SVSU admissions has some BIG news to share! Saginaw Valley State University sees the value of every student and is dedicated to helping them pursue a first-class college education. We believe that the cost of tuition should not be a barrier to higher education. That’s why we are introducing The SVSU Cardinal Commitment for first time college students beginning Fall 2021.

We know that family income shouldn’t limit academic and career ambitions, so we are providing FREE TUITION for qualifying Michigan families with a Family Adjusted Gross Income of $0 - $50,000, as reported on the FAFSA. Qualifying students will receive FULL TUITION and mandatory university fees covered for up to a total of four years. Financial aid may include funding such as institutional scholarships, grants, and non-SVSU tuition scholarships. If there is any gap in tuition left unpaid, SVSU will cover the difference so there is no cost to the student.

Students can see if they qualify by taking three easy steps:

1. Apply to SVSU

2. Get Admitted

3. Complete the FAFSA

We are committed to making the life-changing education and endless opportunities we provide accessible to all, regardless of income level. We’re here to support your school and we want your students to join our Cardinal community. Let’s work together to break down barriers and help our students on the path to their future.

To learn more about The SVSU Cardinal Commitment and FREE tuition, visit