No matter your financial status, BVU provides the smoothest, most efficient route to success – before and after earning a bachelor's degree.


A quality, affordable education

BVU offers a quality, affordable education, and our financial specialists are here to help as you navigate the costs of your educational investment. We’ll walk you through the financial aid process and help you better understand your options so you can move forward with your career.

Financial Aid Checklist

  1. Apply to BVU with our free online application
  2. Submit all college transcripts
  3. Receive acceptance letter
  4. Apply for financial aid on the FAFSA website using BVU's institution code: 001847
  5. Schedule an appointment with your advisor to choose classes
  6. Receive financial aid offer that proves affordability

Affordable Degree Options

More than 60% of BVU undergraduate students receive federal grant aid, and more than 80% of Iowa residents receive state grant aid.

Undergraduates who receive the full allotment of federal and state aid can receive more than $11,000 in free grant aid per year. Well over 50% of BVU students are eligible for some kind of grant aid.


Grants are funds that do not have to be repaid. Federal, state, National Guard, education grants, and more are available for BVU students.

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Iowa Tuition Grant

ITG is available to eligible residents of Iowa attending private institutions, based on financial need, for undergraduate study.

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Loans are made to students at low interest rates that need to be repaid, but generally payments are not due until the student has completed his or her education.

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G.I. Bill

All programs are approved for the G.I. Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.


Students are now able to file for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid using prior-prior year tax data beginning Oct. 1. When filing, use BVU's school code: 001847.

Tuition Reimbursement

Many companies will pay part or all of an employee's educational costs if they qualify.

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Future Ready Iowa Tuition Grant