Afford your education, study what matters, and create a better future for yourself.

At University of the Cumberlands, we believe that higher education is a valuable investment in your future and that it should be affordable. Whether you are a first-time college student or an executive graduate student, we are here to guide you through the University of the Cumberlands' admissions process and provide you with the college financial aid resources you need to make your education a reality.

We keep the University of the Cumberlands admissions experience simple and straightforward to help you go forward with the best start possible. At any time your Cumberlands admissions process you can connect with the Cumberlands Admissions Office to get the support you need to keep your momentum in your education going. 

With a wide range of programs, resources, and support services - from college admission to financial aid for college and much more - we are dedicated to helping you succeed both in and out of the classroom –  while also ensuring that your education is truly affordable.

One Price Promise

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While we cannot control the information the federal government shares, we can control how affordable college will be for you here at Cumberlands. Beginning this fall, as part of the Cumberlands Commitment, on-campus undergraduate students will pay no more than $2,000 per semester, on average, out of pocket. Why am I telling you this? That’s because regardless of how the federal government impacts the FAFSA process, Cumberlands won’t let it impact your ability to make a sound decision about college. 

Dr. Larry L. Cockrum
University President
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Cumberlands Commitment Fund

This new program will offer on-campus undergraduate students a combination of scholarship funds and forgivable, zero-interest loans to decrease out-of-pocket costs.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Mark your calendar. Send in the materials. Have a smooth enrollment process. Need we say more?

October 1st

FAFSA Submission Begins

May 1st

Enrollment Deposit Due

August 1st

Application Cycle Opens

Affording Cumberlands

We cut our tuition by 57% in 2019, and we've kept that momentum rolling ever since. We cost less than the average Kentucky college, even public schools. Our tuition includes everything you need, no hidden fees or funny business.


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Most Affordable College in KY

1 in 4

Students Debt-Free


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Our Campus

Small-town charm, positive energy, and scenery people would vacation in. Your next home away from home.

Experience Cumberlands from wherever you are.

If you can't come to campus, we'll bring campus to you.

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