Lindenwood University Accreditation

Last Updated on August 28, 2023

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HLC Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation and is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region. Lindenwood University has been continuously accredited by HLC since 1921. Our next comprehensive evaluation will take place in 2023.


The HLC has produced or endorsed a number of documents explaining the importance of assessment in higher education.


Many of our individual programs are also accredited by state or national professional accreditation bodies. Details about these accreditors can be found on Lindenwood’s Consumer Information page.

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Veterans Typically Attend Lindenwood University for no More Than $3,121

If you qualify for full benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® we estimate that your yearly out of pocket cost to attend Lindenwood University should not be more than $3,121.

Veteran Sticker Price$36,085
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits$32,964
Total Out Of Pocket$3,121

Tuition Fully Covered by GI Bill® Benefits

If you qualify for full benefits, the tuition and fees charged by Lindenwood University will be fully covered. You will not need to rely on a Yellow Ribbon award or institutional aid to cover these costs.

Veteran Tuition And Fees$18,100
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*$18,100
Total In Your Pocket-$0
*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.

Remember, some forms of aid such as Pell Grants are awarded in addition to your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits so be sure to fill out your FASA forms.

Yellow Ribbon Program Participant With No Limitations

Lindenwood University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and does not place limitations on the awards it grants. You must still apply for and be accepted so contact the college. If you have tuition and fees charges that are not covered by your Post-9/11 benefits, you may be able to get additional assistance in the form of a Yellow Ribbon Award that should result in no out of pocket costs related to tuition and fees.Remember, only veterans who qualify for full Post-9/11 benefits are eligible to participate in a Yellow Ribbon program.

Lindenwood University awarded a total of $67 in Yellow Ribbon benefits last year. This was split among 2 veterans for an average award of $34 ($67 after government matching).

Questions to Ask the Admissions Department

  • Which programs and majors (if any) participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and how do I apply?

Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap

With a per credit charge for in-state students of $495, Lindenwood University falls above the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel.

Below Cap for State Residents?$495 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap
Below Cap for Non Residents (Out of State)?$495 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap

Your Living Expenses May Not Be Fully Covered

After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what Lindenwood University thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential shortfall of $2,871. It is possible that your actual living expenses will be covered if you live more frugally than what the college expects.

Off Campus Living Expenses$16,735
Post-9/11 Benefit$13,864
Total Out Of Pocket$2,871

A MHA of $1,733 is likely the largest benefit paid directly to you.

Your Books and Supplies are Not Fully Covered

Your book stipend of $1000 will not cover what Lindenwood University estimates your expenses to be ($1,250).

Supplies Expenses$1,250
Post-9/11 Benefit$1,000
Total Out Of Pocket$250

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