Financial Aid

Make Your Syracuse University Degree Affordable

Do you want to attend college, but you don’t have the money to pay for it? Financial aid can help. If you need financial aid to cover your educational expenses, applying for federal student aid for adult students can offer a solution.

All students requesting financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year. All FAFSA forms must be completed online (Syracuse University College Code 002882).

Students must be registered for 6 credit hours each semester to be eligible for federal student loans and to remain in deferment status of prior federal student loans.

Any tuition expenses (including fees) not covered by financial aid are the responsibility of the student and will be billed on the next billing date of that semester. It is the student’s responsibility to work with the our Financial Aid office regarding impacts that enrollment changes may have on financial aid.

Any financial aid indicated as a Payment Award during registration is based on the student having completed certain ‘Financial Aid To Do List’ items. It is in no way an indication that aid will be awarded. The registration system recognizes the student has submitted a FAFSA. Syracuse University provides this payment award option as a courtesy to allow the student to complete the registration process while awaiting a financial aid award. The amount of any actual financial aid awarded may be less than indicated or, in some cases, no aid will be awarded.


For information or assistance about financial aid, reference Undergraduate Financial Aid or Graduate Financial Aid pages to review your available options or contact the College of Professional Studies Financial Aid Office with any further questions.

Financial Aid Office