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SOURCE Grand Canyon University
Generous scholarships and on-campus tuition freeze make transferring to the private Christian university as affordable as other private, state schools
PHOENIX, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Canyon University (GCU) is offering scholarships as high as $6,000 per year for out-of-state students transferring from community colleges and other post-secondary institutions to attend classes on its campus in Phoenix. The scholarship program makes attending GCU more affordable than most private universities and as affordable as many state universities.
Although GCU's published tuition price is $16,500, most students pay much less than that. In fall 2012, the university awarded more than $94 million in institutional aid, resulting in the average student paying just $7,800 after transfer scholarships and other academic and performance scholarships were factored in. Tuition costs are the same for in-state and out-of-state students.
"These scholarship programs make a private education as accessible and affordable as a state university education," said Brian Mueller, Grand Canyon University President and CEO. "We are seeing tremendous growth in enrollment as many top-notch transfer students are taking advantage of enhancements to our academic programs, on-campus housing, recreation, and classroom and athletic facilities."
In addition to the generous scholarship programs, Grand Canyon University has extended a tuition freeze instituted in 2009. Further, Grand Canyon University is committed to helping students graduate on time. Ample courses and sections are offered each semester to ensure students can earn their diploma in as little as three years.
The University's private school experience offers major advantages, including accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, multiple program-specific accreditations, small class sizes, and full-time campus faculty.
The campus is currently experiencing a period of unprecedented growth. On-campus enrollment last fall was approximately 6,500; this fall, officials expect that number to grow to 8,500. To that end, the university is currently building two brand-new residence halls, a new state-of-the-art classroom building and is expanding its student union and food service options.
The University is currently accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-855-428-5932.
Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is Arizona's premier private Christian university. GCU is regionally accredited and emphasizes individual attention for both traditional undergraduate students and the working professional in seven colleges: the Ken Blanchard College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Theology, the College of Fine Arts and Production, and the College of Doctoral Studies. GCU offers traditional programs on its growing campus, as well as online bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. The University's curriculum fuses academic and clinical rigor with Christian values to prepare its students to be skilled, caring professionals. For more information about GCU, visit www.gcu.edu.
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