Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees

Grand Valley is one of the most affordable colleges in Michigan.  The information provided below will help you understand our tuition, housing, meal plan, and parking permit costs.

Tuition is based on the classification of the student and the course: undergraduate lower or upper division, graduate, resident, or non-resident.  These are figures for the 2013-2014 academic year.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates

 

Michigan Resident

Non-Michigan Resident

Lower Division

 

0-54 credits earned

$10,454 (per year)

$5,227 (for 12-15 credits per semester)

$435 per credit hour for 1-11 credits and for each credit hour over 15

$15,114 (per year)

$7,557 (for 12-15 credits per semester)

$629 per credit hour for 1-11 credits and for each credit hour over 15

Upper Division

 

55+ credits earned

$10,978 (per year)

$5,489 (for 12-15 credits per semester)

$457 per credit hour for 1-11 credits and for each credit hour over 15

$15,662 (per year)

$7,831 (for 12-15 credits per semester)

$652 per credit hour for 1-11 credits and for each credit hour over 15

 

Graduate Tuition Rates

 

Michigan Resident

Non-Michigan Resident

Masters Level

Communications (M.S.)

Criminal Justice (M.S.)

English (M.A.)

Health Administration (M.H.A.)

Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Social Work (M.S.W.)

Any program, unless listed below.

$541 per credit hour

$731 per credit hour

Masters Level

College of Education (all graduate programs including Education Specialist)

Non-Degree Graduate

$562 per credit hour

$752 per credit hour

Masters Level

Accounting (M.S.A.)

Biology (M.S.)

Biomedical Science (M.H.S.)

Biostatistics (M.S.)

Business (M.B.A.)

Cell & Molecular Biology (M.S.)

Computer Information Systems (M.S.)

Medical & Bioinformatics (M.S.)

Taxation (M.S.T.)

$567 per credit hour

$757 per credit hour

Masters Level

Engineering (M.S.E.)

Nursing (M.S.N.)

Occupational Therapy (M.S.)

Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.)

Public Health (M.P.H.)

Speech and Language (M.S.)

$591 per credit hour

$781 per credit hour

Doctoral Level

Nursing (D.N.P.)

Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

$664 per credit hour

$885 per credit hour

 


 Other Estimated Yearly Expenses

 

Room and Board

$8,080

Based on 14+ full service meal plan for students living on campus in traditional style university housing. Other housing and meal plan options are available.

Books and Supplies

$1,000

Estimate for a full-time student enrolled for two semesters.

Transportation

Varies

Parking cost is $350 per year if you are a full time student bringing a car to campus.  Bus transportation is free between the Allendale and Grand Rapids campuses. Students not residing on campus should estimate their living and transportation costs on an individual basis.

Personal Expenses

$2,000

Estimated amount a full-time student may choose to spend on social activities and other personal needs.

 

Some Grand Valley colleges, schools, and departments carry an additional tuition charge per credit hour for 300 level and above courses. The charge offsets the higher costs in those particular areas.  

     ***PLEASE NOTE: Rates for tuition, room and board are subject to change, at any time, by the Board of Trustees.***

Contact the Admissions Office to request information, a catalog, or to have an application sent to you. You may also e-mail admissions@gvsu.edu or call toll-free (800) 748-0246  (or (616) 331-2025 in the Grand Rapids area) to submit your request. Please include your mailing address and phone number.

Page last modified July 12, 2013