Graduate students who meet most of the following requirements may be eligible for financial aid through University College and/or Syracuse University:

Admission to one of the following:

Distance Education Masters & Doctoral Programs

Master of Social Science (M.S.Sc). *

Types of Aid Available:

*This program is not accepting applications at this time.

Approved Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) Programs 

Types of Aid Available:

Federal loans are available to support most CAS programs. Students apply for the Federal Direct Loan program as a 5th year undergraduate.

  • Dependent students: loan eligibility is limited to $7,500 per academic year.
  • Independent students: loan eligibility is limited to $12,500 per academic year.
  • The above loan eligibility limits are available if a student has not already exceeded the maximum aggregate borrowing limit.

Additional Requirements for Graduate Financial Aid

  • Be enrolled in courses being taken at Syracuse University only. For federal student loans, enrollment of at least six credits per semester is required†.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen with a valid Social Security number.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be making satisfactory progress in your program of study.
  • Not owe an overpayment on any Title IV grant or loan and not be in default on a Title IV loan.
  • Register with the selective service, if required.
  • Meet the financial aid application deadlines for University College aid.

† If enrolled in less than six credits, private loans may be borrowed.


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