Syracuse University

Types of Financial Aid

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Federal Direct PLUS Loan
Federal Direct Plus Loan is a loan parents can obtain to help pay for the cost of education for their dependent undergraduate children. In addition, graduate and professional degree students may obtain PLUS loans to help pay for their own education.

Federal Direct Student Loan Subsidized
A subsidized Federal Direct Student Loan is available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students who are enrolled at least half-time. Students must have financial need to receive a subsidized Direct loan and the U.S. Department of Education will pay the interest that accrues.

Federal Direct Student Loan Unsubsidized
An unsubsidized Federal Direct loan is available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students who are enrolled at least half-time. You do not have to demonstrate financial need, and you are responsible for paying the interest while attending school and during the grace period.

Federal Graduate PLUS Loan

Federal Graduate PLUS Loan is a loan graduate and professional degree students may obtain to help pay for their own education.


Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate students. Eligibility is determined by completing a FAFSA. Beginning with the 2007 - 2008 academic year, Federal Pell Grants received are limited to eighteen (18) semesters.

Federal Perkins Student Loan
The Federal Perkins Loan Program provides low-interest loans to help needy students finance the costs of college. Perkins loans are awarded based on financial need and the availability of funds. For details on the Federal Perkins Student Loan program, go to the Federal Student Aid website.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
An SEOG is awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Priority is given to federal Pell grant recipients. The award, determined by the Office of Financial Aid, is based on financial need and the availability of funds.

Federal TEACH Grant
The Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, created by The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, provides grants to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Grant recipients agree to teach for at least four years within eight years of finishing their teacher preparation program and to teach high-need subjects in designated schools.

Federal Work-Study (FWS)
Federal Work Study is a part-time employment program available to undergraduate and graduate students while they are enrolled. Students can work on- or off -campus, and wages vary depending on the position. Work-study is awarded based on financial need and the availability of funds. The student receives a weekly paycheck for hours actually worked. Work-study funds do not appear as a credit on the student's bill.

New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
TAP is available to New York State residents who attend Syracuse University and are enrolled for at least 12 credit hours each semester. The FAFSA begins the TAP application process. You can view more information at http://www.hesc.com/content.nsf/

Robert Noyce Scholars Program

The Robert Noyce Scholars Program responds to the critical need for mathematics and science teachers by encouraging talented science, technology, engineering and mathematics students and professionals to pursue teaching careers in high needs K-12 schools.

For more information and/or application procedures please visit http://noyce.syr.edu


SU Scholarships
Syracuse University offers a variety of scholarships for entering and returning students. For a complete list of SU Scholarships, visit the Scholarship page.

SU Grants

Syracuse University offers need-based grants to students who demonstrate financial need. Eligibility is determined from information provided on the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE and on availability of funds. SU grants do not have to be repaid.


Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.  Syracuse University will contribute a portion of tuition for veterans enrolled in the program, and the VA will match that same amount. For more information, visit SU's Veterans Resource Center.