Grand Valley State University Approves 2.9% Tuition Increase for 2022-23 Academic Year

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ALLENDALE, MI — Grand Valley State University has increased tuition by 2.9% ahead of the upcoming 2022-23 academic year.

Tuition will be $6,976 per semester, or $586 per credit hour, for undergraduates with less than 55 credit hours, according to recently approved university figures. website.

That’s an increase of $196 per semester from last year, when students paid $6,780 per semester. The GVSU Board of Trustees approved the university’s new tuition rates at the annual board meeting on Friday, June 24.

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For students with more than 55 credit hours, tuition will be $7,326 per semester, or $615 per credit hour. That’s up from $7,120 per semester last year.

A detailed list of GVSU’s new tuition rates, including rates for graduate students and non-residents of Michigan, is available at university website.

The new tuition fees were approved Friday as part of the university’s 2022-23 operating budget. GVSU expects to bring in a total of $339 million in tuition in the next fiscal year, according to the budget.

The budget included a 3% increase for faculty and staff.

GVSU tuition fees have been set based on state appropriation assumptions and may be subject to change depending on the state budget for the next fiscal year.

It is still unclear how much money GVSU can expect to receive from the state. Right now, Michigan lawmakers are negotiating next year’s state budget, which they aren’t required to finalize until September 30.

This year’s tuition hike is the second-lowest tuition increase at GVSU since 2004, according to the university. Last year, the board approved a 2.4% increase over the previous year, the lowest increase since 2004.

In passing the budget, GVSU administrators noted that even with the tuition increase, GVSU ranks 10th out of Michigan’s 15 public universities in tuition and 12th in total cost of attendance, including accommodation and meals, according to a university news. Release.

The GVSU Board of Directors approved room and board rates for 2022-23 in February. Room and board for on-campus dorms will be $5,950 for a traditional single room and $4,850 for a double room during the 2022-23 school year. These rates include a 14 Plus meal plan, which costs $1,850.

For a freshman at GVSU who opts for a double room, the total cost of tuition, room and board next year would be $18,802 for the whole year.

At Friday’s meeting, the Board of Directors named Susan Jandernoa as the new Board Chair. Jandernoa has served on the board since 2019, most recently as vice-chairman. Trustee Elizabeth Emmitt was named vice-chair.

In other business, the board approved the following:

  • Voted to authorize West Michigan Aviation Academy, a charter high school. The school is located on the Gerald R. Ford International Airport campus which was previously licensed by Bay Mills Community College.
  • Voted to discontinue GVSU’s Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics program. The university terminates the program due to a decline in projected student interest. The “small number” of students currently enrolled in the program have received a graduation plan, the university said.
  • Voted to authorize a new K-5 public charter school academy, Gerald Dawkins Academy. The school is scheduled to open the 2023-24 school year in the Boston Square neighborhood of Grand Rapids.

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