What makes an SVSU education valuable?
Over 100 graduate and undergraduate degrees offer you incredible options and variety -- from criminal justice to neuroscience. SVSU's Scott L. Carmona College of Business ranks in the top 5% worldwide.
Every class at SVSU is taught by faculty, 88% of whom hold the highest degree in their field. Learn directly from some of the best professors in the nation - who are not only experts but who are also there to support you.
84% of SVSU students engage in study abroad, field-based learning or volunteer work. Last year, our students earned 3,000 different placements for internships, competitive research, and co-ops.
SVSU proudly graduates nearly a third of our students with zero debt of any kind. We work hard to ensure you start pursuing your dreams with strong financial support.
HIGH FINANCIAL AID
SVSU offers more than $18 million in institutional aid each year. More than 90% of students receive financial aid through academic, merit and athletic scholarships. We also provide grants, loans and Work Study opportunities at SVSU based on financial need.
Annual Cost of Attendance (w/housing): $21,505
At SVSU, we see your value and we are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. We believe that the cost of tuition should not prevent you from taking the next step in your academic journey and future career. That’s why we developed the SVSU Cardinal Commitment.
This extensive financial aid package provides four years of free tuition for eligible first-time in college students in Michigan who have a family adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less and meet eligibility criteria.
THE CARDINAL PLEDGE
"I was a first-generation college student who worked full-time for the Detroit Police Department while in school. I understand the financial challenges students and their families face, and that is why we are committed to keeping our tuition rates affordable without sacrificing quality."
- Donald Bachand, SVSU President
Steps to Apply for Financial Aid
Estimate your costs
Use the net price calculator to get an estimate of aid for which you are already eligible.
Apply for financial aid
Fill out your FAFSA.
SVSU Code: 002314
Within a month of submission, look for your SVSU award letter. Then, keep checking my.svsu.edu throughout the spring. SVSU has financial aid experts that will meet one-on-one with you to find the best possible financial aid package for you. You can keep track of your award package from your SVSU student account.