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Tuition & Aid

Adult Degree Students

FAFSA Priority Deadline: March 1, 2024

Current & Incoming Students: Our priority date for completion of the FAFSA is March 1. Be sure to indicate Belmont's Title IV code 003479 on your application to ensure that our Office of Student Financial Services receives your application results.

Adult Degree Tuition & Fees for 2024-2025

Adult Degree Program Tuition

$865 per hour

Adult Degree Program Student Fee

$275 per semester

Adult Degree tuition rates are for students enrolled in one of the Adult Degree Program majors and represent more than a 40 percent discount from the tuition of traditionally enrolled Belmont students.

Adult students enrolled in a program that is NOT offered through the Adult Degree Program must pay the traditional undergraduate student tuition rate.

2024-2025 Undergraduate Cost Estimator (PDF)

Adult Degree Student Aid

To be eligible to receive any form of need-based aid from Belmont University, you must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by December 1, at the earliest, prior to the year in which you plan to enroll.

How do I apply for financial aid?

Fill out and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can complete the FAFSA online. The priority date for completion of the FAFSA is March 1 each year. Be sure to indicate Belmont's Title IV code on your application -- 003479 -- to ensure that our Office of Student Financial Services receives your application results.

View our quick guide to filing your FAFSA

You should receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) after completing your FAFSA. The SAR is typically sent in an email from the Department of Education. Review the SAR for accuracy and follow any instructions on the report. If your SAR is incorrect, please make the corrections and submit an updated FAFSA. Belmont will receive an electronic version from the federal processor.


If you have been selected for verification, there will be an asterisk next to your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on your SAR.  You will also receive an email from Belmont explaining the required next steps to complete the process using the Dynamic Forms document portal. 

Learn more about Verification

Belmont's Office of Student Financial Services begins reviewing FAFSAs as soon as possible after February 1. Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Financial aid notifications are emailed to students as awards are completed.

Once the Office of Student Financial Services has reviewed your FAFSA application for financial assistance, you will receive a financial aid notification. 

  • Review your financial aid notification carefully and retain it for your records.  Included is important information regarding financial aid policies, procedures and requirements necessary to accept, maintain and renew your assistance.
  • Review the cost estimator worksheet on our website for financial planning purposes. 
  • Familiarize yourself with the information to avoid unexpected changes in your financial aid award.

Processed financial aid will apply directly to your student account. Financial aid offers are based on full-time enrollment. Any reduction in the total number of registered hours may result in an adjustment to the financial aid offer. Institutional scholarships are based on full-time enrollment (a minimum of 12 hours per semester). Full-time enrollment is 12 hours for undergraduate students and six hours for graduate students. Students must also be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to receive financial aid.

Learn more about Financial Aid Awards

What types of aid are awarded?


Most types of grants, unlike loans, are sources of financial aid that generally do not have to be repaid. In additional to Belmont grants, for those who qualify, grants are also available from federal, state government and private or nonprofit organizations.

Federal Pell Grant
A Federal Pell grant is an undergraduate federal grant. The U.S. Department of Education determines eligibility. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Formula is the standard criteria used in determining financial need.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is an undergraduate federal grant awarded to the neediest Federal Pell Grant recipients on a first come, first served basis.

Tennessee Student Assistance Award (TSAA) Grant
A TSAA Grant is awarded by the Tennessee Student Assistant Corporation on a first come, first served basis to needy undergraduate students who are Tennessee residents.

Tennessee Education Lottery (HOPE) Scholarship
The HOPE scholarship is awarded to entering first-year students and returning students who are Tennessee residents and meet eligibility requirements as specified by the Tennessee state legislature. Award amounts are subject to reduction based upon lottery revenue.

More Information on the Tennessee Hope Scholarship


Many adult students at Belmont need additional financing to supplement savings, grants and other income sources. Most Belmont financial aid packages include an offer of financial aid in the form of federal loans. While federal loans must be repaid with interest, they typically offer low interest rates and more flexible repayment plans.

Learn more about Student Loans

Federal Direct Loans

As with all federal student aid, students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information on your FAFSA is transmitted to Belmont and the Office of Student Financial Services will use this information to determine your need for federal student aid, including Direct Loans. After you have been awarded, you will need to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling. Caregivers who are seeking Direct PLUS loans will also need to complete a credit check.

Federal Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students to help pay for the cost of education after high school. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education rather than a bank or other financial institution.

Subsidized Loans
Subsidized loans are for undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need, as determined by federal regulations. No interest will accrue while a student is in school at least half-time, during the grace period and during deferment periods. Repayment begins following a six-month grace period after you graduate, leave school or cease being enrolled as at least a half-time student.

Unsubsidized Loans
Unsubsidized loans are not based on financial need; interest is charged during all periods, even during the time a student is in school and during grace and deferment periods. Repayment begins following a six-month grace period after you graduate, leave school or cease being enrolled as at least a half-time student.


Belmont proudly welcomes students who have served our country through military service and is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Veterans Educational Benefits are available for many eligible programs at Belmont University. Certifying officials on campus will guide you through the application process.

Learn more about VA Education benefits



Because the tuition rate for students enrolled in the Adult Degree Program is offered at a lower rate than for traditional students, Adult Degree Program students are not eligible for institutional scholarships/scholarships offered by Belmont. 

However, there are many outside scholarships available to Belmont students for academic or other achievements; for students interested in specific fields of study; for residents of certain cities, counties or states; and for members of religious, ethnic or under-represented groups. Belmont has complied a list of possible scholarship opportunities for students.

Search for general scholarships

Payment Options

In partnership with Nelnet, Belmont offers an interest-free payment plan to all current and admitted students to assist with the cost of attendance. Semester plans are available for $42 per term. The payment plan is not a loan, does not require a credit check and does not incur interest charges. Payments are due on the 1st of each month and payments received after the 1st will incur a late fee of $40. Please click here for additional information or learn more at our FAQ.

Many companies and organizations offer tuition assistance programs for employees as a way to develop their knowledge and skills. Ask your supervisor or human resources director whether tuition benefits are available to you.

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