Tuition has not increased in 8 years for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs
As a nonprofit institution, Liberty University’s online programs have some of the lowest tuition rates among top online universities. Our tuition rates are some of the lowest in the nation and have been frozen for 8 years through June 2024!
What are the financing options?
Scholarships and flexible payment plans make Liberty tuition rates even more affordable.
If you’re wondering how financial aid works, or you’d like to see how you can further decrease your Liberty University cost, please review our page on scholarship opportunities.
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Liberty University cares about your education and therefore is committed to helping you through the financial aid process.
For more information regarding financial aid and Liberty University tuition online, visit the Student Financial Services homepage.
General Tuition Rates: 2022-2023
Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023
|Degree Level||Full-time per hour rate||Part-time per hour rate|
|RN to BSN, RN to BSN – Global Studies||$330||$330|
|B.S.N. – M.S.N (Dual Degree)1||$330||$330|
|Master of Education / Master of Arts in Teaching2||$415||$615|
|Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (program discontinued)||$605||$605|
|John W. Rawlings School of Divinity Master programs3||$2,750 block rate||$395|
|John W. Rawlings School of Divinity D.Min. and Ph.D. programs4||$2,750 block rate||$395|
|Ed.D. in Community Care and Counseling||$595||$650|
Doctorate Programs and Ed.S.
|Doctorate of Nursing Practice||$595||$650|
|DNP-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Post-MSN and Post-BSN)5||$1,200||$1,200|
|Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health5||$1,200||$1,200|
|Military Master School of Divinity||$2,475 block rate||$275|
|Military Graduate/Ed.D., Ed.S., D.Min. Programs6||$275||$275|
|Military Graduate to Doctoral Tuition7||$300||$300|
1The B.S.N.-M.S.N. dual degree program is formatted in a way in which students enrolled specifically in this program will earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing concurrently.
2Applicable to School of Education programs only.
3Liberty online John W. Rawlings School of Divinity Master of Divinity students enrolled between 1 and 8.99 credit hours will be charged the part-time tuition rate of $395 per credit hour. Students enrolled between 9 and 15 credit hours will be charged the block rate of $2,750. Any credit hours above 15 will be charged at the $395 part-time rate.
4Liberty online John W. Rawlings School of Divinity Doctor of Ministry and Ph.D. students enrolled between 1 and 6.99 credit hours will be charged the part-time tuition rate of $395 per credit hour. Students enrolled between 7 and 15 credit hours will be charged the block rate of $2,750. Any credit hours above 15 will be charged at the $395 part-time rate. Please note that the Doctor of Ministry – Pastoral Counseling is the only D.Min. track eligible for the military discount.
5Beginning Spring 2022, students will pay a flat rate of $1,200 per credit hour, as opposed to separate part time and full time rates. Those who have begun coursework in the Fall 2021 term or earlier, will be grandfathered into the previous full-time/part-time tuition rate. If a student breaks enrollment or graduates, they will be updated to the new flat tuition rate when they re-enroll. Please note that the flat rate means that new students in these programs will not be eligible for the military discount. Students who are accepted and offered a seat for the Fall 2022 or Spring 2023* semester will be required to submit a $500 deposit. This deposit will be applied to your student account to be used towards tuition, fees, etc. If accepted to our program, you will receive additional information via your Liberty email regarding your next steps and payment of the deposit. (Spring 2023 deposits are refundable until November 18, 2022)
6Doctorate military rate only applies to the Education Doctoral (Ed.D and Ed.S) programs and the following Doctoral Certificate programs: Executive Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction, Executive Certificate in School Administration, and Supervision and Executive Certificate in Higher Education Administration. Military students pursuing other doctorate programs will be charged the regular (part-time/full-time) doctorate tuition rates. Doctoral military students enrolled in Doctorate of Ministry: Pastoral Counseling will be assessed the $275 military rate for 1 to 6.99 credit hours, or over 15 credit hours. Students enrolled in this program for 7 to 15 credit hours will be assessed a military block rate of $1,925.
7Beginning Fall 2020, when you complete a graduate degree through Liberty – including the nested 21-hour advanced certificates – and you continue your studies into a doctoral program within 2 academic years of graduation, you will receive a reduced tuition rate of just $300 per credit hour. The $300 tuition rate only applies to active service members, eligible veterans, and spouses who are new to a doctoral program in Fall 2020 or after. DoD employees are not eligible for the discounted tuition rate at the doctoral level. Both Ed.S. and Ed.D. programs will retain a tuition rate of $275 per credit hour.
