May 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Tuition and Fees

Traditional Undergraduate
Fall/Spring Per Semester Per Year
Tuition (block rate for 12-18 hours) $18,730 $ 37,460
General Student Fee (12-18 hours)      1,556     3,112
Housing and Food      7,712    15,424

Total basic cost for typical student


$ 27,998 $ 55,996
Hourly Rates Fall/Spring
Part-time hourly rate (1-11 hours) per hour $1,562
Hourly rate (19 or more hours) per hour 894
General Student Fee (1-11 hours) per hour 130
Basic Charges for Other Programs
IDEAL Program per semester 9,000
Certificate of Accountancy Program (per hour for undergraduate courses) 700
Housing and Food Charges
Fall/Spring Per Semester
The Village - Double Occupancy  $5,522
Bison Hall - Double Occupancy  5,248
Elam, Fanning, Johnson (traditional), Sewell or High Rise - Double/Triple Occupancy 4,262
Fanning, Johnson (traditional) or Sewell - Single Occupancy 5,948
Johnson (addition) - Double/Triple Occupancy 4,537
Johnson (addition) (Fall or Spring) Single Occupancy 6,334
Food Plans
Fall/Spring Per Semester
(All students who reside in Lipscomb University residence halls are required to purchase a food plan.)  
Bison Ultimate (21 dining hall meals per week and $300 Dining Dollars) $3,450
Bison Herd (14 dining hall meals per week with $500 Dining Dollars) 3,250
Bison Traveler (8 dining hall meals per week with $600 Dining Dollars) 2,200
The Commuter (45 dining hall meals with $75 Dining Dollars) 626
The Village Residents (all Dining Dollars) 1,350

Note: Food plans are valid for the current semester only. Any unused Dining Dollars will roll over from the fall to spring semester if a spring semester meal plan is purchased. Any unused Dining Dollars expire at the end of the spring semester.

Global Learning Housing and Food
Global Learning Housing (Vienna, London, Florence, & Costa Rica) $5,522
Global Learning Food Plan 3,450
Enrollment Fee - Freshman (covering New Student Orientation) - includes 1 guest - $35 per additional guest $300
Enrollment Fee - Transfer (covering New Student Orientation) 300
College of Education Student Teaching Fee 500
College of Education edTPA Fee for Student Teaching Seminar (for initial licensure only) 500
Graduation Fee 250
General Student Fee - 12 hrs (<12 hrs-$130 per hour); includes Health, Safety, IT, SAC, SGA, and Library Fees 1,556
Global Learning Semester Abroad Fee-London 5,575
Global Learning Semester Abroad Fee - Vienna, Florence & Costa Rica
Program Trip Fee (see program information for details)  
Housing Processing Fee (excludes The Village) 200
Housing Processing Fee - The Village 250
Private Music Instruction (one half-hour lesson per week, per semester) in addition to tuition (non-refundable after first week) 400
Private Music Instruction (one half-hour lesson per week, per semester) not for credit (non-refundable after first week) 570
Private Music Instruction (two half-hour lessons per week, per semester) in addition to tuition (non-refundable after first week)
Private Music Instruction (two half-hour lessons per week, per semester) not for credit (non-refundable after first week) 980
Music Fee (MU1510, MU1511, MU1512, MU1560, MU1561, MU3511, MU3512) 175
Returned Payment Fee 30
Monthly Payment Plan Enrollment Fee (per semester) 60
Transcript Fee 10
Undergraduate Application Fee 50
Nursing Fees (see Nursing Program website)  

Note: Lipscomb University reserves the right to adjust any fees at any time before the charges are incurred by the student.

Payment Options

Financial arrangements for all student charges should be made before classes start based on the published dates: Fall - Aug. 1 | Spring - Dec. 1 | Summer - May 1. To meet the financial needs of our students and their families, Lipscomb offers the following payment options. Students who have not designated one of the following payment options will not be eligible to attend classes:

I. Monthly Payment Plan

Lipscomb University offers monthly payment plan options that allow students to pay semester expenses with equal monthly payments ending in October (for fall), March (for spring) or July (for summer). The plans have a non-refundable enrollment fee of $60 per semester. Payments are drafted on the 25th day of each month. Note: Payment plans will not include prior term charges.

