The following employee groups are eligible for tuition waiver benefits:
full-time administrative professionals, support staff & faculty
benefit eligible part-time employees
Aramark & Barnes & Noble full-time employees working at SVSU
Qualified employees are eligible to receive 50-75% of their SVSU tuition waived. In addition, spouses and eligible children of full-time employees, benefit eligible part-time employees and SVSU retirees’ may receive a 50% tuition waiver.
The waiver/scholarship covers only tuition, course related fees and listeners permits but does not extend to study abroad, books, late registration or other related fees. For additional details please refer to
Adjunct Faculty and Nursing Clinical Instructors are eligible for a 50% tuition waiver/reimbursement. Please refer to the forms for eligibility details and instructions:
Non-employees will be required to obtain membership cards to access the facility. The process to acquire these membership cards must be initiated by an SVSU faculty or staff member on-line at https://recreation.svsu.edu/.
SVSU participates in the Exercise is Medicine on Campus (EIMC) a nonprofit initiative launched by the American College of Sports and Medicine and the American Medical Association, and recently endorsed by the Surgeon General. We recognize that exercise and physical activity are important to health and treatment of diseases and we encourage our campus to establish lifelong exercise and physical activity habits that can significantly improve quality of life.
Our Health U Wellness Program is dedicated to helping make positive and lasting changes in healthy living. We do so by offering rewards for individual exercise minutes as well as participation in programs and workshops focused on our three primary components of healthy living: education, prevention, and exercise.
Saginaw Valley State University's Healthy U program is recognized as a Gold Level Recipient of the American Heath Association's Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition Program.
The All-University Awards Banquet is a tradition held each April for employees. Awards are given to celebrate years of service, outstanding achievement in teaching, mentoring, community involvement, and employee performance.
The Cardinal Athletic Club is a vital segment of the SVSU community. Memberships support the athletic department in providing scholarship aid and operational funding to more than 400 SVSU student-athletes participating in 17 varsity sports. Each donation assists us in our mission of building champions in the classroom, in competition, and in life. Membership support comes with a variety of associated benefits, such as reserved seating at football games, game-day hospitality, reserved parking and club merchandise.
The Michigan Education Savings Program is newly developed and allows employees to save money for educational expenses. Account earning will grow on both a federal and state tax-deferred basis until the beneficiary is ready to go to college. The funds may be used at almost any eligible institution in the nation.