LifePace Learning® vs. Term Learning: Which Style Suits You Best?

Columbia Southern University offers two approaches to your online learning experience: LifePace Learning®* and term learning. Each of these styles offers a unique approach to online learning that were designed especially for adult learners. Here are just a few benefits of both options:

LifePace Learning®

  • No required login times.
  • No set start dates or completion dates.
  • Complete assignments at your own pace.
  • Enroll 365 days a year.

Term Learning

  • No required login times.
  • Weekly assignments keep you on track.
  • Choose from 11 term start dates per year.
  • Federal student aid is available.

CSU’s admissions team is always available to answer any questions you may have about these two learning styles and to help you find the best fit for you. Visit to learn more about CSU’s online learning options.

*The LifePace Learning option is not eligible for Federal Student Aid, military tuition assistance or VA funding.