Tuition and Fees

Grand Valley is one of the most affordable colleges in Michigan. The information provided below will help you understand our tuition, housing, dining, and parking permit costs.

Tuition is based on the classification of the student and the course: undergraduate lower or upper division, resident, or non-resident; and graduate by program. These are figures for the 2018-2019 academic year.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates

Undergraduate Level

Michigan Resident 

Non-Michigan Resident

Lower Division

(0 - 54 credits earned)

  • $12,484 (per year)
  • $6,242 (for 12-15 credits per semester)
  • $521 per credit hour for 1-11 credits and for each credit hour over 15
  • $17,762 (per year) 
  • $8,881 (for 12-15 credits per semester) 
  • $742 per credit hour for 1-11 credits and for each credit hour over 15

Upper Division

(55+ credits earned)

  • $13,108 (per year)
  • $6,554 (for 12-15 credits per semester)
  • $547 per credit hour for 1-11 credits and for each credit hour over 15
  • $18,374 (per year)
  • $9,187 (for 12-15 credits per semester)
  • $767 per credit hour for 1-11 credits and for each credit hour over 15

Graduate Tuition Rates

Note: Rates are based on academic program. There are no separate rates based on residency.

Graduate Certificate Programs

College

Rate per credit hour 

Applied Behavior Analysis

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

$677

Bioinformatics and Genomics

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$682

Nonprofit Leadership

College of Community & Public Service

$651

Online/Blended Instruction

College of Education

$677

Palliative and Hospice Care

Kirkhof College of Nursing 

$651

Note: Tuition rate for graduate certificate programs defaults to the admitted graduate program unless the graduate certificate is the primary program.

Non Degree Program

College

Rate per credit hour

Non Degree Graduate (M.)

N/A

$677

Masters Degree Programs

College

Rate per credit hour 

Accounting (M.S.A.)

Seidman College of Business

$712

Applied Linguistics (M.A.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$651

Athletic Training (M.A.T.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$682

Biology (M.S.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$682

Biomedical Science (M.H.S)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$682

Biostatistics (M.S., PSM)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$682

Business (M.B.A)

Seidman College of Business

$712 

Cell and Molecular Biology (M.S., PSM)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$682

Clinical Dietetics (M.S.)

College of Health Professions

$712 

Communications (M.S.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

$651

Computer Information Systems (M.S.)

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$712 

Criminal Justice (M.S.)

College of Community & Public Service

$651

Data Science and Analytics (M.S.)

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$682

Education- Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$677

Education- Educational Technology (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$677

Education- Higher Education (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$677

Education- Instruction & Curriculum (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$677

Education- Literacy Studies (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$677

Education- School Counseling (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$677

Education- Special Education (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$677

Education Specialist in Leadership (Ed.S.)

College of Education

$677

Engineering (M.S.E.)

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$712

English (M.A.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

$651

Health Administration (M.H.A.)

College of Community & Public Service

$651

Health Informatics & Bioinformatics (M.S., PSM)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$682

Medical Dosimetry (M.S.)

College of Health Professions 

$682 

Nursing (M.S.N)

Kirkhof College of Nursing

$712

Occupational Therapy (M.S.)

College of Health Professions 

$712

Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership (M.P.N.L.)

College of Community & Public Service

$651

Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.)

College of Health Professions 

$712

Public Administration (M.P.A.)

College of Community & Public Service

$651

Public Health (M.P.H.)

College of Health Professions 

$712

School Psychology (M.S. & Psy.S.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

$677

Social Innovation (M.A.)

Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

$651

Social Work (M.S.W.)

College of Community & Public  Service

$651

Speech Language Pathology (M.S.)

College of Health Professions 

$712

Taxation (M.S.T.)

Seidman College of Business 

$712

Doctoral Degree Programs

College

Rate per credit hour 

Audiology (Au. D.)

College of Health Professions

$799

Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) 

Kirkhof College of Nursing

$799

Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) 

College of Health Professions 

$822

Notes: 

1) Students enrolled as graduates pay their graduate program tuition rate for all courses taken.

2) Students enrolled as graduates taking undergraduate courses with an additional tuition charge, with the exception of online/hybrid courses, will have that charge waived. 

3) Students enrolled as undergraduates taking masters and doctorate courses pay undergraduate tuition rates.

4) Online/hybrid additional tuition charges apply to all courses, regardless of level.


Other Estimated Yearly Expenses

  • Housing and Dining: $8,690 based on 14+ meal plan for students living on campus in traditional style living center. Other housing and meal plan options are available.
  • Books and Supplies: $700 estimate for a full-time student enrolled for two semesters.
  • Transportation: Parking cost is $400 per year if you are a full-time student living on campus and bringing a car to campus. Bus transportation is free between the Allendale and Grand Rapids campuses. Students not residing on campus should estimate their living and transportation costs on an individual basis.
  • Personal Expenses: $470 estimated amount a full-time student may choose to spend on social activities and other personal needs.

A per credit hour or per course surcharge will be assessed for certain classes to offset higher costs.

***PLEASE NOTE: Rates for tuition, housing, and dining are subject to change, at any time, by the Board of Trustees.***

Contact the Admissions Office to request information. You may also e-mail admissions@gvsu.edu or call toll-free (800) 748-0246 (or (616) 331-2025 in the Grand Rapids area) to submit your request; please include your mailing address and phone number. Admissions applications can be submitted online, and additional course information can be found on the online catalog.



Page last modified October 5, 2018