Undergraduate Tuition and Financial Aid

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Tuition & Fees

We demonstrate our belief in our students by providing the quality and benefit of a private college education at a reasonable and affordable cost.

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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.

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Tuition Insurance

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.

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Education for Service Scholarships

BVU awards 10 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.

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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.

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Loans and Grants

There are loan and grant options available for students studying at a BVU site or online.

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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.

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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.

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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.

File for Federal Aid

Students who want to access federal student aid websites should create login identification information. The FSA ID is the credential students, parents, and borrowers use to authenticate their identity to access their federal student aid information online and to electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents. 

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