2017-18 Tuition and Costs
Full-time tuition $32,854
$16,427 per semester; $1,105/hour, part-time or overload
Room and Board $9,490
$4,774 room, $4,716 Marquis board, $100 per semester surcharge for living in the suites; additional charges apply to single housing
Total $42,344Tuition & Costs
With You All the Way
Don’t let the price tag freak you out. We’ll work with you to make your private education as affordable as possible.
Average financial aid components
Scholarships and Grants: 75%
A Degree Makes the Difference
A BVU education provides an excellent return on your investment. According to a survey of our Class of 2017:
96 percent were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating
All graduates were employed/in grad school in 86 percent of majors
No major has more than one graduate still seeking first time employment
Scholarships and Awards
Merit Based Awards
President's Scholarship: $17,000-22,000 per year
Heritage Scholarship: $15,000-20,000 per year
Arch Scholarship: $12,000-$17,000 per year
Blue Award: $10,000-$15,000 per year
Gold Award: $6,000-$11,000 per year
Encourages students to take their academic talents further with specialized courses, dialogue, and research work.
$2,500 travel stipend
Priority class registration
Research and conference funding
Besides the social and academic perks, being recognized as a Dean's Fellow carries high prestige long after college.
$1,500 academic travel stipend
$200 toward grad school fees, exams, or internships
Elite invitations to trips and events
Fine Arts & Media Awards
For those who major and/or participate in art, theatre, digital media, music, creative writing, and more.
Buena Vista Grant
This grant is issued to some full-time students and determined by financial need.
Tuition Cut in Half
BVU has been with Jaelyn every step of the way, including the fellowship that allowed her to intern at three different pharmacies, and scholarships that took a huge chunk out of college costs.
"BVU offered me a scholarship that cut my tuition in half. The Iowa Tuition Grant and federal loans through filing the FAFSA helped, too! I only pay for room and board out of pocket."— Jaelyn Daggs-Olson, Class of 2017
Funding above and beyond your BVU scholarships
As part of the Global Fellows program, Laura took part in a research trip to South America. The next year, she returned with her professor, conducting more research and traveling to Antarctica! Laura's travels were fully funded by value-added funds from BVU. These funds are available to assist students with travel, research, internships, and more!