GVSU Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

GVSU Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships The GVSU Financial Aid Office is here to assist you with the financial aid process, scholarships, student employment & financial literacy

100 Student Services Building-Allendale 1 Campus Drive Allendale, MI 49401 www.gvsu.edu/financialaid Phone: (616) 331-3234 Toll Free: (800) 748-0246 Fax: (616) 331-3180 Email: [email protected] Vision To be the leader in providing the greatest customer service experience. We will make a Grand Valley State University education affordable, one student at a time. Summer Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Meet With a Counselor: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm No appointment needed North C* Office Hours (Fall and Winter Semesters Only): Tuesday 10am-4pm Wednesday 11am-5pm Thursday 10pm-4pm No appointment needed *The Financial Aid Office will be holding office hours in North C. Students will have the opportunity to review their financial aid status, ask questions and discuss their student accounts with a financial aid counselor.

Mission: To offer support and resources which provide access for students to pursue an education through: A staff dedicated to innovative, proactive solutions and identifying, creating, and delivering resources through personal counseling and outreach efforts to provide a financial plan for families.

Happy Student Employee Appreciation Week! If you are a student employee, join us for a hot dog roast by the clock tower ...
04/09/2019

Happy Student Employee Appreciation Week! If you are a student employee, join us for a hot dog roast by the clock tower or the University Club on the Pew Campus!

Grand Valley State University Registrar's Office
03/26/2019

Grand Valley State University Registrar's Office

If you have 55 or more credits set your alarm for tomorrow morning. If you need any assistance with registration our phones open at 7AM! #GVSU

Grand Valley State University Registrar's Office
03/18/2019

Grand Valley State University Registrar's Office

To check for your registration date visit gvsu.edu/calendar

The Summer Job Fair is underway. Stop by the Grand River Room in Kirkhof before 2PM to get information on job opportunit...
03/12/2019

The Summer Job Fair is underway. Stop by the Grand River Room in Kirkhof before 2PM to get information on job opportunities for the summer!

Student Employment is hosting the annual Summer Job Fair tomorrow, March 12 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Grand River...
03/11/2019

Student Employment is hosting the annual Summer Job Fair tomorrow, March 12 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Grand River Room. Come check it out!

The priority deadline to file your 2019-2020 FAFSA is this Friday, March 1. You can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to m...
02/27/2019
FAFSA®: Apply for Aid

The priority deadline to file your 2019-2020 FAFSA is this Friday, March 1. You can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to make filing a breeze. Contact us or stop by our office if you need any help!

Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid (grants, work-study, and loans) to pay for college or career school.

Don't forget to stop by today for help with your myScholarship applications!
02/14/2019

Don't forget to stop by today for help with your myScholarship applications!

There's still time to submit scholarship applications! Go to www.gvsu.edu/myscholarships to search and apply. You can also stop by our workshops to get extra assistance.

Let us know if you have questions about financial aid for the spring/summer semester.You can also file the 2019-2020 FAF...
02/07/2019

Let us know if you have questions about financial aid for the spring/summer semester.

You can also file the 2019-2020 FAFSA for next year at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.

For your registration date visit: gvsu.edu/s/0Uc

We also recommend meeting with your advisor & checking your myPath: gvsu.edu/s/0Ov

There's still time to submit scholarship applications! Go to www.gvsu.edu/myscholarships to search and apply. You can al...
02/07/2019

There's still time to submit scholarship applications! Go to www.gvsu.edu/myscholarships to search and apply. You can also stop by our workshops to get extra assistance.

01/29/2019
Grand Valley State University Registrar's Office

Please note the 75% tuition refund deadline extension in the post shared below. The GVSU Financial Aid Office is currently closed. We expect to reopen at 8am Thursday, January 31. Stay warm on these cold days!

Due to GVSU’s closures, the 75% tuition refund deadline has been extended to Wednesday, February 6 at 5pm. If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar’s office at 331-3327. Please note GVSU and the Registrar’s Office is currently closed but is scheduled to open at 8AM Thursday, January 31.

The University is closed this week, including the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. We will reopen on January 2 at...
12/24/2018

The University is closed this week, including the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. We will reopen on January 2 at 8AM. We will be monitoring our email during this time; please contact [email protected] if you have questions or concerns.

12/17/2018

Even though the semester has ended, our office is still open. We will be open this week, December 17-21 from 8AM-5PM.

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships is giving away a $300 book scholarship for the Winter 2019 semester. To enter...
12/04/2018

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships is giving away a $300 book scholarship for the Winter 2019 semester. To enter, “Like” (or “Love”) this post and comment with your favorite course that you have taken. Make sure to enter by Sunday, December 9 at 11:59PM; we will contact the winner next week! You must be enrolled at GVSU as a student for the Winter 2019 semester in order to be eligible to receive the scholarship.

