Travel Reimbursement

If you live more than 400 miles from Buena Vista University, we'll reimburse you $250 for your campus visit!

Visiting campus is a critical part of the college selection process, but for those living a great distance from Storm Lake, traveling to visit isn’t always easy. For that reason, BVU will reimburse students $250 for the costs associated with one eligible visit to campus. Our Office of Admissions has the following criteria:

  1. Distance from campus—To qualify, eligible students must live at least 400 miles from Storm Lake, Iowa. Roughly speaking, those living in the following cities would meet the criteria: Chicago, Ill.; North Platte, Neb.; Cloquet, Minn.; Rapid City, S.D.; Fargo, N.D. (this is just less than 400 miles); and Springfield, Mo.
  2. Apply! Eligible students must be admitted to, and receive, a financial aid award from BVU before payment is made; however, there is no obligation to enroll.

This reimbursement is available to the first 60 individuals who meet the criteria. Payment will be made when all criteria are met. While this payment is taxable, BVU will not mail any tax documents.