Cumberland University Online > Current FAQs




Q. Does a student handbook exist for online students?

Q. How do I apply?

A. You may begin the process by clicking here or by contacting our admissions counselors via 866-477-8795 or email

Q. What is the online experience like at Cumberland University?

A. Currently our MBA, MAE, and RN-BSN programs are designed to be completed within a year. The time it takes for our degree completion program varies for each student. During a course of study, students will engage with instructors and classmates.

Q. How much reading is involved?

A. The amount of reading involved varies from course to course. Because this is an online course, reading is your primary learning tool. However, the time you put into reading will help with your success in the courses.

Q. Who will teach the online courses?

A. Online students are taught by some of the best-known faculty in their fields. Most students develop strong relationships with their instructors. We often hear stories of how students credit those relationships for helping them have a successful online education experience.

Q. Is financial assistance available with online courses?

A. Yes! Financial aid assistance is available through our Financial Services office. Simply submit a request for assistance and a representative can help determine if you qualify.

Q. What type of computer do I need?

A. Our courses are compatible with Mac or PC platforms.

Q. Can I use my own email address?

A. All CU students are required to use a email address that is assigned to them. This allows the university to communicate with students on a regular basis.

Q. Is CU authorized to deliver online courses across state lines?

A. Cumberland University has been approved by the state of Tennessee to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Visit to learn more.