors and transfer students only.
    • Must be a residential student
    • Must register online to enter Educators For Tomorrow at www.liberty.edu/ms/educatorsfortomorrow and submit their video to educatorsfortomorrow@liberty.edu.
    • Must register for and attend the November College for a Weekend (CFAW) event at Liberty University.
    • Must attend CFAW and be present to win.
    • One scholarship will be awarded to one winner during the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Heroes Fund Scholarship

    Award: The Heroes Fund Scholarship (HFS) is offered to service members and honorably discharged Gulf War veterans (1990–present day which includes Desert Shield, Desert Storm, OEF & OIF) pursuing their first Certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree. Students approved for this scholarship will be awarded an amount to cover all remaining tuition and fees once financial aid and military aid have been deducted from the total amount of tuition and fees charged.

    Eligibility

    • Be a recipient of the prestigious Purple Heart or
    • Rated 50-100% disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs for a combat-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or
    • Rated 50-100% disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs for combat-related injury, illness, or condition or
    • A spouse was killed in action during one of the Gulf Wars

    To view full eligibility requirements, please visit our Heroes Fund Scholarship web page.

    Application: Submit the documentation itemized on the Heroes Fund Scholarship: Application Process web page. A complete HFS application will include all of the general document requirements, as well as the appropriate qualifying documents, and any additional supporting documents that are determined as needed.

  • Honors Program

    Award: $4,000 per year for up to four years

    Eligibility:

    *1270 SAT score for any SAT that was taken prior to March 2016.

    If the student is transferring less than 60 hours and has a 3.5 un-weighted GPA or higher, he/she can apply for the Honors Program.

  • Legacy Scholarship

    Award: $1,000 per year for up to four years

    Eligibility:

    • For new residential undergraduate students only with a parent/guardian who earned an undergraduate degree or higher from Liberty University (guardian could have completed a Resident or Online degree, does not include certificates)
    • All eligible applicants may receive only one Legacy Scholarship award, regardless if more than one parent/guardian earned an undergraduate degree or higher from Liberty University
    • New resident undergraduate full-time consecutively enrolled degree-seeking student
    • Must maintain Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress while enrolled at Liberty
    • Must complete the FAFSA each year and VTAG application (as applicable)
    • Transfer students are eligible
    • Complete the Legacy Scholarship application prior to freshman year of enrollment
    • Must be a federally dependent child as defined by the U.S. Department of Education
    • For prospective students only. Current students who did not receive this scholarship upon matriculation are not eligible.
  • Liberty Academic Scholarship

    For prospective students only. Current students who did not receive this scholarship upon matriculation are not eligible.

    Award:  You can receive the award (determined below) up to 4 years of enrollment as a resident student.

    Liberty Academic Scholarship grid for new students entering Fall 2017 or later:

    ACT
    20-22
    23-25
    26-28
    29-31
    32-34
    35-36
    New SAT** 1020-1120 1130-1230 1240-1340 1350-1440 1450-1550 1560-1600
    Old SAT^
    950-1040
    1050-1160
    1170-1280
    1290-1390
    1400-1530
    1540-1600
    3.80-4.0
    $2,250
    $2,750
    $4,500
    $6,000
    $6,500
    Full tuition
    3.30-3.79
    $1,750
    $2,500
    $3,500
    $5,500
    $6,000
    $6,500
    3.00-3.29
    $1,500
    $1,750
    $2,500
    $2,750
    $4,000
    $5,500
    * All high school GPAs are re-calculated (unweighted). **Defined as any SAT test taken on or after March 2016 and based only on the combination of ERW and Math sections. ^Defined as any SAT test taken prior to March 2016 and based only on the combination of CR and Math sections.


    Eligibility:

    • Liberty will use the best of the following grade point averages: High School GPA or a simple average of all college GPAs in which the student transferred between 12 and 24 credit hours into Liberty University.
    • SAT/ACT are not required for students age 22 or older.
    • The grid above reflects the amounts students are eligible to receive per year based on the Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) or Critical Reading (CR) portions of the SAT, the composite score of the ACT and cumulative GPA. Super scoring is used for both the ACT (all four subtests) and the SAT (Math and ERW/CR only).
    • Students must meet the minimum Financial Aid satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards to continue receiving this scholarship.
    • Transfer students should contact the Office of Admissions with questions regarding their Liberty Academic Scholarship eligibility.
  • Liberty Virginia High-Achiever Scholarship

    Award: $800 per year for up to four years

    Application and Eligibility:

    • For new resident students attending full-time as a degree-seeking student
    • Must have an unweighted cumulative high school GPA of 3.4 or higher
    • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress and a GPA of 3.0 or higher while enrolled at Liberty
    • Must complete the Math Placement test by the end of the fourth semester of enrollment
    • Must live on campus for the first year of enrollment (fall and spring)
    • Must be a Virginia resident
    • Must complete the FAFSA each year and the VTAG application (as applicable)
    • The scholarship is not available to transfer students
  • Liberty University Marching Band

    Award: Varies

    Eligibility: Serve on the Spirit of the Mountain Liberty Marching Band.

