Jul 22, 2024  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Academic Catalog | Expires Aug. 2018 

Tuition and Fees

Matriculation is your formal acceptance to a degree program. Students must return a completed application along with a non-refundable application of $25.00;

Current tuition and fee information is available at http://www.svsu.edu/controller/index.cfm?doc_id=1423. These charges are subject to change by action of the SVSU Board of Control.

Payment and Collection of Tuition, Fees and Other Obligations


It is the stated policy of the University that tuition and fees must be paid in full by the published payment due dates for each academic semester.

Student Responsibilities:

  • Make payment by published payment due dates.
  • Payment must be remitted in cash, check, e-check, credit card, or via credit of financial aid to a student’s account or a combination thereof for the total amount due. Financial aid includes scholarships, grants, loans and third-party payment arrangements. Students receiving financial aid, furthermore, are responsible for any additional amounts which may subsequently be billed resulting from changes in financial aid awards.
  • Students may participate in the SVSU Cardinal Payment Plan. Availability of and use of this plan is subject to plan terms and conditions. Go to http://www.svsu/cpp for further Cardinal Payment Plan details.

Approved Forms of Payment:

You may find University approved forms of payment at http://www.svsu.edu/controller/index.cfm?doc_id=1251

University Actions Involving Unpaid Accounts:

  • Course registrations for students who have not made payment in full by the payment due date will be canceled.
  • Course registrations may be canceled by the University up to the end of the third week of classes for students with unpaid tuition and fee accounts including SVSU Cardinal Payment Plan delinquency.
  • Students with unpaid accounts (tuition and fees, on campus housing, all other financial obligations) will be prohibited from enrolling in subsequent semesters. Advance registrations will be canceled for those students who incur an obligation subsequent to the advance registration period. Additionally, students with unpaid accounts are prohibited from receiving their University transcript or diploma and may be denied other
  • Delinquent accounts will be assigned to debt collection agencies. Collection agencies are authorized by the University to collect unpaid accounts in accordance with the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The University also in some circumstances pursues legal action to secure a court ordered judgment as a means of collecting unpaid accounts.
  • Delinquent account information is provided to national credit reporting agencies and may impact an individual’s credit rating.

Withdrawal from the University

Students who find it necessary to drop all classes must make arrangements in the Registrar’s Office for official withdrawal from the University. These students may expect to be re-enrolled, provided they have not been academically dismissed.

Refund Policy

Students who make schedule adjustments resulting in a credit hour load reduction or complete withdrawal from the University may be eligible to receive a refund of tuition and fees. Refunds for the fall and winter semesters will be computed as follows:

Class Week
End of First Week
End of Second Week
End of Third Week
End of Fourth Week

Refund Percentages

Refunds for the spring/summer semester or shorter term periods will be calculated proportionally in accordance with the above schedule.

Students receiving University administered scholarships and financial aid may be subject to special federal or other awarding agency refund requirements. Financial Aid recipients attending SVSU for the first time who receive assistance from Title IV federal programs may be eligible for a pro rata refund if they totally withdraw from school. Withdrawing students should contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for further information.

Withdrawal and drop procedures are posted online for each semester. Official dates pertaining to this process and office hours for the Registrar’s Office also are posted online. Students must file a withdrawal or drop form in the Registrar’s Office to be eligible for refunds. The date used to determine refunds is the date on which the form is returned with all necessary signatures to the Registrar’s Office.

Separate refund policies exist that apply to the death or serious illness of a student. The University will provide, upon request, examples of the application of this policy. Such requests should be made in person or in writing to Student Accounting Services, Office of the Controller.

Transcript Service

Transcripts of a student’s academic record will be issued by the Registrar’s Office when requested in writing by the student. A transcript fee will be charged. Current rates are listed online or are available by contacting the Registrar’s Office. Except for the period between final exams and the end of the next term’s add/drop period, transcripts are usually sent within 72 hours of receipt of the request. During the grading and registration period, extra time should be allowed for grades to be reported and recorded on the academic record. Transcripts are not issued for students with financial obligations to SVSU. Graduating students will receive a free copy of their final record.

Access to Records-The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

University policy grants access by students to their educational records under the conditions that conform to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This policy is regulated by federal guidelines. Directory information may be published or released unless a student informs the Registrar’s Office, in writing before the first day of classes each semester that any or all items should not be released without prior consent of the student. The request to withhold directory information is valid to the end of August in the current academic year. Directory information is defined to include the student’s name, address, telephone listing, Email address, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, degrees, awards, and the most recent educational institution attended by the student. In addition, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, and weight and height of members of athletic teams will be considered as directory information.

In-class Use of Audio and Video Recording Devices

Students must seek the permission of their instructor before using any audio or video recording devices to record lectures, discussions, etc. If such permission is granted, neither the resulting recordings nor any form of copies of transcripts of the recordings may be used for any other purpose than as a replacement for notes taken in class. Permission to make recordings will not be withheld if such recordings are reasonably necessary to accommodate a student’s disability as defined by law.