Syracuse University

Office of Scholarship Programs
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Tuition Benefits

Syracuse University is a member of The Tuition Exchange, Inc., which allows dependents of our faculty and staff to apply for competitive scholarships to other member institutions - over 580 colleges and universities.

Students who are eligible through their parent/guardian's employers to apply for Tuition Exchange and who wish to apply to Syracuse University should see the Tuition Exchange liaison at his/her sponsor college for more information. To determine the amount of the current Tuition Exchange award click here. The Tuition Exchange process is separate from the admissions process. Admissions information may be obtained by contacting the SU Office of Admissions.

Eligibility

Eligibility to participate in the Tuition Exchange program is determined by Syracuse University's Office of Human Resources. Students must meet all academic and admission requirements and expect to, or already be enrolled, in a program of study leading to their first bachelor's degree. Eligible dependents are sponsored for a maximum of four years (8 semesters or 12 quarters) of full-time undergraduate study. Summer sessions are excluded from this scholarship.

Eligibility does not guarantee an award. Each individual institution determines their admission criteria, the number of scholarships offered, and the timeline for their process. Students should contact the Tuition Exchange Liaison Officer of prospective colleges for deadlines and criteria used in awarding these competitive scholarships.

Coverage

The amount of the scholarship is determined by the tuition charged by each individual institution. There is a minimum amount set by the Tuition Exchange, Inc., and many scholarships cover full tuition. Schools with tuition rates higher than this amount may opt to award only the minimum. Student fees, course fees, books, course overloads, and room and board are not included. Full-time enrollment is required by all institutions. Some schools may have additional requirements

Application Process

1. You and your student should review the list of Tuition Exchange schools available at the Tuition Exchange, Inc.

2. Contact the Office of Scholarship Programs via email at scholar@syr.edu to request the names of the Tuition Exchange Liaison Officers at any school(s) you may be interested in.

3. Begin the application process for each school.

4. There are three separate steps to apply for the Tuition Exchange Scholarship:

            A. Visit SU's Office of Human Resources to find more information and to complete the following two forms for Dependent Benefit eligibility.
            -- The Tuition Exchange Application

            -- The Dependent Benefits Application

            B. Apply for admission to the school(s) of choice AND the Tuition Exchange Scholarship at the same time (usually late fall of the dependent's senior year of high school). Filing for Tuition Exchange Scholarship eligibility before applying for admission is encouraged.

            C. Upon dependent eligibility certification, the Office of Human Resources files the Tuition Exchange Scholarship Application(s) with the Office of Scholarship Programs. Scholarship Programs will then submit the Tuition Exchange Applications to the requested schools and the families are notified via an email or letter that their applications were submitted.

 Please note: Completion of any of these steps does not guarantee a scholarship to the school of your choice.

Notification and Acceptance

Your student will be notified of admission and/or a Tuition Exchange scholarship directly from the awarding institution. Many schools notify students shortly after admission and others wait until April 1.The student must accept or reject the offer within the guidelines and deadlines of that institution. We strongly encourage your student to contact every school he/she applied to as soon as he/she decides on a school, especially if your student is awarded a Tuition Exchange Scholarship at more than one school. Many schools are limited in the number of scholarships they are able to award and your notification to them could be very important to another student.

Renewal

Eligible dependent(s) at Syracuse University must be re-certified each year. Download the Dependent Benefit Application from the Office of Human Resources, and submit your completed application and required documentation to the Office of Human Resources, Skytop Office Building.  



Outside Scholarships

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Student Spotlight

Milena Gonzalez

Name:
Milena Gonzalez

Year/Class Standing:
 Junior Class of 2013

College:
Arts and Sciences

Major:
Economics/Accounting/Finance

Scholarship(s) received:
Say Yes to Education Scholarship

To read more about Milena click here.