  • Missionary Scholarship

    Award: Full or partial tuition per academic year (less other federal, state, and Liberty institutional gift assistance; room, board, and fees not included) disbursed over four consecutive years of a bachelor's degree

    Eligibility:

    • The Fall 2018 MK Scholarship deadline of March 1 has now passed. Additional details about Liberty's Missions Programs & Scholarships are provided here.
    • The MK Scholarship program awards a limited number of scholarships per year and is highly competitive.
    • Must be a new resident undergraduate full-time consecutively enrolled, degree-seeking student
    • Must be beginning first enrollment at Liberty, including transfer students
      • If you have earned college credit through an accredited institution during high school, prior to attending Liberty University, you may still apply for the MK Scholarship
    • Must be a college-age child of a missionary who meets the federal definition of dependent student.
    • Parent(s) must be serving full-time on a foreign mission field, not in the United States, (or on an approved furlough of 1 year or less) in good standing with an approved, participating agency.
    • Must submit an official signed letter from the mission agency confirming the missionary status and field placement (or approved furlough of 1 year or less) by the application deadline before their first/freshman year.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or federally defined eligible non-citizen. Legally adopted non-citizens who meet all other applicable criteria may appeal for eligibility.
    • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year and the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) application, if applicable.
    • Must live on campus all four years of enrollment.
    • Must contribute spiritually, academically, missionally, through fellowship and conduct themselves in a way which is aligned with the Code of Conduct which includes proactively serving during Missions events and participating with the Third Culture Kid (TCK) Group.
    • Must complete an application authorizing Liberty to confirm the missionary parent/s status in subsequent years and will be reviewed annually for continued eligible status of the MK Scholarship.
    • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 each semester while attending Liberty University in order to continue to receive the MK Scholarship.
    • Must remain in good standing with the University.
  • National Merit

    For prospective students only. Current students who did not receive this scholarship upon matriculation are not eligible. The National Merit awards are limited in the number of each scholarship offered per year and are highly competitive.

    Award:

    • Finalist - Full tuition, room (all tiers) & board (standard meal plan) for up to four years
    • Semi-finalist - Full tuition for up to four years
    • Commended - Full tuition for up to four years

    If a recipient of a National Merit award is also awarded a stipend through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the stipend is stacked onto the awards listed above.

    Eligibility: Must show National Merit Certificate and be in Honors Program to receive the scholarship.

  • New Student Priority Program

    The New Student Priority Program rewards you for completing the 4 A's of Admissions in a timely manner. 

  • Pageant Scholarship

    Award: $2,250 per semester for up to four years

    Eligibility

    • The Pageant Scholarship Program at Liberty University is designed to recognize the accomplishments and invest in the future achievements of capable students who have won specific pageants and desire to attend Liberty University.
    • This award is not stackable with the Champion Award for 2018-19 enrollees and forward.
    • This is a tuition-only award. Recipients are responsible for the cost of room, board, and fees.
    • Must submit your confirmation deposit ($250) and return a completed scholarship form by the scholarship deadline (at least 30 days prior to enrollment in courses).
  • Phi Theta Kappa

    Award: $1,000 per year for up to four years

    Eligibility:

    • Must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa and have proof of membership
    • Transfer into Liberty University directly from a two-year college with at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA
    • This award is not stackable with the Central Virginia Community College Scholarship
  • Recruitment Events Scholarship

    For prospective students only. Current students who did not receive this scholarship upon matriculation are not eligible.

    Award: Amount varies depending on the event (see Scholarship Certificate for the amount and stackability restrictions)

    Eligibility:

    • Attend a Liberty recruitment event and enter your name in the drawing for the scholarship.
    • Must submit the Confirmation Deposit.
    • Must complete, sign, and return the scholarship form to the Resident Admissions Office.
  • Returning Student Priority Program

    Award: $1,750 scholarship for the Registration drawing and $2,000 scholarship for the Reconcile (FCI) drawing. 

