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 On-Campus Tuition and Costs
Grand Canyon University's annual tuition rate is $16,500 for in-state and out-of-state students. 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.1 With the help of institutional scholarships, the average campus student only paid $8,900 in annual tuition, lowering the cost of tuition for many students by just under half.2 GCU has not increased campus tuition since 2009 as part of our commitment to providing affordable education.1
Tuition and Financing FAQs
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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 and typically do not have to be repaid unless the requirements of the grant are not followed.
High School Dual Enrollment through GCU
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
- 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.
1 2020-21 academic year
2 Prices based on the 2020-21 rate and are subject to change
3 Fee is per course for NRS prefix courses and HLT-362V