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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.

For the 2012-2013 academic year more than 99% of our full time day undergraduate students received financial assistance totaling more than $36.5 million. The average financial assistance package for new first year students exceeds $21,500 with $14,000 in grants and scholarships and the remainder in loans and workstudy.

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

E-mail: Financial Aid

Financial Aid Handbook 2014-2015

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 Handbook 2013-2014

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.

 

Verification Guidelines
Federal Websites (FAFSA & Federal Student Aid)

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).

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.

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.

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

Nursing:
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. Click to learn more.

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