Grand Valley State University's Grand Finish grant is available to first-time and transfer college students who complete 90 credit hours within three years after enrollment at GVSU.

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. When you complete 90 Grand Valley 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. 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.

The grant is available to transfer students, too. You can get a $500 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.

Eligibility requirements can be found here.

Stay Focused

The Grand 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 GVSU 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


For More Information

Contact the Admissions Office, (616) 331-2025 or (800) 748-0246 or


President Thomas J. Haas photo

Our Grand 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

Page last modified September 26, 2017