2020-21 Tuition & Fees

At Grand View University, your tuition pays for a student's instruction by knowledgeable and experienced faculty members who value our tradition of great teaching. Moreover, we are committed to providing the finest education attainable at the lowest cost possible. The cost of attendance will be published tuition and fees minus grants, scholarships, and other financial aid.

You may be surprised that the cost of Grand View comes close to that of a state university. In fact, 82% of the Fall 2018 first-year class paid costs that were comparable or less than published rates at Iowa's state schools.

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Cost of Attendance

Direct costs, including tuition, fees and room/board (if applicable), are charged directly to your Grand View account. These costs are available by clicking on the buttons above.

In addition to direct costs, allow for the following indirect expenses:

  • Books/Supplies – These expenses vary each semester and largely depend on your individual needs and program of study. On average, full-time undergraduate students spend about $836/year ($418/semester) on books and supplies. Graduate students have an estimated $698 during a 12-month period for books and supplies.
  • Personal/Transportation – Personal costs vary according to personal circumstances and spending habits. Transportation costs vary depending on your state of legal residence and whether you live on- or off-campus. For financial aid purposes, Grand View estimates personal costs at $2,200 and transportation costs from $582 to $1,312 for undergraduate students.  For graduate students, the estimated personal costs are $3,300 and estimated transportation costs are $1,968 for a 12-month period.
  • Off-campus Room/Board – Costs for off-campus room and board vary depending upon living arrangement (i.e., with parent, in an apartment). Typical costs range from $3,528 to $9,336 for the nine-month academic year for undergraduate students.  Room/board for graduate students is estimated at $14,001 for a 12-month period.

Other Students

Senior Citizens
Senior citizens who are not pursing a degree at Grand View University may attend classes for no credit without charge on a space-available basis. Those who are not pursuing a degree at Grand view may attend classes for credit at a rate equivalent to the Course Audit Fee on a space-available basis. Those who are pursuing a degree at Grand View will be charged the standard tuition rate.
Out of State Tuition
Because Grand View is a private university, there is no tuition difference for out-of-state students.
International Students

Once you have been accepted, you will be required to pay a deposit of $1,700. $100 of this deposit will be held as a non-refundable enrollment deposit and $200 will be held as a housing deposit, while the remaining $1,400 will be applied to your first semester's charges. Grand View University will issue the I-20 only to admitted students who have paid their deposit.

  • Living expenses for international students are calculated based on living on campus, including housing and an Access 5 meal plan.
  • Personal Needs is an estimate of miscellaneous costs such as clothing, laundry, entertainment, transportation, etc.
  • Every international student in the U.S. is required to have health insurance coverage. The health insurance estimate is for 12 months of continuing coverage. You will need to prove that you have adequate health insurance in the U.S. or purchase the insurance plan offered through Grand View University. Price of health insurance coverage will range based on a variety of factors.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement requires a $200 Student Exchange Visitor Processing Fee and an I-901 form from all students who receive an I-20. Admitted students who have made the deposit of $1,700 will receive information on this fee and the I-901 form when the I-20 is issued. The fee must be paid before applying for a visa. For more information, please refer to the I-901 information sheet.