49% of SVSU freshmen had their entire tuition paid for by scholarships and grants
At SVSU, we want everyone to obtain a first-class college education, regardless of income. Last year, nearly half of SVSU freshmen had their entire tuition paid for by scholarships and grants that never have to be repaid.
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.