It’s a fact that the more education you have, the higher your income is likely to be. But affordability is important. Never assume that an SU degree is beyond your financial reach – we believe affordability an important part of a quality college experience.

You may be surprised how affordable Syracuse University can be when you study part time. SU tuition is discounted for part-time students, and there are a number of grants, scholarships, and other forms of financial aid based on merit or need that can further reduce your education expenses. Never assume that you can’t afford to attend Syracuse University as a part-time student – be sure to speak with one of University College’s financial aid advisors first, and explore all of your options for funding your education.

Paying for Part Time Study

There are many different ways to pay for part-time study at Syracuse University. Many students are eligible for financial aid, some students are eligible for tuition reimbursement through their employer, and others may use deferred payment plans or subsidized and unsubsidized loans. If you select the payment in full option or have costs that aren’t covered by other sources, credit cards and electronic fund transfers are accepted during the registration process.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office at University College is your go-to resource for financial aid opportunities, including scholarships, grants, incentives of which you might not even be aware. You don’t have to have a lot of money to earn a Syracuse University degree, but you do need to be savvy about your options and work closely with your financial aid advisor to fit with your finances and educational goals.

Additional Resources

Federal Work Study

The Federal Work Study Program (FWSP) is a need-based, federally-funded work grant available to part-time students. You must request FWSP funding to be considered, because the funds are only available until the University’s FWS allocation is depleted.

Federal Work Study Program at Syracuse University

HEOP Program

HEOP is a special admission program that provides financial aid for tuition, books, and parking. It also provides tutoring, academic support services, and access to a computer cluster and printer. Syracuse University’s Arthur O. Eve HEOP is the only Higher Education Opportunity Program for part-time students in New York State.


Questions about Financial Aid?