SVSU believes need should never keep you from receiving the highest quality of education. We welcome all students from different backgrounds, ethnicities and areas of interest. And, we have a commitment to support every Cardinal according to your family’s need.
SVSU financial aid experts are here to walk you through every step of the process. You can ask us any question, check in on any deadline or explore different payment options. We work for you, and we'll make this process as smooth as possible.
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Kinds of Financial Aid
RANGE: $1,500-Full Tuition. Awarded for academic excellence, transfer students, out of state students, merit and athletics. General academic scholarships - complete FAFSA. Private scholarships - complete online scholarship application. There are local and national scholarships too; talk to your guidance counselor for details.
RANGE: Up to $7,500 a year - both subsidized and unsubsidized. Subsidized - the federal government pays all interest until you are out of college. Unsubsidized - interest begins accruing immediately, but you do not need to make payments until after you have graduated. Complete the FAFSA to qualify.
RANGE: Up to $11,920/yr. Grants are awarded for financial need and for ability with federal and institutional grants available. At SVSU, we offer the Saginaw Valley Opportunity Grant (SVOG), which promises up to $6,000 for residential students and $5,000 for non-residential students in need-based aid, as determined by the FAFSA, including any university academic scholarships. SVOG is available for all first-time incoming college students, renewable for four years.
Steps to Apply for Financial Aid
Apply to SVSU
Use the net price calculator to get an estimate of aid for which you are already eligible.
Apply for financial aid
Fill out your FAFSA: fafsa.gov
SVSU Code: 002314
When you fill out the FAFSA, you are automatically considered for SVSU’s academic scholarships and grants. We also have nearly 1,000 private scholarships that require filling out SVSU’s common scholarship application. This application opens on December 1. svsu.edu/scholarships
Within a month of submission, look for your SVSU award letter. Then, keep checking online at my.svsu.edu throughout the spring. SVSU has financial aid experts that will meet one-on-one with you to find the best possible financial aid package for you. You can keep track of your award package from your SVSU student account.
Follow the steps on my.svsu.edu to accept your award letter.