    Eligibility: Student must be a current resident full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student who is making Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress. Sixteen students will be awarded from each drawing for a single semester scholarship (four from each academic level as defined by the Registrar’s Office) and are subject to the General Scholarship Rule. See additional details for drawing deadline information. This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with NCAA athletic scholarships, Valedictorian/Salutatorian scholarships, National Merit scholarships, ministry team scholarships, full-tuition scholarships, Honors scholarships, or affiliate school scholarships.

  • Rick Gage GO TELL Scholarship

    Award: 

    • New students: 50% tuition only scholarship (minus federal and state grant aid)
    • Returning students: $3,900 tuition only scholarship (minus federal and state grant aid)

    Eligibility:

    • Recipients of this award are chosen by the Rick Gage/GO TELL Ministries.  Awards will be given to five eligible new resident undergraduate students and five eligible returning resident undergraduate students who serve in summer ministry with GO TELL Ministries.
    • New and returning students must meet all Liberty Admissions criteria and be fully accepted as a full-time, resident degree-seeking undergraduate student.
    • Must complete the FAFSA (and Verification if selected) and the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant application, as applicable.
    • Must attend Liberty University the semester immediately following the awarding of the GO TELL Ministries scholarship.
  • Unashamed Scholarship

    Award: One $10,000 split evenly over four years

    Application and Eligibility: Awarded to one student who submits an essay and presents to a panel of judges on how they represent and live "unashamed" for Christ.

    • Must be a U.S. citizen
    • Must be a residential student
    • Essay-based award: Essay (500-1,500 words) must be submitted by Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.
    • Must register for and attend the September 2018 College for a Weekend (CFAW) event at Liberty University.
    • Must present your essay to a panel of judges during September 2018 CFAW.
    • One scholarship will be awarded during the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship

    For prospective students only. Current students who did not receive this scholarship upon matriculation are not eligible. A limited number of scholarships are available each year.

    Award: 100% tuition only scholarship (after subtracting other non-loan financial aid such as institutional aid, Pell, FSEOG, VTAG, etc.) per year for up to four consecutive academic years.

    Application and Eligibility:

    • The 2018-19 application deadline has passed
    • The Valedictorian/Salutatorian program awards a limited number of scholarships per year and is highly competitive
    • Must have a cumulative un-weighted high school GPA of 3.50 AND a 1290+ SAT score from before March 2016 (critical reading and math sections only), a 1350+ SAT score from March 2016 or beyond (evidence-based reading/writing and math only) and/or a composite 29+ ACT
    • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 each semester while attending Liberty University in order to continue to receive the scholarship
    • Must directly enroll at Liberty University the following fall semester after graduating from high school
    • MStudent must live in an on-campus residence hall for the first academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) of enrollment at Liberty University
    • Recipients are not eligible for the New Student Book Dollars award
    • If awarded, must secure the scholarship by completing Financial Check-In (FCI) by April 15 for the first incoming semester. If FCI is not completed by April 15, another qualified candidate will receive the award.
  • Virginia Army National Guard (VaARNG) Scholarship

    Award: Up to fifteen $2000 scholarships are available each year. Scholarships are awarded annually and renewal is required each academic year.

    Eligibility:

    • Must be a current soldier in the VaARNG who has successfully completed Basic Training or Officer Candidate Course
    • Must be in good standing with their National Guard unit
    • Must be an accepted residential or online student at Liberty University pursuing part-time or full-time enrollment
    • Must be in good standing with Liberty University academically, financially, and socially (Liberty Way)
    • Must apply through the Liberty University VaARNG liaison by the posted application deadline
    • See full eligibility requirements

    Application: See application process for details.

  • Virginia Scholarship

    Award: $1,500 per year for up to four years

    Application and Eligibility: Must be a legal, domiciled resident of the state of Virginia

  • Word of Life Bible Institute - 1 Year

    Award: $1,000 per year for up to four years

    Eligibility:

    • Transfer directly to Liberty with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher after completing one full academic (Fall and Spring) year of attendance at WOLBI (domestic or international)
    • You cannot attend another college or university prior to coming to Liberty University
  • We The Creators Scholarship

    Award: One $10,000 scholarships split evenly over four years

    Eligibility: 

