Institutional Grant Aid


Eligibility:  The Grand 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. Learn more about the Grand Finish Grant

Award Amount:  The award amount is $1000 for first-time students and $500 for transfer students. 

Eligibility:  Awarded to new and returning students who have exceptional unmet need after all other aid is awarded. Priority given to students who file the FAFSA by March 1 each year.

Award Amount:  The maximum award amount is $3,500. The award amount varies based on the EFC.

Eligibility:  Awarded to new and returning students who have an estimated family contribution of $2,000 or less as determined by filing the FAFSA. Priority given to students who file by March 1 each year.

Award Amount:  The maximum award amount is $3,000. The award amount varies based on the EFC.

Eligibility:  Awarded to new first-time students with exceptional unmet need after all other aid is awarded. Priority given to students who file FAFSA by March 1.

Award Amount:  The maximum award amount is $2,400. The award amount varies based on the EFC.

Eligibility:  Awarded to students in their second year who have exceptional unmet need after all other aid is awarded. Students must complete a sufficient amount of credits to be eligible. Priority given to students who file the FAFSA by March 1 each year. 

Award Amount:  The maximum award amount is $2,700. The award amount varies based on the EFC.

Eligibility:  Awarded to students in their third year who have exceptional unmet need after all other aid is awarded. Students must complete a sufficient amount of credits to be eligible. Priority given to students who file the FAFSA by March 1 each year. 

Award Amount:  The maximum award amount is $2,700. The award amount varies based on the EFC.

Eligibility:  Awarded to out of state students who have an estimated family contribution of $2,000 or less as determined by filing the FAFSA. Priority given to students who file by March 1 each year.

Award Amount:  The maximum award amount is $6,000.

Eligibility:  Awarded to incoming transfer students who have exceptional unmet need after all other aid is awarded. Priority given to students who file by March 1 each year.

Award Amount:  The maximum award amount is $3,000.

Student Support Aid


The Student Support Fund is administered by Financial Aid to provide funding to GVSU students that face extreme financial circumstances or if their financial circumstances suddenly change due to situations such as accidents, illness, loss of employment, loss of other income or support, death of a family member, and/or fire damage. This fund allows students to continue on their path to graduation without interruption due to these unforeseen circumstances.  This funding is not intended to replace existing financial aid and does not have to be repaid.  Fund is awarded on case by case basis. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships for additional information. 

The Student Textbook and Supplies Fund is administered by Financial Aid to provide funding to students who are unable to purchase one or more of their required textbooks, course materials or school supplies. This funding is not intended to replace existing financial aid and does not have to be repaid.  Fund is awarded on case by case basis. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships for additional information.



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