How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Buena Vista University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$999
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $9,538
Other Expenses Budget$2,267

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Buena Vista University on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $46,808 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $34,004 for tuition, $9,538 room and board, $999 for books and supplies and $0 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Buena Vista University is $34,004, the same as Iowa residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 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 Buena Vista University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
Net Price by Income Buena Vista University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$14,943
$30,001 to $48,000$16,595
$48,001 to $75,000$17,797
$75,001 to $110,000$19,632

The average reported annual net price for Buena Vista University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $20,016 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Buena Vista University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $24,599 100%
Pell Grant $4,479 40%
Federal Student Loan $6,267 80%

The average reported annual net price for Buena Vista University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $20,016 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Buena Vista University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $67,948. The loan balance of $67,948 is a four year multiple of the $16,987 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 $705 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 4.529%.

Example Loan $67,948
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $705.15
Total Interest Paid $16,670.30
Sum of All Loan Payments $84,618.30

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $46,808
2 $48,689
3 $50,646
4 $52,682

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Buena Vista University to be $187,232 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Buena Vista University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,144 $3,432 $4,576

Estimated cost for a class at Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Buena Vista University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education IPEDS survey data for Buena Vista University.