Next Steps

To view your financial aid award, you must login to myBanner. Once you have logged in, follow the steps below to view and accept or decline your award offer:

  1. Select "Financial Aid"
  2. Then select "Award"
  3. Next select "Award for Aid Year"
  4. Click the drop down arrow and select the appropriate academic year
  5. Click on the tab "Accept Award Offer"

Now your award is displayed on the screen. You only need to accept or decline the aid with a drop down arrow next to it. All forms of gift aid (grants & scholarships) are accepted on your behalf. Once you have accepted or declined the aid you want, click "Submit Decision" at the bottom of the screen.  Once you have submitted your decision, you must contact us to request an adjustment.

If you need assistance logging in to myBanner, please contact the IT Help Desk.  

Before federal student loans can pay toward a student account, you must complete all three of the following steps.  Once completed, please allow 3-4 business days for Entrance Counseling and the MPN to be reflected on your myBanner account. 

  1. Accept Award Offer
  2. Complete Loan Entrance Counseling 
  3. Complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) 

Click below to watch short informational videos about your aid, next steps, and other topics that will be useful for planning to attend GVSU:
Financial Aid & Scholarships Video Library

Page last modified February 14, 2023