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. To help you estimate your investment in your education, GCU offers a Net Price Calculator.

GCU offers you three convenient learning options: a traditional campus environment, evening classes and online degree programs. GCU also offers a variety of opportunities to reduce the cost of furthering your education. Campus students may qualify for scholarships, while online students can take part in special offers. We also offer online members of the military reduced tuition amounts.

Tuition and Fees

Reduced Rates

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) 
  • $85 digital course materials fee per course (online students only)  
  • Additional textbook fees may apply
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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.

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Affording College - Make It Happen

1 - Scholarships and Grants

GCU offers generous scholarship and grant opportunities to help you finance your education. Explore GCU campus and outside scholarships to find out what you may qualify for.

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows you to apply for government grants and loans. You may qualify for awards based on your family's financial situation.

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3 - Student Loans

Student loans can help you supplement your scholarships and grants so you can pay for your college education. Learn more about types of loans and repayment expectations.

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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. Call your student services counselor anytime there is a change in your schedule or you anticipate attendance issues.

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.

Estimate Your Costs to Attend GCU

Cost Estimator Tools

GCU is pleased to offer several tools to help you estimate the cost of attendance. The Net Price Calculator is a standard template required by the Department of Education that does not provide specific program information, scholarship, discount or other funding options that may decrease your total out-of-pocket costs.

If you are interested in attending GCU as a traditional campus student and would like to know more about institutional scholarships you may qualify for, please use our Campus Scholarship Estimator.

To estimate the cost to attend GCU as an online or evening student, please use our Online and Evening Net Price Calculator.

Other Financial Resources

How to Read Your Award Letter

Each spring, colleges around the country send prospective students an award letter to show them what it will cost to attend their institution. The contents of an award letter can seem overwhelming at first, but at GCU, we try to be as transparent as possible.

To help you read your award letter, we have put together a series of videos that can help answer questions you may have and help you avoid common mistakes made when comparing award letters from multiple institutions.

Traditional On-Campus Payment TutorialNon-Traditional (Online and Evening) Payment Tutorial

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