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Liberty University Online Cost and Financial Aid Options

As a nonprofit institution, Liberty University has some of the lowest tuition rates in the nation, and tuition for our online programs has been frozen for 6 years through June 2022!

 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: 2021-2022

Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022

Degree LevelFull-time per hour ratePart-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
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.

$595$650
Doctorate of Nursing Practice$595$650
DNP-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Post-MSN and Post-BSN)5$1,200 (Starting Spring 2022)$1,200 (Starting Spring 2022)
Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health5$1,200 (Starting Spring 2022)$1,200 (Starting Spring 2022)
Military Undergraduate$250$250
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, new 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 matriculated into the program in Fall 2021 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.

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 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.

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.


Special Program Tuition Rates: 2021-22

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

Additional Definitions

UndergraduatePart-time rate if taking 11.99 hours or less
Full-time rate if taking 12 hours or more
GraduatePart-time rate if taking 8.99 hours or less
Full-time rate if taking 9 hours or more
Postgraduate and DoctoralPart-time rate if taking 5.99 hours or less
Full-time rate if taking 6 hours or more
John W. 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)
John W. Rawlings School of Divinity D.Min. and Ph.D. programsBlock rate: 7 to 15 credit hours (less than 7 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*$249 per semester
Late Financial Check-In 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 FeesView the course fees chart

*Technology fee is waived for all active-duty, reserves, and National Guard service members.


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