Generous Aid

We're proud to offer a great education that won’t break the bank. In fact, we'll gladly chip in to make your vision a reality.


Afford Your Ambition

We want you to focus on your education—not worry about paying for it.

Money doesn't have to keep you from the degree you want. At BVU, every student who applies for aid, receives it. Federal loans aren't at the top of the list, either. You're more likely to get a scholarship and/or grants that don't have to be paid back.

Tell Us Your Story

We'll help get you where you want to go. Tell us a bit about yourself, and we'll be in touch with the scoop about BVU.


Big Success

BVU has been with Jaelyn every step of the way, including the BVU fellowship that allowed her to intern at three different pharmacies, scholarships and grants that took a huge chunk out of college costs, and the support that helped her score a highly competitive summer program at Mayo Clinic.

"BVU offered me a scholarship that cut my tuition in half. The Iowa Tuition Grant and federal loans through filing the FAFSA helped, too! I only pay for room and board out of pocket."

— Jaelyn Daggs-Olson

of our financial aid awards are grants and scholarships—no need to repay them


of students who apply for financial aid receive it


awarded to students so far this year for internship stipends, travel, and housing costs


Paying You Forward

Simply put, we believe in you. What’s more, you won’t have to compromise between tuition and the life-changing opportunities that come with college. Want to do an internship in India, or a service trip to San Francisco? Our dedicated funding for these experiences is bound to make your world a lot bigger.

Ample Assistance

Our typical award package covers two-thirds of tuition—and that’s without federal loans. In addition to BVU scholarships and grants, we also connect students with funding from external organizations.

The financial aid application process is simple:

  1. Get accepted to BVU
  2. Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using BVU’s code: 001847
  3. Rejoice over your award letter

Fully-Funded Travel

Enter BVU and discover the world. Every year, we distribute half a million dollars to students traveling for internships, service trips, and other enriching journeys. Use those funds for housing, travel costs, or your day-to-day living expenses.

Why do we do this? Because we want to give you every chance to become a citizen of the world. The knowledge and experience you gain come back with you to Storm Lake—and stay with you for a lifetime.

Finish in Four Years

Our TruePromise guarantee will make sure your degree stays on track. Whatever bumps you might hit, in school or in life, BVU will use all of the resources at our disposal to keep you moving forward. Now that's value.