II. Full Pay

Under this plan the entire balance (less any verified financial aid) is paid before classes begin based on the published dates. Credit card and ACH payments can be made online. 

Note: It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements for all financial aid, outside scholarships, loans and payments prior to the beginning of the term. When calculating your full pay balance, do not deduct any estimated federal work study award.

Financial Responsibility
Registration at the University is considered a binding contract. Students are not permitted to register for classes or receive transcripts or a diploma until all financial obligations to the University are satisfied.
Students are responsible for informing the Registrar’s Office of any change in billing address.

Delinquent Accounts

Past due accounts are subject to interest at 1.5 percent per month (18 percent annually). Failure to meet financial obligations to the University may result in the delinquent account being placed with a collection agency. Students are responsible for reimbursing the University for the fees of any collection agency, which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 33.3 percent of the debt, and all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, incurred in such collection efforts.
Business Office Hold
Students who have not satisfied their financial obligations will be placed on hold. Students on a Business Office hold are not permitted to register for classes or receive transcripts or diploma.
Title IV Stipend Policy

A stipend will be issued for any credit balance on a student account resulting from Title IV funds no later than 14 days after the credit occurred. Direct deposit is the preferred method.


I. Tuition

Refunds will be calculated based on the official date of drop or withdrawal as defined below:
•100 percent refund must drop or withdraw before the end of the equivalent of two weeks of class;
•No refund of tuition after the end of the equivalent of the second week of class; and
•Refunds for non-traditional meeting times are based on the schedule above using equivalent weeks of class time rather than calendar weeks. For example, in a three-credit-hour class, 150 minutes of class time equals one week.

II. Housing Fees
Students who withdraw from the university on or before the end of the second week of classes will receive a full refund of housing fees.
 • If a student officially withdraws after the second week and on or before the end of the fourth week of classes, a 50% refund of housing fees will be credited to the account. To be eligible for the room refund, the student must return the student ID card, remove all belongings from the room, have no damage to the room, and follow check out procedures. (Please refer to the “Official Withdrawal” section.)

• Students who choose to move off campus after moving in to an assigned room but fail to properly notify the Office of Student Life are not eligible for any refund of housing fees unless the student is forced to leave the assigned room for one of the following approved reasons:
  1. Medical reasons confirmed in writing by a licensed physician;
  2. Death of an immediate family member; or
  3. Extenuating circumstances affecting military personnel.
A prorated refund amount will be determined based on the date the appropriate information is received and accepted by the Director of Housing.

III. Refund of Meal Plan Fees
Only meal plan selections cancelled prior to the end of the second week of classes of any semester will be eligible for a refund, less any actual funds utilized (e.g, meal swipes, dining dollars, etc.) prior to that point.

Dropping Courses
During the official drop/add period, students are able to drop or add online. After that time, a Drop/Add Form must be completed and accepted in the Registrar’s Office. The official drop date will be the faculty-reported last date of attendance/participation in the course.
Adding Courses
No reduction in tuition is provided for courses added at any time during the semester. Before adding or dropping classes, students should ensure that they understand how the course load changes will affect their student account, including the impact on loans, scholarships, and grants as applicable.
Official Withdrawal
• Students desiring to officially withdraw from the University must obtain a Withdrawal Form from the Academic Success Center and supply all requested information and required signatures.
• The completed Student Withdrawal Form and the student ID card must be received in the Business Office before any eligible adjustments can be made to the student’s financial record.
• The official withdrawal date will be determined by the Last Date of Attendance/Participation policy as stated in the Academic section of this catalog.
• The deadline for official withdrawal from the University is the last day of classes prior to the final exam period of each semester.
Suspension, probation or withdrawal after the specified dates does not result in reduced charges or additional credits on the student bill.