Tuition, fees and other charges constitute only part of the actual costs of a student's education. The University is supported chiefly by the Living Church of God, which underwrites most of the educational operating expenses and the original cost of the physical plant and equipment. Additional financial support is received by individual and corporate contribution (see Giving to LU).
The tuition and fee rates below are those in effect as of October 1, 2011, and are subject to change without prior notice. The University reserves the right to assess revised tuition as it may determine. The University will publicize any such changes when and if they occur.
Tuition is charged for each of the fall (autumn) and spring semesters on a flat fee basis for a registration of 15-18 semester hours and on a semester hour basis for a registration of less than 15 hours or for each additional hour above 18 hours. Noncredit course tuition is assessed according to their load value given in parentheses after actual hours. During the summer session, tuition is assessed on a per semester hour basis. The same rates apply to credit and audit hours as follows:
Semester Tuition Charges
Flat fee basis (15-18 semester hours), $1,650.
Each semester hour up to a total registration of 15 semester hours, $110.
Each semester hour above a total registration of 18 semester hours, $110.
Summer Session Tuition Charges
Each semester hour up to a total registration of 8 semester hours, $110.
Dual Enrollment Tuition Waiver
For the 2013-2014 academic year high school students enrolled in the Certificate of Biblical Christianity Program will receive a tuition discount of $100 per semester hour credit for program courses (THL 135, 136, 200, 211, 212, and 226. Students who elect this Dual Enrollment Tuition Waiver are not eligible to also receive a Regent's Scholarship award for the same courses. This waiver does not apply to any other courses.
People who are 65 or older or who will become 65 years old during the calendar year are eligible to audit one Open Learning Program course per semester and/or summer term with a 100% senior citizen tuition discount provided that there is space available in the course, "for-credit" students enrolling constitute the minimum number required, they pay any special course fees and the information technology fee, they meet published course pre-requisites, and they are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks and other class materials and supplies.
The University offers an online academic edition of the Tomorrow's World Bible Study Course as THL 110a Tomorrow's World Bible Study Course I (2 SCH) and THL 110b Tomorrow's World Bible Study Course II (2 SCH) with a 100% tuition discount.
People who successfully complete THL 110ab or Lessons 1-24 in the non-credit editions of the Tomorrow's World Bible Study Course are eligible to enroll in an online section of THL 135 Life, Ministry, and Teachings of Jesus for either credit or audit through the LU Open Learning Program with a 100% tuition discount. Those completing the Tomorrow's World Bible Study Course are sent a letter of completion entitling the recipient to receive the 100% tuition discount for THL 135 which is valid for three years (36 months from its date of issuance). This offer is nontransferable and requires the recipient to register in an online section of THL 135 in the LU Open Learning Program. Students pay the information technology fee and are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks and other class materials and supplies.
The following fees are assessed when applicable. Audit students pay the same fees as students who enroll for credit. These fees are subject to change without prior notice. The University reserves the right to assess new fees or increase or decrease existing fees as it may determine. The University will publicize any such changes when and if they occur.
Alumni Association Membership Fee
Annual Individual Membership ...........................................$25
Annual Married Couple Membership .................................$35
Application for Admission Fee $50
Applicants to the University as matriculated students, that is applicants seeking a certificate, diploma or degree, are required to submit an application fee with their Application for Admission. No fee is required for application for readmission or reapplication within three years or for applicants seeking special student status (non-matriculated student status). There is no application fee for dual enrollment students even though they seek a certificate.
Graduation Fee $75
Graduation fees are payable during the semester the student expects to graduate. Candidates for graduation should contact the Registrar to obtain an Application for Graduation and the current fee schedule. information Technology Fee $35
Information Technology Fee
(This fee is effective July 1, 2012)