If you are graduating this semester make sure to stop by GradFest! You can go today in Allendale (Pere Marquette Room (K...
11/28/2018
GradFest - Commencement - Grand Valley State University

If you are graduating this semester make sure to stop by GradFest! You can go today in Allendale (Pere Marquette Room (KC 2204) 10AM-6PM) or tomorrow at the downtown Pew Campus (DeVos, Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall 10AM-6PM).

MoneySmart Lakers will be there to answer your questions about your financial aid and what happens after graduation.

GradFest is a traditional event held before Commencement where students can pick up their caps and gowns.

Thursday, November 29th we will be having a 2019-2020 FAFSA Workshop. Stop by Henry Hall 114 between 4PM and 6PM to work...
11/27/2018

Thursday, November 29th we will be having a 2019-2020 FAFSA Workshop. Stop by Henry Hall 114 between 4PM and 6PM to work on your new FAFSA.

We will also be taking over the GVSU Snapchat on Thursday; check it out.

11/22/2018

Happy Thanksgiving, Lakers! Enjoy your break! We are closed today and tomorrow, but will be back at 8AM on Monday.

Classes are not in session today; we hope you enjoy your break. Be sure to check your student email for information abou...
11/21/2018

Classes are not in session today; we hope you enjoy your break. Be sure to check your student email for information about your winter bill. We are open until 5PM today if you have any questions about your bill.

Did you know November is National Scholarship Month? Now, is the perfect time to start your scholarship search for next ...
11/01/2018
Sign In - myScholarships

Did you know November is National Scholarship Month? Now, is the perfect time to start your scholarship search for next year. Start searching and applying on myScholarships!

If you are a Student or Scholarship Administrator, please sign in using your GVSU Network Login and password. If you need help with your Login or password, please go to myBanner and click on the Personal Information tab. If you have not yet been admitted, click on “Opportunities” to see a list o...

Good at basketball? Know your money trivia? Try your hand at MoneyBall today from 10:30am-1:00pm in the Rec Center Court...
10/24/2018

Good at basketball? Know your money trivia? Try your hand at MoneyBall today from 10:30am-1:00pm in the Rec Center Court 3 for MoneySmart Week! Every participant can enter to win a scholarship!

Our phones are back in action! Thank you for your patience as the issue was being resolved.
10/23/2018

Our phones are back in action! Thank you for your patience as the issue was being resolved.

Our phone system is currently down.  Please feel free to email us at finaid@gvsu.edu or stop by our office and we would ...
10/22/2018

Our phone system is currently down. Please feel free to email us at [email protected] or stop by our office and we would be happy to assist you while we work to bring our phone system back up. We apologize for any inconvenience.

MoneySmart Week is here! Check out our website for the full calendar of events on money management. Participants can ent...
10/22/2018
MoneySmart Events - MoneySmart Lakers - Grand Valley State University

MoneySmart Week is here! Check out our website for the full calendar of events on money management. Participants can enter a raffle to win a scholarship!

MoneySmart Week is a week long series of events meant to be a fun way to educate individuals about personal finance. We will be active out on campus so look for our table for more information. Students who participate will have a chance to win a scholarship!

The 2019-2020 FAFSA is available and ready to be filed! Go to www.fafsa.gov to start! #fafsa #cheesyclipart
10/09/2018

The 2019-2020 FAFSA is available and ready to be filed! Go to www.fafsa.gov to start! #fafsa #cheesyclipart

Have you ever thought about studying abroad? Stop by the Study Abroad Fair tomorrow to explore all of the different oppo...
10/08/2018

Have you ever thought about studying abroad? Stop by the Study Abroad Fair tomorrow to explore all of the different opportunities available. Financial Aid & Scholarships will also be there to answer all of your funding questions.

When: October 9: 10AM-3PM
Where: Kirkhof Center- Grand River Room (2250)

Students: Beware of scam job emails that you may receive. We have been contacted regarding a current scam job email that...
10/08/2018
Top 10 Job Scam Warning Signs to Watch For

Students: Beware of scam job emails that you may receive. We have been contacted regarding a current scam job email that several students have received this morning. If you receive an email from someone claiming to be a new GVSU professor who is looking for an assistant, please delete the email and do not respond.

Please reach out to us if you have questions or concerns about a job posting that you think may be a scam.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 616 331 3238

Check out this article for the Top 10 Job Scam Warning Signs:

Review information on the top 10 internet job scams, including warning signs, real examples of online job scams, and tips for avoiding them.

You can now start searching and applying for scholarships at GVSU through myScholarships. Use your GVSU network ID and p...
10/01/2018
Sign In - myScholarships

You can now start searching and applying for scholarships at GVSU through myScholarships. Use your GVSU network ID and password to login and start searching today!

If you are a Student or Scholarship Administrator, please sign in using your GVSU Network Login and password. If you need help with your Login or password, please go to myBanner and click on the Personal Information tab. If you have not yet been admitted, click on “Opportunities” to see a list o...

