Tuition Payment Policies & Aid Awards

Payment for all charges assessed by the University is due 30 days from the first day of classes for the fall and spring semesters. Summer session tuition is due at time of registration. Students using federal student loans for their tuition payment may defer summer payment until loan funds are disbursed so long as your loan is in progress and this can be verified by the University (this is why the FAFSA is so important to file!). Summer Federal Student Loan Applications will be automatically mailed to students (US Citizens) by the Office of Financial Aid.

Further information on Syracuse University’s payment policies can be found in the booklet, Tuition, Fees and Related Policies, which is available from Bursar Operations and may be request by mail (119 Bowne Hall Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 13244); phone (315-443-2444); or email (

Graduate Student Financial Aid

For information on Graduate Student Financial Aid (Loans only - and not merit based department/ university awards), please contact Cynthia Roach in the financial aid office and identify yourself as an incoming graduate student.

Merit-based Aid

The Department of Public Administration and International Affairs is the best point of contact for any questions regarding University Fellowships, Graduate Assistantships, Scholarships and Cash Awards. These  decisions will be made in mid-March. All students will be notified if they will (or will not) be granted a departmental financial award at this time.