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 6 years. 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: 2020-21
Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021
|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 Medical Sciences||$605||$605|
|John W. Rawlings School of Divinity Master programs||$2,750 block rate||$395|
|John W. 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.
|Doctorate of Nursing Practice||$595||$650|
|Military Master School of Divinity||$2,475 block rate||$275|
|Military Graduate/Ed.D., Ed.S., D.Min. Programs4||$275||$275|
|Military Graduate to Doctoral Tuition5||$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 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.
4Doctorate 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 Higher Education Administration, and Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. 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.
5Beginning 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.
Special Program Tuition Rates: 2020-21
|LUOA/EDGE||$549 per course|
|Willmington School of the Bible||$120 per credit hour|
|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
|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)|
The John W. 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 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.