Understanding GCU’s Offer: The Cost Estimator

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So your son or daughter has been accepted to college. Congratulations! The first and hardest step is done. But what now?

In order to get from Point A (home) to Point B (college), you need to understand the costs associated with higher education. Along with an acceptance letter, you’ll likely receive an award offer from all the schools from which your child requested financial aid. These letters will lay out how much financial support your child is eligible for in the forms of Scholarships, Grants, Loans and Work Study.

At Grand Canyon University, we understand that no two financial situations are alike. We believe your family deserves individual attention every step of the way. That’s where the GCU Cost Estimator comes in. The Cost Estimator tool provides an estimate of the total cost for your child to attend GCU. It’s invaluable for planning purposes because it allows your family to make appropriate plans for housing, meal options, and other expenses within your budget.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Contact your Admissions Representative
  2. They’ll ask you for your family’s financial information, including how many children you have, household income, whether your son or daughter plans to live on campus and whether you’d like to explore federal financial aid options. Your child will also provide their cumulative GPA from high school and whether they’re interested in student employment.
  3. The GCU Cost Estimator will deliver an outline of estimated costs, including total tuition and room and board, federal aid such as loans and grants, scholarship eligibility and student employment. All of it will be added (or subtracted) for a total Estimated Cost per year.

Remember the GCU Cost Estimator is just that—an estimate. It does not represent a final determination but it will give you a general idea of how much it will cost to send your child to Grand Canyon University.

To get started and get planning, visit our website or use the request more information button at the top of the page.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.