L3 Account

The Laker Lifetime Learning (L3) account is available to any Grand Valley alumni to use for future classes at the university. See eligibility requirements and information below for details on how to take advantage of the funds in your L3 account.

All GVSU Graduates are Eligible
$1,000 Lifetime Award
No Application Necessary
to receive L3 funds


  • All Grand Valley State University graduates are eligible. This includes all Laker alumni who have been conferred a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree by GVSU.  
  • Students may use their L3 account funds toward credit-bearing coursework for all GVSU programs, including badges, certificates, advanced degrees, and additional bachelor’s degrees. 
  • Recipients do not need to be officially degree-seeking. 
  • Current GVSU employees receiving a tuition reduction and graduate assistants receiving a tuition waiver are not eligible to receive funds from the L3 account.
Recent GVSU graduates at Commencement.


  • $500 will be awarded per semester to students enrolled in six or more credits.
  • $250 will be awarded per semester to students enrolled in at least one credit but fewer than six credits.
  • Maximum of $500 per semester.
  • Maximum of $1,000 lifetime.

How to Use Your Funds

  • The funds were available beginning May of 2020 for the Spring/Summer sessions and any semester after.
  • No application or paperwork necessary to receive L3 funds. 
  • Eligible students will automatically have funds applied to their semester tuition bill based on their registered credits.

For More Information

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at [email protected] or at (616) 331-3234 with any questions.  

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