International Student On-Campus Housing Application

To reserve housing, please Apply for Housing and send a pre-payment check of USD $200 to:

Saginaw Valley State University

Office of International and Advanced Studies

7400 Bay Road

University Center, MI 48710 USA.

Make checks payable to Saginaw Valley State University. USD $200 pre-payment is REQUIRED to reserve on campus housing. If you are denied a visa, your USD $200 will be refunded.


Please also download documents from these two links which include SVSU Payment and Wire Instructions and the SVSU Housing Contract. Please fill out the SVSU Housing Contract and email back to to secure your reservation.  Your $200 pre-payment MUST be received in order to finalize you reservation.

Housing Contract FA16-WI17 (324kB)

SVSU Payment and Wire Instructions (263kB)


On-Campus Housing Facilities

All units are fully furnished with full-size kitchens. To view our housing costs, visit the Housing website. Please note that listed prices do include electricity, heating, air conditioning, basic cable TV access, computer data port, and local phone. Meals are NOT included, but meal plans are available at the on-campus Food Court. Units remain open and available during all holidays.  To view our on-campus housing options, please visit tour the Housing website or download the Housing Viewbook.

Housing Viewbook (1,524kB)


On-campus Housing Preference & Pre-Payment

Campus housing is reserved on a first come basis determined by when we receive this application. PLUS THE $200 PREPAYMENT. SVSU also provides a service to wire money through Flywire. Credit card payments may be made by Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express, but are subject to a 2.9% fee. Guarantee of on-campus housing requires that we receive both the application and the prepayment at least one month in advance of your arrival. We will make every effort to honor your request, but cannot guarantee you will receive your preference.Why pay through Flywire by peerTransfer?

  •     Eliminate hidden bank fees – ensure Saginaw Valley State University receives the correct amount.

  •     Save on exchange rates – in most cases you can make a payment in your home currency. peerTransfer will process the currency exchange – offering you wholesale exchange rates, unmatched by traditional banks.

  •     Peace of mind – 24×7 multilingual customer support when you need it most. Know where your payment is in the bank transfer process

Check this link for more detailed wiring instructions.     SVSU Payment and Wire Instructions (263kB)


Housing Requirements

  • All those living on campus must be registered for classes (except during Spring/Summer).

  • All students living on campus must sign the housing contract before receiving keys to their unit.

  • When you arrive you must pay for the entire semester in order to move into housing.

  • Students arriving in the Fall must sign a contract for BOTH Fall AND Winter semesters.

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any of the units.

  • In Michigan, including on campus, you must be 21 years old to drink alcoholic beverages.

  • Students may switch units, based on availability, by contacting the Housing Office.


 Questions: Contact Stacy Stremlow at or call 989.964.2196.