Financial Support Directory

Step One


If you are a student who is experiencing financial difficulty while attending GVSU, please refer to the resources below: 


Special Circumstances & Financial Hardship Requests can be submitted to the GVSU Financial Aid Office by visiting the Financial Aid website.


As a service to students, the Financial Aid Office provides short-term loans to students when tuition arrangements have already been made for the upcoming semester. These limited loans ($500 maximum) are typically used for the purchase of textbooks and supplies. Call Financial Aid about a short-term loan at (616) 331-3234 or e-mail [email protected]


Grand Valley State University's Student Employment and Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships pages.


Veteran Network's page for Emergency Financial Support


MoneySmart Lakers

MoneySmart Lakers wants to help you understand your personal finances. Through presentations and individual appointments, we strive to deliver the best financial literacy tools to the Grand Valley community, in order to empower individuals to transition smoothly from college to career.


Step Two

State Resources


State unemployment page.


Additional Resources


Please be sure to check your local community foundation websites. 

Love Inc - Allendale - Fin. Assistance



Page last modified November 4, 2022