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You can afford a degree from Cumberland University.


Of our students receive some kind of grant and or scholarship


Awarded in private and endowed scholarships every year


Endowed and annual scholarships

Explore Scholarships

93% of our students receive some kind of grant and or scholarship. This means, we have a variety of financial aid options available to help you make your college education more affordable. Using our scholarship search tool, you can easily explore scholarship opportunities that fit your unique needs.

Sources of Aid

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Performance Scholarships
  • Endowed Scholarships
  • Federal Grants
  • Federal Loans
  • Federal Work Study
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Institutional Scholarships and Grants

Institutional scholarships and grants are awarded on an academic year basis. Cumberland University defines an academic year as 32 weeks consisting of a fall and spring semester. Institutional aid is only available during the academic year. Students wishing to enroll in classes during a summer semester should check with the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility for any federal or state financial aid including student loans.

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Endowed Scholarships

Cumberland University awards various private and endowed scholarships which have specific requirements for eligibility. These awards have been donated by families, businesses, and civic organizations. A listing of these scholarships can be found in the catalog and on the website. The deadline for applications to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office is April 1st.

It all starts with the application.

Before your academic journey can begin, you must take the first step and apply. We have enrollment specialists ready to guide you through the entire admissions process and answer all of your questions so you feel confident and ready for your first day at CU.