Financial Support

Options for financing your education

For information on Financial Aid, scholarship search, and filing for FAFSA, please visit the GVSU Financial Aid website.


SMART Scholarship

This is for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) fields.

Graduate Assistantships

There are a limited number of graduate assistantships in the University. They are part-time, paid work experiences for graduates in their field of study, which allows them to expand and/or apply their discipline knowledge and skills under supervision. Tuition is also paid based on requirements of number of hours worked and course credits being taken per semester.


Graduate Student Presidential Research Grants

The grants are a one-time award of up to $1,000 are available to support the research projects of graduate students.  The grants are intended to support research undertaken for purposes of a thesis, dissertation, or final scholarly project.


Academic Conference Fund

Non-competitive grants to encourage student presentations at academic conferences by assisting with the cost of attendance. Awards of up to $600.00 (up to $800.00 for international travel) will be given to those invited to present or perform at a conference/meeting.


Financial Support