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Financial Aid

SVSU believes need should never keep you from receiving the highest quality of education. We welcome all students from different backgrounds, ethnicities and areas of interest. And, we have a commitment to support every Cardinal according to your family’s need.

SVSU financial aid experts are here to walk you through every step of the process. You can ask us any question, check in on any deadline or explore different payment options. We work for you, and we'll make this process as smooth as possible. | (989) 964-4900

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

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 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.