CU Values Your Partnership
As a high school counselor, you are an essential resource for your students as they prepare for the next chapter of their lives. As you learn about our admissions process, financial aid options, programs of study and all the things that make up the student experience, we’ll provide you with the resources you need to help you discover which students can thrive at Cumberland University.
At CU students earn a degree that aligns with unlimited career possibilities. They learn from top faculty who take their success personally throughout their academic journey to ensure they are ready to rise to meet what lies ahead.
The CU student experience includes 30 NAIA athletic programs, more than 55 student organizations and clubs, a vibrant Greek life community, intramural sports, on-campus housing, and so much more. As a top private liberal arts university in Lebanon, Tennessee, Cumberland University provides a personalized education that prepares students from all backgrounds for a meaningful career and impactful life.
We offer a variety of academic, performance, and endowed scholarship opportunities. Over 93% of our students receive tuition assistance and 9 out of 10 students receive some kind of grant or scholarship.
2023 - 2024 Deadlines
August 1: Application Opens
October 1: FAFSA Application Opens (*FAFSA for the 2024-2025 school year will open in December 2023)
March 1: FAFSA Deadline
April 1: Scholarship Deadline
These programs continue to rise to the top. We offer over 80 areas of study through three distinct schools where our core liberal arts curriculum is incorporated into all our programs of study. We are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Students can fund the first two years of their college experience through the TN Promise enrolling in an associate degree program which smoothly transitions into one of our bachelor’s degree programs.
The Dual Enrollment program offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit before graduating high school.
The university continues to ease the financial barriers for students, and currently 93% of Cumberland students receive tuition subsidies in the form of scholarships and grants.
We invite you to explore our growing campus. We can’t wait to connect with you, meet your student, and share all Cumberland University has to offer. Our team is currently offering several campus tour options, including in-person and virtual.
There are several factors we consider when enrolling new students at CU. Our admissions team personally and holistically reviews each application. We’ll do everything we can to answer your questions and guide your student through the admission process.
We’re committed to doing all we can to ensure Cumberland is affordable and that we deliver a great educational value. With a variety of academic, performance, and endowed scholarship opportunities over 93% of our students receive some kind of grant or scholarship.
The CU student experience includes 30 NAIA athletic programs, more than 55 student organizations and clubs, a vibrant Greek life community, intramural sports, on-campus housing, and so much more.
Contact a Coach
Have a student interested in college athletics? Reach out to any of our athletic coaches to learn more about our programs and the opportunities available to rise and compete at CU.
Connect with a CU Enrollment Specialist
In the same way that you are a resource for your students, we want to be a resource for you. Our enrollment specialists are happy to answer any questions you may have and look forward to meeting your students. Whether you want to meet in person, online or over the phone, we’ll guide you through every step.
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