Tuition and fees
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. The following amounts are effective Summer 2019.
*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.
Single – $2,600
LIFE’s Village Retreat
Single – $3,108
For more information regarding on-campus living, contact Housing and Residence Life at Housing@LIFE.edu or 770-426-2700.
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|
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Default Plan for new
freshmen commuters new
freshmen LVR residents
|Cost Per Meal||$6.84||$7.08||$7.16||$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 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.
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:
- Enrollment Deposit: DC $350, UG/ GR $200, $870 Dietetic Intern (All deposits go towards your tuition).
- Village Retreat or Commons optional parking: $75 per month
- Housing Deposit
- Drop Fee $25 per course
- Proctorio fees, Late Night Labs and Labs for online courses.
- Clinic Re-Entry Fee: $30
- CGUS Late Registration Fee: $50
- Library/Parking/Graduation fines
- Replacement Student ID: $25
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.