Tuition and Attendance Costs

Ensuring that as many eligible students as possible benefit from our dynamic learning environment is a priority at BVU. We work with families to identify a variety of approaches to financing a BVU education, and ultimately they tell us that the student’s experience and preparation made the investment well worthwhile.

 

2019-20 Tuition and Costs

BVU Storm Lake Campus

On campus living in a standard residence and Marquis meal plan

Full-time tuition$35,194
 $17,597 per semester; $1,184/hour, part-time or overload
Room and board$9,872
 $4,941 room, $4,931 Marquis board, $125 per semester surcharge for living in the suites; additional charges apply to single housing
Total$45,066

In addition, we add $3,309 to the estimated total cost of attendance when determining dependent financial need to cover expenses such as books, entertainment, travel expenses, etc. for a residential student as follows:

Books and supplies$999
Transportation and misc$2,244
Loan Fee$66

*When determining financial aid eligibility, we use an average room and board charge based on the selections made in the previous academic year.  For the 2019-2020 school year that average equals $9,954 which creates a total cost of attendance used in financial aid calculations of $48,457.

Residence Options

  • $125/semester additional charge for suites
  • Non-suite medium single additional charge: $518
  • Non-suite super single additional charge: $880
  • Suite single additional charge: $984

Meal Plan Options

  • 14 meal food plan: $4,464
  • 10 meal food plan: $4,208
Full-time tuition$35,194
 $17,597 per semester; $1,184/hour, part-time or overload
Living, travel, and miscellaneous$2,579
Books and supplies$999
Misc and Loan Fee$1,656
Total$40,428
Full-time tuition$35,194
 $17,597 per semester; $1,184/hour, part-time or overload
Living allowance$13,158
Books and supplies$999
Loan Fee allowance$66
Total$49,417

BVU Sites and Online

2018-2019 Tuition rate: $436 per credit hour

In addition to the tuition charge, we also include an allowance for living expenses (including travel) and books in a student's expected cost of attendance.

Full time student living with a parentTuition$13,080
 30 credits taken terms 1-5 
 Books$990 per year
 Living & Travel$8,360 per year
 Loan Fee$91 per year
 Total$22,521
Full time student not living with a parentTuition$13,080
 30 credits taken terms 1-5 
 Books$990 per year
 Living & Travel$13,940 per year
 Loan Fee$91 per year
 Total$28,101

Master of Science in Education Professional School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, and Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

2018-2019 Tuition rate: $533 per credit hour

In addition to the tuition charge, we also include an allowance for living expenses (including travel) and books in a student's expected cost of attendance.

Full time student living with a parentTuition$7,995
 15 credits taken terms 1-5 
 Books$495 per year
 Living & Travel$8,360 per year
 Loan Fee$120 per year
 Total$16,970
Full time student not living with a parentTuition$7,995
 15 credits taken terms 1-5 
 Books$495 per year
 Living & Travel$13,940 per year
 Loan Fee$120 per year
 Total$22,550

Master of Education Teacher Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Education in Special Education

2018-2019 Tuition rate: $250 per credit hour

In addition to the tuition charge, we also include an allowance for living expenses (including travel) and books in a student's expected cost of attendance.

Full time student living with a parentTuition$3,750
 15 credits taken terms 1-5 
 Books$495 per year
 Living & Travel$8,360 per year
 Loan Fee$120 per year
 Total$12,725
Full time student not living with a parentTuition$3,750
 15 credits taken terms 1-5 
 Books$495 per year
 Living & Travel$13,940 per year
 Loan Fee$120 per year
 Total$18,305