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Canadian Undergraduate Admissions - Tuition and Cost with the Red & White Award

An international experience at the same cost as staying at home!

The following information provides some insight into the cost of an education at Saginaw Valley State University. Please use this estimate as a general guide to more accurately determine your costs.

Estimated Cost of Attendance
Per Academic Year (Fall and Winter):

  With Saginaw Valley Red & White Award          Without Saginaw Valley Red & White Award
Tuition & Fees: $8,120.00 $19,064.00
Optional On-campus Residence: +/-$8,220.00 (Including Meals) +/-$8,220.00 (Including Meals)
Books: $1,200.00 $1,200.00
Total: $17,540.00 $28,484.00
  • The above rates reflect 2012-2013 costs and are subject to change without notice.
  • All costs indicated above are per year (Fall and Winter). Official tuition and cost information.
  • All costs are reflected in US dollars. For current exchange rate estimates, please click here.
  • Tuition and Fees will vary depending on student course schedule. Students on average take between 24 to 31 credit hours per academic year. Costs shown reflect a 30 credit hour schedule. A pace of 31 credit hours would be needed to complete the majority of SVSU degrees in four years.
  • SVSU is an approved educational institution for financial aid (student assistance) from several of Canada's provinces/territories. For example, SVSU is an approved university for Ontario students to obtain student loans and grants through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Check out the OSAP web page at for more information. Also, click here for more information.
  • To help you meet financial needs, SVSU also offers an easy Cardinal Payment Plan. Participants pay a nominal fee and are then charged monthly payments for tuition and/or residency with no interest on the balance. For further information, please contact the SVSU Campus Financial Services Center at 989.964.4900.
  • SVSU's third party vendor for online payment of account balances accepts American Express, Discover, and MasterCard.
  • Any checks sent for payment must be issued from a US funds account. When mailing through regular mail across the border, allow a minimum of 14 business days for receipt at SVSU.
  • For information about wiring funds and other payment options and deadlines, contact SVSU's Campus Financial Services Center at 989.964.4900.
  • For more information about SVSU's Red & White Award for undergraduate Canadian students, click here and here.
  • Graduate-level students inquiring about the availability of the SVRW Award at the master's degree level should contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 989.964.6096.

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