2014-2015 Rates and Payment Schedule



Rates are subject to change by action of the Board of Control

It is your responsibility to see that payments are made according to this schedule. Failure to receive a bill will not be accepted as a reason for failure to comply with payment deadlines. Billing reminders will NOT be mailed. Please check your student account frequently by logging into Cardinal Direct.

Rates and Payments Postcard (204kB) (PDF)

Incoming Freshmen and Freshman Transfers

Room and Board as listed below:

Payment Due Unlimited Meals/wk + $200 DB's per semester 14 Meals/wk + $300 DB's per semester 11 Meals/wk + $400 DB's per semester
With Application $   200.00 $   200.00 $   200.00
July 30, 2014 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00
Dec. 3, 2014 for Winter $4,200.00 $4,200.00 $4,200.00
TOTAL (academic year) $8,400.00 $8,400.00 $8,400.00

For single bedroom rate, add $750.00 to the July 30 and Dec. 3 payments. For additional information regarding potential financial resources and alternative payment options, please visit the Campus Financial Services Center.

Important: University Housing Contract is binding for the entire FA 2014/WI 2015 academic year.

Incoming Transfer, Second Year, Returning, and New Graduate Students

Living Center South

Room only. Several board (meal) options are available for an additional cost.

Payment Due Double/Triple Efficiency Single Bedroom Shared Bedroom
With Contract $    200.00 $    200.00 $   200.00
July 30, 2014 $ 2,120.00 $ 2,515.00 $1,885.00
Dec. 3, 2014 for Winter $ 2,320.00 $ 2,715.00 $2,085.00
TOTAL (academic year) $ 4,640.00 $ 5,430.00 $4,170.00

 

Pine Grove

Room only. Several board (meal) options are available for an additional cost.

Payment Due Shared Bedroom/Shared Apartments Single Bedroom/Shared Apartments
With Contract $ 200.00 $ 200.00
July 30, 2014 $ 1,885.00 $ 2,650.00
Dec. 3, 2014 for Winter $ 2,085.00 $ 2,850.00
TOTAL (academic year) $ 4,170.00 $ 5,700.00

 

University Village

Room only. Several board (meal) options are available for an additional cost.

Payment Due Single Bedroom/Shared Apartments Single Efficiencies Single Bedroom/Two-Bedroom Apartments
With Contract $    200.00 $    200.00 $   200.00
July 30, 2014 $ 2,650.00 $ 3,065.00 $ 2,875.00
Dec. 3, 2014 for Winter $ 2,850.00 $ 3,265.00 $ 3,075.00
TOTAL (academic year) $ 5,700.00 $ 6,530.00 $ 6,150.00

 

Board

(optional)

Combination Meal Plans
Payment Due Unlimited meals/wk + $200 DB's per semester 14 Meals/wk + $300 DB's per  semester 11 Meals/wk + $400 DB's per  semester
July 30, 2014 $1,750.00 $1,750.00 $1,750.00
Dec. 3, 2014 $1,750.00 $1,750.00 $1,750.00
TOTAL $3,500.00 $3,500.00 $3,500.00

 

Semester-Based Meal Plans*
Payment Due 100 Meals / semester 75 Meals / semester 45 Meals / semester
July 30, 2014 $735.00 $578.00 $355.00
Dec. 3, 2014 $735.00 $578.00 $355.00
TOTAL $1,470.00 $1,156.00 $710.00

 

Declining Balance Meal Plans*
Payment Due $750 Declining Balance (DB's) $500 Declining Balance (DB's) $250 Declining Balance (DB's)
July 30, 2014 $750.00 $500.00 $250.00
Dec. 3, 2014 $750.00 $500.00 $250.00
TOTAL $1500.00 $1,000.00 $500.00

*Semester-Based Meal Plans may be combined with Declining Balance Meal Plans.
Unused semester-based meals and declining balances carry over to Winter Semester (provided you are still under contract).  Balances must be used or will be forfeited.

SVSU Rates and Payment Information

  1. No room reservation will be made until the minimum $200 prepayment and the Housing Contract/Application have been received by Housing Operations and all student financial obligations are current.
  2. The contract extends through the entire FA 2014/WI 2015 academic year.
  3. All payments are due by 6:00pm the date specified. Payments not made by the published due date(s)/time may result in loss of services including withdrawal from SVSU classes. This would not result in a reduction of the existing housing obligation.
  4. Single room preference will be honored according to date of confirmed room reservation.
  5. Students should refer to Cardinal Direct for current payment information on their University account.
  6. University Housing Contracts/Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis for room preferences (single bedrooms) and roommate requests.  Freshmen are randomly assigned and cannot choose a facility.  Once the facilities are fully reserved, a waiting list will be retained. Students will remain under contract unless notification is received in writing that there are no vacancies and the contract is terminated.  The Housing office experiences many cancellations over the summer and will continue to manage a waiting list.  You will be notified of the status of your reservation request soon after it is received in the Housing Operations office.
  7. A $12.00 per semester Residential Leadership fee is included in the housing rates.
  8. Students on the meals per week plan must use these meals in the period designated. However, for semester based meal plans, the unused meals per semester roll over to the Winter semester. Declining balance dollars, an option for most meal plans, not used in the Fall semester will roll over to the Winter semester. All unused declining balance dollars and meal plans are forfeited at the end of the Winter semester.
  9. Students will not be allowed to move in until their housing account is current, in accordance with the dates published within this payment schedule.
  10. The University reserves the right to assign students to overflow accommodations on a temporary basis in the event that regular spaces are not available at the beginning of the semester.

Questions regarding payment may be answered by calling the Saginaw Valley State University Campus Financial Services Center at 989-964-4900. For additional information regarding potential resources and alternative payment options, please contact the Campus Financial Services Center.  Payments can be made in person (cash, check or money order) or by mail (check or money order) at the Campus Financial Services Center.

Mail Payments to:
Campus Financial Services Center
Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710-0001

Make your check or money order payable to "SVSU" (include name, ID number)

Payments can be made online at "cardinaldirect.svsu.edu" using a credit card (2.9% service fee assessed by CashNet a third-party processor) or electronic check (no charge).

SVSU does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical impairment, disability or Vietnam-era status in the provision of education, employment and other services.