    • Must be a U.S. citizen
    • Must be a residential student
    • Video-based award: Video must be three minutes or less. Deadline video must be submitted will be determined soon. For more information, click here.
    • Must register for and attend the April 2019 College For a Weekend (CFAW) event at Liberty University.
    • Must present your video to a panel of judges during the April 2019 CFAW.
    • One scholarship will be awarded.
  • Word of Life Bible Institute - 2nd Years (Resident)

    Award: $1,500 per year for up to four years

    Eligibility: 

    • Transfer directly to Liberty with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher after completing two full academic years (Fall and Spring) of attendance at WOLBI (domestic or international).
    • You cannot attend another college or university prior to coming to Liberty University.
  • Worship Lifestyle Scholarship

    Award: Two $10,000 scholarships split evenly over four years

    Eligibility: 

    • Must be a U.S. citizen
    • Must be a residential student
    • Track One: awarded to one student who submits an essay and presents to a panel of judges. Essay based award (500-1,500 words) must be submitted by February 9, 2019.
    • Track Two: awarded to one student who submits a testimony and performs a musical selection. Music based award: 100-250-word testimony (submit by February 9, 2019) and musical performance in front of a panel of judges.
    • Must register for and attend the February 2019 College for a Weekend (CFAW) event at Liberty University.
    • Both tracks must present to a panel of judges during CFAW February 2019 CFAW
    • One scholarship per each track will be awarded during the 2018-19 academic year.
    • To enter, please visit the Worship Lifestyle Project web page.


Resident Graduate Scholarships

  • Fall 2017 Resident Graduate Priority Program

    Awards:

    • $2,000 tuition only scholarship drawing for prospective students who complete Financial Check-In for Fall '17 by May 2
    • $2,000 tuition only scholarship drawing for prospective students who complete registration for Fall '17 classes by June 1
    • Please note: No Graduate Priority Program scholarship was offered for the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Heroes Fund Scholarship

    Award: The Heroes Fund Scholarship (HFS) is offered to service members and honorably discharged Gulf War veterans (1990-present day which includes Desert Shield, Desert Storm, OEF & OIF) pursuing their first Certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree. Students approved for this scholarship will be awarded an amount to cover all remaining tuition and fees once financial aid and military aid have been deducted from the total amount of tuition and fees charged.

    Eligibility

    • Be a recipient of the prestigious Purple Heart or
    • Rated 50-100% disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs for a “combat-related” Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or
    • Rated 50-100% disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs for “combat-related” injury, illness, or condition or
    • A spouse was killed in action during one of the Gulf Wars

    To view full eligibility requirements, please visit our Heroes Fund Scholarship web page.

    Application: Students wishing to apply for the Heroes Fund Scholarship are required to submit the documentation itemized on the Heroes Fund Scholarship: Application Process web page. A complete HFS application will include all of the general document requirements, as well as the appropriate qualifying documents, and any additional supporting documents that are determined as needed.

  • Keesee Scholarship

    Award: Variable scholarship amount

    Eligibility: Details regarding eligibility and deadlines available here.

  • Virginia Army National Guard (VaARNG) Scholarship

    Award: Up to fifteen $2000 scholarships are available each year. Scholarships are awarded annually and renewal is required each academic year.

    Eligibility:

    • Must be a current soldier in the VaARNG who has successfully completed Basic Training or Officer Candidate Course
    • Must be in good standing with their National Guard unit
    • Must be an accepted residential or online student at Liberty University pursuing part-time or full-time enrollment
    • Must be in good standing with Liberty University academically, financially, and socially (Liberty Way)
    • Must apply through the Liberty University VaARNG liaison by the posted application deadline
    • See full eligibility requirements

    Application: See application process for details.

  • Virginia: Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship

    Award: based on tuition and fees and an allowance for books/supplies

    Eligibility:

    • Must currently be a Virginia domiciled resident
    • Must not have moved to Virginia for purposes of attending post-secondary school
    • Must have been a Virginia domiciled resident between 1954 and 1964 and:
    • A student in qualifying public school systems closed to avoid desegregation; and
    • Unable to begin, continue, or complete your public school education during this time; or
    • Relocated within or outside of Virginia to begin, continue, or complete your public school education during these years due to a school closing to avoid desegregation; or
    • Ineligible to attend a private academy or foundation, in- or out-of-state established to circumvent desegregation; or
    • Unable to pursue postsecondary education opportunities or training because of the inability to obtain a high school diploma or its equivalency
    • Rawlings School of Divinity and theological academic programs are not eligible


Liberty University Online (LUO) Scholarships

  • Canadian Student Discount

    Award: A 15% discount beginning in Spring 2018 (U.S. dollar amount) is offered to Canadian citizens taking Liberty University Online courses.

