Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers. Please review some our students frequently asked questions and reach out to your admission counselor if your question is not covered here. Our goal is to provide the support you need to successfully earn your degree online.

How do I apply to the NET.WORK ™?

You may begin the process by clicking here or by contacting our admissions counselors via 866-477-8795 or email online@cumberland.edu.

What is the online experience like at Cumberland University?

Currently our MBA, MAE, and RN-BSN programs are designed to be completed within a year. The time it takes for our degree completion program varies for each student. During a course of study, students will engage with instructors and classmates.

Who will teach the online courses?

Online students are taught by some of the best-known faculty in their fields. Most students develop strong relationships with their instructors. We often hear stories of how students credit those relationships for helping them have successful online education experience.

Is financial assistance available for online students?

Yes! Financial aid assistance is available through our office of Student Financial Services. Simply follow the steps outlined in the Tuition and Financial Services page or submit a request for assistance and a representative can help determine if you qualify.

What are the computer requirements for online students?

Our courses are compatible with Mac or PC platforms. Your admission counselor can help verify that you possess all necessary software requirements to facilitate your studies on the NET.WORK ™.

Can I use my own email address?

All Cumberland students are required to use a cumberland.edu email address that is assigned to them. This allows the university to communicate with students on a regular basis.

Is Cumberland University authorized to deliver online courses across state lines?

Cumberland University has been approved by the state of Tennessee to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Visit nc-sara.org to learn more.