In-seat classes aren't for everyone.
You need the flexibility of online learning without the sacrifice of quality or connection. We get it. That's why University of the Cumberlands offers dozens of online degree programs that feature the same quality as our on-campus programs, offer opportunities for connecting with your classmates and professors, and include free textbooks. It's the same information, projects, and whatnot that you would experience in-seat, all offered in a flexible online format that fits better into your schedule.
Need to work a full-time job while earning your degree? It's attainable. Need to juggle your children's schedules with your schooling? You can do that. Earning your degree online opens up a world of possibilities, both for your present as well as your future.
UC Online Education
Get the same education from wherever you are. Our programs are 100 percent online and some of the most affordable in the country.
Pace YourselfWork from from wherever you need, whenever you can and afford it all.
Academic CatalogCheck out our majors and courses.
Free TextbooksFree books provided for all your classes, as part of our One Price Promise.
Committed to Your GoalsWe want you to succeed, and we'll provide the support to make it happen.
What's included in your tuition? Everything.
At Cumberlands we empower you to learn on your own terms, at your own pace, with zero fine print, exceptions, or funny business. One focus: You. One price for everything, all included, even books. Why? Because that's Cumberlands' One Price Promise.
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Explore Our Programs
You've decided to take the online route, so now let's decide which program is right for you.
Hannah Hamilton '20
When I went back to school to finish my undergraduate degree, I was completely clueless on how to handle the financial aid aspect of it, but knew I needed financial aid to afford to get my degree. The Cumberlands financial aid department was amazing and made figuring out aid packages a breeze.
Financial Aid Pays
If a student is eligible for a full financial aid package and is a resident of Kentucky; you are eligible for over $21,000 in grants.
Potential Grant Awards*
Pell - Up to $11,000
Kentucky Tuition Grant - $3,300
College Access Program - $5,300
KEES - $2,000
On average, students fully enrolled in a UC Online program only spend $7,900 a year in tuition.
What does that mean for you? That you can't afford NOT to go to college. You can earn money at the same time you're earning your degree. Even better, a Cumberlands degree could make you eligible for a promotion or a new job opportunity!
*Federal and state fund eligibility is based on your FAFSA and KHEAA policy.
UC Online Benefits
Cumberlands offers some of the most competitive rates of online education in the state. Learn more here.
You're not doing this alone. Approximately 2,700 students at UC are earning their undergraduate degree online, with Student Success Coordinators ready to help every step of the way.
Want to enhance a current career? Launch a new career? We've got you. Professors and staff members at Cumberlands are dedicated to preparing you for success, including through career development.
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Prior Learning Pathways
Get college credit for what you already know. Students can get credit for their professional and educational experiences applied to their current coursework.
Online Student FAQs
Each course lasts eight weeks, called a bi-term. There are two bi-terms per semester, and three semesters per year (fall, spring, and summer). Many classes are asynchronous, meaning there is no set login time; you can work on schoolwork whenever you find time. Cumberlands provides free rental textbooks to online students as part of its One Price Promise.
Program costs at Cumberlands are transparent and accessible. Our online programs start at only $220 per credit hour or $6,600 per semester for online undergraduate students taking a 15-hour course load. That is much less than our competitors, with no other fees or fine print.
- Western Governor's University - $7,150
- Southern New Hampshire University - $9,900
- Eastern Kentucky University - $12,630
- Western Kentucky University - $13,890
- University of Cincinnati - $14,370
Find out more here.
Yes, Cumberlands offers financial aid to online students who qualify. Many students also qualify to receive federal aid. For more details, check out our financial resources.
You will follow many of the same steps as a non-transfer student, such as creating a student portal, applying online, sending us your FAFSA (or filling one out if you haven't yet), and so on. You will also need to send our Office of the Registrar your transcript from your current/previous school so that we can begin to figure out which classes count as credit at Cumberlands. Visit our Admissions & Aid page to start the process.
We love your ambition! Visit our High School Students page to learn more about how to start getting college credit early.
Our Online Admissions Counselors
Our undergraduate admissions team will help get you started online and be there in person when you graduate.
Our Graduate Enrollment Counselors
They understand where you are in life, because they've been there too.