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Grand Canyon University Reduced Tuition Benefit

Tuesday, June 18, 2019  
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Association for Vascular Access and Grand Canyon University Announce Extension and Expansion of Reduced Tuition Benefit 


June 18, 2019 – Today the Association for Vascular Access (AVA) announced it has renewed and significantly expanded its agreement in the Canyon Healthcare Education Collaborative (CHEC).

This expansion preserves what was already one of AVA’s most popular member benefits - reduced tuition rates at Grand Canyon University (GCU) - and takes it much further.

“Spouses and dependents of AVA members can now also access reduced tuition rates at GCU,” AVA Member and Network Manager Jennifer Livsey said. “Our members receive 10% reduced tuition; spouses and dependents receive a 5% tuition scholarship toward GCU’s online undergraduate, graduate or doctoral programs.”

In addition to discounted tuition scholarships, AVA’s expanded GCU benefit now also includes:

  • Tuition deferral (BSN = 45 days, MSN/DNP = 65 days) to better accommodate employer reimbursement policies and the ability to set up direct billing arrangements
  •  Cohort opportunities - coordination of joint enrollment and graduation
  • OnPulse: Access to GCU CE services, including the GCU Speakers Bureau and GCU Professional Development
  •  Nursing administrator fly-ins - priority invitations to programs and networking opportunities

This expanded benefit is available immediately to existing and new members without any change to membership rates.

“College tuition costs have exploded over the past few decades, significantly outpacing wage growth, housing costs and inflation over that period,” AVA CEO Ramzy Nasrallah said. “This agreement is intended to not only help make all levels of higher education more affordable for our members and their families, but to also bring practical, real-world value to their investments in themselves.”

“College degrees should translate into enriching careers, not just pieces of paper.”

AVA members can learn more at the dedicated AVA-GCU web site:



The Association for Vascular Access (AVA) was founded in 1985 to promote the emerging vascular access specialty. Today, AVA stands at the forefront of protecting and saving lives via establishing best practices and promoting patient advocacy. AVA’s multidisciplinary membership advances research, provides professional and public education to shape practice and enhance patient outcomes, and partners with the device manufacturing community to bring about evidence-based innovations in vascular access. To learn more or join, visit 

Grand Canyon University, Arizona’s premier private Christian university, helps students find their purpose by offering more than 200 academic programs with over 150 online programs across nine colleges. Scholarship opportunities, student support resources, innovative learning experiences and faith-integrated curriculum help students achieve their goals and grow into servant leaders. Local representatives are available to provide face-to-face, personalized enrollment services. Every student receives one-on-one counseling support, including a complimentary pre-evaluation to review transcripts, determine transfer credits and develop a personalized graduation plan. Using GCU’s net price calculator, students can get an upfront estimate on their investment, as well as transparent guidance on their financial obligations and options. Learn more