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.
There are two types of expenses that make up the cost of attendance:
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.
2022-23 Cost of Attendance
Costs for an upcoming school year are determined and approved by our Board of Trustees in March, prior to the start of the school year. All costs for an upcoming school year are estimates and subject to change prior to this approval.
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 2022-2023 Academic Year
|Direct (Billable) Costs|
|Other Indirect Expenses (Average)|
|Books & Supplies||$1,033|
|Subtotal (without health insurance)||$53,838|
|Total Cost of Attendance||$56,185|
*The tuition figure of $1,802 per credit hour listed above applies to most graduate residential programs, with the exception of the Social Work & Marriage & Family Therapy programs which charge $1,111 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. ***This mandatory fee may be waived if student has adequate private health insurance.
Cost of Attendance for Online Quarter Term Graduate Programs
The following is the cost of attendance for one quarter term (Fall, Winter, or Spring) with registration for six (6) credit hours:
|Books and Supplies||$344|
*The tuition figure listed above applies to most graduate online programs, with the following exceptions: Communications@Syracuse $11,784; Marriage and Family Therapy $6,666. **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.
Cost of Attendance for Online Semester Term Programs
The following is the cost of attendance for one semester (Fall or Spring) with registration for six (6) credit hours:
|Books & Supplies||$344|