Financial Aid for Online Students

No matter your financial status, BVU provides the smoothest, most efficient route to success – before and after earning an online degree.

BVU offers a quality, affordable education, and our financial specialists are here to help as you navigate the costs of your educational investment. We’ll walk you through the financial aid process and help you better understand your options so you can move forward with your career.

Financial Aid Checkist

  • Apply to BVU with our free online application
  • Submit all college transcripts and Application Items
  • Receive acceptance letter
  • Apply for financial aid on the FAFSA website using BVU's institution code: 001847
  • If you're completing your Bachelor's degree, schedule an appointment with your advisor to choose classes
  • Receive financial aid offer that proves affordability

Affordable Degree Options

More than 60% of BVU undergraduate students receive federal grant aid, and more than 80% of Iowa residents receive state grant aid.

Undergraduates who receive the full allotment of federal and state aid can receive more than $11,000 in free grant aid per year. Well over 50% of BVU students are eligible for some kind of grant aid.

Teach Grant Program

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per year for eligible undergraduate and graduate students who are studying education and intend to teach in high-need subject areas.

No GRE Required

BVU’s graduate programs do not require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or any other standardized tests, saving students time and money.


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

Tuition Reimbursement

Many companies will pay part or all of an employee's educational costs if they qualify.

G.I. Bill

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


Students are now able to file for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid using prior-prior year tax data beginning Oct. 1. When filing, use BVU's school code: 001847.

Phi Theta Kappa

BVU awards up to $40,000 in scholarships annually across all 16 locations through the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship. To be eligible, applicants must be a member in good standing of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and must have graduated with an associate's degree.


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