​Financial Aid Tips

Navigating finances, FAFSA, loans, and scams can seem daunting. Here are some tips to make the process easier and more understandable.

General Financial Aid TipsLink

Tips from the College Board
College navigator
Tips from the Department of Education


CSS/PROFILE TipsLink

Syracuse University requires undergraduate students interested in applying for Syracuse University Grant to file the CSS/PROFILE annually. Use the guide below to assist you when filing your CSS/PROFILE.

CSS/PROFILE Guide


FAFSA TipsLink

Syracuse University requires all students interested in applying for federal financial aid to file the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually. To avoid common mistakes, check out the following resources.

FAFSA 101
FAFSA FAQs
FAFSA4caster – Receive an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid
Common FAFSA Mistakes


Loan TipsLink

Avoiding Deceptive Student Loan Relief Offers
The Top 10 Student Loan Tips for Recent Graduates


Warnings about Financial Aid Consultants and Scholarship ScamsLink

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators’ Fact Sheet