GVSU launches tuition aid for low-income students in 6 counties

Ottawa County

A Sept. 25, 2020 photo shows a sign on the campus of Grand Valley State University.

ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Valley State University has announced a new program aimed at improving access to a college education for low-income students.

The Grand Valley Pledge will be available to students in Ottawa, Kent, Muskegon, Calhoun, Wayne and Grand Traverse counties — all the counties where GVSU has a brick-and-mortar facility. It provides low-income students with four years of tuition-free education.

“This is a great start to eliminating equity gaps at GVSU. By removing financial barriers to college, deserving students can enroll and be ready to start their path to a degree,” GVSU Vice President for Enrollment Development and Education Outreach B. Donta Truss said in a statement.

To qualify, students must be admitted to GVSU beginning this fall and have a family income of less than $50,000.

Those with questions can call GVSU’s financial aid office at 800.748.0246 or email finaid@gvsu.edu.

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