Private 4 Year

GCU Tuition & Cost

Phoenix, Arizona

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Grand Canyon University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$1,300
Room and Board $7,800
Other Expenses Budget$5,700

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Grand Canyon University on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $32,100 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $16,500 for tuition, $7,800 room and board, $800 for books and supplies and $1,300 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Grand Canyon University is $16,500, the same as Arizona residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Grand Canyon University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Grand Canyon University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$18,405
$30,001 to $48,000$18,704
$48,001 to $75,000$21,380
$75,001 to $110,000$23,545

The average reported annual net price for Grand Canyon University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $21,332 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Costs for Similar Colleges

Financial Aid

99% of full-time undergrad Grand Canyon University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $9,933 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 67% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,587 and 10% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $10,974.

Finanical Aid Grand Canyon University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,933 99%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $7,951 98%
Pell Grants $4,892 39%
Other Federal Grants $974 11%
State and Local Grants $879 2%
Federal Student Loans $5,587 67%
Other Student Loans $10,974 10%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Grand Canyon University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $67,104. The loan balance of $67,104 is a four year multiple of the $16,776 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $640 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $67,104
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $640.25
Total Interest Paid $9,725.54
Sum of All Loan Payments $76,829.54

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $32,100
2 $34,347
3 $36,751
4 $39,324

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Grand Canyon University to be $128,400 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 4 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Grand Canyon University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $460 $1,380 $1,840

Estimated cost for a class at Grand Canyon University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Grand Canyon University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Grand Canyon University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=104717 IPEDS survey data for Grand Canyon University.