    Eligibility: Canadians only. Please call (800) 424-9595 to speak with an admissions specialist and learn more.

  • Emergency Response Personnel Discount

    Award: 25% tuition discount (student must pay for books, materials, and the current technology fee per term)

    Eligibility

    • Eligible students must have been employed or volunteered on a full-time basis currently, or within the last five years, or retired from a career listed below.
    • Police/Peace Officer, Special Agent, Parole Officer, Corrections Officer, Firefighter, Search and Rescue Worker (license required), EMS/EMT worker (license required), Civil Air Patrol (Senior Member), FEMA volunteer, Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) members, 911 Emergency Dispatcher (certificate required), Park Ranger, Security Officer for Public Safety, Campus Emergency Responder, Campus Police, Border Patrol Officer, Maritime Officer, Medevac (fixed wing/helicopter pilot, ambulance, maritime), Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), Game Warden, State Trooper, US Marshal, United States Security Personnel field agent (example: FBI, CIA, DHS, DEA), Paramedic, Community Supervision Officer, Criminal Investigator
    • Administrative/non-field/chaplaincy positions are not eligible for the ERP discount.
    • Must be a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen, eligible non-citizen, or Canadian citizen
    • Military students whose MOS is Military Police Officer may qualify to receive the military tuition discount, but cannot also receive the ERP discount for their Military Police service. Military students who serve in an emergency response role as a civilian may qualify for both discounts. Students anticipating using the ERP discount in conjunction with military benefits must first contact the Office of Military Affairs.
    • For questions about this award, email luoadmissions@liberty.edu.

    Verification:

    • Student must provide proof of employment or volunteer status in the form of a letter from employer or volunteer agency on letterhead OR legible copy of position identification card to luoscholarships@liberty.edu. Additional documentation may be requested as needed. If the student is enrolled beyond the initial approval period of the discount, the University may request documentation be resent to confirm continued eligibility.
    • Include student ID number and attention to scholarships in all communication.
  • Heroes Fund Scholarship

    Award: The Heroes Fund Scholarship (HFS) is offered to service members and honorably discharged Gulf War veterans (1990–present day which includes Desert Shield, Desert Storm, OEF & OIF) pursuing their first Certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree. Students approved for this scholarship will be awarded an amount to cover all remaining tuition and fees once financial aid and military aid have been deducted from the total amount of tuition and fees charged.

    Eligibility

    • Be a recipient of the prestigious Purple Heart or
    • Rated 50-100% disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs for a “combat-related” Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or
    • Rated 50-100% disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs for “combat-related” injury, illness, or condition or
    • A spouse was killed in action during one of the Gulf Wars

    To view full eligibility requirements, please visit our Heroes Fund Scholarship webpage.

    Application: Students wishing to apply for the Heroes Fund Scholarship are required to submit the documentation itemized on the Heroes Fund Scholarship Application Process web page. A complete HFS application will include all of the general document requirements, as well as the appropriate qualifying documents, and any additional supporting documents that are determined as needed.

  • International Mission Board (IMB)

    Liberty must receive a letter from IMB verifying the student’s current status. The student must contact IMB for the letter. IMB personnel should contact the appropriate team in the IMB Personnel Services Center for the letter.

    Award: 100% tuition (student must pay the $50 administrative fee per term).

    Eligibility

    • Awarded to Liberty University Online Graduate students pursuing a Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) degree who have Journeyman status with the IMB.
    • For questions about this award, email luoadmissions@liberty.edu.
    • Must fax or send a letter from the IMB to their Academic Advisor or Admissions Specialist.
      • Include student ID number and attention to scholarships in all communication.


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  • Liberty Advantage

    Award: 15% off tuition only

    The Corporate and Affiliation Discount Program:
    • Must be affiliated with an eligible company or event
    • Students who graduate from LUOA are awarded a 15% discount toward Liberty University Online tuition. The 15% tuition discount is awarded by LUO upon receiving the final transcript from LUOA.
    • Complete the Verification Form (submit annually by July 1) in ASIST under "Financial Aid Forms"
    • Corporate Partnership/Event 15% discounts are not stackable with the military discount Spring 2017 and forward.
    • 15% Liberty Advantage discounts are for tuition only and will not be applied to other costs such as fees or books
    • Spouses are also eligible, complete the Spouse Discount Verification Form
    • For questions about this award, email luorecruitment@liberty.edu.

