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Grand View University

Des Moines, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate96%
Acceptance Rate96%

Grand View University Tuition Information

In 2022, Grand View University's tuition was $31,418 a year.

In 2022, tuition increased 3.95%–from $30,224 the prior year. On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students owe a lot less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable until after graduation.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Grand View University

Grand View University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Iowa as it does for residents from other states.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to verify your state's eligibility criteria for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Grand View University International Student Tuition

Grand View University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or Grand View University-specific aid and scholarships.

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.


Grand View University Living Expenses, Fees, and More


Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Grand View University.

House and Food Costs at Grand View University

Room and board at Grand View University costs $10,498 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the Grand View University's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.

Board costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

Cost of Books at Grand View University

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Annual Fees

The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

There may be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have ways so that those with financial need to get help covering these fees.

The Cost of Transportation at Grand View University

The total cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At Grand View University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in an urban area is usually expensive, but there may be more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Grand View University campus is located in a urban setting in Iowa.

Other Costs

When creating a budget for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.


The Full Cost of Attending Grand View University


Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for Grand View University.

Total Cost of Grand View University

What will the cost of attending Grand View University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $31,418
Room and Board $10,498

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $42,126
Off-Campus $31,628

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.


Grand View University Financial Aid


The majority of Grand View University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 1,266 of the 1,757 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Grand View University meets 79% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $25,225 a year. Around 82% of Grand View University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Grand View University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $35,126 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $27,754
Grand View University-Specific Loans $1,000
Private Loans $27,068
Most Common Loans for Grand View University Students
Federal Loans 82%
Institutional Loans 1%
Private loans 22%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Grand View University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Grand View University

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2022, Grand View University awarded 1,149 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $19.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $3.69 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Grand View University

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Grand View University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Grand View University was $25,225 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Grand View University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $16,901
Off-Campus $6,403

What will attending Grand View University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Grand View University's net cost calculator on their website.

Grand View University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Does Grand View University Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.


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Grand View University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$84,042

In State

$84,042

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$62,836
$62,836
Fees
$210
$210
Housing
$20,996
$20,996
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Grand View University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

73%

Average Financial Aid Package

$22,957

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,889

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

96%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$63,046

Out-of-State

$63,046

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 15
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