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At SVSU, we are hardworking, persevering, odd-defying, game-rallying Cardinals. We take on challenges, solve problems, and grow relations that last a lifetime. When you join SVSU, you join our flock. And together, we soar- in academics, local, and global communities and of course, on the court and the field. This page is where we welcome all new Cardinals. So go ahead, bookmark this page and start getting to know us. Because we already know: you belong here, and we can't wait to have you join us.

Aerial view of SVSU front entrance

SVSU keeps you connected to everything happening with your financial aid and scholarships, orientation, and class schedule through your official SVSU account. To access your SVSU account you will first need to create a new password using the link below. 


Your SVSU Student ID Number: (this is a 7-digit number that starts with a zero)

Your SVSU Username: (usually a combination of your first and last name)

Your SVSU Email Address: (usually your

This can be found in your decision letter through our application portal.  Log in with your application credentials here to access it now. 

A temporary password has been created for you to activate your account at SVSU using your 7-digit ID number, including the leading "0" + birth date. (Example: 0######MMDDYY).

  1. Visit our Password Self Service Website
  2. Click on the REGISTER FOR SSPR to begin setting up your account.
  3. On the Microsoft page, use your SVSU email address
  4. Enter your Username and temporary password (7-digit ID number and birth date) found in your decision letter to set up your password reset options.
  5. Select and set up your account recovery details
  6. Move on to the CHANGE PASSWORD option
  7. On the Microsoft page, use your SVSU Username 
  8. Enter in your temporary password (7-digit ID number and birth date) and your new password. 
  9. Enter a new unique password that you'll use with your SVSU Username for future logins

Once you have created your password you can access all your emails, Canvas (our online learning management system), and take care of business like course registration or making a payment through

2 - Find your SVSU ID# and Login

Applications > blue hyperlink

3 - Activate your Account

Register for SSPR, Change Password

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted, and you’ve set up your account. Now it’s time to identify your funding sources.

If you're planning to submit your application for federal aid, please submit your FAFSA application online.  The earlier you get your FAFSA submitted, the better. FAFSA forms are available starting October 1.  Each academic year will need a FAFSA form.  An academic year starts in Fall and goes through the following summer.  Example: The academic year 2021-2022 will include the Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 semesters.

If you have recently completed your bachelor's degree, you'll need to update your FAFSA form to reflect your new academic level.

Graduate students are eligible to apply for private scholarships through SVSU.  Submitting a single application will have you considered for all SVSU's private scholarships you qualify for, based upon your responses to the questions.

Finally, if your education will be self-funded, consider one of SVSU's payment plans to break your tuition bill into a series of interest-free installments. 

1. FAFSA Application

SVSU's school code: 002314

2. Apply for Private Scholarships

Applications Accepted: Dec 1

Priority Deadline: Jan 15

Final Deadline: April 1

We can not wait for you to get started with your graduate program or teacher certification courses!  To make sure you are on the right track with course registration and program completion, it is important for you to connect with your program coordinator or advisor.


ProgramAdvisor Contact 
Public Administration (MPA) Dr. Joe Jaksa
Business Administration (MBA) Dr. Luke Voegel
Computer Science/Information Systems (CSIS) Dr. Abir Rahman
College of Education (Certifications, MAT, MEd., EdS.) COE Connect 
Technology Learning Systems (TLSD) Dr. Carolyn Gilbreath
Public Health (MPH) Dr. Christine Noller
Graduate Nursing (MSN, DNP) Dr. Cynthia Hupert
Occupational Therapy (MSOT) MSOT Department Faculty
Social Work (MSW) MSW Department Faculty
Heath Administration Executive Cohort (MHA) Dr. Marilyn Skrocki
Psychiatric Mental Health NP Certificate (PMHNP) Dr. Kathleen Schachman

Once you've met with your graduate program advisor, access the tools to help you create your course schedule and register for classes.  SVSU offers advanced registration so students can plan and register for multiple semesters at a time.  Spring and Summer registration opens in March each year with the following Fall and Winter semester registration opening each April.



Course Schedule Lookup

Filter course offerings by semester (term), subject and academic level to narrow what's available in a coming semester. 

Register for Classes

In the Applications menu, select Self-service > Student Planning

Registration Video Tutorial

Important Registration Dates

Know when you're eligible to register!

Keeping track of all your college details can be a lot, and you don’t have to do it alone. SVSU puts all of your important details in one place:

After you have a class schedule, it is important for you to make your payment arrangements. 

Making a Payment

In the Self-Service menu, Students > My Financial Account > Account Summary-Make a Payment-Payment Plans


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