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Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

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

Program Tuition Per Credit Hour *Tuition Per Year **Tuition Per Standard Program Length


$249.00 $11,205.00 $46,812.00


$284.00 $7,668.00 $13,632.00


$369.00 $27,675.00 $126,198.00

*Tuition per year are based on a three-quarter academic year for both Undergraduate and Graduate degree programs. Graduate calculations are based on a program average of 48 credits to complete in two years. Undergraduate calculations are based on most programs taking 188 credits to complete over four years. Quarterly fees are $497.00 for every program and are not calculated into the tuition cost above.

**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) multiplied by the $369 tuition per credit hour rate. Lengths of completion for all of these programs can vary, depending on a student’s course load per quarter/year.

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

Quarterly Cost of Attendance (COA) 2018-2019

Cost of Attendance is an estimate of the total amount it will cost you to go to school for an academic period. Cost of attendance includes tuition and fees, room and board or living expenses, allowances for books, supplies and transportation. The cost of attendance is determined by the school using guidelines established by federal regulations. Amounts effective Summer 2018.


DC Program

Credits per Quarter Maximum FA Eligibility
6-11 $12,834
12-18 $15,048
19-25 $18,000
26-31 $20,029

DC Tuition: $369 per credit and Quarterly Fee of $497

Masters Programs

Credits per Quarter Maximum FA Eligibility
5-8 $11,343
9-13 $12,621
14-16 $13,757

GR Tuition: $284 per credit and Quarterly Fee of $497

Undergrad Program

Credits per Quarter COA
6-11 $11,414
12-18 $12,908
19-25 $14,900

UG Tuition: $249 per credit and Quarterly Fee of $497

  • 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 student’s 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.

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