Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$16,975
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$11,604
$30k - $48k
$12,507
$48k - $75k
$15,385
$75k - $110k
$19,127
$110k+
$20,966
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$12,796
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$18,068
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,364
Books and Supplies
$700
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: go2gvsu@gvsu.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
69%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,374
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,541
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,404
Students receiving state aid
20%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$622
Students receiving federal aid
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,541
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$1,573,336
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$14,897,613

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
63%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,284
Students receiving federal loans
62%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,620
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,700
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,000
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$264

What Students Are Saying

3.98 Average Rating
Your freshman year it is expensive but you get a meal plan 2-3 meals a day on your card. money on your laundry card AND debit dollars which is basically anytime money that you can used when going to any convenience store on campus. Also any sporting events for students are free( for all students), and printing paper at most computer labs is free also( for all students) . This is my first year and I don't need anything concerning extra food ( unless I have a hankoring for home cooked meals) while on campus. Money wise and food wise for your freshman year you are covered.
Samara from Kalamazoo, MI
Definitely! Tuition here is dirt cheap compared to my friends attending private college and even CMU, MSU, and U of M. Being cheaper does not make it an easy college by any means! So many professors are doctors in their field and have masters and other degrees in more than one field. These professors are also here to help you, no class is taught by a graduate assistance unless the professor has a conflict and cannot make class. Getting your money's worth is easy to do at GV!
Andrea from Twin Lake, MI
Grand Valley is becoming a very well known school and with the ever growing medical mile in Grand Rapids, an undergrad at GV looks good for grad school applications. Also, we are provided with many services that other schools have to pay extra for. Students are give money to do laundry if they live on campus, students can ride the buses for free and they take you almost anywhere, the rec center is free for students and is a very nice, high quality facility. The food provided on campus, while it may not be the nice home-cooked food from back home, is better than most colleges. The Grand Valley campus is gorgeous and I would advise anyone who loves the nature experience that we have in Michigan to come here. It doesn't have the big city feel that many other campuses, like U of M, have. It's a nice, relaxing environment to live and study in.
Emily from Chelsea, MI
The cost of tuition is fairly low compared to other universities and the campus is well worth the cost with its library, academic buildings, fountains, bridges and trees!
Kimber from Charlevoix, MI
Grand Valley is a very cheap institution, but that does not affect how competitive it is.
teri from Kankakee, IL
FREE printing and use of the computers in the labs. FREE tutors. Beautiful campus!
Alie from Michigan
Grand Valley helps the majority of students financially, which definitely helped make my decision to go here easier.
Lauren from midlothian, IL

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