Students may also apply for alternative loans to help meet their cost of attendance. These alternative loans are student loans but require an additional application.
The Graduate Payment Plan (GPP) is available for fall or winter semester for students enrolled in a graduate program allowing them to spread their educational expenses over two, interest-free payments. Students can use the payment plan in combination with financial aid or a student loan. An application is required.
The Cardinal Payment Plan (CPP) is available for fall and winter semesters for students enrolled in a teacher certification or undergraduate program allowing them to spread their educational expenses over four monthly payments instead of larger, single-semester payment. An application is required.
Many companies reimburse employees for graduate level course work. Students should check with the Human Resource Department at their place of employment to see if this benefit is available. Saginaw Valley State University also has a third party billing arrangement with UAW-GM. This allows a student to receive approval for payment of tuition and fees prior to the payment date established by SVSU.
SVSU awarded over $ 80,000 in graduate student scholarships last academic year. The awards are made by the respective academic departments based on academic merit and need (additional criteria may apply). Students are encouraged to submit an application and/or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form on an early basis.
The President's International Graduate Student Scholarship (70kB) is a competitive award, providing partial tuition scholarships to a number of international students annually, as funding permits. An application is required. For additional questions contact the Office of Graduate Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SVSU's Horizon Scholarship is available for Canadian citizens seeking admission to an SVSU graduate or post-graduate degree program who holds a 4-year bachelor degree from an accredited college or university. These scholarships are non-competitive and renewable when students maintains academic eligibility in good standing in the SVSU graduate or post-graduate degree program. Tuition cost for Canadian students is competitive with many Canadian Universities and SVSU is an approved university for Ontario students to obtain student loans through the Ontario Scholarship Assistance Program (OSAP) - www.osap.gov.on.ca. For additional questions contact the Office of Graduate Admission at email@example.com
US government sponsored traineeship, loans, and scholarships for nurses are often available. MSN students are notified of application procedures by the Graduate Program Coordinator.
Clinical Faculty positions are often available on a part-time basis for MSN students. Contact Tina Holtz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (989) 964-2115 for more information.
Many professional organizations at the local, state and national level award scholarships to graduate students pursuing advancement in their careers. Students are encouraged to search various professional organizations in their field for scholarship opportunities.