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Grand Valley State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,584 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$11,520 tuition
$9,364 on campus room & board
$700 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$26,456 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,392 tuition
$9,364 on campus room & board
$700 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,981 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
86% of students receive aid
30% get federal aid ($4,555 avg)
14% get state aid ($620 avg)
68% get institn'l aid ($3,981 avg)
63% get loans ($6,284 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.30% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.75% 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 $5,965 69%
Federal Grant Aid $4,555 30%
Pell Grants $4,201 30%
Other Federal Grants $940 11%
Institution Grant Aid $3,981 68%
State Grant Aid $620 14%
Student Loans $6,284 63%
Federal Loans $5,733 62%
Other Loans $10,792 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 $493
Out of State $696


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    I'm getting a great education for cheaper than many big schools in Michigan.

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  • 5
  • grad who is a college dad
  • I am a past student here

    college is simply overpriced (period). however, comparatively speaking, gvsu offers a great value in michigan. safe campus, newer facilities, beautiful setting, bus services into grand rapids (great mi city), many major programs, awesome honor college value, competitive sports teams w/o the over the top emphasis on sports, good merit scholarships, and a solid school reputation. gvsu is a great option for someone looking to get the most value for their college buck.

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  • Ashley from Ohio
  • I am a current student here

    It's western Michigan so be prepared for that lake effect snow and no snow days to come alone with it!

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  • 5
  • Kimberly from Jackson, MI
  • I am a current student here

    For one of the cheapest Michigan state colleges, you get a lot for your money. My sister pays $10,000 more than me to go to Michigan State University, and I can tell from her stories and the stories of others that Grand Valley is by far the best bargain.

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