Tuition and Fees

Grand Valley is one of the most affordable colleges in Michigan. The information provided below will help you understand our tuition, housing, dining, and parking permit costs.

Tuition is based on the classification of the student and the course: undergraduate lower or upper division, resident, or non-resident; and graduate by program. These are figures for the 2019-2020 academic year.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates

Undergraduate Level

Michigan Resident 

Non-Michigan Resident

Lower Division

(0 - 54 credits earned)

  • $12,860 (per year)
  • $6,430 (for 12-15 credits per semester)
  • $540 per credit hour for 1-11 credits and for each credit hour over 15
  • $18,296 (per year) 
  • $9,148 (for 12-15 credits per semester) 
  • $768 per credit hour for 1-11 credits and for each credit hour over 15

Upper Division

(55+ credits earned)

  • $13,500 (per year)
  • $6,750 (for 12-15 credits per semester)
  • $566 per credit hour for 1-11 credits and for each credit hour over 15
  • $18,924 (per year)
  • $9,462 (for 12-15 credits per semester)
  • $792 per credit hour for 1-11 credits and for each credit hour over 15

Graduate Tuition Rates

Note: Rates are based on academic program. There are no separate rates based on residency.

Graduate Certificate Programs

College

Rate per credit hour 

Applied Behavior Analysis

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

$697

Bioinformatics and Genomics

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$702

Nonprofit Leadership

College of Community & Public Service

$671

Online/Blended Instruction

College of Education

$697

Palliative and Hospice Care

Kirkhof College of Nursing 

$671

Note: Tuition rate for graduate certificate programs defaults to the admitted graduate program unless the graduate certificate is the primary program.

Non Degree Program

College

Rate per credit hour

Non Degree Graduate (M.)

N/A

$697

Masters Degree Programs

College

Rate per credit hour 

Accounting (M.S.A.)

Seidman College of Business

$733

Applied Linguistics (M.A.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$671

Athletic Training (M.A.T.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$702

Biology (M.S.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$702

Biomedical Science (M.H.S)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$702

Biostatistics (M.S., PSM)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$702

Business (M.B.A)

Seidman College of Business

$733 

Cell and Molecular Biology (M.S., PSM)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$702

Clinical Dietetics (M.S.)

College of Health Professions

$733 

Communications (M.S.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

$671

Computer Information Systems (M.S.)

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$733 

Criminal Justice (M.S.)

College of Community & Public Service

$671

Cybersecurity (M.S.)

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$733

Data Science and Analytics (M.S.)

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$702

Education- Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$697

Education- Educational Technology (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$697

Education- Higher Education (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$697

Education- Instruction & Curriculum (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$697

Education- Literacy Studies (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$697

Education- School Counseling (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$697

Education- Special Education (M.Ed.)

College of Education

$697

Education Specialist in Leadership (Ed.S.)

College of Education

$697

Engineering (M.S.E.)

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

$733

English (M.A.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

$671

Health Administration (M.H.A.)

College of Community & Public Service

$671

Health Informatics & Bioinformatics (M.S., PSM)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

$702

Medical Dosimetry (M.S.)

College of Health Professions 

$702 

Nursing (M.S.N)

Kirkhof College of Nursing

$733

Occupational Therapy (M.S.)

College of Health Professions 

$733

Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership (M.P.N.L.)

College of Community & Public Service

$671

Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.)

College of Health Professions 

$733

Public Administration (M.P.A.)

College of Community & Public Service

$671

Public Health (M.P.H.)

College of Health Professions 

$733

School Psychology (M.S. & Psy.S.)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

$697

Social Innovation (M.A.)

Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

$671

Social Work (M.S.W.)

College of Community & Public  Service

$671

Speech Language Pathology (M.S.)

College of Health Professions 

$733

Taxation (M.S.T.)

Seidman College of Business 

$733

Doctoral Degree Programs

College

Rate per credit hour 

Audiology (Au. D.)

College of Health Professions

$823

Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) 

Kirkhof College of Nursing

$823

Occupational Therapy (Dr.O.T.)

College of Health Professions

$847

Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) 

College of Health Professions 

$847

Notes: 

1) Students enrolled as graduates pay their graduate program tuition rate for all courses taken.

2) Students enrolled as graduates taking undergraduate courses with an additional tuition charge, with the exception of online/hybrid courses, will have that charge waived. 

3) Students enrolled as undergraduates taking masters and doctorate courses pay undergraduate tuition rates.

4) Online/hybrid additional tuition charges apply to all courses, regardless of level.


Other Estimated Yearly Expenses

  • Housing and Dining: $8,690 based on 14+ meal plan for students living on campus in traditional style living center. Other housing and meal plan options are available.
  • Books and Supplies: $700 estimate for a full-time student enrolled for two semesters.
  • Transportation: Parking cost is $400 per year if you are a full-time student living on campus and bringing a car to campus. Bus transportation is free between the Allendale and Grand Rapids campuses. Students not residing on campus should estimate their living and transportation costs on an individual basis.
  • Personal Expenses: $470 estimated amount a full-time student may choose to spend on social activities and other personal needs.

A per credit hour or per course surcharge will be assessed for certain classes to offset higher costs.

***PLEASE NOTE: Rates for tuition, housing, and dining are subject to change, at any time, by the Board of Trustees.***

Contact the Admissions Office to request information. You may also e-mail admissions@gvsu.edu or call toll-free (800) 748-0246 (or (616) 331-2025 in the Grand Rapids area) to submit your request; please include your mailing address and phone number. Admissions applications can be submitted online, and additional course information can be found on the online catalog.



Page last modified July 15, 2019