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 2022-2023 academic year.

Effective with the Spring/Summer 2020 semester, Grand Valley State University will no longer assess the $25 additional tuition charge per credit hour for all Online and Hybrid courses.  Tuition and Fees will be charged at the same rate whether instruction is delivered in-person, online, or through hybrid platforms. 


Undergraduate Tuition Rates

Undergraduate Level

Michigan Resident 

Non-Michigan Resident

Lower Division

(0 - 54 credits earned)

  • $13,952 (per year)
  • $6,976 (for 12-15 credits per semester)
  • $586 per credit hour for 1-11 credits and for each credit hour over 15
  • $19,856 (per year) 
  • $9,928 (for 12-15 credits per semester) 
  • $834 per credit hour for 1-11 credits and for each credit hour over 15

Upper Division

(55+ credits earned)

  • $14,652 (per year)
  • $7,326 (for 12-15 credits per semester)
  • $615 per credit hour for 1-11 credits and for each credit hour over 15
  • $20,540 (per year)
  • $10,270 (for 12-15 credits per semester)
  • $862 per credit hour for 1-11 credits and for each credit hour over 15

Integrative Studies Adult Degree Completion Online Program

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

Degree or Certificate Program

Rate per credit hour

Business Fundamentals

$500

Data Analytics

$500

Global Communication

$500

Integrative Studies

$500

Leadership

$500

Project Management

$500


Graduate Tuition Rates

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

Graduate Badges

College

Rate per credit hour

Advanced Tax Practice

Seidman College of Business

$728

Biomedical Informatics

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$728

Corporate Transactions

Seidman College of Business

$728

Cybersecurity

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$728

Data Analytics

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$728

Database Management

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$728

Distributed Computing

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$728

Electromagnetic Compatibility

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$728

Embedded Systems

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$728

Foundations of Tax Practice

Seidman College of Business

$728

Information Systems Management

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$728

Micro Masters in Emerging Business Leadership

Seidman College of Business

$728

Palliative and Hospice Care I

Kirkhof College of Nursing

$728

Palliative and Hospice Care II

Kirkhof College of Nursing

$728

Software Design and Development

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$728

Software Engineering

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$728

Wealth Planning

Seidman College of Business 

$728

Web and Mobile Computing

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$728

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

Masters Degree Programs

College

Rate per credit hour 

Accounting (M.S.A.)

Seidman College of Business

$796

Applied Computer Science (M.S.)

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$796

Applied Linguistics (M.A.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$728

Applied Statistics (M.S.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$762

Athletic Training (M.A.T.)

College of Health Professions

$762

Biology (M.S.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$762

Biomedical Science (M.H.S)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$762

Biostatistics (M.S., PSM)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$762

Business (M.B.A)

Seidman College of Business

$796

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

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$762

Clinical Dietetics (M.S.)

College of Health Professions

$796

Communications (M.S.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

$728

Criminal Justice (M.S.)

College of Education and Community Innovation

$728

Cybersecurity (M.S.)

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$796

Data Science and Analytics (M.S.)

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$762

Education- Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)

College of Education and Community Innovation

$756

Education- Educational Technology (M.Ed.)

College of Education and Community Innovation

$756

Education- Higher Education (M.Ed.)

College of Education and Community Innovation

$756

Education- Instruction & Curriculum (M.Ed.)

College of Education and Community Innovation

$756

Education- Literacy Studies (M.Ed.)

College of Education and Community Innovation

$756

Education- School Counseling (M.Ed.)

College of Education and Community Innovation

$756

Education- Special Education (M.Ed.)

College of Education and Community Innovation

$756

Education Specialist in Leadership (Ed.S.)

College of Education and Community Innovation

$756

Engineering (M.S.E.)

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$796

English (M.A.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

$728

Health Administration (M.H.A.)

College of Education and Community Innovation

$728

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

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$762

Medical Dosimetry (M.S.)

College of Health Professions 

$762

Nursing (M.S.N)

Kirkhof College of Nursing

$796

Occupational Therapy (M.S.)

College of Health Professions 

$796

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

College of Education and Community Innovation

$728

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

College of Health Professions 

$796

Public Administration (M.P.A.)

College of Education and Community Innovation

$728

Public Health (M.P.H.)

College of Health Professions 

$796

Recreational Therapy (M.S.)

College of Health Professions

$796

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

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

$756

Social Innovation (M.A.)

Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

$728

Social Work (M.S.W.)

College of Education and Community Innovation

$728

Speech Language Pathology (M.S.)

College of Health Professions 

$796

Taxation (M.S.T.)

Seidman College of Business 

$796

Water Resource Policy (M.S.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$762

Graduate Certificate Programs

College

Rate per credit hour 

Applied Behavior Analysis

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

$756

Bioinformatics and Genomics

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$762

Interprofessional Health Informatics

Kirkhof College of Nursing

$728

Nonprofit Leadership

College of Education and Community Innovation

$728

Online/Blended Instruction

College of Education and Community Innovation

$756

Palliative and Hospice Care

Kirkhof College of Nursing 

$728

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Kirkhof College of Nursing 

$728

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

$756

Doctoral Degree Programs

College

Rate per credit hour 

Audiology (Au. D.)

College of Health Professions

$892

Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) 

Kirkhof College of Nursing

$892

Occupational Therapy (Dr.O.T.)

College of Health Professions

$920

Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) 

College of Health Professions 

$920

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 will have that charge waived. 

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

 


Other Estimated Yearly Expenses

  • Housing and Dining: $11,900 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: $756 estimated for a full-time student for two semesters.
  • Transportation: Parking cost is $420 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: $1,152 estimated amount a full-time student may choose to spend on personal needs for two semesters.

 

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 [email protected] 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 July 15, 2022