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Saginaw Valley State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,540 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,682 tuition
$8,220 on campus room & board
$1,200 books
$438 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$28,483 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,625 tuition
$8,220 on campus room & board
$1,200 books
$438 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,485 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
94% of students receive aid
45% get federal aid ($4,450 avg)
10% get state aid ($719 avg)
53% get institn'l aid ($3,485 avg)
88% get loans ($7,568 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.58% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.58% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $5,059 77%
Federal Grant Aid $4,450 45%
Pell Grants $4,363 45%
Other Federal Grants $1,822 3%
Institution Grant Aid $3,485 53%
State Grant Aid $719 10%
Student Loans $7,568 88%
Federal Loans $7,105 88%
Other Loans $7,457 6%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 14
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Saginaw Valley State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
7400 Bay Rd
University Center, MI 48710
(989) 964-4000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $256
Out of State $621


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Ingrid from Pinckney, MI
  • Jun-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The classes and the staff. The housing is the reason why paying is worth it. I would have to say as the least expensive public university in the state of MI it is amazing. The weather and campus is great.

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  • 3
  • Katherine from Sterling Heights, MI
  • Jan-05-2014 I am a current student here

    I would say the dorms are great compared to other colleges, however college in general is overly expensive. Out of all the colleges I looked at it had the cheapest tuition, however I still don't think college should be this expensive.

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  • 4
  • Sandra from Midland, MI
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a current student here

    The cost is about average for an university but you can get a very good education and stay close to home. 4

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