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Undergraduate Values and Costs

Think attending a private Christian college is out of your budget? You can get a Christ-centered education at Grace University for less than you might think. Let us show you how you can afford to experience the Power of Grace!

Education Value

The value of a Bible-based education is seen in many ways— from the life change in our students to the professional success of our graduates to the countless lives improved through Grace’s ministry. Our distinctive academic program integrates the Word of God into the student's chosen major and, in addition, the student also receives a minor in Biblical Studies. But it’s really so much more.

President Emeritus Jim Eckman describes the value of Grace this way: “You’ll not only get a marketable degree when you graduate, but you’ll gain a powerful worldview. This kind of worldview involves every aspect of life whether it’s your personal relationship with God, managing your money and your time, or managing your ministry. You’ll learn how to integrate biblical truth with scientific truth and historical truth. You’ll gain the skills to reach out to people and make a real impact on the world.”

At Grace, we feel our Christ-centered education has eternal value. The life change that our students experience while studying at Grace in combination with our focus on academic excellence gives each of our graduates powerful tools to help them impact their world for Christ.

Ways You Will Save

Here are just a few ways a college education at Grace reduces your yearly cost.

  • No out-of-state tuition charges! All GU students pay the same tuition rate – regardless of their zip code.
  • Every Grace student has the opportunity to receive the renewable Grace University Award valued at a maximum of $8,500 per year!*1
  • Students can request a financial aid estimate as early as the summer before their junior year. This estimate includes Grace University aid as well as federal and state aid.
  • On average, GU students graduate with $638 less debt than those attending the University of Nebraska.*2
  • Over 99% of our undergraduate students receive financial aid from both Grace and/or the federal government – making Grace one of the most affordable private universities in the country!

Average Out-of-pocket Cost per Student (On campus)

Description Cost
2012-2013 total cost of attendance*3 $25,656
Average 2012-2013 scholarship/grant (gift aid) amount*4 -$11,223
Average total 2012-2013 out-of-pocket cost*5 $14,433

Estimated Student Cost for the 2015-2016 Academic Year

Description Per Semester Per Year
Tuition (12 to 17 credit hours per semester) $9,854 $19,708
Student Fees (Over 6 credit hours per semester) $420 $840
Total for Off-Campus $10,274 $20,548
Housing (Double occupancy) $1,636 $3,272
Dining (13 meals per week) $1,774 $3,548
Total for On-Campus $13,684 $27,368
Add for 18+ credit hours (per credit) $555/hr ---
Add for Books/Supplies (Estimated) $450 $900
Add for Single Occupancy $428 $856
Add for 19 meals per week $204 $408
*1 - Actual amount is based on income levels and GPA ranges and depends on housing plans. Students submitting GEDs will be awarded using standardized test scores.
*2 - The plan associate with this statistic is available only to students in one of GU’s recognized cooperative degree programs.
*3- Includes 12-17 hours per semester, 13 meal plan (most common), double occupancy and student fees. Does not include cost estimate for books and supplies.
*4 - Includes both institutional awards and federal and state grants. Does not include scholarships from outside sources or student/parent loans.
*5 - Out-of-pocket cost includes all loans borrowed by the student and/or parents.

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