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Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $21,784
Out-of-state: $26,444
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,454
Out-of-state: $15,114
Room and Board
$8,080
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,250
Payment PlansCredit card, installment plan, deferred payment

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mailfinaid@gvsu.edu
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application DeadlinePriority deadline March 1
Award NotificationOn a rolling basis beginning March 10
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002268
Free

PROFILE OF 2012-13 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants3,581 (90.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need2,672 (74.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid2,650 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met322 (12.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met72%
Average Award$10,949
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,308 (87.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,469
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,385 (90.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,937
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 88 (3.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift555 (14.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,362
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants15,412 (82.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need12,340 (66.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid12,182 (98.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met1,365 (11.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met60%
Average Award$9,226
Need-Based Gift
Received by 9,500 (78.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,133
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 10,924 (89.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,955
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 257 (2.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift2,270 (12.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,440
Borrowing
2012 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness of
2012 Graduates
$28,728
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
24.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
9.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans 
Other Loans 
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, Athletic scholarships, State scholarships, Alumni affiliation scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Business, Computer Science, Communication, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Social Sciences, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Foreign Languages
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Theater/Drama, Journalism/Publications, Music, Dance
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Public Servants, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Handicapped Students, Veterans' Children, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Public Servants, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants, Veterans, International Students
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$2,905
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.29 3.47 690 600 620 25
Low 0.80 1.80 690 600 620 16
High 4.00 4.90 690 600 620 33
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