​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.

View the 2017-2018 cost of attendance for:

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

Direct ExpensesLink

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 ExpensesLink

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 YearLink

Direct (Billable) Costs
Other Indirect Expenses (Average)
Books & Supplies
Personal Expenses
Loan Fee**
Subtotal (without health insurance)
Health Insurance
Total Cost of Attendance

*Most 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.

**This loan fee is charged by the Department of Education. It is a percentage of the loan amount, and is proportionately deducted from each loan disbursement.

***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.

Cost of Attendance for Online Graduate ProgramsLink

The following is the cost of attendance for one 12 week quarter (October, January, and April) with registration for six (6) credit hours:

$ 9,000
Books and Supplies
Loan fee**
*The tuition figure listed above applies to most graduate online programs, with the following exceptions: Communications@Syracuse $11,340; ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse $11,340; DataScience@Syracuse $9,900.

**This loan fee is charged by the Department of Education. It is a percentage of the loan amount, and is proportionately deducted from each loan disbursement.

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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