Fall 2021 Events

Financial Aid Update

GVSU’s Financial Aid Portal is available through Banner Self-Service and allows incoming students to securely upload documents, verify, and e-sign their GVSU financial aid online. The Financial Aid Office can answer questions at 616-331-3234 or [email protected] 

study abroad fair

Thursday, November 18, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

You can RSVP for this event


This will be a virtual event. 


Interested in teaching English abroad as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA)? Curious about the Fulbright Study/Research (S/R) grants for US students seeking support for independent research or graduate study abroad? Join us for an Information Session about the US Student Fulbright Program with Fulbright administrative colleagues from the Institute for International Education on Thursday, November 18, at 6:00 p.m.  Registration is required! Just click on the link to register (this event is free for all GVSU students and alumni).

General Session on the Fulbright US Student Programs (ETA and S/R)

Hosted by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and GVSU Fellowships Office
11/18/2021 6:00 p.m.

Registration is Required: https://apply.iie.org/register/gps11.18

For more information about Fulbright possibilities and application procedures

1)  Explore the Fulbright U.S. Student website 
2)  Search our Types of Awards and take a look at which countries Fulbright may take you
3) Explore Fulbright Tutorials to learn more about grant types and eligibility
4) Visit the Getting Started page to learn more about next steps


For more information, please visit: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/

Email Dr. Tooley at [email protected] for guidance about US Student Fulbright program options and to begin exploring possible country destinations! You will also want to connect with Dr. Tooley for feedback on your application essays as you work on them over the coming summer (the new application cycle will open in March with an internal Grand Valley deadline in mid August).

On-Going Events

MoneySmart Lakers- A FREE Financial Literacy Service Available to GVSU Students

Did you know that MoneySmart Lakers is a FREE resource to students on campus!? MoneySmart Lakers' goal is to provide YOU with the tools and resources to help you understand your finances and develop or define your money management skills. Topics covered in individual appointments include:

1). Budgeting: Creating a Spending Plan
2). Financial Aid: Investing in your Education
3). Understanding Credit and Credit Reports

Schedule an Individual Appointment with MoneySmart Lakers, today! 

Furthermore, if you are graduating, consider using MoneySmart Lakers' Student Loan Exit Counseling Services. The exit counseling session is designed to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower and help you successfully meet your repayment obligation. All participants will be provided with an email prior to their appointment with their personal federal loan information and repayment estimations. Exit Counseling will also cover repayment options, types of loans, consequences for non-payment, and also answer your questions about grad school and next steps as a student loan borrower. 

Schedule a Student Loan Exit Counseling Appointment, today! 

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GVSU McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars program at GVSU is currently accepting applications. This is a great opportunity for first-generation and limited-income students, and/or underrepresented students of color interested in graduate school (with a stipend offered!)


The GVSU McNair Scholars Program works exclusively with first-generation and limited-income students, and/or underrepresented students of color, to prepare them for all aspects of graduate level study. Each student receives extensive training and preparation for admission into and success within graduate school. Scholars participate in a paid summer research experience during which they earn at least $4,000. Scholars work one-on-one with a faculty mentor to design and implement a summer research project. The McNair Scholars Program also provides funding for the scholars’ research supplies, conference fees, and travel for graduate school visits.

McNair has a rolling admission, with several spots still available. Applications are reviewed as they come in and until all spots are filled. McNair serves 34 students per academic year.

Does this opportunity sound of interest to you!?  Interested students can fill out a McNair Program Interest form using the following link to start the process. 



Study Abroad 1st Step Meetings

  • EVERY Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • 130 Lake Ontario Hall
  • EVERY Friday at 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
    • 130 Lake Ontario Hall

Contact: (616) 331-3898 or [email protected]


GVSU Events and Resources for Student Success

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