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Grand Valley State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,182 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,716 tuition
$8,466 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$24,854 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$15,388 tuition
$8,466 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,001 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
88% of students receive aid
34% get federal aid ($4,336 avg)
18% get state aid ($671 avg)
71% get institn'l aid ($4,001 avg)
66% get loans ($6,702 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.80% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.11% 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 $6,144 73%
Federal Grant Aid $4,336 34%
Pell Grants $4,109 34%
Other Federal Grants $229 34%
Institution Grant Aid $4,001 71%
State Grant Aid $671 18%
Student Loans $6,702 66%
Federal Loans $6,105 65%
Other Loans $9,256 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 $446
Out of State $640


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Emily from Eau Claire, MI
  • Sep-27-2015 I am a current student here

    Grand Valley could be much more expensive, so as far as colleges though, it's a good choice. However I find all colleges to be ridiculously priced.

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  • 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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