Tuition and Financial Aid
Your education is an investment, and at Methodist University – where 97% of students receive financial aid – we’re proud to make it as affordable as possible.
We are honored to support military personnel, veterans, and their families. We are a Yellow Ribbon School, a repeat recipient of the Best for Vets Award award (Military Times), and have been recognized as a Gold Level 2022-23 Military Friendly® School (G.I. Jobs magazine). MU has been named a Military Spouse Friendly® School (2021-22) as well. Tuition for active-duty military and reserve component military students is $250 per credit hour for undergraduate programs, versus $400 per credit hour for traditional online students.
You can look at specifics on your chosen program’s tuition page. If you have any questions, you can also request more information or call us at 910-212-4956.
Your Financial Aid Options
Take advantage of federal student loans and grants by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
To complete your FAFSA, you’ll need Methodist University’s school code: 002946.
Apply to various scholarships and grants — including merit-, need-, and talent-based scholarships offered by business, civic groups, foundations, churches, and more to save on your education.
Veterans, military personnel, and their families may be eligible for various educational benefits to help finance their education. Active-duty and reserve component military students receive a discounted tuition rate of just $250 per undergraduate credit hour compared to $400, which is the standard rate per credit. Methodist University’s Office of Veteran Services is ready to assist all military students, veterans, and their dependents with benefits and procedural questions. Methodist University supports the Yellow Ribbon Program.Learn More
We’re helping make higher education available to professionals who want to advance their careers and secure their futures with a degree by partnering with colleges and companies in North Carolina. You could save thousands of dollars on tuition in discounts or scholarships — making it easier and more affordable to earn your degree now.Learn More
Take Advantage of Employer Tuition Reimbursement
A majority of companies invest in their employees’ education. In a 2019 study, 52% of surveyed employers offered a tuition reimbursement plan, and it represented the most common way for employers upskill or reskills their workforce. And 69% of reimbursement programs covered most or all tuition costs.1
Check with your HR department or direct manager to see if your organization offers a tuition reimbursement program.
Why Investing In Your Education Helps Your Employer, Too
Taking the next step in your educational journey is more than a way to enhance your salary and overall career possibilities. It also benefits you and your employer in the context of your current work and potential within the organization.
The following talking points can help you discuss the idea of advancing your education with your employer:
1. You’ll almost immediately become a more effective employee.
The concepts and skills you learn can be applied in your day-to-day work, impacting your team and your company immediately. And earning your degree could become a long-term goal for your company performance reviews, if your company uses those types of objectives.
2. Your employer will retain top talent.
Multiple studies have found how employer tuition plans enhance feelings of loyalty and reduce turnover. Instead of finding highly qualified talent through (costly) recruiting efforts, companies can save money and enhance morale by promoting from within. It’s well worth the investment from their perspective, and employer tuition reimbursement plans are a big selling point when companies need to attract new talent.
3. Earning your degree online means you won’t disrupt your work schedule.
Online programs at Methodist University are highly flexible, so your manager doesn’t have to worry about your learning or coursework conflicting with your work schedule. You’ll earn your degree on a timeline that works with your personal and professional commitments.
There’s no question that advancing your education is a win-win for you and your employer. It’s an exciting opportunity all-around.
Are you looking to estimate your total out-of-pocket cost, including tuition, fees, and financial aid? Our tuition calculator can help.*
At Methodist University, we’re committed to offering affordable, accessible, and high-quality online degree programs. We also believe in transparency, avoiding hidden costs and fees whenever possible. To get started, select your desired program. Stuck on something? Click on the information icons for additional context.
* The Tuition Calculator is based on programmatic information and student-generated inputs. All financial calculations should be taken as potential estimations. To get a more accurate sense of total tuition, please consult with an enrollment team member.