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Focus on the Finish

Grand Valley State University's Focus on the Finish grant is available to first-time and transfer college students who complete 90 credit hours within a specific time period after enrollment at Grand Valley.

Prepare for a Grand Finish

The less time you spend in college, the less money you’ll spend on your degree. Let Grand Valley State University help you focus on the finish.

Here is our promise to you. When you complete 90 credit hours within three years of enrollment, we’ll pay you $1,000 over your next two semesters of study. It’s our early graduation gift for you.

The grant is available to transfer students, too. You can get a $500 cash grant once you’ve earned 90 credit hours, with an average of 30 credit hours per year at Grand Valley in the year(s) following your transfer.

Every new, full-time student can take advantage of the Grand Finish. Dual enrollment and advanced placement credits earned prior to your first semester at Grand Valley count toward the 90-hour requirement, speeding your time to graduation.

Eligibility requirements can be found here.

Stay Focused

The Focus on the Finish grant was created to assist and inspire the largest number of students possible.

  • Students in all Grand Valley programs are eligible.
  • Remain in good academic standing and make the required progress toward graduation.
  • Students experiencing difficulty can get back on track with summer classes.

Plus, we’ve put together excellent advising and support tools to further ensure your timely academic achievement:

  • MyPath, a new degree audit, transcript, and academic planning tool
  • MapWorks, an academic planning tool designed especially for freshmen and sophomores
  • Enhanced advising services focused on timely graduation

For More Information

Future students contact the Admissions Office, (616) 331-2025 or (800) 748-0246 or

Current students contact the Records and Registration Office, (616) 331-3327 or

President Thomas J. Haas photo

Our Focus on the Finish grant is our reward to you for your hard work in staying on the path toward timely graduation. I know how challenging it can be to finish your degree. We hear you, and we will help with improved orientation programs, enhancements to advising, and other tools to stay on course for your Grand Valley degree.

Thomas J. Haas