Go to College Tuition-Free!

GV Next is for 2024 graduates and covers the full cost of tuition for eligible, Iowa high school students. There is also no requirement to live on campus, so students will be able to live at home (or with a qualifying close relative) within 30 miles of campus while attending Grand View.

To be eligible for GV Next, students must:

  • Be a high school student (class of 2024), resident of Iowa and admitted to Grand View University
  • Be eligible for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and file by June 30, 2024
  • Qualify for the maximum Federal Pell Grant *or have a parent Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $60,000 or less for 2022.
  • Enroll at Grand View as a first-time student
  • Stay in good academic standing while enrolled as a full-time day student

*not applicable to transfer students

GV Next uses federal and state funds along with Grand View scholarships and grants to cover the cost of tuition. If a student chooses to live on campus, they will be responsible for the cost of housing and a meal plan. In addition, students will also be responsible for fees and books/supplies needed for courses. Students will continue to receive the full tuition benefit as long as they meet the requirements based on the results of their FAFSA for each year they are at Grand View. 

What if a student doesn't qualify?

Grand View offers generous scholarship and aid packages that make a college education affordable for all students. Last year 99% of our full-time students received financial assistance. The average financial aid package for new first-year students exceeds $31,523 with more than $26,386 in scholarships and grants.

For more information

Contact Ryan Thompson, Director of Admissions at 515-263-6149 or rthompson@grandview.edu

FAQs

Are all Iowa high schools included in this program?

Yes! GV Next is open to all Iowa high schools.

Is the full tuition available for all four years?

Yes. Eligible students will continue to receive the full tuition benefit as long as they meet the requirements based on the results of their FAFSA for each year they are at Grand View. Students must also stay in good academic standing while enrolled full time at Grand View.

Do I have to pay the enrollment deposit?

Grand View will waive the $100 enrollment deposit for GV Next students if they sign up for and attend one of the first-year orientation dates scheduled for June 22,23, 26 or 27. Information on steps for orientation can be found here.

If unable to attend one of these orientation sessions, contact GV Admissions at admissions@grandview.edu or 515-263-2810.

What fees are included?

GV Next covers the cost of full-time day tuition to attend Grand View University. Students will need to cover the cost of fees and books. Fees for the 2023-2024 academic year for a student commuting from home will be $898 and include: $160 meal plan, $88 commuter parking pass, $210 activity fee and $440 tech fee.

What about books and supplies?

GV Next covers the cost of full-time day tuition to attend Grand View University. Students will need to cover the cost of fees and books. The cost of books and supplies can vary each semester and largely depends on your individual needs and program of study. On average, full-time undergraduate students spend about $1,200/year ($600/semester). Students may also qualify for Federal Work Study and Direct Loans to help cover the cost of books and fees.

Is housing included?

Students opting to live on campus will be responsible for their room and meal plan charges. Those costs can be found here. Student loans, parent loans and payment plans are available to assist with these costs.

Do I have to live on campus?

No. First-year students who are under the age of 22 may commute from the permanent residence of their parent(s)/grandparents/legal guardians who live within 30 miles of campus. Students qualifying for GV Next may request to commute from the permanent residence of another close family relative (as defined by the Iowa Code) who lives within 30 miles of campus.

See Grand View’s residency requirements here. To request any of these exemptions you will need to complete the Housing Exemption form and provide the notarized signature on the back of the form for the parent or other relative/legal guardian that you are requesting to reside with.

 

What if a student doesn’t qualify?

Grand View offers generous scholarship and aid packages that make a college education affordable for all students. Last year 99% of our full-time students received financial assistance. The average financial aid package for new first-year students exceeds $31,523 with more than $26,386 in scholarships and grants.