LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — As inflation continues to impact many families across the country, one college is hoping that its efforts will bring some relief to its students.
Liberty University has announced that it has frozen tuition for residential and online programs through the 2024-2025 school year. The college says this will help ease financial stress for current and incoming students.
This freeze marks the sixth year for residential students where tuition rates have remained the same, and the ninth consecutive year for online students.
“Every student, no matter their financial situation, should have the opportunity to pursue what God has called them to be. Our decision to freeze tuition rates for yet another year is just one of the many ways we’re working to deliver on our mission and to help ease the financial burden on all families,” said President Dondi Costin.
The university’s residential undergraduate tuition sits in the top 25% for affordability among private and residential competitors. The school says its low rates for the online program, which offeres over 600 degrees, help make Liberty a top choice for students wanting to continue their education and advance their careers from home.
Liberty University has an online enrollment passing over 120,000, making it one of the largest private nonprofits in the nation.
“As a distinctly Christian institution, Liberty’s frozen tuition rates mean more students will have access to the life-changing message of the Gospel as well as to top-notch educators, resources, and facilities that will equip them to share that message with the world, regardless of their career path,” said Ron Kennedy, executive vice president for Enrollment Management & Marketing. “Another year of frozen tuition means they can stay and finish what they started without worrying about paying a higher price.”
Liberty University says the tuition freeze complements several financial solutions it offers to students to avoid college debt and set them up for success after graduation.