Cost of Attendance


Net Price

Grand Canyon University (GCU) Tuition and Fees

Grand Canyon University makes their students feel that they are not alone in their college journey. They have located academic and career excellence centers to have support from start to stop,have the perfect environment to be the home of the next 4 year of studies. The academic resources of Grand Canyon University range from peer-to-peer support learning advocates (LEADs), ACE  advisor, academic planning worksheet and resources.

Total Cost of Attendance

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$17,800$17,800
Book & Supplies$800$800
Room & Board cost$7,800$7,800
Other Expenses$5,700$5,700
Total Cost of Attendance$32,100$32,100

The total cost of attendance can vary from course to course for undergraduate, graduate, and certification programs. To be biased for all the students the university has kept the tuition fees the same for both in-state and out-state students. 

The average tuition and fees expense for both in-state and out-state students is $17,800. Whereas the books and supplies cost for the same is $800.

However, the cost of living with the meal of the student is $7,800 and the budget for personal and miscellaneous expenses is $5,700.

The total one year cost including all the expense comes around $32,100.

Average Net Price by Family Income

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Family Income

Avg. Net Price

$0 to $30,000


$30,001 to $48,000


$48,001 to $75,000


$75,001 to $110,000




The average net price while attending Grand Canyon University is $21403.

Net price is an indicative of what it actually costs to attend Grand Canyon University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need. As shown in the table the net price paid by those students who have a family income from $0 to $30,000 is only $18438 but those who have a family income of over $110,000 have to pay a net price of $23845. This is done to facilitate the students who come from low-income families so that they don’t have to face any hardship while getting their degree.

Student Loans

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To have a realistic understanding of how much it will cost to study at Grand Canyon University (GCU) here is an example one can consider to estimate the payment amounts one will incur with a student loan. Take a loan of $67,104 for example. This will result in a $8,357 payment to be made each year. We can assume that the interest rate is 4.5% post any refinancing or consolidation activities with a NA repayment plan. Then the total payment made towards the loan is $83,567 which is $16,463 in addition to the principal amount, which constitutes the interest payment made throughout the life of the loan.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$17,800$17,800
Room & Board Cost$7,800$7,800
Total Tuition & Fees$25,600$25,600

Grand Canyon University implements the same fees and expenses for all the students irrespective of which state or country the students are. For an undergraduate student, the tuition and fees expense is the same for both in-state and out-state students which is $17,800, and the living cost including the typical meal of the student the cost comes out to be $7,800. So on average, the total cost of an undergraduate student for one year is $25,600.

Graduate Tuition and Fees


For Graduate School, in-state educational cost and expenses are $14400 and out-of-state educational cost and charges are $9916 and the fees for both instate and outstate are $844 for the scholastic year 2020-2021. There are many graduate programs offered by Grand Canyon University so the cost may vary from one another please refer to the Grand Canyon University website.

Cost Per Credit Hour

DegreeYearCost per Credit hour
Graduate2018 - 2019$551
Undergraduate2018 - 2019$460

The graduation cost per credit is $551 and the undergraduate cost per credit is $460. The listing is provided as per the classes in the Grand Canyon University and the credit hour cost. Note that not all colleges permit single class enlistment.

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & other expensesOn CampusOff Campus
Room & Board$8,550$8,550
Other Expense$5,700$5,700
Book & Supplies$800$800

Choosing between an on-campus or off-campus totally depends upon the convenience of the student for Grand Canyon University the cost of on-campus is $8550 and the cost for off campus is $8550. The other expenses for the on and off-campus are $5700 and the cost for the books for instate and out state is $800.

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Choosing between an on-campus or off-campus totally depends upon the convenience of the student for Grand Canyon University the cost of on-campus is $8550 and the cost for off campus is $8550. The other expenses for the on and off-campus are $5700 and the cost for the books for instate and out state is $800.

Online Degree Programs, Tuition and Cost Per Credit Summary

Degree TypeTotal Average TuitionAverage Tuition Per Credit
Masters $19,000 $500
Bachelors $52,800 $440
Doctorate $38,400 $640

Grand Canyon University (GCU) offers 33 online programs across 12 Majors.

Projected Price for a 4 year degree

The current projected cost of attending a four-year graduate course, along with the living expenses, at Grand Canyon University is around $160,977 as per official data. To note, the total expenses for undergraduate students stood at $21,332 for 2018-2019, $21,403 for 2017-2018, and $20,912 for 2016-2017.

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