Admissions Resources

Our admissions resources ensure that Grand View University is affordable for all admitted students.

Recommended High School Courses

Students planning to attend Grand View University are encouraged to pursue a college-preparatory course of study in high school. It is recommended that students complete:

  • Four years of English
  • Three years of math
  • Three years of science
  • Three years of social science
  • Two years of foreign language
Pre-Nursing / Nursing Students

Entering first-year students interested in nursing will declare as pre-nursing students. You will apply for formal admission to the nursing program during your pre-nursing year. The Department of Nursing will admit students to the traditional nursing major twice a year.


Employer Tuition Reimbursement

If your employer offers tuition reimbursement benefits, Grand View offers a deferred tuition plan that lets you take classes and delay the billing until the class is over. There is a $25 fee to set this up per semester.

To qualify you and your employer must fill out the employer reimbursement form and email it to studentaccounts @ or fax it to the Business Office at 515-263-6189.

Rights & Responsibilities

Applicants for admission and employment, students, employees, and sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment are hereby notified that Grand View University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the university's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 is directed to contact the vice president for administration and finance at 515-263-2821.

The vice president for administration and finance has been designated by Grand View University to coordinate the university's efforts to comply with regulation implementing Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504. Any person also may contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, regarding the university's compliance with regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504.

Tax Incentives

In addition to many types of financial aid available, tax credits, and tax benefits are available to help families manage the cost of education. Some of the programs available are listed. Consult a tax advisor for detailed information or go to and review publication 970. These credits and tax benefits are often a subject of debate in recent federal legislation.

American Opportunity Credit
You may be able to claim an American opportunity credit of up to $2,500 for qualified education expenses paid for each eligible student. A tax credit reduces the amount of income tax you may have to pay. Forty percent of the American opportunity credit may be refundable. Please review IRS publication 970.
The Lifelong Learning Credit
This program provides tax credits to students who are beyond their first two years of college, with a family maximum annual value of $2,000. Family income restrictions apply. Please review IRS publication 970.
Interest Deduction

Within certain limitations, interest on student college loans is now tax deductible, up to $2,500. Please review IRS publication 970.

Tuition and Fees Tax Deduction
The tuition and fees tax deduction can reduce taxable income by as much as $4,000. Family income restrictions apply. Please review IRS publication 970.
Coverdell Education Savings Account
Families now can establish IRA accounts designated for educational purposes and contribute up to $2,000 per year. Earnings in educational IRAs will accumulate tax-free, with no taxes due upon withdrawal if the money is used to pay any out-of-pocket college costs (those costs not covered by the student’s financial aid package).
College Savings Iowa (529 Plan)
This program allows Iowa taxpayers to contribute to accounts for college-bound students and deduct the contributions on their Iowa taxes. For more information, visit College Savings Iowa.