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2021-22 ACADEMIC YEAR
Estimated Room and Board*
Estimated Total Price of Attendance
Estimated Institutional Aid†
Estimated GCU Scholarship
Canyon Christian Schools Consortium Grant**
Out-of-State Grand Canyon University Grant
In State Grand Canyon University Grant
College of Science, Engineering and Technology Grant
Estimated Federal Aid†
Federal Direct Loan
Total Estimated GCU Scholarship and Federal Aid
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Cost§
*Based on suite-style,
triple-occupancy room plus the residence hall minimum meal plan
(Canyon $1,425 Dining Dollars per semester). Rates reflect
2021-22 academic year and are subject to change.
**Average fee estimate includes
Canyon Connect book fees (six classes per academic year),
activity fee (traditional campus students excluding students
accepted into pre-licensure nursing program), health fee and
Housing Application Fee (returning residents only,
non-refundable, not applicable for off-campus students).
Parking fees vary by lot selected ranging from $20 – $150 per
academic year and charged in the fall semester. Students
starting in the spring semester are charged a prorated fee.
Estimate not including Program Premium for majors such as
nursing and engineering. Total cost variance between Fall
2021 and Spring 2022 due to one-time $250 housing fee for
fall and the parking fee.
†Pending confirmation of high school's eligibility.
‡Students may be eligible for additional federal grant aid; however,
GCU does not award Pell or other grant aid until a FAFSA is
submitted and, if selected, verification is completed.
§Estimated price of attendance minus financial aid and other funding sources.
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Disclaimer: The rates are effective for the 2021-22 academic
year and are subject to change.
and be accepted to GCU to lock in these scholarship rates!
These estimates do not represent a final determination, or actual award, of
financial assistance or a final net price; they are only estimates based on
the information you entered, tuition cost for the proposed year of
attendance and federal student aid provided to students in the current award
year. Tuition cost, federal, state and institutional aid availability may
change year to year. Students must also be admissible to GCU.
Not all students receive financial aid. Students must complete the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine their
eligibility for federal student aid that includes
federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance. For more information
on applying for federal student aid, go to
fafsa.ed.gov. For more information, please contact your
**GCU institutional scholarships are allowed to be combined up to the following limits:
Chancellor/Chancellor-IB/President Scholarship recipients in campus housing – up to $15,000
All other scholarship recipients in campus housing – up to $12,500
All scholarship recipients living off campus – up to $10,000
Micro-scholarships may not be combined with any other form of GCU-funded institutional aid or scholarships
Micro-scholarships may replace GCU institutional aid – up to $6,000 per academic year.