LCU Tuition

Low Tuition Philosophy

We have the philosophy that a quality, spiritual education that trains an individual for service to the Lord Jesus Christ should not leave that individual with an oppressive financial debt. This is another reason why we have not sought the very costly regional accreditation that leads to qualification for government-guaranteed student loans and other government programs. Institutions using such loans generally charge the maximum tuition allowable, leaving the student with a sizeable debt at the completion of their education. For those called to the ministry, it can be very difficult to obey God’s calling with this type of debt lingering over their finances. Therefore,we elected a less-costly, independent accreditation. Our approach is to provide the most affordable, quality, spiritual education that we can as a ministry to the Lord and to His servants.

Student Loans

Our policy is to provide an in-house, interest-free, student loan in the form of a “pay-as-you-go” program rather than requiring the student to pay the full tuition at the beginning of each semester. Flexibility of schedule is another great advantage of our approach. Students can finish their programs of study or achieve their educational goals over a period of time convenient to them. Their own personal preferences, work schedules, and their own finances determine the speed at which they progress. Students must pre-pay each course before attending classes. If a student cannot pre-pay the course, they are not disqualified from continuing their education, though they might not complete the number of courses required to graduate in the next graduation exercise. There are no provisions for partial payments.

Undergraduate

The cost of a full year of undergraduate studies is $1,575. It is payable in 9 installments of $175 each ($52.50 per credit-hour). Each installment covers tuition and primary textbook costs for one course, Ministry Practicum credits, and graduation fees for that year.

Tuition for 1 Year of
Undergraduate Studies
Description Credit-Hrs Total
Tuition, books & fees 3 $175
× 9 courses = 27 $1,575
+ Ministry Practicum 3 $0
Totals 30 $1,575

Master’s Program Tuition

The cost of a 1-year Master’s Program is $2,310, payable in 11 installments of $210 each ($64.17 per credit-hour). Each installment covers tuition and primary textbook for each course, Ministry Practicum credits, and graduation fees for that level.

Tuition for 1 Year of
Master’s Degree Studies
Description Credit-Hrs Total
Tuition, books & fees 3 $210
× 11 courses = 33 $2,310
+ Ministry Practicum 3 $0
Totals 36 $2,310

Doctoral Program Tuition

Our Doctoral Degrees are based on a 45 credit hour program which includes 15 credit hours of coursework and a 30 hour credit hour doctoral dissertation.

Tuition for 1 Year of
Doctoral Degree Studies
Description Credit-Hrs Total
× 5 courses = 15 $1,125
Doctoral Dissertation 30 $2,500
Totals 45 $3,625