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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,378 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,078 tuition
$8,300 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$23,868 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$14,568 tuition
$8,300 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,344 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
84% of students receive aid
36% get federal aid ($4,981 avg)
25% get state aid ($602 avg)
63% get institn'l aid ($3,344 avg)
66% get loans ($6,288 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.31% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.02% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $6,041 67%
Federal Grant Aid $4,981 36%
Pell Grants $4,100 36%
Other Federal Grants $893 35%
Institution Grant Aid $3,344 63%
State Grant Aid $602 25%
Student Loans $6,288 66%
Federal Loans $5,869 65%
Other Loans $8,827 4%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Grand Valley State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1 Campus Dr
Allendale, MI 49401-9403
(616) 331-2020
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $420
Out of State $607


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Colin from Allendale, MI
  • Mar-29-2014 I am a current student here

    I just transferred from the University of Arizona, and I definnitely say GVSU is a great deal. I was an out of state student at UA, where my estimated cost of attendance was over 40,0000 a year. When I transferred to GV, they gave me in-state status after only 6 months, so now my cost is only 20,000 a year. I've made good connections and have a good job on campus, so GV was definitely worth the change.

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  • Anonymous
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Being a part-time worker and full-time student paying my own way through college, it's definitely a struggle.

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  • Carley from Allendale, MI
  • Feb-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Although college is expensive, growing costs us. If you want a good education and will work hard for it, you are pretty sure to be pleased.

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