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Cost of Attendance for Undergraduates

Research shows that having a college degree significantly boosts your income throughout your life, so your degree is an excellent investment.

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It’s good practice to know how much financial aid you’re eligible for and how much of it will be in the form of scholarships and grants.

If you decide to borrow funds for your education, you’ll want to make sure that the future payments will be a reasonable percentage of what you can expect to earn.

Cost of attendance may vary based on your program of study and special fees for that program. Annual increases are often necessary to provide the highest quality instruction, facilities, programs and services, and the University strives to keep those increases reasonable.

The total of your student financial assistance cannot exceed the cost of attendance.

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

Direct Expenses

These are costs that you pay directly to Syracuse University through the Bursar’s Office: tuition, fees, housing, meal plan. Costs vary for room and meal plan, so the cost of attendance uses a blended rate. Your actual charges may vary depending on the living arrangement or meal plan you select.

Indirect Expenses

These are expenses that are not billed by Syracuse University but are included in the Cost of Attendance to help you plan your budget. Books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses are in this category.


2020-2021 Cost of Attendance of Students Enrolled after Fall 2018

Direct (billable) costs
Tuition
$54,270
Housing & meals (average)
$16,356
Miscellaneous fees
$1,656
Total direct cost
$72,282*
Non-billable costs (average)
Books & supplies
$1,564
Transportation
$711
Personal expenses
$1,095
Total non-billable costs
$3,370
Subtotal (without health insurance)
$75,652
Health insurance
$1,927**
Total cost of attendance
$77,579

*Students who are living on-campus will see a reduction of $1,275 due to shortened in-person schedule for the Fall 2020 semester.

**This mandatory fee may be waived if student has adequate private health insurance.

2020-2021 Cost of Attendance of Students Enrolled before Fall 2018

Direct (billable) costs
Tuition
$50,700
Housing & meals (average)
$16,728
Miscellaneous fees
$1,656
Total direct cost
$69,084*
Non-billable costs (average)
Books & supplies
$1,564
Transportation
$711
Personal expenses
$1,095
Total non-billable costs
$3,370
Subtotal (without health insurance)
$72,454
Health insurance
$1,927**
Total cost of attendance
$74,381

*Students who are living on-campus will see a reduction of $1,275 due to shortened in-person schedule for the Fall 2020 semester.

**This mandatory fee may be waived if student has adequate private health insurance.

University College—Cost of Part-time Study

University College of Syracuse University (UC) is the home of part-time students who want to pursue a degree or earn a certificate or credential from any of the schools and colleges at Syracuse University. UC also serves as the gateway to Syracuse University for students who pursue continuing education for professional development or personal fulfillment.

View information on cost of attendance for part-time students.