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Buena Vista University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$38,839 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$29,448 tuition
$8,506 on campus room & board
$885 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$38,839 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$29,448 tuition
$8,506 on campus room & board
$885 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$16,315 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
98% of students receive aid
41% get federal aid ($4,741 avg)
50% get state aid ($3,657 avg)
98% get institn'l aid ($16,315 avg)
92% get loans ($8,687 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.83% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.83% 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

$4,495,949
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $20,161 98%
Federal Grant Aid $4,741 41%
Pell Grants $3,719 41%
Other Federal Grants $1,068 39%
Institution Grant Aid $16,315 98%
State Grant Aid $3,657 50%
Student Loans $8,687 92%
Federal Loans $6,172 90%
Other Loans $6,986 35%

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 $990
Out of State $990

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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