Tuition and Financial Aid

Financial Overview


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The estimated tuition costs are reevaluated each July. Students are responsible for their own textbooks, software, travel and housing costs, as well as an additional immersion fee that varies for each experience. Payment arrangements are required at the time of registration each term, and payment plans are available.

Financing Your Degree

There are many options to consider as you evaluate how to finance your graduate education. Available resources may include tuition assistance from your employer, scholarships and student loan programs. Communications@Syracuse students may be eligible to apply for the following types of financial assistance:

Employer sponsorship:

Your employer’s personnel or human resources division may offer tuition assistance programs to help their employees develop the leadership and technical skills needed to make a greater impact on the organization.

Military education benefits:

Service members may be eligible for benefits through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Contact the VA or visit Syracuse’s Office of Veteran and Military Affairs website to learn more.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans:

Students are potentially eligible to receive up to $20,500 in Direct Unsubsidized Loans per academic year, regardless of personal or spousal income.

Federal Direct PLUS:

Graduate students may apply for the Graduate PLUS Loan in addition to the unsubsidized loan. This credit-based loan can be used to cover tuition and fees, as well as funding for living expenses up to the total cost of attendance determined by Syracuse.

Private loans:

Students who require additional assistance may apply for educational loans through private lenders.


Scholarships are available to students who meet a variety of criteria. It is best to reach out to your admissions counselor to learn more about what scholarships you may qualify for. Please note, these scholarships only apply to 2020 cohorts.

Applying for Federal Student Aid

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using Syracuse’s school code, 002882.
  • Sign the FAFSA electronically with your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID.
  • You can apply for financial aid at the same time as you complete your program application.
  • More information on how to apply for financial aid can be found on the Financial Aid Checklist.

Syracuse’s Federal Student Aid Code:


Frequently Asked Questions

How does billing work?

Tuition is billed on a schedule. You may pay your bill online, but please note that a third-party vendor fee may apply. In addition to tuition, your bill also may include course fees. Please note that immersion fees vary for each immersion based on the location and activities. The fee is determined prior to course registration.

The Office of the Bursar can provide further information regarding late fees, financial deadlines, billing and payment plan options, and more.

What if my employer is sponsoring my degree?

Many employers are eager to help employees develop the leadership and technical skills needed to make a greater impact on their organization, and some provide significant resources toward higher education. To help students secure financial support from their current employers, Syracuse University has developed information and resources that may be helpful.

Download the Employer Benefit Guide outlining program features and requirements and highlighting the benefits to employers. To learn more, speak with your admissions counselor or e-mail the Bursar’s Office at

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