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Online Tuition at UofL

Standard online tuition at the University of Louisville is $499 per credit hour for undergraduate programs and $737 for graduate programs. Tuition for online programs is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. More details about UofL's online tuition and program-specific variances can be found below.

Tuition rate does not include costs associated with a specific course or program, such as textbooks. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. The summary on this page is intended to provide a quick reference for students.

For more university-wide information and updates, visit the UofL Bursar's page.


Tuition Rates
Standard Tuition
Undergraduate degrees and certificates $499 per credit hour
Graduate degrees and certificates $737 per credit hour
Tuition Variances – Program-Specific
RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing $375 per credit hour
Graduate Teacher Education Courses $552 per credit hour
Certificate in Franchise Management $800 per credit hour
Certificate in Managerial Analytics $800 per credit hour
Certificate in Distilled Spirits Business $800 per credit hour
Professional Programs (bundled tuition)
Certificate in Accounting $12,900 per program
Master of Business Administration (MBA) $32,000 per program
Military-Friendly Rate
Active-duty* service members and Coast Guard members (for most undergraduate and graduate programs) $250 per credit hour – exceptions apply, see Military Tuition tab for details
Qualifying members of the Reserve Component and National Guard eligible for Title X (Federal) TA $250 per credit hour

*Active-Duty is defined as on orders for 180 days or more.

Online courses are charged at a different hourly rate than regular courses. Students are charged in full for online courses according to those rates even if taking a full-time course load. If you're receiving a tuition scholarship, please check the monetary value to determine whether the cost of online courses is covered.


  • Kent School of Social Work: Practicum Fees

    The online Bachelor of Social Work incurs additional costs ranging from $122 to $172 for the entirety of the program. The online Master of Science in Social Work incurs additional costs ranging between $200 and $800 throughout the entirety of the program.

    Costs may include:

    • Professional liability insurance
    • Practicum insurance
    • NASW annual membership

    Actual costs depend on student’s insurance status, whether prerequisites are needed, number of years needed to complete the program, etc.

    Note: These costs do not include textbooks. Textbook costs vary greatly between courses (as required by the respective instructors) so it is difficult to predict a total.


Do you have questions about tuition rates for your program of choice? We have answers! Contact us today at 800.871.8635 or online@louisville.edu.

 

Online Tuition Rates for Eligible Military Service Members

Our mission is to assist active-duty service members in pursuing an advanced education in an affordable manner, and to help smooth the transition from military life to student life, and further into professional life. Tuition at UofL for active-duty* service members is $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and most graduate programs (see exceptions below). The active-duty tuition rate is covered in full by Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) offered to eligible members of the Army, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. TA covers up to $4,500 per fiscal year. For tuition assistance questions and to get started, please contact your closest Education Services Office. Work directly with the assigned education officer for your particular branch of service to determine eligibility criteria and application process.

Tuition Rate
Active-duty* service members and Coast Guard members (for most undergraduate and graduate programs) $250 per credit hour (see exceptions below)
Qualifying members of the Reserve Component and National Guard eligible for Title X (Federal) TA $250 per credit hour
Exceptions apply to active-duty students enrolled in professional programs:
Graduate Certificate in Distilled Spirits Business $600 per credit hour
Graduate Certificate in Franchise Management $600 per credit hour
Graduate Certificate in Managerial $600 per credit hour
Master of Engineering in Engineering Management $690 per credit hour
Master of Business Administration Bundled tuition; No discounted rate.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting Bundled tuition; No discounted rate.

* Active-Duty is defined as on orders for 180 days or more.


  • M.Eng. in Engineering Management

    The online tuition rate for active-duty service members enrolled in the online Master of Engineering in Engineering Management program is $690 per credit hour (a $74 per credit hour Active-Duty Departmental Award is applied to the total rate of $764 per credit hour). This award is available for those who meet all qualification requirements.

    Important! The Active-Duty Departmental Award of $74 per credit hour is processed in the form of reimbursement AFTER the student has enrolled in the MEEMO program and will be reflected as such on the financial statement.

    • The $690 per credit hour rate applies to all Engineering Management (EM) courses.
    • Active-duty service members enrolled in other programs and taking EM courses will pay $690 per credit hour.
    • Active-duty MEEMO students taking non-EM courses will pay the regular military rate of $250 per credit hour.

