Syracuse University

Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance 2015-2016
Undergraduate Students

The cost of attendance is the estimated total amount of an academic year’s expenses to attend Syracuse University. Due to federal guidelines, we are unable to award financial aid that exceeds the total Cost of Attendance. Actual costs for direct charges (those billable by SU) can vary based on fees at your specific school/college and your  housing and meal plan choices. In addition, indirect expenses (non-billable) such as books, transportation and other education costs may vary based on individual needs.

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 are 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 (direct) Costs Other Indirect Expenses (average)
Tuition $41,794     Books & Supplies $1,412
Housing & Meals 14,880 Transportation 642
Miscellaneous Fees 1,524 Personal Expenses 990
Total $58,198 Total $3,044
Subtotal $61242 (without Health Insurance)
Health Insurance 1,890*
Total Costs $63,132 (including Health Insurance)


*This mandatory fee may be waived if student has adequate private health insurance. Read more.

2015-16 Health Insurance rates:
$1890 for students required to purchase the Health Insurance plan
$2742 for students voluntarily purchasing the Health Insurance plan

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


Cost of Attendance 2015-2016
Graduate Students


The total amount of financial aid that students may receive for an academic year (fall and spring semesters) cannot exceed the Cost of Attendance. The estimated Cost of Attendance for graduate students is listed below.

Billable (direct) Costs Other Indirect Expenses (average)
Tuition $24,984*     Books & Supplies $866
Fees 788 Personal Expenses 1,890
Housing 9,274 Transportation 1,360
Meals 3,100 Loan Fee 860
Total $38,146 Total $4,976
Subtotal $43,122 (without Health Insurance)
Health Insurance 1,890**
Total Costs $45,012 (including Health Insurance)

*Graduate students are charged tuition at a rate of $1,388 per credit hour. The above estimate is based on 18 credit hours for the academic year.
**This mandatory fee may be waived if student has adequate private health insurance. Read more.

2015-16 Health Insurance rates:
$1890 for students required to purchase the Health Insurance plan
$2742 for students voluntarily purchasing the Health Insurance plan

Cost of attendance estimates cover the expenses only for the graduate student attending school. The cost of attendance cannot be increased to cover living expenses for other family members. Your family expenses are taken into consideration by the federal methodology formula used to calculate your Expected Family contribution (EFC) as reflected on your FAFSA data.

Net Price Calculator

Prospective students considering a Syracuse University education may use our Net Price Calculator to estimate their eligibility for financial aid at SU.  To see how affordable an SU education can be, click here.

Financial Aid and My Bursar bill

Click here to find more information about your financial aid and your Bursar bill.

College of Law

Information specific to the Syracuse University College of Law can be found at the Syracuse University College of Law Financial Aid Office.

University College Students

The cost of attendance for students whose aid is administered through University College (this includes the Independent Study Degree Programs/Distance Education) and all non-matriculated graduate students, can be found at the University College of Syracuse University Financial Aid Office.