Financial Aid

BVU Financial Aid Checklist

  • Apply to BVU with our free online application
  • Receive acceptance letter
  • Submit all college transcripts
  • Apply for financial aid (FAFSA) using BVU's title IV code: 001847 so financial information is sent to BVU
  • Schedule an appointment with your personal academic and career advisor to choose your classes
  • Receive financial aid offer that proves affordability

File the FAFSA Beginning Oct. 1

The FAFSA is the Free Application For Federal Student Aid. BVU's Federal School Code is 001847.

Beginning Oct. 1, 2016 (for aid applications for the 2017-18 award year), students are now able to file and encouraged to FAFSA using prior-prior year (2015) tax data.

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  • More than 60% of BVU students receive federal grant aid
  • More than 80% of Iowa residents receive state grant aid

Learn More About Grants

BVU Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

BVU awards up to $40,000 in scholarships annually across all BVU locations through the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship.

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Grants are funds that do not have to be repaid. Click on a grant below to see more information.

Learn more about grants.


Loans are made to students at low interest rates and must be repaid, but generally payments are not due until the student has completed his or her education or ceases at least half-time enrollment.

Learn more about loans.


Phi Theta Kappa transfer scholarships are also available for those who qualify.

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Undergraduate and graduate financial aid policies.

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Tuition Reimbursements

Many companies will pay part or all of an employee's educational costs. Check with your company's benefits representative to see if you qualify. All tuition reimbursement benefits must be reported to the Office of Financial Assistance.

G.I. Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program

All programs are approved for the G.I. Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.