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What makes an SVSU education valuable?

Annual Cost of Attendance (w/housing): $21,505

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Placement for Graduates
The positive difference in lifetime earnings for a college graduate
Different employers hiring through SVSU Career Services
of SVSU students received scholarship and/or financial assistance other than loans
of SVSU students graduate with no debt at all
of SVSU faculty hold the highest degree in their field


"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

When you fill out the FAFSA, you are automatically considered for SVSU’s academic scholarships and grants. We also have nearly 1,000 private scholarships that require filling out SVSU’s common scholarship application. This application opens on December 1.


Stay Updated

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.