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Tuition & Fees

1. Determine Your Cost of Tuition

Life University is a private institution and has the same tuition for all students, whether they have in-state or out-of-state residency.

Undergraduate Tuition Calculation

Number of Credits Times Cost Per Credit Plus Quarterly Fee Equals Total Tuition & Fees Per Quarter
x $226 + $350 =

Graduate Tuition Calculation

Number of Credits Times Cost Per Credit Plus Quarterly Fee Equals Total Tuition & Fees Per Quarter
x $257 + $350 =

Doctor of Chiropractic Tuition Calculation

Number of Credits Times Cost Per Credit Plus Quarterly Fee Equals Total Tuition & Fees Per Quarter
x $341 + $350 =

2. Determine your Cost of Living

More complicated, but equally important, is calculating the Cost of Living. You will want to do your own research to figure out what it will cost you to live in Marietta, Georgia. There are ample inexpensive options for local housing and basic needs. Most students find the cost of living here to be very reasonable, especially when you realize you are getting all the benefits of proximity to a big city, but with small-town prices.

3. Determine your length of time in school

Length of Time in School is another factor that can only be determined by you. Depending if you are a first-time college student, transferring in from another school, or want to take modified course loads each quarter, the time it takes you to graduate will vary.

Doctor of Chiropractic Students

LIFE’s Chiropractic program is delivered to full-time students as a 14-quarter curriculum. This means that you can graduate as a Doctor of Chiropractic in as few as 3.5 years. However, some students choose to take a lighter load in order to accommodate work or family life and, therefore, graduate after a longer period of time. The final factor you will need to consider is the Return on Investment. Chiropractic schools are vastly different from each other in philosophy, content and the kind of professionals they produce. Consider your options carefully to determine what school will best help you to realize your unique desires and dreams for the future. What’s the best way to dig deeper and make sure you are making a sound investment in your future? We highly recommend that you visit every chiropractic college you are considering attending.

Cost of Attendance (COA)

COA is equal to the Cost of Tuition plus the Cost of Living multiplied by the Length of Time in School.

COA = Cost of Tuition + Cost of Living x Length of Time in School

COA is an estimate of the total amount it will cost you to go to school for an academic period. COA includes tuition and fees, room and board or living expenses, allowances for books, supplies and transportation. The COA is determined by the school using guidelines established by federal regulations.

DC Program

Credits per Quarter COA
6-11 $12,449
12-18 $14,495
19-25 $17,223
26-31 $19,098

Masters Programs

Credits per Quarter COA
5-8 $11,021
9-13 $12,177
14-16 $13,205

Undergrad Program

Credits per Quarter COA
6-11 $11,071
12-18 $12,427
19-25 $14,235
  • A student attending a college or university has a cost of attendance (COA) determined for them by the Financial Aid Office. The cost of attendance is a budget comprised of tuition, fees, books and supplies and living expenses related to the student’s education.
  • Students frequently refer to the cost of attendance as their financial aid budget.
  • The COA (or financial aid budget) is not a personal budget for the student comprised of their personal expenses; it is comprised of expenses that the government considers to be related to the pursuit of the students degree or certificate.
  • The financial aid budget can have a limited amount of rent or mortgage expenses and limited amount of transportation costs.
  • A student’s financial aid budget may not be used for credit card debt(s) or car payments. Those are examples of personal debt for which each student is personally responsible, and that debt would exist whether or not they were attending school.
  • The federal government will not subsidize students to pay their personal debt. They will only assist with costs related to their current pursuit of a degree or a certificate.


To calculate your potential cost of attendance, click here.