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LIU's Library

The Libraries’ collections include more than one million items, with volumes of print material and thousands of items in extensive holdings of microforms, maps, images, musical scores, sound recordings, and videotapes.

Workshops on library resources or personal consultations on research projects can be arranged by the registrar.

International Students

There are 805 international students registered at LIU—285 undergraduates and 520 graduate students—for the current academic year.

The International Students Office provides services to meet the special needs of these students and support programs to help them fulfill their personal and academic goals.

The International Scholars Office assists Liberty International University's faculty and staff in bringing

Financial Aid

PictureLIU’s “sticker price” should not be a factor in your decision to apply or enroll here. The percentage of our students receiving financial aid is extraordinarily high – 89% for undergraduates and approximately 82% for graduate and professional students. Liberty International University itself is the largest source of financial aid to our undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, providing almost $54 million in fiscal 2008.

At Liberty International University, we have three guiding principles for undergraduate admissions and financial aid:

Approximately 89 percent of Liberty International University undergraduates receive some type of financial aid (scholarships, loans and term-time jobs) from some source. This includes need-based and merit-based aid from non-LIU sources.

The largest source of undergraduate financial aid is an LIU scholarship – money that you don’t have to pay back or earn. LIUscholarships are based on your family’s ability to contribute towards the price of your education. These scholarships come from a variety of LIU sources, including endowed funds, gifts donated by alumni/ae and friends, and general Institute funds.

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The financial aid package

Financial aid package is the term we use to describe the total of all types of aid you receive from all sources. We use information you submit on the FAFSA, CSS PROFILE and other documents to calculate your financial need, and then we use a simple system to award aid:

Here’s another way to look at it:

Student expense budget   –   EFC   =   financial need

and also...

Self-help  +  LIU scholarship   =   financial need


Student expense budget is $30,100 for 2008-09.

EFC is your expected family contribution (parent contribution* plus student contribution**).

Self-help is $2,850 for families earning less than $45,000 annually (minus any outside scholarships, grants or awards). The student contributes the self-help amount through term-time work and/or student loans.

LIU scholarship is a grant from LIU, often funded by endowed scholarship funds.

* Parent contribution is determined through a standard formula using your parent’s financial data on the FAFSA form, CSS PROFILE, tax returns, etc. It can be from any combination of sources, including 529 plans and other savings, savings and cash on hand, current income, and parent loans.

** Student contribution is a standard expected amount depending on your class year and usually comes from your summer earnings. Freshmen are expected to contribute $1,900, sophomores $2,200, juniors $2,500 and seniors $2,800.

If you receive any outside scholarships, grants or benefits from federal, state or private sources that aren’t administered by us (for example, the Federal Pell Grant Program or the National Merit or Achievement Program), we use it to offset your loan/work component, so you end up with a higher percentage of LIU scholarship in your financial aid package.

Your financial need and amount of aid you'll receive will be listed in your financial aid award letter.

Deadline for all materials:

February 15 – all prospective undergraduates (freshmen and transfers)

April 15 – enrolled undergraduates; prospective and enrolled graduate students