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Military Quick Facts

  • BAH Rate
    $1,202
  • Online BAH
    $988
  • GI Bill® Approved Programs
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experience
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
Yellow Ribbon

Buena Vista University Military and Veteran Affairs

The following is military and veteran affairs admission, tuition, and transfer information for Buena Vista University. This includes contact information for their veteran affairs department, as well as other info related to military and veteran programs such as Tuition Assistance and the Yellow Ribbon program.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 36,426
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 25,162
  • Yellow Ribbon Coverage
    - $ 11,264
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 0
  • Tuition Cost-Per-Credit-Hour
    $ 451
  • Tuition Assistance
    - $ 250
  • Military Student Cost
    $ 201
  • This GI Bill coverage is based on full benefits remaining. Any potential costs and coverage should be verified by the university before applying.

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH - Campus
    $1,202
  • BAH - Online
    $988
  • Campus SVA Chapter
    NO
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
    NO
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
    YES
  • Club/Association for Veterans
    NO
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    NO
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    NO
  • Offers ROTC Program
    YES
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
Financial Support
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Scholarships for Military
    NO
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    NO
  • MyCAA
    NO
ROTC Detail
Yellow Ribbon Detail
  • Degree level
    All
  • All
  • Amount
    Unlimited
  • Number
    Unlimited
Costs
  • Undergraduate
    $36,426
    In State
    $36,426
    Out of State
  • Graduate
    $552
    In State
    $552
    Out of State
  • Cost-Per-Credit
    $1,225
    In State
    $1,225
    Out of State
  • Cost-Per-Credit Hour - Undergraduate
    $1,225
    Campus
    $451
    Online
  • Cost-Per-Credit Hour - Graduate
    $0
    Campus
    $552
    Online
  • Textbooks
    $1,190
  • GI Bill Textbook Coverage
    - $1000
  • Total Cost to Student Veteran
    $ 190
Student Population
  • Student Count
    1,414
    Undergraduate
    407
    Graduate
    46
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    32%
    Population
  • Female
    68%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Ethnicity
    No Ethnic Affiliation
  • Gender
    Coed School
School Information
  • College Type
    Private
  • Setting
    Town
  • Accreditation Type
    Regional
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
    Nontraditional
  • Online Undergraduate
    Yes
  • Online Graduate
    Yes
Average Scores
  • Avg. Accepted
    511
    SAT Math
    532
    SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
    21
    ACT
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Buena Vista University

Buena Vista University is a 4 Year, Private university located at 610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, IA. Students at Buena Vista University can enroll in bachelor’s, master’s degree programs.

Buena Vista University Military & Veteran Support Programs

Buena Vista University offers the following veteran and military support programs: 

Is Buena Vista University a GI Bill-approved school?

Yes, Buena Vista University is a GI Bill-approved school. However, you will need to check with the school to ensure that the GI Bill covers your preferred degree program.

Is Buena Vista University a Yellow Ribbon school?

Yes, Buena Vista University is a Yellow Ribbon school.

Eligible military and veteran students may have up to 100% of its tuition covered, with zero tuition costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is 100% covered by the Yellow Ribbon.

Does Buena Vista University offer Yellow Ribbon for master’s programs?

Yes, Buena Vista University offers Yellow Ribbon funding for master's programs.

Eligible students may have up to 100% of its tuition, with zero out-of-pocket costs. You will need to check with the school to ensure that the Yellow Ribbon in fact covers your preferred advanced degree program.

Does Buena Vista University offer a military discount or reduced tuition rates for military and veterans?

No, Buena Vista University does not offer a military discount or reduced tuition for military and veterans. You should verify with the university to find out if the rate is below the military tuition assistance cap of $250 per credit hour. Otherwise, you may have out-of-pocket tuition costs for which you would be responsible.

What are Buena Vista University's military tuition rates for active military using tuition assistance funding?

At $1,252 per credit hour Buena Vista University's tuition rate for active military exceeds the military tuition assistance rate cap of $250 per hour. This means that the student may have out-of-pocket costs.

Please contact the school to verify the tuition rate for the courses you wish to pursue. You may be responsible for any amount above the $250 rate cap threshold for military tuition assistance.

What are Buena Vista University's online tuition rates for active military?

At $1,252 per credit hour Buena Vista University's tuition rate for active military exceeds the military tuition assistance rate cap of $250 per hour. This means that the student may have out-of-pocket costs.

Please contact the school to verify the tuition rate for the courses you wish to pursue. You may be responsible for any amount above the $250 rate cap threshold for military tuition assistance.

Does Buena Vista University offer online degree programs?

No, Buena Vista University does not currently offer online degree programs.

Is Buena Vista University approved for Tuition Assistance?

Yes, Buena Vista University is approved for Tuition Assistance.

Eligible students may have up to 100% of its tuition, with zero out-of-pocket costs.

You will need to verify with the school to ensure that Tuition Assistance covers your preferred degree program.

Personalized Learning Experience at Buena Vista University

At Buena Vista University, you'll have a personalized learning experience, whether you are brand new to the college experience, a transfer student, or a graduate student.  BVU offers a variety of ways to learn, both on and off campus.  BVU staff and faculty will be with you every step of the way on your journey toward your educational goals.  Our commitment to Education for Service, Division III athletics, and experiential learning opportunities provide students with skills sought by employers and community leaders.  Our campus on the shores of beautiful Storm Lake hosts students in a variety of in-demand majors, while 11 community college partners across Iowa - as well as graduate programs - expand student potential through a variety of convenient online and hybrid programs. 

BVU's Test-Optional Approach

Buena Vista University will not require the ACT nor the SAT exams for admission to the University for the class of 2021, an outcome of the University's option of a test-optional approach.  By adopting a test-optional method of qualification, BVU can go beyond standardized benchmarks to examine a student's record of service and college readiness.