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GCU freezes tuition for seventh straight year

February 05, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

PHOENIX (Feb. 4, 2015) – Grand Canyon University has announced that tuition for the 2015-16 school year will remain the same on its west Phoenix campus – the seventh straight year it has frozen tuition. Tuition will remain at $16,500 per year for current and incoming students, a figure that has not changed since 2009. However, more than 90 percent of students receive institutional scholarships that drastically reduce that cost. In the fall of 2014, students paid an average of $7,900 after scholarships – a figure that is on par with state universities and well below other private universities. That total does not include federal aid such as Pell grants and subsidized student loans, which lowers students’ out-of-pocket expenses further to an average of $3,489 per year. GCU’s room and board costs, which start at $6,050 per year, are also well below the national average. According to the College Board, the average cost of room and board in 2013–2014 ranged from $9,500 at four-year public schools to $10,830 at private schools. “Keeping tuition affordable is the utmost priority for us,” said Brian Mueller, GCU’s president/CEO. “We have experienced a lot of growth and invested hundreds of millions of dollars into […]

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ASGCU candidate profile: Griffin Walker and Jonny Van Ommering

January 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Get to know 2015-16 ASGCU presidential and vice-presidential candidates Griffin Walker and Jonny Van Ommering.

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ASGCU candidate profile: Cody Dumas and Slate Herman

January 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Get to know 2015-16 ASGCU presidential and vice-presidential candidates Cody Dumas and Slate Herman.

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Students help raise awareness of sex trafficking

January 28, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University Psychology Department faculty, led by Dr. Jennifer Jones, organized an event on campus over the weekend in which 30 students helped stuff 2,300 giveaway bags designed to share a united message about preventing prostitution that fuels the sex trafficking industry. The handout bags included bars of soap and information on resources that sex trade victims could potentially use to get help. Students heard stories from recovered sex trade victim Theresa Flores — founder of the “SOAP” initiative, or “Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution” — and attended a training before helping deliver the bags to Phoenix hotels and motels.

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NFL exec gives Sports Business students a good game plan

January 28, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Jeremy Walls, a top executive with the Miami Dolphins at 35, gave Grand Canyon University Colangelo School of Sports Business students some excellent pointers Tuesday. Walls story is one students can seek to emulate: He has had a variety of roles and has made it a point to try to work for great people.

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Former Harvard punter gets a kick out of GCU workouts

January 21, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Jake Dombrowski, who hopes to get a job as a punter in the National Football League after a stellar career at Harvard, has been working out recently at GCU. The reasons why are both obvious and subtle.

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Honors Institute increases reach with growing student membership

January 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

In less than two years, the GCU Honors Institute has expanded to include nearly 300 students and more than 100 incoming freshmen are prepared to join in the fall, according to program manager Breanna Boling. The Institute provides students with exclusive access to guest speakers, internship opportunities and professional development training, among other academic perks. GCU Today has the story.

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‘Wicked’ performer steps into residency at GCU

January 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Janie Magruder GCU News Bureau Students in Grand Canyon University’s dance program will benefit from the expertise and experience of two guest artists this semester, beginning today with a weeklong residency by Los Angeles-based Amy Michele Allen. Guest artists are invited to the University to expand students’ knowledge, skill and cultural perspective, said Leanne Schmidt, a College of Fine Arts and Production faculty member who teaches a variety of dance classes. The residency program also gives students opportunities to network with professional dancers, choreographers and educators, Schmidt said. The guest artists this semester will teach master classes and create an original work with the students that will be performed at the Spring Dance Concert on April 17-18. At the head of the class this week is Allen, who has performed musical theatre works of such notable choreographers as Bob Fosse, Agnes de Mille, Susan Stroman, Gower Champion and Michael Bennett. She also danced in the first national tour of “Wicked” and has performed on the National Geographic Channel and the Holland America Line and at Tokyo DisneySea. Allen, who is professionally trained in jazz, classical ballet, tap, modern dance, hip-hop and musical theatre, studied at the River North Chicago Dance Company and Giordano Dance Chicago […]

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Spiritual Life, Theology blogs get the word out about GCU

January 07, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

New blog sites for Spiritual Life and the College of Theology debuted this week, giving faculty and staff another way to connect with students. Blogs for other colleges at the University are in the works.

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GCU faculty: Going the distance, making a difference

January 05, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Fall semester at GCU was a time of great growth — in students, courses, programs and learning — and as GCU hosts its first winter commencement this afternoon for about 700 traditional graduates, GCU Today takes the opportunity to celebrate the University’s stellar faculty. They have gone beyond the call of duty to assist students inside their classrooms and outside of them, too, dedicating many extra hours, evenings and weekends to student success. Click here to read stories about several of them.

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