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Tuition

One Price Promise

From banks to airlines to healthcare, even food delivery, hidden fees and extra costs, they’re everywhere today – especially at one place they should never be: college campuses. And that big tuition number is only the beginning: books, room and board, parking, the list goes on and on. Pretty soon you’re taking a second job just to pay for those hidden costs of college.

Cumberlands’ One Price Promise frees you from the stress of worrying about extra costs and fees or how you’ll pay for everything, so you can focus on the most important thing: getting the most out of college, to prepare you for getting the most out of life.   At Cumberlands we don’t let anything get in the way of you and a high-quality, accessible affordable education, that puts you first and at the center of your college experience.

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 everything is included in Cumberland’s One Price Promise.  

One focus: You. One price for everything you’ll ever need to succeed. That’s Cumberlands’ One Price Promise.

UNDERGRADUATE ON-CAMPUS (Associate & Bachelors)

Full-time Per Year

Part-time Per Credit Hour

Kentucky Resident

$9,8751

$335

Active Military/Veteran*

$9,8751

$335

Non-Resident

$9,8751

$335

International Student

$9,8751

$335

Room & Board

$9,300

 

DUAL CREDIT

 

Per Course

On-campus Course

 

$51

Online Course

 

$147

1-hour Lab

 

$25

UCUMBERLANDS ONLINE (Associate & Bachelors)

Rate per Bi-Term**

Per Credit Hour

Undergraduate

 

$220

GRADUATE - MASTERS2

Rate per Bi-Term

Per Credit Hour

Online

 

$355

Active Military/Veteran*

 

$315

GRADUATE - COUNSELING PROGRAMS
(Clinical Mental Health & CES)

Rate per Bi-Term

Per Credit Hour

Online

 

$449

GRADUATE - HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS
(Addiction Studies) 

Rate per Bi-Term

Per Credit Hour

Online

 

$449

GRADUATE -MASTERS EDUCATION PROGRAMS3

Rate per Bi-Term

Per Credit Hour

Online 

 

$315

Active Military/Veteran*

 
$275

GRADUATE - PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES

Rate Per Semester

Per Credit Hour

Resident

$12,500

$774.37***

GRADUATE - DOCTOR PHYSICAL THERAPY 

Rate Per Semester

Per Credit Hour

Resident 

 

$700

GRADUATE -  NURSING
(Family Nurse Practitioner)

Rate per Bi-Term

Per Credit Hour

Online

 

$539

GRADUATE - DOCTORAL

Rate per Bi-Term

Per Credit Hour

Business Online

 

$549

Information Technology Online

 
$549

GRADUATE - DOCTORAL

Rate per Bi-Term

Per Credit Hour

EdD Online

 

$415


Leadership Online
 
 
$415

EXECUTIVE PROGRAMS

Rate per Bi-Term

Per Credit Hour

Masters Programs

 

$549

 

 

 

Doctoral Programs

 

$749


OFF-CAMPUS INSTRUCTIONAL SITE - INDIA 

 

Rate per Bi-Term

Per Credit Hour

Masters Programs
 
 
$600

Important: Tuition and/or fees are subject to approval/change by the University of the Cumberlands Board of Trustees. The new One Price Promise tuition rates were announced on April 4, 2023 and were immediately effective for students enrolling in the Summer 2023 Term (term begins May 8, 2023). 

1The University charges in a block tuition rate for on-campus undergraduate students. The approximate credit hour rate of $329.17 is applicable when considering price per credit hour for full-time students taking 30 credit hours annually. 

*Be sure to contact your Educational Service Officer (ESO) or counselor within your military service branch prior to enrolling in courses that you wish to use TA for. 

***The University charges in a block tuition rate for the PA program. To comply with certain governing bodies,  the approximate credit hour rate (to the nearest dollar amount) is published for reference.

Additional fees and expenses may include: 

  • Application Fee for Admissions: $30
  • Executive Processing Fee: $300 (non-refundable)
  • Undergraduate Deposit: $125 (non-refundable if paid after May 1)
  • International Undergraduate Deposit: $1,000 (non-refundable if paid after May 1)
  • Transcript Fee: $10

GRADUATE - MASTERS- Business Administration (MBA), Strategic Management, Project Management, Criminal Justice Administration, Health and Human Performance (MSHHP), Coaching, Christian Studies (MACS), Cyber Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems Security, Digital Forensics, Global Technology - Blockchain, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Finance, and Organizational Leadership

GRADUATE - MASTER EDUCATION PROGRAMS- Education (MAED), Education Specialist (Ed.S), Rank I, Administrative Certification, Endorsement, Proficiency Evaluation, Standard Certification, Teaching (MAT)

University of the Cumberlands Cost of Attendance Information: 
Each student has a Cost of Attendance budget that determines the amount of financial aid you are allowed to receive. This budget includes both direct and indirect costs.

Direct costs are the charges you incur at the university. Because of our commitment to clarity and transparency, direct costs only include tuition and food and housing (for residents). 

Indirect costs are living expenses. These include transportation, food, and housing (for commuters and online students), and other miscellaneous expenses. You may be eligible for additional financial aid to cover these indirect costs. You can view these indirect costs here, or on your MyUC account. Please contact the Student Financial Center if you have any questions.

Cost of Attendance - Undergraduate Main Campus
Cost of Attendance - Undergraduate Online
Cost of Attendance - Graduate

 

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