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Need-Based Financial Aid

Federal Loan Programs for U.S. Citizens

The primary mechanism to fund all or part of graduate study at Syracuse University is through need-based federal student loans. Need-based aid includes federal student loans and federal work-study appointments. Therefore application for federal student loans through the initiation of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is highly important and student should not wait for an admissions decision from Syracuse University before filing this document (after January 1 and no later than May 1 for summer or fall entry).

Need based financial aid at Syracuse University is the province of the University’s Office of Financial Aid. Once filed, the Financial Aid Office will contact the student directly regarding federal student loan approvals and procedures.

For more information, please review the following websites at SU Office of Financial Aid: