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Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

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

Undergraduate Tuition Only $7,500 per Year*

* Excludes cost of books and other materials, which are estimated at $500 per year. 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). Graduate students taking undergraduate courses as a part of their graduate program will be charged the graduate tuition rate.

Student Financial Charges

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

  1. 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. Students may apply to City Vision at no charge.
  2. 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.
  3. Graduation Fee. Students graduating any program from City Vision are required to pay a $100 fee to cover the administrative cost of graduation and the cost of their diploma. 

Students can estimate their financial aid at: Some students use the following living expense figures for their estimate: off-campus room and board $7,500; other $500. Title IV federal aid (Pell grants) 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. Click here to see more information about the discounts available.

Program Fees and Tuition

The undergraduate tuition cost is $250 per credit hour, with the cost of a three-credit course being $750.

Graduate tuition is $266.66 per credit hour, so three-credit courses cost $800.

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.

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 days 0 to 5 (0-5 days) - 100%
  • During day 5 to 2nd week (6-14 days) - 80%
  • During 3rd week (15-21 days) - 65%
  • During 4th week (22-27 days) - 50%
  • During 5th week to day 34 (28-34 days) - 40%
  • 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 (0-5 days) - 100%
  • During 2nd week (6-13 days) - 80%
  • After 2nd week to end of term (14 days or more) – 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

Students may receive financial assistance through federal student aid, veterans benefits, institutional scholarships, state programs such as vocational rehabilitation and the Workforce Investment Act funding, and private loans.

The Title IV federal aid in which we participate (Pell grants ) is only available to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor's degree. We do not participate in the federal student loan program (subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loans). Visit the Financial Aid section of our web site for more information.