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International Student On-Campus Housing Application

** To reserve housing, please complete the Housing Application and pay the housing pre-payment of USD $200. If a student is denied a visa, the USD $200 pre-payment will be refunded. **


On-campus Housing Preference & Pre-Payment

Campus housing is reserved based on the date SVSU receives a student’s housing contract and $200 pre-payment. New international students are guaranteed** on-campus housing if their materials are received at least 3 weeks before arrival in the USA.


Students may submit the housing contract by email:

 Download the SVSU Housing Contract 20-21 (344KB) , complete it using your computer, and email the completed contract to



Students may submit the $200 housing pre-payment by either:

1. Make an online payment through Flywire.*

Flywire allows you to: 

  • Pay from almost any country and any bank

  • Avoid unexpected bank fees and ensure the best exchange rate

  • Track your payments start to finish

  • Access multilingual customer support (

2. Direct bank or wire transfer*

3. Bank draft or bank check* -- make checks payable to "Saginaw Valley State University".

SVSU Payment and Wire Instructions (262KB)


*All student payments must include the student SVSU ID# included on the transaction.

**Guarantee of on-campus housing requires that we receive both the application and the prepayment at least one month in advance of your arrival. We will make every effort to honor your request, but cannot guarantee you will receive your preference.


Housing Requirements

  • All those living on campus must be registered for classes (except during Spring/Summer).

  • All students living on campus must sign the housing contract before receiving keys to their unit.

  • When you arrive you must pay for the entire semester in order to move into housing.

  • Students arriving in the Fall must sign a contract for BOTH Fall AND Winter semesters.

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any of the units.

  • In Michigan, including on-campus, you must be 21 years old to drink alcoholic beverages.

  • Students may switch units, based on availability, by contacting the Housing Office.


 Questions: Contact our office at or call 989.964.4268.


On-Campus Housing Facilities

All units are fully furnished with full-size kitchens. To view our housing costs, visit the Housing website. Please note that listed prices do include electricity, heating, air conditioning, basic cable TV access, computer data port, and local phone. Meals are NOT included, but meal plans are available at the on-campus Food Court. Units remain open and available during all holidays.  To view our on-campus housing options, please visit tour the Housing website or download the Housing Viewbook.

Housing Viewbook (1,524KB)

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