Financial Aid

Lincoln Memorial University recognizes the problem of constantly increasing educational costs and thus offers a substantial program of financial aid to help students pay for their education. The University makes every effort to ensure that qualified students are not denied the opportunity to attend the University due to their limited financial resources. After the student submits the necessary acceptance forms, the Office of Student Financial Services will determine the student’s eligibility for financial assistance. Each applicant for financial aid must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be submitted to the federal processing center in time for processing and payment of tuition for students entering the following fall. The priority deadline to apply for financial aid is June 1.

For financial aid purposes, full-time enrollment is defined as enrollment in 12 credit hours or more per semester. A student must be enrolled in at least 6 hours to be eligible for federal student loans. Financial aid can be affected by a student’s academic performance. Failure to achieve or remain in good standing or to comply with any rules or policies of the School of Law that results in a student’s dismissal or involuntary withdrawal, could result in financial aid warning or suspension of financial aid.

To remain eligible for financial aid, a student must successfully complete 67% of the credits attempted within an academic term and maintain a 2.0 GPA. Assuming a student is in good standing, a student who completes 67% of the credits attempted within an academic term shall be deemed to have made satisfactory academic progress. Failure to make satisfactory academic progress could result in financial aid warning or suspension of financial aid.

A student who has failed to remain in good standing or that fails to make satisfactory academic progress will be placed on financial aid warning for the next consecutive term in which the student is enrolled. Financial aid eligibility will not be suspended during the initial probationary semester; however, failure to achieve or remain in good standing or to make satisfactory progress by the end of the probationary semester will result in a loss of eligibility to receive financial aid for any subsequent academic terms.

A student who has been dismissed from the School of Law is not eligible to file an Appeal seeking reconsideration of their financial aid status until a Petition for Readmission has been granted by the Academic Standards Committee. An appeal of a decision regarding financial aid may be filed with the Office of Financial Aid. The Office of Financial Aid shall forward the Appeal to the Lincoln Memorial University Financial Aid Appeals Committee.

All students who have received loans in furtherance of their undergraduate, graduate, or legal education shall be required to complete debt counseling during their last academic year at the School of Law and at other times after matriculation. Failure to complete such counseling could result in the withholding of your degree or disenrollment from the School of Law.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at the School of Law either by email at or by telephone at (423) 869-6336. A representative of the Financial Aid Office will also regularly hold office hours via Zoom for students at the School of Law.