PIU offers a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a Minor in Education. This maximizes the transfer credits we can count towards your degree and the federal funding available for the completion of your bachelor’s degree and teacher certification.
PIU Online is an effort of Pacific Islands University which is nationally accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS). TRACS is recognized by the US Department of Education as an approved accrediting agency.
You can transfer up to 60 credits to PIU Online from accredited US Universities.
Yes, PIU is approved to offer federal financial aid including Pell Grants and Federal Loans.
Speak to your enrollment advisor for more information once you complete your application.
PIU also offers a payment plan option for students paying out of pocket.
If you start our program by transferring in 60 credit hours, it is possible for you to graduate within 2 years if you take 9 credit hours per semester including the summer. You will be able to accelerate the completion of your degree depending on your effort, the number of courses you are able take, the number of credits you transfer and the number of credits you can earn if you are working as an Instructional Assistant. Up to 12 credit hours can be earned by working as an Instructional Assistant.
Classes start the 1st week of September. The 2nd week of Jan and the first week of June.
Applications are due by July 31 for the Fall, by November 15 for the Spring and by April 15 for the Summer to ensure you have time to finalize your financial aid and participate in our kick-off activities.
All courses allow you to accelerate, but we do encourage you to complete them by a set schedule. We will nurture you through the process so you’ll be confident in your ability to succeed.
Once you enter your last semester of study, you will be able to complete the “Clinical” (aka “Student Teaching”) requirements for certification. Student Teaching may be accomplished while working full-time as an instructional assistant as well. Upon completion of the requirements of your State Education Agency, you will receive your Standard Teacher Certification.
We accept applications throughout the year. Classes start three times a year at the beginning of each semester.
You will want to contact your university and ask them to send your transcript electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition Per Credit Hour is $235
Total Tuition to Finish 60 Credit Hours $14,100
Definitely! You must meet the same criteria as all other students plus demonstrate English proficiency. See Non-US Citizen criteria here.