You Deserve an Extraordinary Education at an Affordable Cost
Of all the public universities, SVSU has the best tuition rate in Michigan. We are committed to clear and direct communication with our students, meaning no hidden or padded fees once you arrive on campus. When you choose SVSU, we work with you to find scholarships, set up a payment plan and choose the housing and course load options that make the most financial sense for you.
Steps to Apply for Financial Aid
Estimate your costs
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.
SVSU Code: 002314
Within a month of submission, look for your SVSU award letter. Then, keep checking 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.
Tips & Facts
Take the time to investigate your personal financial circumstances. For most students, enrolling at SVSU as a freshman will mean lower total costs by graduation than if you had transferred from another college or university.
You should complete the FAFSA to receive your maximum aid at SVSU. Complete your application at FAFSA.gov. List SVSU; our code is 002314.
SVSU also has financial aid awards reserved exclusively for Veterans.
Dow Chemical is ranked #111 in Forbes' Global 2000. It's one of Chief Executive magazine's Top 10 Best Companies for Leaders and the top hiring company for SVSU graduates. Over 400 alumni work for Dow.
If you live outside of Michigan and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and 900 SAT/18 ACT, you can come to SVSU at a significantly reduced out-of-state tuition rate with our Red and White Scholarship.
2018-19 ACADEMIC YEAR - FULL TIME
TUITION AND MANDATORY FEES: $9,514
Fulltime students take an average 14 credit hours per semester
BOOKS AND SUPPLIES: $1,035
COST OF ATTENDANCE: $10,549
ROOM AND BOARD: $9,749
SVSU voted the best dorms in Michigan and #2 in the nation (Niche)! Students select weekly meal plans or a block plan option; whatever fits you best.
At SVSU, freshmen are encouraged to bring cars on campus—there are no parking fees.
NON-RESIDENT/ INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
Standard tuition for non-resident/ international students is $22,370. All other fees average the same
[ more information about international student costs ]