Liberty University offers flexible payment plans for our online programs.

We understand that paying for college can be stressful. And we want to help relieve some of that stress by offering monthly payment plans that fit your needs and give you more time to pay for your education.

The sooner you set up a payment plan, the more options will be available to you.

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. 

To help ease the burden of paying for college, we offer you the option of a monthly payment plan to pay any remaining balance on your student account.

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  • In Financial Check-In (FCI), you will have the option to select a payment plan.
  • There will be a one-time $50 payment plan participation fee per semester.
  • Our payment plans are interest-free.
  • Monthly payments are automatically drafted from the bank account or credit/debit card that you provide in FCI.

Please Note: You may not be able to register for future semesters until a payment plan has been paid in full. You also may not be able to access your transcripts while in a payment plan.

You can make changes to your account in the Financial Check-In portal. We suggest that you check your account five days before your automatic draft to ensure that the correct amount is being processed from your account and your account information is completely up-to-date.  

Directions for Making an Update to Your Payment Plan

  1. Log in to the Financial Check-In portal
  2. Select the appropriate term
  3. Select the Payment Plan Selection tab to view your payments for any possible adjustments needed and then click on Accept & Continue
  4. On the Address Verification page, verify your address and then click on Save & Continue
  5. Check the “*I Agree to the Terms and Conditions above” box on the Check-In Contract page and then click on Save & Continue
  6. Select either use current account information or change your payment account information.
  7. Click Save to then update your payment plan and re-complete Financial Check-In.
  8. The updated automated drafts will be displayed on your new Check-In Receipt.

If one or more of your automated drafts fail, you and the account holder are both responsible for the returned or declined payment.

You will be notified through your LU email and by phone if you have a returned/declined payment. It is your responsibility to forward this message to any other financially responsible party, if applicable. You can make a payment to make up for the returned/declined payment(s).

Consequences of Returned/Declined Payments

  • $35 failed payment processing fee per returned/declined payment (non-refundable)
  • In the case of three or more returned/declined payment plan installments:
    • You may no longer be eligible to enroll in payment plans.
    • 100% of the balance will be required by the Financial Check-In deadline for all future semesters enrolled.
    • You may not be able to make online payments via automated checking.
    • Cash, money order, or credit card payments must be made with Cashiering & Treasury Services.
  • If you do not respond to returned/declined payment notifications, you may be removed from Financial Check-In and all upcoming courses.