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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

Four Years, Tuition Free For Qualifying Students

The SVSU Cardinal Commitment

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.

Is your family income more than $50,000? We offer many additional scholarships for which you may be eligible or contact us to see how we can help you.

See if you qualify for free tuition >>


"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

4 Steps to F.A.


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  and . 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.