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Grand Valley State University 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

$3,573 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
88% of students receive aid
34% get federal aid ($4,346 avg)
18% get state aid ($558 avg)
71% get institn'l aid ($3,573 avg)
69% get loans ($6,349 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 $5,650 73%
Federal Grant Aid $4,346 34%
Pell Grants $4,003 34%
Other Federal Grants $393 30%
Institution Grant Aid $3,573 71%
State Grant Aid $558 18%
Student Loans $6,349 69%
Federal Loans $5,928 66%
Other Loans $9,211 5%

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
  • Alex from Elk Rapids, MI
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    I believe for around $40,000 dollars, I am receiving a great education and four year home. I love the college experience, my classes, honestly everything about this college.

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  • 4
  • Diane from Allendale, MI
  • Dec-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Grand Valley is a place that I am so glad I went to. The classes themselves are the size of a regular high school class room. This is so nice, you form connections with other students so it is easier to meet and help each other learn.

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  • 5
  • Haley from Detroit, MI
  • Jul-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Compared to other schools, I think it is a good value for the money. Most schools cost twice as much and you don't get much out of it. Reasonable tuition and you also get other things many schools don't offer.

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  • 4
  • Gaby from Wyoming, MI
  • May-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Everything seems to be expensive and overpriced but, you are really given so many resources and opportunities to help each one of us whenever needed. Such as having therapists, numerous computer labs available multiple times a day, etc.

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