2023-2024 Cost of Attendance Allowances
Liberty University Student Financial Services establishes the annual cost of attendance allowances to help students and their families prepare financially for the academic year. The below allowances for online students are estimates and may vary depending on students’ individual spending decisions. These allowances are “indirect” meaning, they are not charged directly to student accounts. Direct charges that are applied to student accounts are listed above in the Online Program Costs sections.
Online Cost of Attendance Breakdown
Loan Fees (Graduate/Doctoral Students)
Books, Supplies, and Course Materials*
Allowances in this chart are based on a student attending the online program at either a full-time or half-time enrollment status for 9 months of enrollment, typically the Fall and Spring semesters.
*The Books, Supplies, and Course Materials allowance for online undergraduate students will be factored in at a decreased rate, because their Inclusive Access charges are waived.
Costs of Attendance Allowance Definitions
Living Expenses (Food and Housing): An allowance for food and housing costs, as determined by the institution, to be incurred by the student attending the institution on at least a half-time basis, including:
- A standard food allowance that provides the equivalent of three meals each day, regardless of whether a student chooses institutionally owned or operated food services (i.e., board or meal plans). Institutions must provide an allowance for purchasing food off campus for a student that does not elect institutionally owned or operated food services.
- Housing allowances for students residing in institutionally owned or operated housing with or without dependents must be based on the average or median amount assessed to such residents for housing charges, whichever is greater.
- Housing allowances for students living off-campus must include rent or other housing costs.
- For dependent students living at home with parents, institutions must include a reasonable standard allowance for living expenses that are not zero.
- For students living in housing on a military base or for which they receive a basic allowance under section 403(b) of title 37, United States Code, institutions must include a reasonable allowance for food on-campus or off-campus but cannot include housing costs
- For all other students, institutions must include a reasonable allowance based on expenses incurred by such students.
Fees: Along with tuition, an amount normally assessed a student carrying the same academic workload, as determined by the institution.
Loan Fees: An allowance for the cost of any Federal student loan fee, origination fee, or insurance premium charged to the student or the parent of the student. The allowance may be actual or average costs, as appropriate; and may not include the cost associated with non-Federal loans.
Books, Course Materials, Supplies and Equipment: An allowance for books, course materials, and equipment, which must include all such costs required of all students in the same course of study, including a reasonable allowance for the rental or upfront purchase of a personal computer, as determined by the institution.
Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses: An allowance, as determined by the institution, for a student attending the institution on at least a half-time basis.
Special Program Tuition Rates: 2022-23
|LUOA/EDGE||$549 per full-year course|
|Willmington School of the Bible||$120 per credit hour|
Did You Know?
Parents who attend Liberty University Online may be eligible to receive a 10% tuition discount for their child to enroll with Liberty University Online Academy.**
|Undergraduate||Part-time rate if taking 11.99 hours or less|
Full-time rate if taking 12 hours or more
|Graduate||Part-time rate if taking 8.99 hours or less|
Full-time rate if taking 9 hours or more
|Postgraduate and Doctoral||Part-time rate if taking 5.99 hours or less|
Full-time rate if taking 6 hours or more
|John W. Rawlings School of Divinity|
|Block rate: 9 to 15 credit hours (less than 9 or more than 15 credit hours: $395/credit hour)|
|John W. Rawlings School of Divinity D.Min. and Ph.D. programs||Block rate: 7 to 15 credit hours (less than 7 or more than 15 credit hours: $395/credit hour)|
Liberty’s Online Program Fees
|Application/re-application fee||$50 1-time fee (non-refundable)|
|Technology fee*||$249 per semester (Starting Fall 2023 this fee will change to $299 per semester)|
|Late Financial Check-In fee||$125 through Summer 2023/$150 beginning Fall 2023|
|Payment plan participation||$50 per semester|
|Portfolio assessment fee||$100|
|Degree Completion Application fee||$100 for degrees and $50 for certificates (automatically assessed by Student Financial Services near the time of the Degree/Certificate Completion Application, not degree conferral)|
|Course Fees||View the course fees chart|
*Technology fee is waived for all active-duty, reserves, and National Guard service members who are meeting all other eligibility requirements. (Starting Fall 2023 this fee will no longer be waived for new military students)
**Discount only applicable to tuition for non-dual enrollment courses with Liberty University Online Academy (LUOA). Students must be new to LUOA and enrolled in full-time courses to be eligible. At least one parent must have completed a course with Liberty University Online (LUO) within the last 24 months to be eligible. This LUO Parent Discount is not stackable with other discounts. Contact LUOA for further details and to see if your family is eligible.
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