Are you struggling in any of your classes this semester, and wondering where you can find a tutor? You can request one a...
09/25/2018
The Tutoring Center - Grand Valley State University

Are you struggling in any of your classes this semester, and wondering where you can find a tutor? You can request one at the Tutoring Center's website!

Visit us in our new location on the 2nd floor of Kleiner Commons for Scheduled Tutoring. Meet weekly with a qualified peer tutor and a small group of peers to cover content questions, study strategies, and exam review. A great choice for many 100 & 200 level courses to regularly review content and h...

09/13/2018

Did you know that every time you withdraw from a class, it has the potential to hurt your financial aid eligibility? Your financial aid status is determined by your Satisfactory Academic Progress (we call it SAP). Check out more information and eligibility requirements at www.gvsu.edu/financialaid/sap.

If you are thinking of dropping a class, make sure to contact us first!

Make sure to check out Campus Life Night tonight in Parking Lot H from 6-8PM.  You can learn about all the student organ...
09/04/2018
Campus Life Night

Make sure to check out Campus Life Night tonight in Parking Lot H from 6-8PM. You can learn about all the student organizations and campus departmental resources GVSU has to offer.

Campus Life Night is GVSU's student organization fair! Learn about all the student organizations and campus departmental resources GVSU has to offer. Come be a part of the one of the biggest GVSU student traditions on-campus! 

You must in at least 6 credits as an undergraduate student or 4.5 credits as a graduate student in order for your federa...
08/10/2018

You must in at least 6 credits as an undergraduate student or 4.5 credits as a graduate student in order for your federal loans to apply to your bill. The payment deadline is next Friday, August 17th at 5PM; contact our office with any questions!

For the best view of your fall semester charges and financial aid, make sure you are viewing your eBill statement and no...
08/06/2018

For the best view of your fall semester charges and financial aid, make sure you are viewing your eBill statement and not your Award Overview in your myBanner account. You can find your ebill under the "Student Accounts" tab.

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08/03/2018

Grand Valley State University

Lakers: Only about 3 weeks until the start of classes! 📓

This Monday on Instagram, we'll be answering your last-minute questions about registration & financial aid.

Submit your questions now 👇 (Send us a message or comment here)

The start of the year will be here before you know it! If you have questions about your financial aid or the August 17th...
07/28/2018

The start of the year will be here before you know it! If you have questions about your financial aid or the August 17th payment deadline, let us know!

#GVSUmovein countdown: 25 days to go! 📦

What's one thing all new students should see or do during their first week at Grand Valley?

Have you accepted your financial aid yet? Be sure to do so and complete the necessary requirements in order for your Fal...
07/20/2018

Have you accepted your financial aid yet? Be sure to do so and complete the necessary requirements in order for your Fall bill to be accurate. Contact our office if you have questions, we are happy to help!

Did you know that students must notify our office of all outside awards received, including awards paid directly to you?...
07/19/2018

Did you know that students must notify our office of all outside awards received, including awards paid directly to you? Please report your outside scholarships to our office via email and include a copy of any correspondence (e.g., letter or email) from the scholarship donor.

Today is the last payment deadline for students who are on a payment plan for Spring/Summer 2018. Please be sure to take...
07/13/2018

Today is the last payment deadline for students who are on a payment plan for Spring/Summer 2018. Please be sure to take care of your remaining balance today by 5PM.

There are lots of helpful, and not so helpful, resources, when it comes to your student loans. Make sure you are utilizi...
07/11/2018
Avoiding Loan Scams

There are lots of helpful, and not so helpful, resources, when it comes to your student loans. Make sure you are utilizing legitimate services. Read more at the link below:

Borrowers have reported receiving phone calls, emails, letters, and/or texts offering them relief from their federal student loans or warning them that student loan forgiveness programs would end soon. Usually, the so-called student loan debt relief companies offering these types of services don’t...

Some federal student loans accrue interest while you are in school. Learn more information about your loans, and let us ...
07/10/2018

Some federal student loans accrue interest while you are in school. Learn more information about your loans, and let us know if you have any questions.

Ever heard of interest capitalization? Sounds confusing—and it kind of is—but it's important because understanding it can help you save $$$. To get your head around it, read through this gallery. 👇👇👇 #StudentLoanFYI

Remember: Federal Work Study does not pay towards your bill. If you are hired for an on-campus job you will earn these f...
07/02/2018
Student Employment - Grand Valley State University

Remember: Federal Work Study does not pay towards your bill. If you are hired for an on-campus job you will earn these funds in a bi-weekly paycheck.

Student Employment works with all University departments and the community to create part-time and summer employment opportunities for students. As part of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, we administer the Federal Work Study Program university-wide. The purpose of Student Employment is...

Have you accepted federal student loans for the 2018-2019 academic year? If you are a new borrower, remember you need to...
06/21/2018

Have you accepted federal student loans for the 2018-2019 academic year? If you are a new borrower, remember you need to also complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) at www.studentloans.gov.

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Allendale, MI
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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(616) 331-3234

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