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Tuition Costs

SVSU offers the most competitive tuition rate of Michigan's 15 public state universities.

Projected Two Semester* Costs for 2016-2017 Academic Year
*Two semesters is the equivalent of a standard academic year in the USA. I-20 cost of attendance amount is based on full academic year totals, listed below. To maintain visa status students must take a minimum of 12 undergraduate credit hours per semester or 9 graduate credit hours per semester.  Estimates below are based on these requirements.  Tuition costs are still subject to change for the coming academic year.

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English Language Program


Red & White Award Undergraduate/ELP


Red & White Graduate

Tuition & Fees
One academic year


(24 credit hours)


(24 credit hours)


(24 credit hours)


(18 credit hours)

$ 11,414

(18 credit hours)

Private bedroom, two semesters
$6,000 $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 $6,000
$3,650 $3,650 $3,650 $3,650 $3,650
Health Insurance
$1,550 $1,550 $1,550 $1,550 $1,550
Miscellaneous  (including orientation fee, books)
$2,675 $2,675 $2,675 $2,675 $2,675
$31,968 $31,968 $23,387 $32,526 $25,289


**This cost is based on the price of on-campus housing in an apartment with a private bedroom for two semesters. Other options are available for on-campus housing.

Please look to your admission packet for additional information and estimates for 30 credit hour undergraduate expenses.

Tuition Payment

Tuition, housing and health insurance payments are due to SVSU in full upon arrival and registration. You must be prepared to pay 50% of the amount on your I-20 when you arrive at SVSU. We recommend you bring a check, bank draft or traveler's checks payable to SVSU. You may also SVSU Payment Instructions (262kB) to SVSU. Credit card payments may be made by Mastercard, Discover or American Express, but are subject to a 2.9% fee.