Grand Canyon University Reduces Tuition by 25 Percent for Online Theology Students

June 4, 2012



Lisa Noble
                         Bill Jenkins
Grand Canyon University



 The private university also extends its on-campus tuition freeze for the seventh consecutive semester

PHOENIX (June 4, 2012) - Grand Canyon University has announced that it will reduce tuition costs for online students in the College of Theology at the same time that it extends an on-campus tuition freeze originally instituted in 2009.

All current and incoming online students who are obtaining bachelor's degrees through GCU's College of Theology will benefit from a tuition reduction that brings the per credit cost of a class from $465 to $350, effective July 1.

In 2009, GCU froze on-campus tuition at its current $16,500 annual rate and reduced room and board costs. This freeze will continue to benefit all current and incoming students attending classes on the University's West Camelback Road campus for the session beginning August 27.

The University also offers extensive academic, athletic and transfer scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 per year. With these scholarships, the average GCU student pays just $8,000 per year in tuition.

"Our goal at Grand Canyon University has always been to offer a private, high-quality, Christian education at an affordable cost," said Brian Mueller, GCU's CEO. "These measures allow more students the opportunity to experience our engaging academic programs online and on our vibrant, growing campus in the heart of Phoenix."

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 Theology, 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