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Cost of Attendance
- On Campus - Storm Lake
On campus living in a standard residence and Marquis meal plan
Full-time tuition $36,426 ($18,213 per semester; $1,225/hour, part-time or overload) Room and board $10,218
$5,114 room, $5,104 Marquis board
See additional room and board charges below
In addition, we add $3,610 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 $1,190 Transportation and misc $2,354 Loan Fee $66
*When determining financial aid eligibility for current students, we use an average room and board charge based on the selections made in the previous academic year. For the 2020-2021 school year that average equals $10,324.
This creates a total cost of attendance for first year, residential students of $50,254.
This creates a total cost of attendance for current residential students of $50,360.
- $125/semester additional charge for suites
- Non-suite medium single additional charge: $536/year; $268/semester
- Non-suite super single additional charge: $910/year; $455/semester
- Suite single additional charge: $1,018/year; $509/semester
Meal Plan Options
- 14 meal food plan: $5,104 with $175/semester Beaverbucks
- 12 meal food plan; $4,620 with $175/semester Beaverbucks
- 10 meal food plan: $4,356 with $30/semester Beaverbucks
- Commuter food plan: $595/semester
- On Campus - Living With a Parent
Full-time tuition $36,426 $18,213 per semester; $1,225/hour, part-time or overload Living, travel, and miscellaneous $2,633 Books and supplies $1,190 Misc and Loan Fee $1,723 Total $41,972
- On Campus - Commuting, Not Living With a Parent
Full-time tuition $36,426 $18,213 per semester; $1,225/hour, part-time or overload Living allowance $13,671 Books and supplies $1,190 Loan Fee allowance $66 Total $51,353
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Education for Service Scholarships
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Cost of Attendance
Tuition rate: $451 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 parent
Full time student living with a parent Tuition $13,530 30 credits taken terms 1-5 Books $1,188 per year Living & Travel $10,704 per year Loan Fee $89 per year Total $25,511
- Full-time student not living with a parent
Full time student not living with a parent Tuition $13,530 30 credits taken terms 1-5 Books $1,188 per year Living & Travel $17,556 per year Loan Fee $89 per year Total $32,363
PHI THETA KAPPA SCHOLARSHIP
BVU awards up to $40,000 in scholarships annually across all BVU sites through the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship. To be eligible, applicants must be a member in good standing of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and must have graduated with an associate's degree.Apply
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100% of Associate degrees from our community college partners transfer to BVU. Most AA degrees require 68 credits, and we make sure that they all transfer to BVU. Talk about saving time and money!
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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.