Students who were initially enrolled at Lipscomb as first-time freshmen but have been away from Lipscomb for more than one semester:
The initial-entry scholarship will not be offered if the student's intention was to withdraw from Lipscomb and enroll in another school for a semester or more as a regular student (not a visiting student). Students taking less than full-time summer classes while at home for summer break are excluded from this policy. As a general rule, leaving Lipscomb in the fall or spring term to enroll in another college or university will result in transfer student status upon return.
Students away from Lipscomb for more that one semester will be awarded at the transfer scholarship scale, based on the most recent Lipscomb GPA.
We have multiple options available for online adult students taking classes in our traditional, eight-week format when it comes to financing classes.
Online students completing their first undergraduate degree with at least 18 hours of college credit accumulated and at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA may be awarded on the following academic scholarship scale. These awards do not apply to graduate or second degree students.
These award amounts are for the entire year. Half the award will apply in the fall and half in the spring.
3.0 to 3.39 GPA
3.4 to 3.69 GPA
3.7 to 4.0 GPA
A student must take at least nine hours, which is considered full-time for the online traditional schedule, 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's account until the second term.
If you do not enter Lipscomb with an academic scholarship, an adult degree student can qualify for one after earning at least 18 hours of credit. The award will be given according to the scale previously listed.
Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant
Students wishing to apply for the Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant must submit an online grant application by the following dates (This application does not replace the Lipscomb application):
Fall: September 15
Spring: February 1
Summer: May 1
Any student who wishes to participate in a dual enrollment course but does not want college credit must fill out a “Dual Enrollment Credit Waiver”. Students will not be billed for the course and should not fill out the grant application. Students who wish to take a dual enrollment course but do not want to accept the Dual Enrollment Grant money from the state must fill out a “Dual Enrollment Credit Waiver” acknowledging that they are aware they will be responsible for the cost of the course.
Dual enrollment courses on Lipscomb University's campus and online for which the student receives university credit will pay a fee of $300 per hour for each course.