Cumberland University


Summer 2017 Tuition

Master's Degrees
Education (MAE)    $475 per semester credit hour
Business Administration (MBA)    $475 per semester credit hour
Nursing (MSN)    $525 per semester credit hour

Bachelor's Degrees
RN to BSN (BSN)    $450 per semester credit hour

Other Fees
Application Fee    $50
Graduation Fee — undergraduate    $200
Graduation Fee — graduate    $225
Books    (Varies by Program)

Satisfying Your Tuition Obligations

Paying with Financial Aid
The majority of Cumberland students are independent adults supporting themselves and their families, and financial aid makes it possible for them to complete their degree. If you intend to apply for federal financial aid, please complete your FAFSA form at right away. Cumberland University’s FAFSA school code is 003485.

Tuition Reimbursement
Students with tuition reimbursement from their employer can defer tuition charges until the last day of class. Students must sign a promissory note with the Office of Financial Services stating they promise to pay, even if the employer does not.

Payment Plans
Students may also divide their tuition into three equal cash payments due on time at the beginning, middle, and end of a semester (for students who begin in Term A only)

Student Financial Services

Cumberland University is committed to making your online degree accessible and affordable. Please use the list of resources outlined below to assist with the financial aid process or to establish a suitable payment arrangement with the Office of Student Financial Services.

College Financing Web Resources
General Information from the Federal Government  
Filling out the FAFSA Form  
Applying for a FAFSA PIN  
General Financial Aid Questions  
Government Information on Tax Credits   
Tennessee-based Grants (TSAC)  

Finding Private Scholarships*
Scholarship searches can be conducted using many different resources. Here are a few:
College Board Scholarship Search
Scholarship America
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
College Answer/Sallie Mae Foundation
Nashville/Middle Tennessee-Based Scholarships
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation

Finding More Private Scholarships
Other places to check include your high school guidance office, local library, local churches, local organizations (i.e., ELKS, VFW, American Legion), search engines and your local college financial aid office. *As a reminder, be cautious of websites or companies that require a fee to help you find scholarships.

Almost every student attending Cumberland receives some form of financial aid. Some you have to pay back, but other aid such as scholarships and grants, do not require repayment. You have to re-apply for most loans and grants every year by filling out a FAFSA application – it’s not a one-time process.

Cumberland University makes no distinction in its financial aid policies or procedures on the grounds of age, sex, religion, color, national origin, or physical handicap.

Office Hours for Student Financial Services
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

If you need help navigating the process, contact the Office of Student Financial Services during regular business hours at 615.547.1246 locally or 800.467.0562. The office is located in Memorial Hall, suite 103. For additional assistance, you may also send an email to