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.
Kinds of Financial Aid
RANGE: $1,500-Full Tuition. Awarded for academic excellence, transfer students, out of state students, merit and athletics. General academic scholarships - complete FAFSA. Private scholarships - complete online scholarship application. There are local and national scholarships too; talk to your guidance counselor for details.
RANGE: Up to $5,500 or $9,500 a year - both subsidized and unsubsidized. Subsidized - the federal government pays all interest until you are out of college. Unsubsidized - interest begins accruing immediately, but you do not need to make payments until after you have graduated. Complete the FAFSA to qualify.
RANGE: Up to $12,095/yr. Grants are awarded for financial need and for ability with federal and institutional grants available. At SVSU, we offer the Saginaw Valley Opportunity Grant (SVOG), which promises up to $6,000 for residential students and $5,000 for non-residential students in need-based aid, as determined by the FAFSA, including any university academic scholarships. SVOG is available for all first-time incoming college students, renewable for four years.
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.