3 Year Degree Option

Earn Your Bachelor's Degree in 3 Years!

Here at TIU, we want to help you make a difference for Christ by providing an excellent liberal arts education in an affordable, accessible way. Our exciting new three-year option will get you moving towards your degree:

3 year degree option that will get you into the workplace sooner

2 summers taking tuition-free classes online and in the classroom*

1 affordable, Christ-centered education

Our three-year degree completion program is designed for qualified students who wish to earn their degree at an accelerated pace by taking both semester classes and tuition-free summer online courses

*Some majors may require three summers of classes. Online summer courses for three year option students enrolled full time in the preceding semester are tuition-free, however there is a per course technology fee of $125. 

Save Time and Money

The three-year option allows you to take tuition-free summer courses, saving you a full year of tuition as well as room and board. As an added bonus, you will have the opportunity to enter the workforce one year sooner in order to begin earning income when you would otherwise be paying a fourth year of tuition.

TIU college tuition + room and board (per year) $35,460*
Total cost for 4 years of college $141,840
Total cost for 3-year option $106,380
Subtract average financial aid award to TIU families -$50,000
Average net cost for 3 years at TIU $56,380

* This figure reflects tuition, room and board for incoming students in Fall 2013. It does not include the cost of books or supplies.

Taking into consideration financial aid, on average a student who graduates in three years could save up to 85% off the "sticker price" after considering the additional income from entering the workforce earlier!


But let's break it down further:

Conceptually, a student can attend TIU for approximately $141,000 before scholarships. 

Once the scholarships or loans are applied, the total four-year cost drops to $74,840 (53% of sticker price).

With the three-year option, the original sticker price goes down to $106,000 (75% of four-year price).

When you subtract $55,250 (scholarships/grants/loans for three years), you only need to invest $56,000 for your education (60% off four-year sticker price, 52% off of the three-year sticker price).

Assuming you get an average starting salary* of $30,000 you’ll pay only $26,000 for school. That's 75% off of the three-year sticker price and a whopping 82% off of a four-year sticker price!

You will be able to save an average of $4,750 in loans and you’ll be able to pay off your loans one year earlier, saving about $2,175 in interest (10 year term at 6.8 percent interest).

In summary, the three-year option is projected to cost on average $23,825 (counting income and interest savings). This is an amazing 85% off of the original four-year sticker price.

*a conservative amount based on research online about median salaries for entry level positions in TIU’s most popular majors.

Majors and Plans

Not exactly sure how completing a degree in three years will work? You can download sample plans to see how your fall, spring and summer semesters may look. The good news is that the three-year degree option is available for most majors at TIU, so check out a list of programs we offer to find the one that's right for you.

Athletic Training Business
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Biblical Studies Christian Ministries
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Communication Elementary Education
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English English/Communication
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General Studies Graphic Design
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History Mathematics
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Philosophy Pre-Physical Therapy
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Psychology Social Science
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Sports and Wellness Management
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The following programs can also be completed in three years at TIU. Click on the program name to find out details about the major and feel free to contact an admissions counselor to learn specific details about how these degrees can be completed in three years:

English with Secondary Education Licensure | History / Social Science with Secondary Education Licensure | Humanities | Mathematics with Secondary Education Licensure | Music | Music Education / K-12 | Pre-Nursing

Eligibility

This opportunity is available to students who:


Get Started

For more information, contact admissions and get started towards your three-year degree today. 
(800) 822-3225 | admissions@tiu.edu
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