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Families of Future Students

Financial Aid

You can afford a quality education at Grand View. Designed to bring college class costs within your family's reach, Grand View financial aid awards are made on the basis of ability and demonstrated need.

Financial assistance comes from a variety of sources, including scholarships, grants, loans and work programs. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR FORMS, LOAN INFORMATION AND MANY OTHER RESOURCES.

Typically more than 98% of our full time day undergraduate students received financial assistance totaling more than $38.3 million. The average financial assistance package for new first-year students exceeds $26,500 with $19,000 in grants and scholarships and the remainder in loans and work-study.

Graduate students and students enrolled in a degree program through the College for Professional and Adult Learning may qualify for financial aid.  Military personnel may be eligible for military tuition rates at the undergraduate level. For students whose tuition can be reimbursed by an employer, Grand View offers an Employer Reimbursement Plan.

Financial Aid Office
515-263-2820 or
800-444-6083 ext. 2820
FAX: 515-263-6191
Humphrey Center, 2nd Floor
1200 Grandview Avenue

Email: Financial Aid

Financial Aid Handbook 2016-2017

The information in this handbook is designed to help you understand the types of financial assistance available to you during your years at Grand View University.  Grand View’s Financial Aid Office staff members can assist you in understanding your financial aid, budgeting your resources, and managing your loans. If you would like assistance, please contact our staff toll free at 1-800-444-6083, ext. 2820, or locally at (515) 263-2820 to schedule an appointment.

Click HERE to enter the Handbook.

Financial Aid Forms 2016-2017

To view a form, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. This is a free download. (New forms are added as they become available.)

Verification Worksheet

Asset Information Worksheet

Verification of Support of Dependents

PLUS Loan Application

Private Loan Options

Scholarship Acceptance Form

Thank You Letter Instructions

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

Academic Plan for Graduation

Statement of Educational Purpose/Identity

SNAP Benefits Worksheet

Child Support Worksheet

Financial Aid Appeal Form

Summer Institutional Application

Untaxed Income Worksheet

Financial Aid Office
515-263-2820 or
800-444-6083 ext. 2820
FAX: 515-263-6191

E-mail: Financial Aid


Verification Guidelines
Federal Websites (FAFSA & Federal Student Aid)

Starting this fall, students filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2017-18 school year will be able to do so as early as October 1, 2016. In addition to this permanent change, students will report income information from an earlier tax year.   This deadline change more closely aligns with the admissions calendar. You will be able to apply for financial aid at the same time you are applying to schools. By learning what your financial aid offers will be earlier, you will have more time to evaluate your options and make a more informed decision.   

FAFSA filing deadlines and tax year information:




Have questions or need more information? Contact the Financial Aid Office at 263-2820 or finaid@grandview.edu.  

Additional Resources

Please click HERE to go to the FAFSA website. This is where you fill out the FAFSA online, which generates your EFC (expected family contribution) and your SAR (student aid report). You will find the current  FAFSA priority deadline on the FAFSA website.

The Federal Student Aid website provides all kinds of information about federal student loans, grants, tax incentives and other tools to help you pay for college and manage your loans.


The FSA ID replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN on May 10, 2015.  If you or your parent has not logged in to a Federal Student Aid site (such as fafsa.gov or StudentLoans.gov) since May 10, you will need to create an FSA ID before you can log on in the future.   We strongly encourage you and your parent to create your FSA ID now so it will be ready to use when you need it to file the FAFSA.  Be sure you know the username and password you create as you will use these frequently in the future to access Department of Education websites.

Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites, including the FAFSA application.   Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing the student’s financial aid information and electronically signing any federal student aid documents. 

If you are a dependent student, both you and your parent will need your own FSA ID’s.  It’s important to understand that the student and the parent may not share an FSA ID: Your FSA ID is your signature, so it has to be unique to you.

Your FSA ID is used to sign legally binding documents electronically. It has the same legal status as a written signature. Don't give your FSA ID to anyone—not even to someone helping you fill out the FAFSA.

Be sure you have immediate access to the email address you give in the first step of creating your FSA ID.  Later in the process you will be asked to retrieve information from an email sent to that address to verify your email address as yours.

If you already have a PIN, you can link your information to your new FSA ID by entering your PIN while creating your FSA ID. If you’ve forgotten your PIN, don’t worry; you can either enter the answer to your PIN “challenge question” during the FSA ID registration process to link your PIN, or you can just create your FSA ID from scratch.  If you create your FSA ID from scratch, you will be required to wait 3 business days before you can use your new FSA ID to access websites or electronically sign a document.