    For more information about eligibility for the Active Duty Departmental Award, please contact Leigh Ann Elles at laelle01@louisville.edu.

  • Business Programs

    The Certificate in Accounting and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) charge a flat fee (bundled tuition) for the entire program, thus per-credit-hour military tuition discounts do not apply. The military tuition for the Graduate Certificates in Distilled Spirits Business and Franchise Management is $600 per credit hour.


Kentucky National Guard Tuition Assistance

Use your Kentucky National Guard Tuition Assistance at the University of Louisville, up to your Lifetime state tuition assistance cap of $50,000. For additional information visit the Kentucky National Guard’s website: https://state.nationalguard.com/kentucky.

Service members who are not eligible for the Department of Defense tuition assistance rate of $250/credit hour will pay the standard tuition rates for online courses. Students may use other benefits including GI Bill to cover tuition cost. Before applying, service members should contact an enrollment counselor to determine their eligibility for the various tuition rates.

Kentucky Tuition Waiver

A waiver of tuition is an education benefit provided by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in recognition of military service of certain Kentucky veterans. The tuition waiver is provided for children, stepchildren, adopted children, spouses, and un-remarried widows & widowers. For additional information visit the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, Tuition Waiver website: https://veterans.ky.gov/Pages/HidPages/TuitionWaiver.aspx.

Do you have questions about the military tuition rate for your program of choice? We have answers! Contact us today at 800.871.8635 or online@louisville.edu.

 

UofL online students enrolled in degree-seeking bachelor's and master's programs are eligible to apply for federal financial aid. Financial Aid is also available for some non-degree certificate programs — See Non-Degree Programs section below.

We know the cost of education is one of the most important considerations when deciding where to pursue a degree. That’s why we created Start to Finish, a collection of all the information you’ll need to simplify the financial aid process and make earning a degree affordable for your family.

Here are the steps for first-time financial aid applicants:

  1. Assemble your tax and asset information, such as your W2s and 1040s.
  2. Go to www.fafsa.gov to file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. You are encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool within the FAFSA to transmit your tax information directly from the IRS to your FAFSA. Be sure to apply for your PIN during the FAFSA filing process. Use the PIN to electronically sign your FAFSA. (Our FAFSA school code is 001999.)
  3. Once your FAFSA if processed by the U.S. Department of Education, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). If you filed electronically, the SAR will be sent to you via email. If you filed by paper or did not provide an email address, the SAR will be sent to you by mail.
  4. Review the SAR for comments and incorrect information. If accurate, keep the SAR for your records. If you find any errors, you can correct this by returning the paper SAR or by making corrections to a processed FAFSA online.

  • Flexible Payment Options

    We know the cost of education is one of the most important considerations when deciding where to pursue a degree. We are committed to ensuring you’re knowledgeable about all of your financial aid options. UofL offers flexible payment options for students, including a payment plan and employer tuition assistance-payment methods.

    UofL’s Office of Student Financial Aid is available to answer any questions you have about the financial aid process and payment options. Visit the financial aid page or contact a financial aid counselor at 502.852.5511 or finaid@louisville.edu.

  • Employer Tuition Reimbursement

    Check with your employer on whether they can provide financial support for earning a degree or certificate. If your employer offers tuition reimbursement, you may be required to submit a written request. Download a Sample Request Letter [PDF] to get started.

  • Additional Resources

    Below are a few additional resources for UofL financial aid procedures, as well as some government based resources to educate yourself on various loan options.

  • Non-Degree Programs (Certificates, Endorsements, etc.)

    The following UofL online non-degree programs are eligible for financial aid:

    • Certificate in Biostatistics
    • Certificate in Cybersecurity
    • Certificate in Data Science
    • Certificate in Health Professions Education
    • Certificate in Structural Engineering
    • Certificate in Teaching English as a International Language
    • Certificate in Transportation Engineering
  • International Students

    International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, with some exceptions. To learn more about eligibility for international students, visit the U.S. Department of Education website.

The University of Louisville offers need- and merit-based scholarships to help online students meet the cost of their education.

To demonstrate need, you are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students may qualify for more than one scholarship and are encouraged to explore all possible avenues for funding, both from within and outside of UofL. Please browse the categories below to learn more about scholarship opportunities.

