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COLLEGE PROFILE

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $19,438
Out-of-state: $24,104
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,078
Out-of-state: $15,744
Room and Board
$8,360
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
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 4
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSAFree

PROFILE OF 2014-15 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants3,707 (88.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need2,603 (70.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid2,579 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met356 (13.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met70%
Average Award$10,569
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,267 (87.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,616
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,274 (88.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,395
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 117 (4.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift689 (16.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,777
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants15,525 (81.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need11,590 (60.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid11,481 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met1,783 (15.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met66%
Average Award$9,357
Need-Based Gift
Received by 9,541 (83.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,277
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 10,247 (89.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,638
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 349 (3.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift2,802 (14.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,676
Borrowing
2014 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness of
2014 Graduates
$30,222
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
22.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
11.0%

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
Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education
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
$2,452
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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.38 3.49 590 617 577 24
Low 1.90 2.20 510 550 500 17
High 4.00 4.30 660 670 620 33
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Annual Survey of Colleges 2015, copyright © 2015 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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