Financial Assistance

At Buena Vista University, we demonstrate our belief in our students by providing the quality and benefits of a private college education at a reasonable and affordable cost. Let us show you how BVU can become the best investment you'll ever make!


Many families mistakenly assume they cannot afford a private college. It is generally true that families will need to plan ahead to finance higher education. However, our financial assistance program is designed to make it possible for all students to attend BVU. We are committed to providing the highest quality education at an affordable price.

Storm Lake undergraduate students are also eligible for a supplemental Tuition Insurance program through Liberty Mutual, which provides up to 100% protection for your investment, should you need to unexpectedly withdraw.  

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Contact Us

Contact the Buena Vista University Office of Financial Assistance by phone at 800.383.2821 ext. 2164 or fax at 712.749.1451.

Scholarship/Net Price Calculator

Try our easy-to-use Scholarship/Net Price Calculator and we'll provide you with your expected eligibility for scholarships, grants and other forms of financial aid!

File the FAFSA!

FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. File your FAFSA early to be one step closer to significant college savings! When you file, be sure to use Buena Vista University's code: 001847.

File the FAFSA

The FSA ID is the credential with which students, parents, and borrowers authenticate their identity to access their federal student aid information online and to electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents.

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Consumer Information

Our Consumer Information page is designed to provide our students, staff, and other constituents with a wide range of information available through a variety of resources on campus.

Consumer Information

Beaver Visit Grant

See campus for yourself

High school seniors and college transfer students: receive a $1,000 per year award when you make an official BVU visit to our Storm Lake campus before March 31, 2020.

Schedule Your Visit

File 2020-21 FAFSA

The 2020-21 FAFSA is available to file! When filing, students and parents will use their previous year's taxes. The Data Retrieval Tool is available to download taxes into the FAFSA, however, you will not see any specific information on the form to protect sensitive information.

Please contact the Office of Financial Assistance if you have questions. 

File the FAFSA