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Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid/Federal Loans

City Vision University is currently America's 16th most affordable Christian college.

Undergraduate Tuition Only $7,000 per Year*

Junior Year (City Vision) $7,000
Senior Year (City Vision) $7,000
TOTAL $14,000

* Excludes cost of books and other materials, which are estimated at $500 per year.

Students now may also take freshman & sophomore level courses through City Vision, so they can complete a full 4-year bachelor's degree entirely at the school (total of $28,000 for 4 years).

Note: Tuition will not increase within a given academic year, but it may be increased between academic years.

Tuition for Master's Only $8,000/year ($9,600 total)

 Tuition for our Master's program is only $266.67 per credit hour, or $8,000/year, making the total tuition $9,600 for the whole program (excluding cost of books, estimated at $500/year).

Student Financial Charges

Financial charges to students for City Vision University courses are divided into three categories:

  1. Application fee.  Graduate students enrolling in City Vision University for the first time are required to pay a one-time application fee $50.  This fee is paid only once and covers the initial cost of establishing and maintaining a student's file. This fee is non-refundable unless the refund request is made within 5 business days from when the student submits their application, not including holidays and weekends.

    Undergraduate students may apply to City Vision at no charge.
  2. The tuition, or academic, fee.  This is paid to City Vision University upon registering for a course, and covers the cost of instruction.  Access to the virtual classroom for a particular course is granted when a student registers for that course. Note: textbooks and other instructional materials are not included in the tuition rate. They must be purchased separately.
  3. The cost of required textbooks.  City Vision University does not sell textbooks to students but uses a third party vendor to operate its online bookstore.  The bookstore offers competitive prices on the necessary textbooks but we recommend that students shop around to purchase textbooks online and locally.  See the course descriptions to see required resources for each course. Pell grants cannot be used to pay for textbooks, but student loans can, after the money is received by the student.

Students can estimate their financial aid at: Some students use the following living expense figures for their estimate: off-campus room and board $7,000; other $500. Title IV federal aid (Pell grants & loans) are currently only available to students in the bachelor's program.

Tuition Discounts and Scholarships

City Vision University offers tuition discounts and scholarships to specific, well-defined groups of people. For example, international students in developing countries receive a discount to $3,500/year.

Click here to see more information about the discounts available.

Program Fees and Tuition

The undergraduate tuition cost is $233.33 per credit hour.  Therefore, the tuition cost of a three-credit course is $700.  

Graduate tuition is $300 per credit hour, so three-credit courses cost $900.

This cost must be paid in full before students may participate in a course for which they register.  The only exceptions to this policy are: 1) if the student has already been approved to receive federal student aid or some other form of financial assistance, 2) the student is participating in the Internship Program, or 3) an approved organization has agreed to pay for the student’s tuition.

Dropping Courses

See our drop policy for details on how dropping courses affects your financial situation.

Application Fee Refund

Graduate students may get their application fee refunded if the request is made within 5 business days from when the student submits their application, not including holidays and weekends. Contact financialaid [at] cityvision [dot] edu for the application fee refund.

Undergraduate students do not have to pay a fee to apply.

Tuition Refunds

Tuition refunds may be obtained when a student drops all courses or drops out of the college. A tuition refund is also available to students who drop a course within the first two weeks of the term, but remain enrolled in at least one other course.

In order to obtain a tuition refund from City Vision University, students should do one of the following: either fill out the appropriate drop form (college drop or course drop), email support [at] cityvision [dot] edu or call (816) 298-0455.

If you wish to discuss your decision to drop a course or drop out of the college, you may call the university office at (816) 960-2008 or email the Academic Deans at dean [at] cityvision [dot] edu.

Refunds are calculated based on when a student submits any graded assignment or forum, based on the date of when the assignment is submitted (not when it is due).

If a student withdraws from all courses currently being taken, students will be refunded at the following rates:

  • During 1st week (0-6 days) - 100%
  • During 2nd week (7-13 days) - 87.5%
  • During 3rd week (14-20 days) - 75%
  • During 4th week (21-27 days) - 62.5%
  • During 5th week (28-34 days) - 50%
  • After 5th week (35 days to end of term) - 0%

If a student withdraws from a single course, while remaining in another course, the following refund policy will apply for the course from which the student is withdrawing:

  • Before the end of the first week (0-6 days) - 100%
  • During 2nd week (7-13 days) - 87.5%
  • After 2nd week (14 days to end of term) - 0%

For students who withdraw from all courses in a given term, and have a credit balance as a result, any overpayment will be refunded within 30 days of dropping out.

Student Financial Aid/Federal Loans

Students may receive financial assistance through federal student aid, veterans benefits, institutional scholarships and from state programs such as vocational rehabilitation and the Workforce Investment Act funding. Title IV federal aid (Pell grants & loans) are currently only available to students in the bachelor's program. Visit the Financial Aid/Federal Loans section of our web site for more information.