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LU Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees

Life University is a private institution and has the same tuition for all students per program, whether they have in-state or out-of-state residency. The following amounts are effective Summer 2018.

Tuition Per Credit Hour $249
Quarterly Student Fees $497.00
Tuition Per Year* $11,205 (average 15 credits hrs)
Tuition Per Standard Program Length** $46,812
Average Cost of Attendance per Quarter $7,082 (15 credit hrs, Commons120 Meal
Plan, Commons Double Room)
Average Cost of Attendance per Academic year $21,246
Tuition Per Credit Hour $284
Quarterly Student Fees $497.00
Tuition Per Year* $7,668 (average 9 credits hrs)
Tuition Per Standard Program Length** $13,632
Tuition Per Credit Hour $369
Quarterly Student Fees $497.00
Tuition Per Year* $27,675 (average 25 credits hrs)
Tuition Per Standard Program Length** $126,198
Tuition Per Credit Year $8,000


*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 needed for completion for Undergraduate degree programs and two years needed for completion for Graduate degree programs. Tuition per standard program length for the Doctor of Chiropractic program is more precise, as it is based on the number of credit hours needed to complete the degree (342). 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.



Life University offers on-campus living at LIFE’s Village Retreat and The New Commons, which can house up to 662 student residents.

The Commons

Single – $675
Double – $550

All utilities included.
There is a $50 application fee and $200 administrative fee.

LIFE’s Village Retreat

Studio – $986
2/2 – $721

Cable, Internet, Water and Electricity up to $25

For more information on on-campus living, contact Housing and Residence Life at or 770-426-2700.



Life University requires ALL new freshmen and residents of The New Commons to purchase a meal plan. All students have the option to purchase any of the meal plans below. Meal plans are loaded onto your Eagle card, which is the official ID of Life University students, faculty and staff.

Default Plan for
Commons Residents
Default Plan for new
freshmen commuters new
freshmen LVR residents
Swipes (included) 190  120  75  40  20
eBucks (included) $350 &300  $0  $0  $0
Plan Pricing $1,600  &1,200  $540 $300 $160
Cost Per Meal $6.84 $7.08  $7.20 $7.50   $8.00


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 are declining balance funds loaded on your Eagle Card as a part of the Commons 120 and Eagle 190 meal plans. The unused balance rolls over each quarter and can be used like a debit card to make meal/snack purchases to fill in the gaps of the meal plan swipes.

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. Students receive a nontransferable, non-refundable credit of $7.50 each quarter that accumulates while enrolled at the University. The credit is not applied to Distance Learning Students.

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 Life’s meal plans, visit or contact Eagle Card Services at 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 LU costs vary per student and situation:

  1. Enrollment Deposit: DC $350, UG/ GR $200, $800 Dietetic Intern (All deposits go towards your tuition).
  2. Village Retreat or Commons optional parking: $75 per month
  3. Housing Deposit
  4. Drop Fee $25 per course
  5. Proctorio fees, Late Night Labs and Labs for online courses.
  6. Clinic Re-Entry Fee: $30
  7. CGUS Late Registration Fee: $50
  8. Library/Parking/Graduation fines
  9. Replacement Student ID: $25


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


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