First Responder Discount

Liberty University is committed to providing world-class education and helping students achieve their educational goals. Firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and other first responders can receive a discount on tuition as our appreciation for the significant contributions they make to their communities.

As Liberty University’s way of saying ‘Thank You,’ we proudly provide first responders with the following benefits:

  • A 25% tuition discount
  • Free evaluation of training and life experience for college credit*
  • Personalized service throughout your college experience from a team of knowledgeable academic advisors
  • Potential stacking with other tuition benefits, like the Corporate Advantage Program or Liberty-given military benefits

Ready to Apply?

Submit your application online or over the phone.

The majority of tuition for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. And our tuition rate for military service members and first responder personnel is even lower.

Many military veterans are often employed as first responders in their civilian careers. Unlike most other scholarships or discounts, prior military members can stack their Liberty-given military tuition discount with our First Responder Discount, as long as all qualifications are met. Students who qualify for both discounts can take advantage of the rate below for some of our popular programs:

  • Undergraduate – $390 $250 $188 per credit hour — Over 50% Savings
  • M.A., M.S., MBA, and M.Ed. – $565 $275 $207 per credit hour — 63% Savings
  • Education Specialist and Ed.D. – $595 $275 $207 per credit hour — 65% Savings  

If you are looking for a police discount, EMS discount, or firefighter discount, you have come to the right place!

Liberty University defines first responders as those who are currently (or within the last five years) employed, volunteering, or retired from areas of law enforcement, emergency services, fire safety and rescue work, TSA, and Civil Air Patrol (CAP) senior members. 

The First Responder Discount is also offered in place of a civil air patrol scholarship for those public servants.

For a full list of eligibility requirements and positions, please visit the Scholarships Page.

Police officers, firefighters, EMS, and other first responder members, please see below to request your discount:

Fax (434) 582-2053 or email the following information:

  • Proof of employment or volunteer status on letterhead from an employer or volunteer agency OR a legible copy of position identification card. Additional documentation may be requested as needed.
  • Include student ID number and mark all communication as “Attention: Scholarships.”


Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate, $275 per credit hour for graduate, and $300 per credit hour for doctoral courses*
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder**
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*For eligible current and former service members and their spouses. Learn more!

**Not applicable to certificates. Cannot be combined with the $300/credit hour doctoral military rate.

Liberty University offers a wide variety of associatebachelor’smaster’s, and doctoral programs to help you advance in your career as a first responder or to help you start a new vocation.