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Liberty University Online Cost and Financial Aid Options

As a nonprofit institution, Liberty University’s online programs have some of the lowest tuition rates among top online universities. Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 4 years and will remain at the current rates through August 1, 2020. Additionally, scholarships and flexible payment plans make Liberty tuition rates even more affordable. So 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.

Liberty University cares about your education and therefore is committed to helping you through the financial aid process. Our staff is available to get you on the fast track toward accomplishing your educational and life goals by answering questions about your financial needs — questions like, “How does online tuition work?” For more information regarding financial aid and Liberty University tuition online, visit the Student Financial Services homepage.

General Tuition Rates: 2019-20

Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020

Degree Level Full-time per hour rate Part-time per hour rate
Undergraduate $390 $455
Graduate $565 $615
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 Medical Sciences $605 $605
Rawlings School of Divinity Master programs $2,750 block rate $395
Rawlings School of Divinity D.Min. and Ph.D. programs3 $2,750 block rate  $395
Ed.D. in Community Care and Counseling $595 $650

Doctorate Programs and Ed.S.

$595 $650
Doctorate of Nursing Practice $595 $650
Military Undergraduate $250 $250
Military Master School of Divinity  $2,475 block rate $275
Military Graduate/Doctorate4 $275 $275

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 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.

4The doctoral military rate only applies to Education Doctoral (Ed.D. and Ed.S.) programs, the Doctor of Ministry – Pastoral Counseling cognate, and the following post-graduate certificate programs: the Executive Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction, the Executive Certificate in Higher Education Administration, and the Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Military students pursuing all other doctoral programs will be charged the regular (part-time/full-time) doctoral tuition rates.

Special Program Tuition Rates: 2019-20

LUOA/EDGE $549 per course
Willmington School of the Bible $120 per credit hour 

Additional Definitions

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
Ph.D. and Doctorate Part-time rate if taking 5.99 hours or less
Full-time rate if taking 6 hours or more
Rawlings School of Divinity
Master’s Programs
Block rate: 9 to 15 credit hours (less than 9 or more than 15 credit hours: $395/credit hour)

The Rawlings School of Divinity cap is not available for the Ph.D. in Theology and Apologetics or the M.A. in Ethnomusicology. 

Liberty’s Online Program Fees

Application/re-application fee $50 1-time fee (non-refundable)
Technology fee* $199 per semester
Financial Check-In late payment fee $125
Payment plan participation $50 per term
M.A. Counseling assessment fee $50
Portfolio assessment fee $100
Graduation Application fee $100 (automatically assessed by Student Financial Services near the time of the Graduation 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.

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