Grand Canyon University Extends Tuition Freeze for Sixth Consecutive Semester

December 27, 2011


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 On-campus tuition freeze and generous scholarships make the cost of a private education
competitive with state universities

PHOENIX (Dec. 27, 2011) - Phoenix-based Grand Canyon University (GCU) is continuing its tuition freeze instituted in 2009 for the sixth consecutive semester. The tuition freeze is for current and incoming students attending classes on the University's west Camelback Road campus for the session beginning Jan. 9, 2012

In 2009, the University froze tuition at its current $16,500 rate and reduced room and board costs. When combined with academic, athletic and college major scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, tuition for the typical on-campus student is comparable to Arizona's state universities

"We are pleased to continue our tuition freeze for GCU's on-campus students," said Grand Canyon University CEO Brian Mueller. "We expect on-campus enrollment to triple to more than 12,000 by 2015 as more students discover our outstanding academic programs, quality on-campus housing options, new recreation facilities and extensive athletic offerings."

According to a report from the U.S. Department of Education, Arizona's four-year public universities posted some of the nation's largest tuition increases, stated as a percentage, from 2007 to 2010. By working in collaboration with GCU's enrollment counselors to leverage a variety of scholarships as well as available grants and loans, prospective students can find that a private education is a realistic endeavor, and often costs less than attending a public or other private university, especially those out-of-state.

The University's private Christian experience offers many advantages, including accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, multiple program-specific accreditations, equal cost for both in-state and out-of-state students and full-time campus faculty.

Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is Arizona's premier private Christian university. GCU is regionally accredited and emphasizes individual attention for both traditional undergraduate students and the working professional in seven colleges: the Ken Blanchard College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Nursing, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Christian Studies, the College of Fine Arts and Production, and the College of Doctoral Studies. GCU offers traditional programs on its growing campus, as well as online bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. The University's curriculum fuses academic and clinical rigor with Christian values to prepare its students to be skilled, caring professionals. For more information about GCU, visit

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