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​Cost of Attendance for International Students

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

Charges for tuition, housing, meals and fees are subject to annual increase to secure the highest quality instruction, facilities, programs, and services. The University considers carefully all increases in fees to ensure that they are reasonable. Students and families should plan for annual cost increases and be prepared for the financial commitment.

Note: If you are an international applicant who requires an F-1 Student Visa to come to Syracuse, please review the International Requirements for estimate information and instructions on how to submit sufficient funds.

Speak with a financial aid counselor


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: these are only estimates, your actual indirect expenses may be different.


2020-2021 Cost of Attendance for Students Enrolled After Fall 2018

Direct (billable) costs
Tuition
$54,270
Housing & meals (average)
$16,356
Miscellaneous fees
$1,656
Total direct (billable) costs
$72,282
Non-billable costs (average)
Books & supplies
$1,564
Transportation
$1,598
Personal expenses
$1,095
Total non-billable costs
$4,257
Subtotal (without health insurance)
$76,539
Health insurance premium (covers 12 months)
$1,927**
Program fees
$1,000*
Total cost of attendance
$78,466

*The cost of attendance may vary based on the program of study and program fees.

**Room, board, transportation, and personal expenses if remaining in Syracuse for the summer are estimated to be $5,753. This does not include tuition charges, if applicable.

2020-2021 Cost of Attendance for Students Enrolled Prior to Fall 2018

Direct (billable) costs
Tuition
$50,700
Housing & meals (average)
$16,728
Miscellaneous fees
$1,656
Total direct (billable) costs
$69,084*
Non-billable costs (average)
Books & supplies
$1,564
Transportation
$1,598
Personal expenses
$1,095
Total non-billable costs
$4,257
Subtotal (without health insurance)
$73,341
Health insurance
$1,927**
Program fees
$1,000*
Total cost of attendance
$75,268

*The cost of attendance may vary based on the program of study and program fees.

**Room, board, transportation, and personal expenses if remaining in Syracuse for the summer are estimated to be $5,753. This does not include tuition charges, if applicable.

Graduate Cost of Attendance for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Direct (billable) costs
Direct (billable) costs
Tuition
$29,160*
Direct (billable) costs
Housing
$10,121
Direct (billable) costs
Meals
$3,835
Direct (billable) costs
Fees
$868
Direct (billable) costs
Total direct (billable) costs
$43,984
Direct (billable) costs
Other indirect expenses (average)
Direct (billable) costs
Books & supplies
$939
Direct (billable) costs
Transportation
$1,567
Direct (billable) costs
Personal expenses
$2,039
Direct (billable) costs
Total
$4,545
Direct (billable) costs
Subtotal (without health insurance)
$48,529
Direct (billable) costs
Health insurance
$1,730
Direct (billable) costs
Total cost of attendance
$50,259
*Most graduate students are charged tuition at a rate of $1,620 per credit hour. The above estimate is based on 18 credit hours for the academic year.