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Financial Empowerment Plan

If you'll be a GV freshman in the fall of 2014 and are interested in the FEP pilot, please click the image.

In the first sentence of Grand View’s mission statement, we commit to “engage, equip, and empower students to fulfill their individual potential and serve society.”  As you pursue your Grand View education, how you finance it – and how you manage that financing -- is an important piece of your future.

Grand View’s Financial Empowerment Plan (FEP) is designed to help make your Grand View education a little more affordable and to support you in making the very most out of the scholarships, grants, and loans that will become key parts of your financing.

Under this optional plan, Grand View makes these commitments to you:

  • Your tuition and on-campus room & board rates will not increase more than 2% per year during your four-year pursuit of a degree.
  • We’ll provide you with the tools to lay out a four-year financing plan and stick to it, a plan that makes the most of all the options open to you and minimizes your borrowing. Your financing plan will go hand-in-hand with a comprehensive plan of study that is designed for four-year graduation.
  • We’ll provide you and your family with financial counseling and coaching, as well as the support you need to make your finances work for you while you’re in school.

The other part of your Financial Empowerment Plan is the commitments you make in return.  You promise to:

  • Work with your advisor to determine a major by the end of your sophomore year and craft a four-year plan of study you can stick to.
  • Take advantage of all of the support services available to you to ensure that you remain in good academic standing and complete that plan of study.
  • Fulfill your financial obligations on time, like completing your FAFSA and paying your bills.
  • Work with your financial coach to manage your personal finances so that you can meet your obligations – and breathe a sigh of relief!

Students who fulfill their Financial Empowerment Plan are likely to graduate in four years, know exactly how much their payments will be while they’re in school, know how much their monthly student loan payments and terms will be upon graduation, and see a reduction in the total cost of their education.

We'll support you every step of the way, because empowering you is part of our mission.

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What families say...

“It helps me to visualize the payments and breakdown of potential loan payments. I am a visual person, and this is really helpful information. Since [she] is our oldest, it’s hard to know what to expect. This helps us understand it better – and hopefully for her to understand it better as well.”

-- The Cubbage family, Altoona, IA

“Being able to explore different scenarios, helping us to decide how much [borrowing] is reasonable is great. She has her heart set on Grand View, so we need to figure out how to make it happen.”

-- The Schwartz family, Omaha, NE

“I’ve learned more in the past five minutes going through this chart than I have through the whole process!”

-- The King family, Winterset, IA

Q&A

Answers to your questions about the Financial Empowerment Plan HERE.

Prior to your FEP coaching session...

Questions to think about before you meet with an FEP coach HERE.

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