 


Scholarships Information
Undergraduate Scholarships

New undergraduate students should visit the websites below to learn more about scholarships awarded upon admission or through the Student Financial Aid Office’s (SFAO) scholarship application process.

Office of Transfer & Adult Services

Online program students are eligible for the following transfer scholarships:

  • KCTCS Academic Transfer Scholarship
  • Guaranteed Transfer Scholarship

Student Financial Aid Office Scholarships

Students pursuing an online degree at the University of Louisville may be eligible for scholarships managed by the SFAO. All scholarships managed by the SFAO are managed via one application. The application deadline is February 15 for upcoming academic years.

Awards available for non-traditional students include:

  • Continuing Undergraduate Student Academic Scholarship
  • Beth K. Fields Scholarship/Fields Alumni Scholarship
  • New Beginning Scholarship Fund
  • Zonta Club of Louisville Inez Webb Award
 

Scholarships by College (Undergraduate & Graduate)

UofL academic departments also provide scholarship awards for both the undergraduate and graduate levels, with varying application processes and timelines. Learn more about awards that may be available for the noted online programs by visiting the page(s) linked below.

Arts & Sciences

  • BA or BS in Communications
  • BA in Psychology
  • BA in Sociology
  • BA in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • BS in Criminal Justice

College of Business

  • All undergraduate business bachelor’s programs.
  • All graduate business programs.

College of Education and Human Development

  • BS in Organizational leadership and Learning (BSOLL)
  • BSOLL – Early Childhood Education
  • BSOLL – Healthcare Leadership
  • BS in Sport Administration
  • MA in Higher Education Administration
  • MS in Human Resources and Organization Development
  • MEd in Special Education
  • MEd in Teacher Leadership
  • MAT in Special Education (MSD)
  • MS in Sport Administration

Kent School of Social Work

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • MS in Social Work

Psychological & Brain Sciences Scholarships

  • BA in Psychology

School of Nursing

  • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Speed School of Engineering

  • MS in Civil Engineering
  • MS in Computer Science
  • MEng in Engineering

WGS Studies Scholarships

  • BA in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Programs With Available Scholarships:
    • BA in Psychology
    • BA in Sociology
    • BA in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
    • BS in Criminal Justice
 

General Scholarships

UofL also offers department awards for students meeting unique criteria. These scholarships have varying application processes and timelines. Awards available for non-traditional students include but may not be limited to the ones listed below.

Alumni Association

Beth K. Fields Scholarship/Fields Alumni Scholarship

Cultural Center

Sagar Patagundi Alumni Scholarship (University of Louisville)

International Center

International Student Tuition Support Scholarship

LGBT Center

  • Bernard M. Trager Family Foundation Scholarship for Equality
  • Brian Buford Endowed Pride Alumni Scholarship
  • Dawn Wilson Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Students of Color
  • Derby City Bears Scholarship
  • Johnson-Campion Alumni Scholarship
  • Ken Terrill Memorial Award

Red Barn

The Bridgette Pregliasco Torchbearer Endowment

Women's Center

  • Women’s Club of the University of Louisville Scholarship
  • Women’s Club of the University of Louisville Lesia Sublett Scholarship
  • Women’s Club of the University of Louisville Minority Single Parent Scholarship
  • Dr. Ann T. Allen Scholarship

 
Other Scholarship Opportunities

Students can use scholarships offered by external organizations to help with educational expenses. We continue to update our list of potential funding sources for online transfer and/or graduate students, so please check back often. These scholarships are not affiliated with UofL.



FAFSA Forms and Deadlines

Wondering which FAFSA form you need to file and when it is due? Here are a few dates for reference:

For Fall 2019, Spring 2020 and Summer 2020

    • FAFSA form: 2019-2020
    • FAFSA submission window: October 1, 2018 -- June 30, 2020
    • Tax & income info: 2017

For Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021

    • FAFSA form: 2020-2021
    • FAFSA submission window: October 1, 2019 -- June 30, 2021
    • Tax & income info: 2018

Please note: Filing your 2020-2021 FAFSA on or as close to October 1, 2019 as possible will maximize your potential award eligibility for the 2020-2021 academic year.

For more information view this resource on federal aid for adult students from the U.S. Department of Education. You can also use this Last-Minute Federal Aid Checklist to help make sure you’re taking all the necessary steps.