Saginaw Valley State University
University Center, MI, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$14,248
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$10,522
$30k - $48k
$11,734
$48k - $75k
$14,230
$75k - $110k
$16,241
$110k+
$17,540
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,814
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$25,401
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,850
Books and Supplies
$1,076
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
65%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
35%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,022
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,626
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,379
Students receiving state aid
7%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,195
Students receiving federal aid
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,626
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$32,582,386
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$10,285,557

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
64%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,025
Students receiving federal loans
63%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,124
Average Other Loans Per Year
$7,904
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,890
Loan Default Rate
7%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$250

What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
Such an affordable school with so many extras!
K from Waterford, MI
You get what you're paying for. The food is great. The living condition is outstanding. You have your own kitchen, equipped with a stove, microwave refrigerator, and sink! Take some time out the day to go chill in the game room, which is free to students.
Samantha from Detroit, MI
Saginaw Valley State University is one of the cheapest Universities in the state of Michigan. Tuition covers tutoring, printer balance, fitness facility, the classes that a student is taking, sport events, and other costs. Saginaw offers meal plans to make sure that students do not starve and have multiple food places on campus. Just out of warning, some of the food places on campus are more expensive than Meijer’s and Walmart. Saginaw offers apartment style housing providing a microwave, oven, stove, refrigerator and freezer, bathroom, kitchen table and chairs, couch, T.V stand, beds, desks, closets, and small dressers. Saginaw stretches the dollar bill compare to other Universities.
Brianna from Washington, MI
The most inexpensive public university in the state of Michigan! Residential facilities are definitely above and beyond what other universities provide for their students. Although, tuition rates are on a constant rise everywhere now-a-days, if anyone could put a price on the college experience, SVSU has the best value.
Tyler from Croswell, MI
I am a presidential scholarship recipient, so the only fees I have to worry about are housing and my payments haven't been too bad so far.
Allison from Marlette, MI
Cheapest College in Michigan
Jasmine from Detroit, MI
There are many scholarship opportunities. It is cheaper then many other schools although living on campus is not cheap. There are perks such as free parking and free use of the fitness center.
Rachel from Bay City, MI
This is a relatively affordable school.
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