    Eligibility

    • Must be fully accepted into a degree-seeking Liberty University Online program
    • Liberty University Online Advantage recipient cannot break enrollment and must comply with the Broken Enrollment Policy
    • Complete an annual online form to verify the vocational/ministry status, as applicable
    • Discounts cannot exceed the cost of tuition
    • Discounts are applied as 15% off tuition only
    • Registration and Financial Check-In discount eligible students must meet the enrollment requirement as dictated by the rules for the specific promotion.
  • Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia (SBCV)

    Award: 100-percent tuition (student is responsible for all fees and a $50 administrative fee per semester)

    Eligibility

    • Awarded to SBCV one youth and one senior pastor only
    • Does not include Ph.D. in Counseling, Ph.D. in Theology and Apologetics, or Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) coursework
    • Must be a current SBCV member church with church membership established before January 2010
    • For questions about this award, email luoadmissions@liberty.edu.

    Verification:

    • Fax letter on church letterhead, prepared and signed by church official, other than the student that includes the following: name, student ID number, position in the church (youth or senior pastor), and name of the scholarship applying for. Fax (434) 582-7246 Attn: LUO Scholarships or email luoscholarships@liberty.edu
    • Awarded annually and will expire in the summer of each year. Must provide a new church letter in the summer semester each year to re-apply.

    For a listing of qualifying churches, please visit www.sbcv.org.

  • Virginia Army National Guard (VaARNG) Scholarship

    Award: Up to fifteen $2000 scholarships are available each year. Scholarships are awarded annually and renewal is required each academic year.

    Eligibility:

    • Must be a current soldier in the VaARNG who has successfully completed Basic Training or Officer Candidate Course
    • Must be in good standing with their National Guard unit
    • Must be an accepted residential or online student at Liberty University pursuing part-time or full-time enrollment
    • Must be in good standing with Liberty University academically, financially, and socially (Liberty Way)
    • Must apply through the Liberty University VaARNG liaison by the posted application deadline
    • See full eligibility requirements

    Application: See application process for details.

  • Word of Life Employees

    Award: 50% discount on tuition for undergraduate and graduate programs only (must pay the current technology fee per term and a $50 administrative per term)

    Eligibility:

    • Must be a Word of Life employee in order to qualify
    • For undergraduate and graduate programs
  • West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists (WVCSB)

    Award: 100% tuition (Student is responsible for all fees and a $50 administrative fee per semester)

    Eligibility

    • Awarded to WVCSB one senior and one youth pastor only
    • Does not include Ph.D. in Counseling, Ph.D. in Theology and Apologetics, or Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) coursework
    • Must be a current WVCSB member church with church membership established before January 2010
    • WVCSB is limited to one degree, per level.
    • For questions about this award, email luoadmissions@liberty.edu

    Verification:

    • Fax letter on church letterhead, prepared and signed by a church official, other than the student, to (434) 582-7246 - Attn: LUO Scholarships or email luoscholarships@liberty.edu.
      • Letter must include the following: Name, student ID number, position in church (senior or youth pastor), and the name of the scholarship applying for to 
    • The scholarship is awarded annually and will expire in the summer of each year. You must provide a new church letter in summer semester each year to re-apply. 

    For a list of qualifying churches visit www.wvcsb.org.


General Scholarship Rule (GSR)

Your combined federal grants, state grants, and Liberty aid cannot exceed the combined cost of actual tuition and Tier 2 room and standard board charges ($9,580 per year for the 2018-19 academic year- see basic cost page). For commuter students, the GSR calculation only includes the cost of tuition since there is no room and board charge, which means federal grants, state grants, and Liberty aid cannot exceed the actual cost of tuition. 

If the combined aid exceeds the total cost as specified, Liberty aid will be reduced to resolve the excess aid. The Federal Pell Grant is not included as a factor in the GSR for Resident students. All Liberty aid is subject to the GSR.


Liberty University, as permitted by federal regulation [34 CFR 668.41], electronically disseminates consumer information, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act information. Upon request, the institution will provide a free paper copy. Anyone signing or processing financial aid forms or seeking information or assistance at Liberty University must read, understand, and comply with the requirements disclosed, which are available 24 hours a day at www.Liberty.edu/ConsumerInfo.


Liberty University reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of any scholarship at any time at its discretion, as well as suspend or terminate any scholarships.


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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