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Liberty University Scholarships & Financial Aid 2020-2021

Liberty University is one of the largest private, non-profit universities in the world (and in fact, it is the largest in the United States). Most of Liberty’s 100,000+ students are online, but there are about 15,000 at their Lynchburg, Virginia campus.

Academically, Liberty offers students a wide variety of options in 17 colleges including nearly 300 bachelor’s degrees. Students can study everything from business to cybersecurity to pre-med to nursing to liberal arts to computer science and engineering.

Liberty University also awards a wide variety of scholarships and financial aid opportunities for students.

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Liberty University tuition & cost

Liberty University’s tuition and other costs are the same for in-state and out-of-state student as it is a private institution. You can find the most up-to-date rates for undergraduate, graduate, and online students on the Liberty website.

If you are looking for an estimate of financial aid, you can complete the Liberty University Net Price Calculator. This is a free tool that will provide you with an estimate of what Liberty will cost you and your family. Our guide to using Net Price Calculators can help you to interpret the quote you receive, as well as know what information to input.

Liberty University scholarships 

Liberty offers a number of different merit scholarships to both online and residential students. These scholarships range from $1,500 per year up to full tuition. Best of all, the Liberty University scholarships are all renewable for four years!

Below is a chart that shows the scholarships that you will be eligible for at Liberty based on your GPA and standardized test scores. Note that all GPAs are recalculated by the admissions office and are unweighted. This is very helpful for students who want to estimate the amount of merit scholarships they might receive.

ACT 20-22 23-25 26-28 29-31 32-34 35-36
SAT 1100-
3.8-4.0 $2,250 $2,750 $4,500 $6,000 $6,500 Full
3.3-3.79 $1,750 $2,500 $3,500 $5,500 $6,000 $6,500
3.0-3.29 $1,500 $1,750 $2,500 $2,750 $4,000 $5,500

Source: Liberty University 

Additional Liberty Scholarships

Liberty offers additional scholarships for the following groups of students:

  • Legacy students
  • Veterans who have served in the armed forces
  • Community college students
  • Middle class students

Liberty University need-based financial aid

In addition to their merit scholarships, Liberty offers need-based financial aid to students as well. In order to quality for need-based financial aid students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.


The FAFSA priority deadlines for Liberty are:

FSA priority deadlines:

  • Fall Semester: January 15
  • Spring Semester: October 1

School Code

The FAFSA School Code for Liberty University is 010392

Questions about Liberty financial aid

If you have questions about financial aid at Liberty University, you can reach out to the office of Student Financial Services.

Here prospective students can chat with a member of the financial aid team via live chat, phone, or a virtual advising appointment.