Frequently Asked Questions


Bellevue University has a long history of working with career-motivated adult learners, and brings many advantages to UMA students, staff, and faculty. They are experts in remote learning, having offered online learning for more than 25 years. They have won numerous awards for their online learning, including Best Teaching Online from the U.S. Distance Learning Association.
All UMA associate degree graduates who transfer to Bellevue University for their bachelor's degree, a well as alumni, faculty, and staff are eligible for the 10% reduction in Bellevue University's tuition rate. They also qualify to have their application and transfer fees waived.
In most cases, Bellevue University accepts all the credits in your associate degree into your bachelor's degree program.

Consult with an admissions counselor to determine your eligible credits, as well as to verify minimum graduation requirements for your degree. Transfer credits must be from a regionally accredited college or university. Bellevue University makes no promises to prospective students regarding the acceptance of credit awarded by examination, credit for prior learning, or credit for transfer until an evaluation has been conducted.
Yes! Bellevue University accepts a variety of forms of prior learning including military and corporate training that has been evaluated for college credit, for-credit exams like CLEP and DSST, and in some cases, will evaluate work experience for college credit.
Yes. At Bellevue University, traditional semester-based programs are 12 weeks and full-time status for undergraduates is defined as eight credit hours per semester. If you enroll in an accelerated cohort program, you take only one course at a time, and all cohort programs qualify as full-time programs. At the graduate level, full-time status requires one to take six credit hours per semester.
Current Bellevue University students should check with their Bellevue University Student Coach to see if they're eligible for this program. If you are, you will need to let your Coach know that you're interested in participating and, after this is complete, eligibility will start at the following term. In no case will the expanded tuition assistance be granted retroactively.
Bellevue University offers academic advising, online tutoring, a writing center, military veteran services, and ongoing professional development webinars. Plus, they'll work with you to help you create a degree plan and stick to that plan.
Yes! When you combine the reduced tuition rate with other sources of education funding, the amount you may have to borrow to fund the remainder of your degree program can be very low.

Because Bellevue University is a nationally accredited university, they participate in all major federal and state grant and loan programs to pay any direct education costs remaining, such as tuition, books, and supplies.
  • Pell Grants - Awards of up to $6,495 for the 2021-22 school year if you can demonstrate exceptional financial need. This is a grant program set aside by the federal government for individuals who meet financial aid guidelines. Because it is a grant, it does not need to be repaid.
  • Veterans Education Benefits - Bellevue University welcomes Education benefits and has VA-approved experts who will work with you to access and use the education funding you're entitled to.
Please NOTE: In order to ensure that you have funding to cover your entire degree program, we make sure you have access to all available funding and we limit the amount of tuition assistance you can access each academic term.
A grant does not have to be repaid. A loan must be repaid with interest following graduation or if the student stops before graduating.
Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online, annually. The Bellevue University Title IV code is 002538.
No. This tuition rate is available exclusively to those who earn their degrees at Bellevue University, a world leader in helping motivated, working adults earn their college degrees. We created this partnership with Bellevue University because of their long history and expertise in supporting motivated adult learners, including the support, generous credit transfer, and career-relevant education you need to make a difference in your career.
No. Bellevue University offers more than 50 bachelor's degrees, almost 30 master's degrees, and two doctoral degrees to select from.
In a cohort program, you take one class at a time with the same class of motivated learners from across the country. As you advance through the program with this same group in each course, you'll collaborate on projects and form valuable professional networks you'll keep throughout your career. Cohort programs qualify as full-time student status.
Bellevue University's main campus is located in Bellevue, Nebraska, but their degree programs are available to students throughout the globe via one of the most awarded online platforms available.
There is so much more to effective online learning than recording a professor lecturing.

Bellevue University dedicates an entire college to effectiveness in online learning, so you are assured a rich, interactive experience that encourages sharing with your professor and among your classmates. And, of course, the primary benefit of Bellevue University's online learning is that you can study and attend class when it's convenient for you.
The easiest way to get started is to visit UMA.MaxTransferAdvantage.com/Scheduler to set up your Personal Advising Session with a helpful Enrollment Counselor.

Bellevue University has a dedicated group of Enrollment Counselors who are knowledgeable about UMA culture. Throughout the enrollment process, your Enrollment Counselor will advise you on all aspects of your degree program, including course content, time frames, workload, financing options, enrollment procedures, and more.
First, you'll fill out the online application at UMA.MaxTransferAdvantage.com/Apply. Schedule a Personal Advising Session with an Enrollment Counselor. They will work with you on the next steps, including sending transcripts, choosing the right degree program, filling out your FAFSA, and more. Your Enrollment Counselor will be with you every step of the way.

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