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Eligibility

Grant Eligibility for First-Time Freshmen at GVSU -$1,000

1.  Students must earn 90 credits within three years of initial enrollment, starting with the Fall semester. 

2.  Three years of initial enrollment is the equivalent of nine semesters, which includes three semesters in a contiguous order of fall, winter, and spring/summer. Freshmen admitted beginning in the summer after their high school graduation will not have the first summer semester counted toward their nine semesters.

3.  90 credits can include:  GVSU credits earned (including remedial courses)  

                                           CLEP credits - earned before entering GVSU     

                                           AP credits earned before entering GVSU         

                                           Dual enrolled credits earned before entering GVSU      

4.  90 credits cannot include: Transfer credits (for freshmen) earned at another school after initial enrollment at GVSU.

5.  Credits included in #3 above and active enrolled credits for a semester will be taken into consideration towards the 90 credits earned. 

6.  A $1000 grant will be given over two semesters, normally fall and winter of the student's fourth year. If a student is enrolled for the spring/summer term prior to their fourth year, they can request that the first semester of eligibility be moved to this term by contacting the Financial Aid Office at 616-331-3234.

7. Student must be enrolled for at least one credit hour as a degree-seeking undergraduate to get the grant. If a student is receiving a financial aid award and the award must be reduced to accommodate the grant, loan and/or work study aid will be reduced first.

 

Grant Eligibility for Transfer Students at GVSU - $500

1.  Students must average 30 credits per year at GVSU. Eligibility will be assessed as soon as the student has both 90 total undergraduate credits and 30 GVSU credits. Refer to criteria in #4.

2.  Three years of matriculation is the equivalent of nine semesters, which includes three semesters in a contiguous order of fall, winter, and spring/summer.

3.  90 credits can include:  GVSU credits earned (including remedial courses)  

                                           CLEP credits - earned before entering GVSU     

                                           AP credits earned before entering GVSU         

                                           Dual enrolled credits earned before entering GVSU     

                                           Transfer credits earned before entering GVSU

4.  90 credits can include transfer credits earned at another school after the initial enrollment at GVSU if the student earned an average of 30 credits per year at GVSU.   

Criteria for Transfer Matriculation/Eligibility -- Count all hours earned at GVSU (including Spring/Summer):

Within 1 calendar year of initial enrollment:

      30 GVSU credits earned + total undergraduate transfer credits = 90 or more

Within 1 calendar year and one fall or winter semester:

      45 GVSU credits earned + total undergraduate transfer credits = 90 or more

Within 2 calendar years of initial enrollment:

      60 GVSU credits earned + total undergraduate transfer credits = 90 or more

Within 2 calendar years and one fall or winter semester:

      75 GVSU credits earned + total undergraduate transfer credits = 90 or more

Within 3 calendar years of initial enrollment:

      90 GVSU credits earned + total undergraduate transfer credits = 90 or more

5.  $500 grant given over two semesters, normally fall and winter of the student's final year. If a student is enrolled for the spring/summer term prior to their final year, they can request that the first semester of eligibility be moved to this term by contacting the Financial Aid Office at 616-331-3234.

8. Student must be enrolled in a minimum of 1 credit as a degree-seeking undergraduate to get the grant. If a student is receiving a financial aid award and the award must be reduced to accommodate the grant, loan and/or work-study aid will be reduced first.