Syracuse University

Financial Aid

International Students


Syracuse University welcomes students from more than 130 countries from around the world. See below for information on merit-based scholarships, and the cost to attend Syracuse University. For more information on who is considered to be an international student, click here.

Undergraduate International Students

Syracuse University offers merit-based-scholarships in recognition of exceptional academic and personal achievement. Selection is made by the Office of Admission and eligibility is based on academic credentials. Eligible students will be notified after they are admitted to Syracuse University.

Financial Aid for International Graduate and Certificate of Advance Study Programs

Syracuse University's academic departments and programs may offer students grants, scholarships, assistantships, fellowships and prizes. International students should contact the program or department for information about the availability of merit awards.

Cost of Attendance
International Undergraduate Students

The estimated cost of attendance is provided so you may make informed and appropriate plans for financing your education. After financial aid awards are taken into consideration, you're expected to meet all remaining needs. Syracuse University uses a blended room and board rate to determine financial aid eligibility, as living arrangements vary.

The cost of attendance may vary due to program of study and program fees.

Billable Costs Other Expenses (average)
Tuition $41,794 Books & Supplies $1,412
Housing & Meals 14,880 Personal Expenses & Transportation 5,000
Miscellaneous Fees 1,524 Health Insurance 1,890
Program Fees 1,000
Total $59,198 Total $8,302
Total Cost of Attendance $67,500

Charges for tuition, housing, meals and fees are subject to increase annually. Such cost increases are necessary to secure the highest quality instruction, facilities, programs, and services for students. The University considers carefully all increases in fees to ensure that they are reasonable. It is important for students and families to plan for annual cost increases and to be prepared for the financial commitment.

To learn more, contact the Office of Admissions.

International Students

As an international student, the Lillian and Emanuel Slutzker Center for International Services is the office that will help to ensure your success at SU. The Slutzker Center offers supportive services and programming to international students and their families.


Consult your home country's banks and embassy/ministry of education for information about possible financing opportunities and loan programs.

Loans for International Students

Loans for International Students with U.S. Cosigner

Other Resources

Check these publications and websites for more information about international student financial aid:

Institute for International Education

International Education Financial Aid

Canadian Students

The government of Canada offers loan programs in partnership with the student's province of residence:

Financial Aid Terminology

Don't recognize a certain term?  Visit our Financial Aid Terminology page for a comprehensive set of financial aid definitions.