Frequently Asked Questions

At King, we do our best to make sure you have complete information about your academic journey. Here, you’ll find the answers to common questions about our online learning experience.

Your Academic Journey

How do I apply to King?
All prospective students must complete our online application. Depending on your level of study and program of interest, you may be required to submit additional materials. Common items include:

  • Official transcripts
  • Current licenses or certification relevant to your area of study
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample or personal statement

Specific application requirements are listed on individual program pages.


When do classes start?
King University Online offers multiple start dates per year. See our Academic Calendar for a full list of start dates for each academic program.

Will I have face-to-face meetings with my professors?
Online courses are delivered entirely through the internet. Some instructors may use Zoom or Skype technologies to meet with students upon request. If you are in proximity to the school, you may also request to meet with your instructor on campus during his or her normal office hours.

Will I have access to library resources?
Our library resources and services are available to all faculty and online students.

How long will it take to complete my program?
Program completion depends on a number of factors, such as the type of program you choose to pursue and the number of transfer credits you bring to your program. For most of our online programs, major coursework can be completed in as little as 16 months.

About Online Learning

Why should I earn my degree online?
When you study online, you have the opportunity to earn the credentials you need to advance your career without sacrificing work and life commitments. King’s online programs provide the same academic excellence and personalized community as those offered on campus, while simultaneously providing a flexible format for you to study when and where it’s right for you.

How can I be a successful online student?
Online students are self-motivated, determined, and disciplined. They demonstrate a willingness to fulfill their commitments and are ready to devote a significant amount of time each week towards their class work. The most successful online students meet their deadlines, stay in regular communication with their advisors, and commit to these habits through graduation.

How do I prepare for online courses?
For your convenience, we offer an online orientation that provides instructions on taking an online course. This will be completed before classes begin.

How will I access my online course?
Students will receive a login ID and password for our student portal. Upon entering the ID and password in the login window, students will be able to access their online class, view course information, and retrieve academic records.

How do I get help if I cannot access my online course?
King University provides all students with a 24/7 help center. Students will receive contact information for the help center upon enrollment.

Financial Aid & Benefits

How can I afford a private college like King?
At King, we are committed to providing students with a quality, affordable, private education. We work with individuals of all income levels to assemble a financial package that meets your needs. Each year we award more than $19 million in aid. In fact, 98 percent of our students receive assistance.

How does financial aid work at King?
Financial aid is need-based and available for qualifying students. Students planning to start an online program should apply as soon as possible to qualify for all available aid. Although King University offers aid based on need, we do not specifically offer scholarships to online students at this time.

How is financial aid determined?
Financial need is defined as the total cost of attendance minus your expected family contribution (EFC), which is determined by the data submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

When should I apply for financial aid?
Applications for aid must be made a soon as possible after acceptance into King.

Do you offer military benefits?
Yes. In fact, King has been ranked one of the most Military Friendly® universities in the country. We offer the following benefits for service members:

  • Tuition discounts
  • Book vouchers
  • Evaluation of military training for college credit
  • GI Bill® programs
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

Where I can find consumer information?
To learn more about our financial aid policies, credit transfer, and other regulations, visit our Consumer Information page.