The University of Lynchburg is offering reduced tuition for most of its master’s programs to new full-time students. To be eligible, a student must enroll for the first time in Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 and take at least nine credit hours (three courses) per semester for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.
“For many college students, the pandemic disrupted their senior year. For some, it disrupted their plans to enroll in graduate school,” Interim Dean of Graduate Studies Roger Jones said. “In an effort to help these students, the University of Lynchburg is offering a one-time incentive for recent college graduates and new graduate students to enroll in a select number of master’s programs.”
The tuition discount works out to one free course per semester for the mostly yearlong programs — students pay for two courses, but receive three. Discounts range from 10-20%, depending on the program and concentration.
Eligible master’s degrees include:
- Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership Studies (MA): 20% discount
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Cybersecurity emphasis: 16.5% discount
- General emphasis: 20% discount
- Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MEd): 10% discount
- Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (MEd)
- Instructional leadership emphasis: 20% discount
- Teacher licensure emphasis: 16% discount
- Master of Education in Higher Educational Studies (MEd): 16% discount
- Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership (MEd): 18% discount
- Master of Education in Reading (MEd): 16% discount
- Master of Education in School Counseling (MEd): 12.5% discount
- Master of Education in Science Education (MEd): 16% discount
- Master of Education in Special Education (MEd): 18% discount
- Master of Health Benefit Design and Health Informatics (MHBD): 18% discount
- Master of Public Health (MPH): 20% discount
The incentive does not apply to certificate programs or students who take fewer than nine credit hours per semester. It is also not available for students who are enrolled as part of a cohort, even if they are taking nine credit hours or more, or for graduate assistants, who receive free courses. The offer can’t be combined with other incentives, discounts, or cohort rates, and it can’t be used by students receiving grant funding.
Applications must be submitted and complete — with letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and test scores, if required by the program — by Aug. 1, 2020.
More information on specific tuition rates and individual program requirements is available online.