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Category: Parents’ Corner
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If you are the parent of a freshly graduated high school student, get ready for a busy few months. They will be full of college preparations—buying supplies for the dorm room, figuring out finances, coming up with a plan to stay in touch and the list goes on.

While your child is likely fretting about which clothes to pack and whether they’ll like their roommate, you have your own concerns as the parent of a newly minted college student. At Grand Canyon University, we understand parents want to make sure their child’s transition from nest to college is a smooth one. To lend a hand, we compiled a list of several of the most common concerns new GCU parents raise:

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Figuring out how to send your child to college may seem like the most important task in the world–and the most daunting. With universities around the country raising tuition at exponential rates, it can easily feel like you’re being backed against a wall. But there IS light at the end of the tunnel. At Grand Canyon University, we understand that each student’s financial plan is unique to him or her and offer viable financing solutions. At GCU, a private Christian education can also be affordable.

There are several different funding methods available to GCU students: institutional aid, outside scholarships, federal financial aid and cash payment plans.

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Welcome to 2015! The New Year is well underway–and that means it’s time to have your senior fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) ASAP!

The FAFSA will determine your expected family contribution, or the annual amount you’ll be expected to pay toward a college education. If the cost of attendance exceeds your expected contribution, you will be eligible for need-based loans and grants.

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At Grand Canyon University we know campus safety is a big concern, especially for parents. That’s why we make securing our campus a top priority. In fact, Grand Canyon University was ranked among the Top 25 Safest Universities in September 2010. We are also committed to serving the local community, helping make the neighborhood surrounding GCU a safer, more welcoming place.

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