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We demonstrate our belief in our students by providing the quality and benefit of a private college education at a reasonable and affordable cost.Storm Lake Campus Tuition
Scholarships and Grants
BVU funds institutional scholarships, awards and grants that recognize the unique contribution each student brings to our academic community.First-Year Student Scholarships Transfer Student Scholarships Federal Grants Iowa Resident Grants Outside Scholarships
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Ranked a Best Value School by U.S. News and World Report, BVU is committed to keeping college tuition affordable. Estimate your college costs, scholarships, and merit awards with this helpful tool.Get Started
Storm Lake undergraduate students are 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.Learn More
Education for Service Scholarships
BVU awards full-tuition, four-year scholarships for eligible students from Buena Vista County, Iowa. Award-winning students will serve as Iowa College AmeriCorps volunteers in BV County communities to build on valuable personal, leadership, and professional skills.Learn More En Espanol
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Tuition & Fees
At Buena Vista University, we demonstrate our belief in our students by providing the quality and benefit of a private college education at a reasonable and affordable cost.Online & Hybrid Tuition
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Estimate your college costs, scholarships, and merit awards with this helpful tool.Get Started
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
File for Federal Aid
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.
Transfer to BVU
BVU has transfer agreements with Iowa’s community colleges, helping you get the most out of your hard-earned credits.
Contact an academic advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.