Liberty University
Lynchburg, VA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$27,573
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$26,570
$30k - $48k
$24,360
$48k - $75k
$26,872
$75k - $110k
$28,881
$110k+
$30,254
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$16,558
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,558
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,217
Books and Supplies
$1,251
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financialaid@liberty.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
49%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
46%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,400
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
46%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,557
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,952
Students receiving state aid
22%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,097
Students receiving federal aid
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,557
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$11,972
$30k - $48k
$12,428
$48k - $75k
$10,657
$75k - $110k
$8,317
$110k+
$7,941
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$4,114,014
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$31,815,370

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
59%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,828
Students receiving federal loans
59%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,545
Average Other Loans Per Year
$14,984
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,016
Loan Default Rate
5%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$260

What Students Are Saying

3.98 Average Rating
Being a Private AND Christian school, I expected it to be pricy. Liberty is relatively low priced to begin with, and they offer many merit scholarships that bring the price down to a very nice and managable level. There is so much to do on campus, like free skating, that is really worth the money.
Alicia from Camp Hill, PA
After adding everything up on the college necessity list, it's normal to stress and need to step away to catch your breath, but with Liberty you can feel extremely secure in knowing that every penny is going to a strong establishment that is 110% focused on your future. Yes, its a private, Christian University, but its worth every penny. You have some of the best educators in the country at this school and amazing programs that will challenge you in every aspect of your major, but it doesn't stop there! Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, we have something called Convocation, which is pretty much like a HUGE chapel for the entire campus to come together and hear encouraging words from famous authors, musicians, artists, pastors, athletes and missionaries. So, on top of the great professors, we are taught even more by the visitors also interested in our callings. There's a gym, ice skating rink, basketball courts, an indoor track, indoor soccer and basketball arena, plus computer labs, curriculum libraries...EVERYTHING you could ask for. An additional plus about Liberty is the willingness to help in any way possible financially. Depending on one's major, their family's income, and even educational achievments like honor roll or high GPA, Liberty offers many scholarships in order to decrease financial burden.
Melanie from Richmond Heights, OH
When I first heard about Liberty, I thought I'd never have the money to go there because it's an out-of-state, private, Christian university. However, it's not bad at all! I have friends who are at state schools that are paying more than I am. Liberty gives out many scholarships for little things like applying early, for how many years you've gone there in a row, having a pastor... Most of the scholarships are around $500 to $1000, but every little bit helps!
Brittany from Denver, PA
Liberty is obviously not the cheapest university, but it is absolutely worth it. Liberty has thousands of dollars in scholarships that are regularly awarded to each student. This knocks the cost of school down to a competitive price. The calibre that this school has is so high for the price you pay.
Scott from Phenix City, AL
I always joke with my friends that Liberty is a lot like Disney World. It could pretty much be its own country if it wanted to! The men and women who run this show are doing their best to give back to the students as much as possible. We just recently built a Snowflex, which is a ski slope without snow! I've been there a couple of times and the facilities are great! That is just one example of what the faculty is doing to return the favor of tuition.

When it comes to education, I believe the professors are top notch and really know what they are teaching us. All of my teachers are fantastic and very knowledgeable. It made the transition process that much easier. The chancellor told us that the faculty at Liberty prides itself on hiring the best educators and the strongest Christians. Strong faith is a sign of a strong foundation for a college.
Megan from Chardon, OH
when i first saw the price i would be paying for going to liberty, i got incredibly scared, but after i saw what i was paying for, it was totally worth it! after my first year, i began thinking about going to a community college because i would be studying the same exact thing for less money. after thinking about it and getting some advice, i decided that going to liberty would be better for me because not only would i be getting an outstanding academic education, but i would also be giving the spiritual part of my life a chance to grow. liberty offers great financial aid and a variety of different scholarships. if price is an issue, don't worry because you will be getting your money's worth!
Kendra from Arlington, WA
To many, the tuition for Liberty University may seem a bit costly but it is worth every penny. The food is great, the people are friendly, and the classes are challenging. The school constantly provides free student activities all over campus and even provides low priced year-round skiing and snowboarding on the new Snowflex Centre. The research center is 3 stories, complete with a quite study floor and computer lab, along with a terrific library. Liberty is definitely worth the price.
Lee from Chesapeake, VA
The tuition price seems really high but once you realize what exactly is included in the tuition it won't seem as expensive. I don't have to pay for anything on campus which is great. Everything was paid for in my tuition.
Jessica from Smithfield, VA
As far as private schools go, Liberty actually is among the cheapest. To be perfectly honest, though, it is still pretty expensive. For the most part, incoming students get a good deal of money in scholarships, which kind of balance the cost out.
Brooke from Christiansburg, VA
As you know, figuring out a way to pay for college can be a hassle. Liberty, however, offers many scholarship opportunities in order to make paying for college a little easier. As I mentioned before, Liberty offers so many services for students to insure that every student can have a good college experience and most importantly succeed while in school and in life after graduation.
Shawn from Apalachin, NY

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