Grand Canyon University (GCU) is a private, Christian university founded in 1949. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs both in its campus in Phoenix, Arizona and online. It consists of the Ken Blanchard College of Business, College of Education, College of Nursing, College of Entrepreneurship and College of Liberal Arts.
All the colleges of Grand Canyon University offer specific online programs that usually take 1 ½ years to 2 years to complete. This period can be shortened depending on the transfer credits accepted by the university. Students are expected to access their online classes at least four times during an academic week. Online programs are offered in a cohort-based model.
Consistently occupying a spot in the top ranking of the Student Guide to America’s 100 Best College Buys and U.S. News and World Report own listing, GCU aims to maintain a standard of excellence in academics The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association with additional accreditations of most of its programs. It also boasts of having one of the lowest tuition among online schools. Tuition rate is $ 687.50 per credit.
Application for admissions and financial aid can be done online. The Admissions Office shall send a registration form which should be completed and promptly returned to the Office of Distance Learning. The admissions process can be accelerated by the prompt submission of completed applications forms.
Financial aid options are mainly categorized as Self-Help Aid and Gift Aid. While the former consists of low-interest loans, the latter may come in the form of scholarships and grants. V.A. benefits can also be used in Grand Canyon University.