As you start your career and begin to pay down students loans, you may feel confused about why you would give to Grand Valley. Your support helps grow the value of a Grand Valley degree and supports our current students in the same way you were helped by private gifts to Grand Valley, whether you knew it or not, when you were a student. The truth is that we can't keep tuition increases manageable and our standards high without your help.
Financial support for Grand Valley comes primarily from three sources: tuition, the state of Michigan, and private gifts. With the state of Michigan providing just 17% of this support, we must increase private gifts to keep tuition increases to a minimum.
Grand Valley is grateful for our current donors but it's clear that they cannot sustain us on their own. We need more of our valued alumni to give regularly in whatever amount they can.