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Saginaw Valley State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,880 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,907 tuition
$9,185 on campus room & board
$1,350 books and supplies
$438 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$32,482 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$21,509 tuition
$9,185 on campus room & board
$1,350 books and supplies
$438 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,903 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
97% of students receive aid
33% get federal aid ($4,325 avg)
12% get state aid ($809 avg)
80% get institn'l aid ($3,903 avg)
58% get loans ($6,007 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.52% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.53% 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 $5,182 90%
Federal Grant Aid $4,325 33%
Pell Grants $4,255 33%
Other Federal Grants $1,590 2%
Institution Grant Aid $3,903 80%
State Grant Aid $809 12%
Student Loans $6,007 58%
Federal Loans $5,279 58%
Other Loans $8,121 5%

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 $297
Out of State $717


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • M
  • I am a current student here

    This is a relatively affordable school.

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  • 5
  • Samantha from Temperance, MI
  • I am a current student here

    The dorms are wonderful and the gym is also well-equipped for my liking. I often use an elliptical, and I love that Saginaw Valley has tons of weight machines that target all of the different muscles of your body.

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  • 5
  • Elena from Saint Clair Shores, MI
  • I am a current student here

    It is the cheapest public university in Michigan and I get way more out of SVSU than my friends at other universities paying more to be there. Tons of things are offered there such as activities, tutoring, student life activities, many speakers come, and we've even had a comedian visit. Also, movies and popcorn are in one of the student life centers for free every Thursday and Friday

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  • 4
  • Ingrid from Pinckney, MI
  • 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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