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Lincoln Christian University Students

In response to the recent announcement of Lincoln Christian University’s decision to close, Olivet Nazarene University is offering an invitation to LCU students who would like to transfer colleges to continue their studies in person.

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Park-Like Campus

Located 120 minutes north of Lincoln in Bourbonnais, Illinois, Olivet Nazarene University is a Christian University offering more than 140 areas of study on a 275-acre, park-like campus. Olivet has an undergraduate student body of more than 2,500 from over 40 church denominations. Students participate in more than 90 clubs and organizations, 22 intercollegiate sports, 20 intramural sports, and 17 ministry/missions opportunities.

In other words, there is a place for you to thrive at Olivet.

We believe. You belong here.

We invite you to explore all Olivet has to offer!

Financial Aid

Colleges and universities often use scholarships and grants to discount the cost of tuition for students. These scholarships and grants are awarded based on academic merit, financial need, or other criteria. However, these discounts typically do not cover the full cost of tuition and there is usually a remaining balance that students are responsible for paying out of pocket.

In response to LCU’s transition, Olivet wants to help LCU students who want to continue their in-person studies, and to make the transition to Olivet as affordable as possible. We have decided to match the tuition rate for LCU students. This means that if you were paying $10,000 a year for tuition at LCU, Olivet will match that $10,000 tuition rate for LCU students who transfer to Olivet. However, it’s important to note that the tuition match only applies to the cost of tuition, and not to other expenses such as fees, housing and meals. This means that while your tuition costs will remain the same at Olivet, your overall cost of attendance may be higher or lower depending on these other expenses.

  • Current, full-time, undergraduate students at Lincoln Christian University applying to be an undergraduate student at Olivet Nazarene University
  • Must be accepted to Olivet and file the FAFSA
  • Excludes athletic awarding, ROTC scholarships and military benefits

Complete the 3 steps below (apply, submit transcripts, and add Olivet’s FAFSA code), then connect with Kimberly Strickland (, 815-939-5198) about your Tuition Price Match option.

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Complete These 3 Items

1. Apply For Admission

Your application tells us what we need to know to get you started. It is completely free and should only take a few minutes.

Start Your Application

2. Send Us Your Transcript

Having your transcript sent will allow our team of advisors to see how your courses transfer in and how they will apply to your major.

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3. Add Our Code On FAFSA

Add our school code 001741 to complete your FAFSA. Once received, our team will be able to put together a financial award package for you.

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