The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship has a longstanding commitment to assisting students as they pursue their educational goals.

Needs-based assistance

Various loans, grants, and programs are offered to make a Syracuse education affordable to those in need of financial assistance. Please visit the SU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs to learn more about the programs and download the appropriate forms.

Merit-based assistance

Syracuse University awards academic scholarships to eligible students based on the student’s admission application. Selection is by the Admissions Committee and eligibility is based on a student’s academic credentials, performance on standardized tests, class rank, or portfolio results, community and extracurricular involvement, and overall citizenship and character.

Syracuse University offers Founders’, Chancellor’s and Dean’s merit scholarships to entering freshmen. These scholarships may be used to pay up to $12,000 of tuition costs. Syracuse University offers merit scholarships up to $6,000 for transfer students.

Scholarships are renewable for four years (five years for students enrolled in approved five-year programs) as long as the student maintains a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, enrolls as a full-time undergraduate, and completes at least 12 credits per semester.

More information on merit scholarships is available from the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.