Tuition & Financial Aid
Degree Financing Options
Loans and Scholarships
- 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 Loans: All graduate students are potentially eligible to apply for Graduate PLUS Loan funding each academic year. This credit-based loan can be used to cover tuition and fees and provide students with funding for living expenses up to the cost of attendance.
- Private Loans: Students who require additional assistance may apply for education loans through private lenders.
- Scholarships: Students may be eligible to apply for scholarships offered through Syracuse University.
- Veterans Benefits: Students can explore the use of VA education benefits to fund their graduate program. For more information, contact the VA or the Veterans Resource Center on campus.
Tips for Securing Employer Support
- Research Company Policies: Students should reach out to their human resources department or other employees who have requested support to see what precedents exist.
- Know the Program: While the Employer Benefit Guide outlines program benefits and highlights, students should demonstrate to their employer that they have taken the time to familiarize themselves with Syracuse University’s offerings. Specifically, students should be prepared to outline the full cost, credit structure, time commitments, and core benefits of the program.
- Frame the Request: When preparing to request sponsorship, students should think about specific needs their organization has and how earning a Syracuse University degree will help them address those needs. Students should be sure to demonstrate both immediate and long-term returns their employers will receive after providing sponsorship.
- Understand the Implications: While employer support can be incredibly beneficial, it also carries with it a number of policies, regulations, and expectations that employers may want to discuss. Employers may have questions about tax implications and additional funding opportunities, and may require commitment to a minimum employment period with the organization.
- Be Flexible: Some organizations may be willing to fully fund an employee’s education, while others may only provide partial support. Often, employers set guidelines, such as minimum GPA requirements or demonstration of new skills. They will want to understand how being a student will impact any job expectations or time-off requests. Students are encouraged to direct their employers to the director of recruitment or an online information session if they have any questions about the program.
Applying for Financial Aid
- Visit fafsa.ed.gov and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Syracuse University’s school code is 002882.
- Complete the application for admission into the program.