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University College of Syracuse University is located on the Syracuse University campus at 700 University Avenue. It is easily accessible from downtown Syracuse, Route 81, and Interstate 690.
Every year, the Thursday before the Syracuse University Commencement ceremony in the Dome, University College conducts a Convocation and Commencement Celebration for its part-time undergraduates who will be receiving diplomas that year.
You can choose from more than two hundred degrees at Syracuse University, with bachelor’s degree, associate degree, master’s degree, and Ph.D. options. A number of certificate programs that provide a valuable credential for career advancement are available through the schools and colleges, as well as the TEDCenter.
You may be determined to finish a degree you started years ago but never completed. Or maybe you never went to college but find yourself limited in your employment options and unfulfilled in your career aspirations. We welcome you and your goal to study part-time at Syracuse University.
Part-time students can earn a bachelor’s degree, associate degree or certificate from Syracuse University in a wide range of majors and disciplines. Find the program that works for you.
Once you’ve been admitted to University College, you’ll need to choose your classes and register for them. It’s best to get started early – some classes fill quickly and you don’t want to get closed out of the ones you need for your degree program.
Keep an updated copy of the academic calendar, and highlight the dates and deadlines. It is imperative that you meet all deadlines for registration, dropping or adding a class, applying for financial aid, etc.
All students requesting financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year. Additional requirements for completing financial aid applications depend on which type of aid applicant you are.
University College offers a number of scholarships and grants for need-based and merit-based students, and student veterans.
The summer is a separate term from the academic year and this separate aid application is required if the student plans to continue attending in the summer term. Students beginning study in a summer term must complete the summer UC Application (graduate or undergraduate) along with this year’s FAFSA and the prior year’s income documents. The summer is considered the ‘trailing term’ by Syracuse University and is administered as such when working with Federal Aid Programs. Unused portions of annual limits from the academic year in the different federal grant and loan programs may be used in the summer.
The application process consists of this UC Financial Aid application and a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (see FAFSA in the important links below). Students may be required to submit copies of income documentation, which means a copy of the requested year’s IRS Tax transcript or non-taxable income documentation (such as from Social Security). Monitor your “To Do” list in MySlice periodically after submitting your completed FAFSA to see what documentation is required to complete your UC Financial aid application. NOTE: Students admitted for summer or returning in summer after stopping-out for more than a year must complete two years’ FAFSAs, as the summer term is the final term in the academic year; fall, spring, summer. To receive summer aid, the current academic year’s FAFSA is needed (for which June 30th is the last date by which it can be completed). To receive aid in fall, spring and summer of the upcoming year, the newest FAFSA is required. Although summer may be your first term, it is not the first term of the academic year, which is why 2 years’ FAFSAs are needed. If you have questions, please contact our office.
Renewing students taking six (6) credit hours per term may need to complete only the FAFSA when renewing in consecutive years. Other enrollment loads and requests for work study, or increasing loan request amounts require students to submit an online application. Income documentation may or may not be required from Continuous-returning students. Your financial aid advisor will review the FAFSA results after they are received. If documentation is needed, a task will be posted to MySlice . Check your financial aid status regularly.
The University College Financial Aid Office provides information about child care grants and information to UC undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. With sponsorship from Syracuse University’s Human Resources department, UC has entered into a partnership with Child Care Solutions , a local not-for-profit organization that provides information, referrals, and educational materials to parents who need child care in order to continue their education. Grant money awarded to a student is posted to the student’s Bursar account and paid by UC directly to the child care provider. Students must apply each semester. A Child Care Grant Application is available for those students who qualify.
This grant program is financed by New York State in conjunction with participating educational institutions throughout the state. The program provides up to $2,000 per academic year (depending on annual state allocation of funds to institutions) to help part-time undergraduate students meet their educational tuition expenses. The prior year NYS income tax return (not federal) must accompany the APTS application.
If you reported on your FAFSA that more than one family member will be enrolled in college, this information must be verified. Use this form to submit your verification. Changes in the number of family members originally reported in college will result in a review of your financial aid award. Adjustments may be made to the original financial aid award.
Syracuse University/University College fully complies with the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regarding the release of student information. If a student wishes to give a third party permission to discuss their student records, the student must complete the Release of Student Information form and submit it to the Registrar’s office at UC.
Also called the ‘GI Bill’, this program supports veterans, their dependents and their survivors. The SU Veterans’ Resource Center, housed at University College certifies enrollment of SU students who wish to use VA Educational Benefits. First time use requires completion of this form and either a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility for Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefit or a copy of the veteran’s DD214. A copy of this request for certification form must be completed for each term in which the student requesting VA Educational Benefits wishes to enroll. VA Rehabilitation Benefits are administered between the student’s VA counselor and the SU Bursar Office, 102 Archbold North.
Renewing students taking six (6) credit hours per term need complete only the FAFSA when renewing in consecutive years. Other enrollment loads and requests for work study, or increasing loan request amounts require students to submit an online application. Income documentation may or may not be required from Continuous-returning students. Your financial aid advisor will review the FAFSA results after they are received. If documentation is needed, a task will be posted to MySlice . Check your financial aid status regularly.
The FAFSA must be completed each academic year (an academic year at Syracuse University is defined as fall, spring, and summer terms). Online access to the FAFSA application process begins in January of each calendar year and is available for 18 months. The FAFSA is available beginning January each year and covers the following fall, spring, and subsequent summer of the academic year. Please refer to the Financial Aid deadlines for recommended filing deadlines based on the term in which you intend to enroll. Click here to view an informative short video about completing the FAFSA (“The Five-Minute FAFSA”) on YouTube.com. Also view the helpful FAFSA Checklist .
First Time Loan recipients must complete a loan entrance interview at this site before the initial loan will be processed. Loan funds will NOT arrive until both the entrance interview and Master Promissory Note are completed. Entrance counseling and/or Master Promissory Note: http://www.studentloans.gov Refer to your To Do list in Your Financial Aid.