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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$37,379 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,314 tuition
$8,180 on campus room & board
$885 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$37,379 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,314 tuition
$8,180 on campus room & board
$885 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$14,622 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
97% of students receive aid
45% get federal aid ($6,332 avg)
49% get state aid ($4,021 avg)
97% get institn'l aid ($14,622 avg)
88% get loans ($10,357 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.50% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.50% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

$5,023,489
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $19,471 97%
Federal Grant Aid $6,332 45%
Pell Grants $3,827 43%
Other Federal Grants $2,702 44%
Institution Grant Aid $14,622 97%
State Grant Aid $4,021 49%
Student Loans $10,357 88%
Federal Loans $6,159 87%
Other Loans $6,808 55%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$5,500
$5,500 R
$8,000 R
$500 - $1,000
$5,500
$9,000
$7,000
$11,000
-
$13,000
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: June 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Buena Vista University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Tuition Guaranteed Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
610 W 4th St
Storm Lake, IA 50588
(712) 749-2400
http://www.bvu.edu/financialassistance/
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $952
Out of State $952

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Abigail from Waukee, IA
  • Mar-10-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    It is expensive, but merit scholarships can knock down the price to near or equivalent to a state university

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  • 4
  • Makenzie from Glenville, MN
  • Jan-21-2014 I am a current student here

    This school is more on the expensive side but totally worth. I have had so many fun experiences and i's only my second semester!

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  • 3
  • Amanda from Marshalltown, IA
  • Aug-14-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    It is a fairly expensive school to attend, but it is worth it because of the flexibility of the times you can attend and do your work.

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  • 4
  • DeVaughn from Chicago, IL
  • Jul-05-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    its a private school, so its costly, but they offer a lot of grants and merit based scholarship, knocking the cost off almost completely.

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  • 3
  • Nicole from Danbury, IA
  • Apr-22-2013 I am a current student here

    While the original price seems terrifying, if your GPA is good and FASFA helps you, the cost isn't really that much.

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