You can create an FSA ID when logging into certain Department of Education websites, including the FAFSA or studentloans.gov.  OR at www.fsaid.ed.gov and carefully read and follow the directions.  Help is available throughout the FSA ID site by clicking the question marks next to every question. Additionally, answers to common questions can be found on the main page, “Frequently Asked Questions.”

Additional assistance with the FSA ID is available:

  • By e-mail at StudentAid@ed.gov (for general inquiries that do not include personally identifiable information)
  • By phone at 1-800-557-7394,
  • By TTY for the hearing impaired at 1-800-730-8913, and
  • By web chat. From fafsa.gov click “Help,” then “Contact Us” and then the LIVE HELP button to initiate a chat.
Code of Conduct for Educational Loans

Iowa Code Section 261F.2 and Sections 487(a)(25)(A) and 487(e) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, require the development, administration, and enforcement of a code of conduct governing educational loan activities.  Educational Loan Activities are those associated with any loan made under the Federal Direct Loan Program (FDLP) or any private educational loan. Loans issued to student or parent borrowers are under FDLP are the federal Stafford, parent PLUS, Grad PLUS, and Consolidation loans. Officers, employees, trustees and agents-including the alumni association, booster club and other organizations associated with Grand View University agree to the provisions of this Code of Conduct and will refrain from:. 

  • Accepting impermissible gifts, goods, or services from a lender, lender servicer, or guarantor. Grand View University may accept certain services, materials or other items of a nominal value.
  • Accepting philanthropic contributions from a lender, lender servicer, or guarantor that are related to the educational loans provided by the lender, lender servicer, or guarantor.
  • Serving on or otherwise participating as a member of an advisory council for a lender, lender affiliate, or lender servicer except as permitted.
  • Accepting from a lender or its affiliate any fee, payment, or other financial benefit as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or other contract to provide education loan-related services to or on behalf of the lender except as permitted.
  • Accepting fees or other benefits in exchange for endorsing a lender or the lender's loan products.
  • Requesting or accepting competitive rates on private educational loans in exchange for a specified amount of loan activity.

Grand View University is committed to providing the information and resources necessary to help every student achieve educational success. To accomplish this goal the financial aid staff will consider each student's individual needs.

A comprehensive Code of Conduct detailing permissible and impermissible activities has been provided to all Grand View University officers, employees and agents affiliated with this college and may be reviewed at the link below. The Code of Conduct for Educational Loans has been endorsed and approved by the Grand View Board of Trustees.

Click HERE for the Code of Conduct.

Forgivable Loans

Some forgivable loans are available to Iowa residents that meet specific guidelines upon graduation.

Iowa teacher shortage loan forgiveness program
Iowa Student Loan teacher loan forgiveness program
Federal teacher loan forgiveness program

Iowa nursing loan forgiveness program
Iowa Student Loan nursing loan forgiveness program
Federal (HRSA) Nursing Loan repayment program

See the links below for more information on these programs.

Iowa Student Loan Nursing Education

Forgivable Loans

Federal School Code & Employer Identification Number (EIN)

The six digit Federal School Code for Grand View is 001867. This code is used when completing the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). (It is also referred to as the CEEB code.)

Grand View's employer identification number (EIN) is 42-0681049. This number is used for tax identification purposes, for instance on a W4 form.

Outside Scholarships

EXPAN Scholarship Search is a free web version of the College Board’s FUND FINDER scholarship database. The database contains listings of scholarships, loans, internships and other types of financial aid programs from 3,300 national state, public and private sources. The database is updated annually.

Fast WEB (Financial Aid Search through the WEB) is a searchable database of more than 275,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans. It is free to search the database through the World Wide Web. Fast WEB allows the student to fill out a profile and then responds with award programs that match the profile. Any new scholarships added to the database that match the student’s profile are put into the student’s "mailbox." The student may also generate and print a form letter from their web browser requesting applications and materials.

Hispanic College Fund Scholarships provides information about scholarship opportunities for qualified Hispanic applicants.

Visit the College Planning Center for more information to help you plan your college career.

BigSun Scholarship is available to athletes.

Hispanic Scholarship Resources provides information about financial aid and scholarhips for Hispanic students.

SALT offers a Scholarship Search Tool to help you find funding options.

Good Call is one of the largest free scholarship databses on the Web and offers easy-to-use search features.