Grand Valley leaders have expanded a tuition-free program that opens its doors to any qualified Michigan student who wants to enroll at the university.
The Grand Valley Pledge awards full undergraduate tuition (renewable for four years) to qualified students who have a family income of less than $50,000. It is available to new first-year or transfer students. When the program was announced in 2021, it initially included students in six counties where Grand Valley had a presence.
President Philomena V. Mantella said she is pleased to expand the Grand Valley Pledge, adding it aligns with the university's mission of increased access and breaks down a common barrier for many students: affordability.
"We never want finances to be a barrier that stops students from moving forward," Mantella said. "I am so pleased Grand Valley is able to expand its access to all Michigan students who want to go to college. Talented students with a passion for learning belong at GVSU."