Next Acceptance Deadline

Feb 28, 2018

Grants and Loans

There are two major types of Federal Aid offered to Liberty University Online students – grants and loans.


Grants are financial awards from the federal and state governments that do not have to be paid back. Most grants are not available to graduate students or to students seeking a second bachelor’s degree.

Grants are awarded to students who meet each set of the qualifications. All U.S. citizens (and eligible non-citizens) must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each school year in order to determine eligibility for federal grants.

Financial Aid Grants


Liberty University accepts loans to help pay for your education. Liberty's Financial Aid department can process loans for those in need of assistance. Please remember that loans must be repaid.

Students who indicate an interest in loans on the FAFSA are 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 in order to receive a loan.

For more information about loans, please visit Liberty University's Financial Aid website.