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Applying for Financial Aid


How to Apply

Syracuse University requires all students who wish to apply for federal financial aid to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition, undergraduate students who wish to apply for Syracuse University Grant must file the College Scholarship Service/Financial Aid PROFILE application.  Graduate students who wish to borrow federal loans must also complete an institutional application.

How can you keep track of SU's filing requirements?

After submitting an admission application, students will be given access to their online MySlice Financial Aid Portal. This is an important tool to keep you apprised of your financial aid status. It lists the required applications and documents that our office needs to determine your financial aid eligibility. MySlice should be frequently viewed to be certain that you have no outstanding tasks. The Financial Aid Office will send you instructions for accessing MySlice.

Renewing Financial Aid

Students who wish to apply for financial aid for the next academic year, must complete the appropriate applications listed above. All financial aid applications are reviewed annually for eligibility and are based on funding levels.  The amount of federal financial aid is determined annually based on federal regulations, student eligibility, and the availability of funds. Syracuse University Grants are generally renewed; however, they may be adjusted if there are changes in family circumstances (i.e. other siblings no longer in college, changes in family income, or new information required).

Students who received University-funded scholarships beginning with the fall 2007 semester or later, must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 for scholarship to renew.

All students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to continue to be eligible to receive University-funded scholarships.

More details regarding renewing financial aid is available on the policy page of this website.

Types of Financial Aid

For a complete list of types of aid offered through Syracuse University, click here.

Dates and Deadlines

To be certain you receive the maximum amount of financial aid, it is important to meet our deadlines.

Undergraduate Students

View information on how to apply for financial aid specific to undergraduate students.

Graduate Students

View information on how to apply for financial aid specific to graduate students.