Supporting You During Unique Circumstances
In these unprecedented times, Lipscomb University is committed to your academic success. The university's administration and academic leadership have quickly developed several initiatives to partner with you. These initiatives are focused on meeting needs created by the COVID-19 crisis. We are doing all that we can to make sure you are supported with many pathways to help you thrive in your education.
Surviving and Thriving in Uncertain Times
President Randy Lowry has created a new course for incoming students that will teach resilience in uncertain times, a cornerstone of Lipscomb's Strong For You initiative.
You can take this course free of charge. Emphasizing the lifelong value of resilience in the face of adversity and the development of strategies to thrive as a young adult, this course will give you a jumpstart on college life at Lipscomb that will help you feel more connected when you arrive on campus.
- Build relationships with faculty and fellow classmates through small-group mentoring
- Spend time with the president of Lipscomb University
- Develop skills that will prepare you for success in college and resilience in life
A Safe, Caring Campus
Though there may be a number of uncertainties students may be feeling as they think about college this fall one fact is certain — we are committed to the safety and wellbeing of our community. One of our top priorities is always the safety and security of our students. At Lipscomb we are transforming many of our spaces on campus, our practices and our procedures to make them as healthy as possible for everyone in our community when we are all together again this fall. This ongoing priority is led by Dr. Kevin Eidson, director of health and wellness, to ensure our community is planning for and operating in the safest way possible so that we can all enjoy being a part of a healthy campus now and in the future. We have recently expanded our resources in this important area to ensure the best and most healthy environment as we return to on campus classes in the fall.
If you are interested in applying to Lipscomb, please submit your application. Once your application and supporting materials have been submitted, we will process and expedite a decision to you within two business days.
Flexible Payment Plans
If your financial situation has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 situation, the Business Office stands ready to help you with new flexible payment plan options. Please contact Lipscomb’s Student Account team and we will be glad to assist and partner with you in finding solutions during this difficult time. It is our primary goal to assist you in dealing with the financial gaps caused by job loss while continuing your enrollment at Lipscomb so you can complete your academic goals.
Emergency Financial Aid Review
The Financial Aid Office will support you with personalized mentoring and emergency financial reviews.
Summer 2020 Financial Aid Assistance:
If you are experiencing a COVID-19 related financial hardship that may impact your summer enrollment, the financial aid office will help you with an emergency review of your financial aid. Fill out the form below to request more information about the Summer 2020 Financial Aid Review.
Fall 2020 Financial Aid Assistance:
As you look ahead to your fall 2020 enrollment, if you have increased financial need, the financial aid office will guide you through the process to help you update your FAFSA and will review your student account for all available financial aid awards. Fill out the form below to request more information about the Fall 2020 Financial Aid Review.
For any questions regarding the financial reviews or for any financial aid questions related to COVID-19, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
The purpose of academic advising is to assist students in making progress toward achieving their educational, career, and personal goals. Utilizing faculty and selected staff as academic advisors, the university seeks to support and promote intellectual growth and academic success for students through effective academic advising.
Contact Academic Success Center
Academic advising has transitioned to a virtual setting with faculty using scheduling platforms such as Calendly to schedule advising appointments with students. The advising sessions are accomplished via Zoom and other conferencing technology.
CLT and Residual ACT Testing
If you need to complete your testing requirement to be considered for admission, you may register to take the Classic Learning Test (CLT) below. April and June testing dates are available. Lipscomb also offers the residual ACT on the Lipscomb campus. Once restrictions are lifted for on-campus testing, you may register for this exam using the link below. If you would like to be notified when we begin safely offering the residual ACT on campus, please contact the admissions team and ask to be added to the notification list for the residual ACT exam schedule.
If you have additional questions regarding our testing policy or for up-to-date information regarding the residual ACT, please contact the admissions team.
The CARES Act provides funds from the U.S. Department of Education to the university to award to current students in the form of immediate grants based on campus and course disruption related to the COVID-19 pandemic for expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and child care. Based on federal guidelines, to be eligible to apply for funding a student must be currently enrolled, be FAFSA eligible, not have been enrolled exclusively online as of March 13 and have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. Disbursement of these funds is governed by federal guidelines, and a committee of university designees will review student applications for these funds and award grants In order to distribute the funds based on the needs of students, a short application process has been created. Applications will be reviewed by a university review panel and funds awarded based on federal guidance. Applications were due by May 15, 2020. Students will be notified of determinations and provided instructions related to the method of delivery of funds by June 10, 2020. Students that receive a disbursement will not be required to provide receipts or other documentation related to the use of funds. Awards are subject to availability of funding and any restrictions from the Department of Education. Please note that the CARES Act student grants are not a part of the regular financial aid process.
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