Syracuse University

Financial Aid

Paying for College

Syracuse University strives to meet your financial need, and offers a variety of funding options to help make college as affordable as possible. A few facts:

  • About 75% of current students receive some form of financial support.
  • Last year, students received more than $223 million in University-funded scholarships and grants, the single largest form of financial aid to students.
  • You may qualify for federal and/or state grant funding, depending on your financial need and your residency.
  • Any scholarships or education-targeted benefits you receive from sources outside SU will help meet your costs.
  • Apply for federal loans, as needed.
  • Federal-Work-Study and non-work-study jobs help meet personal expenses, while assistantships and fellowships help to defray graduate/professional costs.

We look forward to assisting you as you prepare to finance your Syracuse University education. Read more about how to apply for financial aid.

Types of Financial Aid

Read more about the types of aid offered through Syracuse University.

Student Spotlight

Gianna Migliaccio

"Attending Syracuse University had always been a dream of mine since the college process commenced. SU has everything that I could have ever dreamed of when I thought of college, however, the tuition cost had always been a daunting issue for me to come to grips with. Nonetheless, I am here, graduating May 2012, and that is all thanks to my financial aid package. The assistance that was provided to me has truly allowed me to fulfill my dreams and has set me on a path toward success on my future endeavors.

Throughout my four years at SU, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs Office were always there for me if ever I had an issue. The staff that works in these offices are all so accommodating, and it is clear that they truly want to help the students that seek their assistance."

Gianna Migliaccio
Whitman School
Class of 2012