​Cost of Attendance for Graduate Students

The cost of attendance is an estimate of what it will cost for a graduate student to attend Syracuse University for an academic year.

There are two types of expenses that make up the cost of attendance:

Direct Expenses

Direct expenses are costs that you pay directly to Syracuse University through the Bursar’s Office. Examples of direct expenses include tuition, fees, room (if you live on campus), and meals (if you select a meal plan). The Cost of Attendance uses a blended room and meal rate, as living arrangements and costs vary. Your actual housing and meal charges will depend on the type of housing and meal plan you select. You will be billed for the actual charges of your room and meal plan selection, which may be different than the amount listed in the Cost of Attendance.

Indirect Expenses

Indirect expenses are not billed by Syracuse University; however, estimates for these expenses are included in the Cost of Attendance for your planning purposes. Examples of indirect expenses include books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. Please note that these are only estimates, your actual indirect expenses may be different. (For example, if you live close to Syracuse, your actual transportation expenses to go home during breaks will be much lower than the amount listed in the Cost of Attendance.)

Cost of Attendance for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Direct (Billable) Costs Other Indirect Expenses (Average)
Direct (Billable) Costs

Tuition

$27,000*
Other Indirect Expenses (Average)

Books & Supplies

$899
Direct (Billable) Costs

Fee

$836
Other Indirect Expenses (Average)

Personal Expenses

$1,952
Direct (Billable) Costs

Housing

$9,690
Other Indirect Expenses (Average)

Transportation

$1,418
Direct (Billable) Costs

Meals

$3,672
Other Indirect Expenses (Average)

Loan Fee

$860
Direct (Billable) Costs

Total

$41,198
Other Indirect Expenses (Average)

Total

$5,129
Direct (Billable) Costs

Subtotal (without health insurance)

$46,327
Other Indirect Expenses (Average)

Direct (Billable) Costs

Health Insurance

$1,672**
Other Indirect Expenses (Average)

Direct (Billable) Costs

Total Cost of Attendance

$47,999
Other Indirect Expenses (Average)

*Graduate students are charged tuition at a rate of $1,500 per credit hour. The above estimate is based on 18 credit hours for the academic year.

**The cost of the 2017-2018 student health plan is anticipated at $1,672, which includes a $45 administrative fee. This mandatory fee may be waived if the student has qualifying health insurance. Read more about the student health insurance fee.

The Cost of Attendance includes expenses for the graduate student alone and cannot be increased to cover living expenses of other family members. The family expenses are taken into consideration by the federal methodology formula used to calculate your Expected Family contribution (EFC) as reflected on your FAFSA.

The total of all student financial assistance cannot exceed the Cost of Attendance.

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