Financing your education is one of the most critical components you need to consider as you start your educational journey here at Grand Canyon University (GCU). It is important for you to know the cost of your education and understand your financial responsibilities. GCU strives to keep tuition costs competitive so that a private, Christian education is within reach for all students.
GCU offers you three convenient learning options: a traditional campus environment, evening classes and online degree programs. GCU also offers a variety of scholarship programs for all students to reduce the cost of furthering your education if certain criteria are met. In addition, we offer members of the military reduced tuition amounts for online programs.
GCU Tuition and Costs for 2020-21
Grand Canyon University's annual tuition rate is $16,500 for both in-state and out-of-state students. On-campus students pay an average of $8,100 for room and board and $1,700 in additional fees. Individual courses cost $687.50 per credit. With the help of institutional scholarships, the average campus student only pays $8,900* in annual tuition. GCU has not increased campus tuition rates since 2009 as part of our commitment to providing affordable education.
*2020-21 academic year
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Affording College - Make It Happen
Loans vs. Grants
Loans are awarded based on your grade level and must be repaid. To remain eligible for federal funding, you cannot be out of attendance for a period greater than 14 days or drop below half-time status.
Grants typically do not have to be repaid unless the requirements of the grant are not followed.
Grants typically do not have to be repaid and typically do not have to be repaid unless the requirements of the grant are not followed.
High School Dual Enrollment
If you are a high school student, dual enrollment courses allow you the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school.
- Dual enrollment courses are four credits
- $210 per course ($52.50 per credit)
- $105 digital course materials fee per course (online students only)
- Additional textbook fees may apply
If you are currently serving in the military and are able to utilize military educational benefits, GCU offers a special military rate per credit hour to you and your spouse. GCU also offers a special scholarship to all veterans and their spouses, and employees of the DOD, DPHS and NOAA. GCU is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program.