Why Veterans Choose GVSU
Grand Valley understands that service members and their families have unique needs and responsibilities when it comes to starting, earning and completing their degrees.
Our veteran-specific resources are offered an integrated support system that guides these students to graduation.
We believe that military veterans are one of our greatest untapped resources for the benefit of our companies, nonprofits and government organizations. We also believe that veterans are the way to stronger, safer, more innovative communities and country.
GVSU is a university dedicated to being veteran-inclusive, and we've created a comprehensive program that helps veterans feel supported and connected all the way through graduation and beyond.
Our path to better communities, companies and country is to fully support student veterans.
Ready to apply?
Download our Veteran's Checklist for a step-by-step walkthrough of the veteran application process. This detailed guide includes "9 Steps to Success" that will make your transition to GVSU seamless and enjoyable.
Academic Program Offerings
Grand Valley State University offers 96 undergraduate degrees, 45 graduate degrees, and a variety of digital badges and certificates. Whether you know what academic path you want to take, or want to explore these options, our Academic Programs pages are a great start.
Programs for Adult Students
Grand Valley offers many different types of programs. If you are transitioning out of the military with hopes of a specific degree, or a career military veteran looking to go back to college, our accelerated degree completion program for adults is a convenient and fantastic option. This program is offered online and includes a bachelor's in Integrated Studies and your choice of one of five in-demand certificates: Leadership, Business Fundamentals, Data Analysis, Project Management, and Intercultural Competence.
Sign Up for the Veteran Newsletter
Grand Valley's veteran's lounge is the perfect place to study or connect with fellow veterans and support staff.
The Veteran Video Series
From interviews and student groups to veteran-specific resources and services, this video series is worth a watch.
GVSU Veterans Leads
GVSU Laker Vets
GVSU Veterans Promise
GVSU Veterans Financial Aid
GVSU Veterans Upward Bound
GVSU Veterans - Joseph Early Emergency Fund
GVSU Veterans Alumni Chapter
GVSU Veterans - P.A.V.E.
The Veteran Promise for High School Seniors
If you’re a Michigan high school senior graduating this year and you’ve enlisted in the military, we have a groundbreaking way of saying ‘thank you.’ It’s the GVSU Veteran Promise and we’re the first university in the country and only university in Michigan to reward your military service this way.