Graduate Awards

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that a graduate award is available to be used for the term of registration. If you have questions, you can verify eligibility by reviewing your original award letter or contacting the academic unit that offered the award.

Graduate awards apply toward tuition only. Fees are the student’s responsibility and must be paid for at the time of registration. Graduate awards may be applied to tuition charges for graduate, extended campus, and, in rare cases, undergraduate courses pre-approved by the scholar’s advisor. Approval for use of awards for undergraduate courses must be sought from the academic unit that offered the award.

Graduate Award Exceptions

The graduate award may not be applied to the following:

  • noncredit courses, courses of individual instruction such as applied music (with the exception of scholars majoring in music);
  • workshop courses where fees normally cover expenses other than tuition;
  • physical education courses that will not count toward degree requirements;
  • courses taken at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry or Upstate Medical Center at Syracuse, unless certified as required in a degree program.

Graduate awards may not be used for auditing courses.

Student Responsibility

It is the student’s responsibility to verify the conditions of a graduate award. The student is responsible to pay for any class that is not covered. Academic deadlines cannot be extended. If a student attends a class for any reason after the University’s official financial drop deadline for that class, the student will be responsible for the tuition and fees associated with that class. There is NO EXCEPTION to this deadline for financial or academic reasons.