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Next Steps

If you have been admitted and recently received a notice of your undergraduate financial aid, follow these steps:

1. View your financial aid on MySlice, your secure virtual gateway to life at Syracuse

On MySlice you can:

  • learn details of your financial aid
  • print your award letter
  • learn the estimated costs to attend Syracuse University
  • use the Shopping Sheet to help you compare college costs and aid
  • view your personal Financial Aid To Do List

2. Review this website in detail

Understand your financial aid award, determine if your aid will renew in future years, learn about support, opportunities, and important policies.

3. Complete items on your MySlice Financial Aid To Do List

This will finalize your aid and ensure it appears on your bill.

4. Share access to view your aid and to do list with your parents/spouse/guardian

This can be done via “Share My Access” on MySlice.

Estimated Expenses

The Cost of Attendance is the estimated total amount of an academic year’s expenses to attend Syracuse University.

Charges for tuition, housing, meals, and fees increase annually and it's important for students and families to plan for annual cost increases and their financial obligations. The University is committed to assuring that cost increases are reasonable.

Students selected to receive a merit-based scholarship will be notified approximately two weeks after receiving an admission decision.

Students who applied for financial aid will receive an email Award Notification when their financial aid is posted to their MySlice account. Please refer to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs for application requirements and deadlines, as well as other important information.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs at 315.443.1513.

Charges and Payments

Before the beginning of each semester, you will receive a statement of University charges and anticipated financial aid. Those charges include tuition, fees, housing, meals, and other billed expenses.

The statement will list charges minus anticipated aid and will total the "Amount Currently Due." In your first semester at Syracuse University, your statement may also show a credit for the $500 advance tuition deposit and the $450 advance housing payment from when you submitted your Admissions Acceptance Form.

If Federal student loan funds are part of your financial aid award, you must Accept, Reduce, or Decline the loan funding in MySlice and complete the loan requirements. The loan funding will not show as anticipated aid until you have accepted the loan(s) and completed the loan requirements.

The statement for the fall semester will be made available via MySlice in June and in early November for the spring semester. Each semester you must pay the balance owed on your bill by the due date listed on the billing statement in order to confirm your class schedule.

If you have not made satisfactory payment arrangements with the Bursar’s Office, the University may not let you register or may cancel your pre-registration schedule. Please contact the Bursar’s Office with any questions or concerns via email to or by phone at 315.443.2444.

Syracuse University Prepaid Tuition Plan

If you wish to pay four years of undergraduate tuition in advance, you may participate in the Prepaid Tuition Plan.

This plan allows you to lock in the rate of tuition in effect at the inception of the plan and avoid future tuition increases. Participation is limited to full-time Main Campus undergraduate students who are not receiving institutional scholarships or grants in excess of $8,000 per academic year. This plan does not cover fees, housing and meal costs, books, and other University charges, which will be billed and payable in accordance with University policies. This agreement covers the fall and spring terms only. Summer study such as Maymester and Summer Sessions I and II, as well as any Winterlude courses, are not included in this plan.

If you are interested, it is recommended that you consult your financial planner/tax advisor.

For details or a copy of the Syracuse University Prepaid Tuition Plan Agreement, please contact Steven Kelly, Associate Treasurer, at 315.443.3411 or

Monthly Payment Option

Many families use the University’s Monthly Payment Plan Option because it allows them to pay their balance over the course of the semester. There is an annual non-refundable application fee of $75 to participate in this option, which will be calculated into your monthly payments. Students who want to use the Monthly Payment Plan Option are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible, to realize the maximum number of months over which to pay the balance due. A new Monthly Payment Plan application must be completed each year.

Continued participation in the Monthly Payment Plan Option is contingent upon a satisfactory payment history.

To apply, complete the Monthly Payment Plan Option application. Complete the section on financial aid only if you have filed the CSS Profile and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the deadline. Work-study grants are not credited to your Bursar’s account. The form must be signed by the person who is financially responsible.