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LU Cost of Attendance

Costs to attend

Life University is a private institution and has the same tuition for all students per academic level, whether they have in-state or out-of-state residency. Tuition payment is due in full upon registration. Any charges such as tuition, housing, meal plans and/or student fees/fines are due by the second Sunday of each quarter. The due date can been seen in EagleNet under Student Accounts by term or in the Quarterly Announcements.

The following amounts are effective Summer 2019.

UNDERGRADUATE
Tuition Per Credit Hour $258
Quarterly Student Fees $497
Tuition Per Year* $11,610 (average 15 credits hrs)
Tuition Per Standard Program Length** $48,504
Average Cost of Attendance per Quarter $7,667 (15 credit hrs, Commons120 Meal
Plan, Commons Double Room)
Average Cost of Attendance per Academic year $23,001
GRADUATE
Tuition Per Credit Hour $295
Quarterly Student Fees $497
Tuition Per Year* $7,965 (average 9 credits hrs)
Tuition Per Standard Program Length** $15,340
CHIROPRACTIC
Tuition Per Credit Hour $379
Quarterly Student Fees $497
Tuition Per Year* $28,425 (average 25 credits hrs)
Tuition Per Standard Program Length** $129,618
DIETETIC INTERNSHIP
Tuition Per Year $8,700

 

*Tuition per year is based on a three-quarter academic year for both Undergraduate and Graduate degree programs.

**Tuition per standard program length is based on four years (188 credit hours) needed for completion for most Undergraduate degree programs and two years (52 credit hours) needed for completion for most Graduate degree programs. Tuition per standard program length for the Doctor of Chiropractic program is  based on the number of credit hours needed to complete the degree (342 credit hours). Lengths of completion for all LU programs can vary, depending on a student’s course load per quarter/year.

 

General Fees: All Students

Quarterly student fees $497.00

This includes, but is not limited to, information technology, ePrint, parking, campus shuttles, lab fees, graduation, orientation, wellness center, intramural and club activities.

Audit Class fee (per class) $100.00

Full-time UG students may audit a course in addition to their 20-hour limit, and dual degree D.C. students may audit a course in addition to their 31 hours. No degree credit is granted for courses scheduled on an auditing basis.

LIVING ON CAMPUS

Life University offers on-campus living at LIFE’s Village Retreat and The Commons. ALL first-time freshmen are required to live on-campus for one academic year. Housing rates are charged per quarter.

The Commons

Single – $2,600
Double – $2,100

 

LIFE’s Village Retreat

Single – $3,108
Double – $2,289

 

QUESTIONS:
For more information regarding on-campus living, contact Housing and Residence Life at Housing@LIFE.edu or 770-426-2700.

 

MEAL PLANS

ALL first-time freshmen and residents of The Commons are required to purchase a meal plan. Meal plans are loaded onto your Eagle card, which is the official ID of Life University students, faculty and staff. There are meal plans available to students who are not required to purchase one.

QUARTERLY MEAL PLAN OPTIONS
EAGLE
95
EAGLE
190
COMMONS
60
COMMONS
120*
LIFE
45
LIFE
190
ROADEE** TRAVELLER EXPRESS
Lyceum Swipes (included)
95 190 60 120 45 190 75 45 20
eBucks (included)
$600 $350 $700 $300 $500 $250 $0 $0 $0
Plan Pricing
$1,600 $1,600 $1,200 $1,200 $895 $895 $540 $300 $160
Cost Per Meal
N/A $6.84 N/A $7.08 $7.08 $7.16 $7.20 $7.50 $8.00

*Default Plan for Commons residents
**Default Plan for new freshmen commuters & new freshmen LVR residents

 

Meal Plans swipes are loaded at the start of each quarter, then “reset” at the end, following a “use ‘em or lose ‘em” scenario. Non-mandatory meal plans can be purchased through Eagle Card Services with a credit or debit card.

eBucks is a declining balance money account, funds are loaded by Card Services, in conjunction with your selected meal plan. eBucks start at the beginning of the quarter and any unused amounts roll from quarter to quarter until the end of the Spring quarter (June). You can use your eBucks for payment at Socrates Cafe, Plato II Go, Eagles Landing or Lyceum Dining Hall.

The Eagle Card is more than just an ID card – it provides access to a variety of essential functions, such as secure entry to residence halls and rooms, library and Wellness Center. It is also used as payment for meal plans, eBucks, flexBucks and printing services (ePrint).

 

ePrint funds are loaded quarterly for printing/copying at designated campus printers. Current students receive a University printing credit of $7.50 each quarter, and the funds are non-refundable, non-transferable, and can only be used for printing on campus.

flexBucks are Eagle Card funds you load yourself using a credit or debit card. The benefit of using flexBucks is that you buy at a 10% added value rate (i.e. you buy $100 of flexBucks and $110 is loaded on your card). flexBucks can be used at all campus eateries.

QUESTIONS: For more detailed information on meal plans, visit LIFE.edu/dining or contact Eagle Card Services at CardServices@LIFE.edu or 770-426-2638.

 

Additional Costs

Other costs to keep in mind: Books, Supplies, Gas, Food, Insurance, NBCE Boards (D.C. students) and other fees/fines.

Other costs vary per student and situation:

  1. Enrollment Deposit: DC $350, UG/ GR $200, $870 Dietetic Intern (All deposits go towards your tuition).
  2. Village Retreat or Commons optional parking: $75 per month
  3. Housing Application: $125
  4. Housing Deposit: $250
  5. Drop Fee $25 per course
  6. Proctorio fees, Late Night Labs and Labs for online courses.
  7. Clinic Re-Entry Fee: $30
  8. CGUS Late Registration Fee: $50
  9. Library/Parking/Graduation fines
  10. Replacement Student ID: $25

Additional Resources

Did you Know? LIFE U accepts these additional resources to help pay for your degree:

  • VA Education Benefits:
    • Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill
    • Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill
    • Chapter 1606 – Reservist GI Bill
    • Chapter 35 – DEA
  • Military Tuition Assistance
  • 529 College Plans
  • Outside Scholarships
  • State Pre-Paid Plans

Life University is a Yellow Ribbon Participant!  VA and LU will match their contributions for a total amount of:

  • DC: $10,000
  • Graduate: $8,000
  • Undergraduate: $6,000

Yellow Ribbon can be used once you reach the maximum yearly cap for tuition and fees for qualifying post-9/11 recipients.

How to Pay LU

Pay your tuition, housing, meal plans and fees using credit, debit, electronic checks and international wires. Or, sign up for the LU Payment Plan!

Life University offers a convenient online payment plan to pay your tuition, housing, meal plans, and fees over time, making college more affordable. Payments are spread over three months of the quarter. Sign up is convenient, secure and affordable. A non-refundable setup fee per quarter is $25 due upon enrollment. Student account balance must be at least $500 to be eligible per plan. The last day to enroll is the Friday of the first week of each quarter. Sign up online through EagleNet.

 

 

To calculate your potential cost of attendance as an undergraduate, click here for our Net Price Calculator.

 


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