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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, meal plan, 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 2016-2017 academic year.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates

Undergraduate Level

Michigan Resident 

Non-Michigan Resident

Lower Division

(0 - 54 credits earned)

  • $11,520 (per year)
  • $5,760 (for 12-15 credits per semester)
  • $480 per credit hour for 1-11 credits and for each credit hour over 15
  • $16,392 (per year) 
  • $8,196 (for 12-15 credits per semester) 
  • $683 per credit hour for 1-11 credits and for each credit hour over 15

Upper Division

(55+ credits earned)

  • $12,144 (per year)
  • $6,072 (for 12-15 credits per semester)
  • $506 per credit hour for 1-11 credits and for each credit hour over 15
  • $17,016 (per year)
  • $8,508 (for 12-15 credits per semester)
  • $709 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 

$628

Clinical Research Trials Management

College of Health Professions 

$604

Legal Studies

College of Community & Public Service

$604

Nonprofit Leadership

College of Community & Public Service

$604

Online/Blended Instruction

College of Education

$628

Palliative and Hospice Care

Kirkhof College of Nursing 

$604

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

$628

Masters Degree Programs

College

Rate per credit hour 

Accounting (M.S.A.)

Seidman College of Business

$646 

Applied Linguistics (M.A.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$604 

Biology (M.S.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$633 

Biomedical Science (M.H.S)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$633 

Biostatistics (M.S., PSM)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$633 

Business (M.B.A)

Seidman College of Business

$646 

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

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$633 

Clinical Dietetics (M.S.)

College of Health Professions

$661 

Communications (M.S.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

$604 

Computer Information Systems (M.S.)

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$646 

Criminal Justice (M.S.)

College of Community & Public Service

$604 

Education- Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$628 

Education- Educational Technology (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$628 

Education- Higher Education (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$628 

Education- Instruction & Curriculum (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$628 

Education- Literacy Studies (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$628 

Education- School Counseling (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$628

Education- Special Education (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$628 

Education Specialist in Leadership (Ed.S.)

College of Education

$628 

Engineering (M.S.E.)

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$661 

English (M.A.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

$604 

Health Administration (M.H.A.)

College of Community & Public Service

$604 

Medical & Bioinformatics (M.S., PSM)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

$633 

Medical Dosimetry (M.S.)

College of Health Professions 

$633 

Nursing (M.S.N)

Kirkhof College of Nursing

$661 

Occupational Therapy (M.S.)

College of Health Professions 

$661 

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

College of Community & Public Service

$604 

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

College of Health Professions 

$661 

Public Administration (M.P.A.)

College of Community & Public Service

$604 

Public Health (M.P.H.)

College of Health Professions 

$661 

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

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

$628 

Social Work (M.S.W.)

College of Community & Public  Service

$604 

Speech Language Pathology (M.S.)

College of Health Professions 

$661 

Taxation (M.S.T.)

Seidman College of Business 

$646

Doctoral Degree Programs

College

Rate per credit hour 

Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) 

Kirkhof College of Nursing

$742

Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) 

College of Health Professions 

$763 

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

  • Room and Board: $9,000 based on 14+ full service meal plan for students living on campus in traditional style university housing. 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 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 surcharge will be assessed to those students taking classes that require special equipment, consumable supplies or extraordinary overhead. 

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

Contact the Admissions Office to request information, a catalog, or to have an application sent to you. 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.