Canadian Admissions - Scholarships/OSAP

At Saginaw Valley State University, we are committed
to making your university education affordable.

 

Ways to Meet Your Educational Expenses:

Scholarship Opportunities

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Helpful links:

SAT web site www.sat.org
ACT web site www.act.org

Scholarship Eligibility Value How to Apply

SV Red & White Award: Awarded annually to qualifying Canadian students.

  • Entering freshmen who are not Michigan residents and who are United States Citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible for this award, provided they have a minimum 3.00 cumulative high school GPA and 21 ACT composite score or 980 SAT score.
  • Entering transfer students who are not Michigan residents and who are United States Citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible for this award, provided they meet the University’s regular transfer admission requirements.  
  • Citizens or Landed Immigrants of Canada and Mexico also qualify, provided they meet the University’s regular admission requirements for these populations. Canadian students click here.
Offers in-state tuition rates. Canadian students click here.

Automatically eligible for scholarship upon admission if all scholarship eligibility criteria are met.

President's Scholarship: Granted to qualifying students on the basis of competitive interview.

Graduating high school seniors who meet one of the following:

1. Rank first or second in their class (must have a minimum 80% average) AND an ACT composite score of 24 or higher (or an SAT score of 1090 or higher, cr+m).

2. Have an 85% average AND an ACT composite score of 28 or higher (or an SAT score of 1250 or higher, cr+m).

 

Covers tuition and selective fees for  four years, up to 136 credit hours.  Renewable by maintaining 3.25 GPA as a full time SVSU student**.

Competitive awards are based on admission to SVSU and confirmation of eligibility criteria, including confirmation from high school official of rank in class. A competitive interview is required. Qualifiers will be invited to one of several scholarship interview dates. See the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for more information, including any deadlines for applications.

Dean's Scholarship: Granted competitively on the basis of academic and extra-curricular achievement.

Graduating high school seniors who demonstrate excellence in academic pursuits and talent in specific areas. Must have a 70% average AND ACT composite score of 24 (or SAT score of 1090, cr+m).

 

$3,000 per year*. Renewable for up to four academic years by maintaining minimum 3.00 GPA as a full-time SVSU student**.

Competitive awards are made based on admission to SVSU and confirmation of eligibility criteria. Separate application is required. See the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for additional information, including any deadlines for applications.

Cardinal Scholarship:
Granted competitively on the basis of academic achievement

Graduating high school seniors who demonstrate excellence in academic pursuits. Must have 70% average and ACT composite score of 22 (or SAT score of 1020, cr+m)

$2,000 per year*. Renewable for four years by maintaining a minimum 3.00 GPA as a full time SVSU student**.

Competitive awards are made based on admission to SVSU and confirmation of eligibility criteria. Separate application is required. See the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for additional information, including any deadlines for applications.

University Scholarship: Awarded annually to qualifying SVSU first year students.

Graduating high school seniors who have distinguished themselves through exceptional academic achievements. Must have an 80% average or better. 

$1000 per year*. Renewable for four years by maintaining a minimum 3.00 GPA as a full-time SVSU student**.

Awards are made based on admission to SVSU and confirmation of eligibility criteria. Award made by Office of Admissions. See the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for more information, including deadlines for applications.

Other Scholarships Criteria vary. Values vary. Application requirements vary. Click here for more information.

SVSU Athletic Grants: Awards to outstanding individuals on the basis of ability.

SVSU competes at the NCAA Division ll level.

The value of these awards varies.

Contact the appropriate coach. Refer to the list of coaches and their contact information, or contact the Athletic Office by phone at 989.964.7300.

Rhea Miller: Music Scholarship

Students enrolled in the music curriculum.

Students need to audition. If selected, students may qualify for up to and including a full tuition scholarship.

Contact the chairperson of the SVSU Music Department at 989.964.4159 or music@svsu.edu.

Drama Scholarships:

Students enrolled in the theatre curriculum.

Students need to audition. If selected, students may qualify for up to and including a full tuition scholarship.

See the Theatre Department's Scholarship page or call 989.964.4062.

*All amounts reflected in US dollars unless otherwise noted.

**Renewable scholarships will be based on US academic system (grade point average/GPA).

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

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Saginaw Valley State University is an approved university for Ontario students to obtain student loans through OSAP. An application can be obtained on-line at http://osap.gov.on.ca.

Students are encouraged to apply for these funds as soon as possible.

  • OSAP Objective.  OSAP's objective is to help students and their families meet the costs of post-secondary education. OSAP is based on financial need as determined by OSAP through an assessment of your OSAP application. Educational costs such as tuition and fees, books and supplies and basic living expenses are taken into consideration.

  • OSAP Application.  When you fill out an OSAP application, you are applying for assistance funded by the provincial government (Ontario Student Loans, Ontario Student Opportunity Grants, and Aiming for the Top Tuition Scholarships) and/or the federal government (Canada Student Loans, Canada Study Grant for Students with Dependants, and Canada Millennium Scholarships). Other sources of financial assistance (e.g., bursaries), for which you must fill out a separate application are explained in detail on the OSAP web site.

  • OSAP Loans.  The maximum OSAP loan amount that you can receive to attend SVSU is $9,240 CDN per year, attending Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer terms. This is enough money to cover tuition and housing, i.e. residency, for one semester of study per academic year. If you intend to complete a degree program at SVSU, you must have another source of funding besides OSAP loans to be able to pay for your education.
  • OSAP Grants.  Some OSAP applicants may be able to qualify for additional OSAP grants, bursaries, and scholarships, such as the Canada Student Grant for Persons from Low-Income Families (which can result in approximately an additional $250 CDN per month of study) or the Canada Student Grant for Persons from Middle-Income Families (which can result in approximately an additional $100 CDN per month of study). See "Grants and Bursaries" on the OSAP homepage for these and other opportunites.

OSAP Contact Information:

Student Financial Assistance Branch
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
PO Box 4500
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6G9
CANADA

Phone: 807.343.7260
Web Site: http://osap.gov.on.ca

SVSU Contact Information for OSAP Questions:

Saginaw Valley State University
Campus Financial Services Center/OSFA
ATTN: OSAP Financial Aid Officer
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710-0001

Phone: 989-964-4900
Web Site: www.svsu.edu/financialaid 

 

Other Canadian Student Assistance Programs

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SVSU is an approved educational institution for financial aid (student assistance) from several of Canada's provinces/territories. Contact SVSU's OSAP Financial Aid Officer as noted above.