Tuition and Financial Aid


Adult Degree Program (ADP) tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year is $525 per semester hour. This rate represents a more than 50% discount from Lipscomb's day-student tuition rate, and indicates our high level of institutional commitment to helping you finish your degree. Tuition charges do not have to be paid in full at the time of registration. A monthly payment plan can be arranged for you. You may also choose to apply for financial aid.

Institutional Scholarships

Many students entering Lipscomb's Adult Degree Program qualify for our merit-based scholarships. First-time, degree-seeking students who transfer in to the Adult Degree Program with at least 24 hours of accumulated college credit and have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA may be awarded a scholarship based on the following scale:

  • 3.00 – 3.39 $1500 per year (½ fall and ½ spring)
  • 3.40 – 3.69 $2000 per year (½ fall and ½ spring)
  • 3.70 – 4.00 $2500 per year (½ fall and ½ spring)

A student must take at least nine hours (full-time for ADP) to receive any academic scholarship funds. If the nine hours are not reached until the second term, the academic scholarship will not apply to the student account until the second term.  If a student does not enter Lipscomb with an academic scholarship, they can qualify after earning at least 18 hours of credit. Academic scholarships will be awarded according to the scale previously listed.


The Crisman building houses our administration offices.Adult Degree Program students may apply for the same government-backed loan programs which are available to our day students. While federal loans must be repaid, they offer low interest rates and flexible repayment plans that typically defer repayment until after graduation. For more information about the types of loans you can apply for, click here. In order to qualify for a loan, a student must be a first-time bachelor's degree seeking student enrolled in six hours per semester. Loans will be applied in the term in which six hours are taken.


Unlike loans, grants do not have to be repaid. Grants are available to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree, and are based on the number of credit hours in which you are enrolled. For more information about available grant programs, click here.

Both accelerated terms in fall and spring semesters count together for financial aid programs. 

Getting Started

A student must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and fill out paperwork with the financial aid office to receive financial aid. Click here for instructions on applying for financial aid.

For information about specific awards, contact Maggie Kersten in the financial aid office by email at or by phone at 615.966.6207.

Withdrawal and Tuition Refunds

If you must withdraw from a course before it is completed, you may be eligible for a full or partial refund of tuition. Non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal, so to be eligible for a refund, you must officially withdraw by written notice to the Registrar's Office. This involves a drop slip, which you can obtain from the Adult Degree Program Office (Ezell 265). Please do not stop attending class without contacting someone in the Adult Degree Program. For information about Lipscomb's refund policy, you can refer to the current course catalog. For questions concerning your student account you may contact Lipscomb University's Business Office at 615-966-1778.

Important Lipscomb Adult Degree Links

Educational Loan Programs

Lipscomb’s Yellow Ribbon Program


Fill out the FAFSA Now!

View Student Aid Deadlines (select appropriate state)

FAFSA Tips for Nontraditional Students


Additional Resources

TN Hope Scholarship for Non-traditional Students