Prospective Students

Storm Lake Campus

Buena Vista University provides financial assistance to promising and qualified students through scholarships, grants, loans, and work opportunities. The federal government, the State of Iowa, private donors, and BVU fund these opportunities.

To qualify for any of the assistance listed on this web site, you do need to be accepted for admission to BVU. Apply for admission.

We hope you find answers to all your aid-related questions. If not, please send us a question or call us at 800.383.2821 ext. 2164.


FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. BVU's School Code is 001847.


Students who wish to access federal student aid websites should create login identification information. 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. Learn how to create new identification information for student/parent accounts.

Scholarship & Net Price Calculator

We are committed to providing the highest quality education at an affordable price. Over 99 percent of our students receive financial assistance. Use 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! Take a look...

Tuition Insurance

Buena Vista University also offers families of Storm Lake undergraduate students the option to purchase a Tuition Insurance plan from Liberty Mutual to supplement our refund policy if a student needs to withdraw due to illness, injury, mental health issues, unforeseen loss of life, or other reasons.