Affording part-time study at Syracuse University

Tuition is discounted for part-time students at SU. But college costs encompass more than tuition and fees. You also have to factor in the cost of books, supplies, commuting to campus, meals, and other expenses like child care.

You’ll be happy to discover that there are many forms of support available to you as a part-time student. There’s financial aid for matriculated students who enroll for at least six credits and demonstrate financial need. There are a variety of grants and scholarships targeted specifically to part-time students, from both federal and UC sources. Some, like the merit-based UC Achiever Scholarship for transfer students, offer significant savings.

At University College, there’s even a child care grant for students who have children who need supervision while their parents attend classes and study.

Cost of Attendance Budgets: Undergraduate Student

2016-2017 Academic Year

Budget – per term less than half-time half time three-quarter time
Credit Hours 1 cr 3 cr 4 cr 5 cr 6 cr 7 cr 8 cr 9 cr 10 cr 11 cr
Tuition $783 $2,349 $3,132 $3,915 $4,698 $5,481 $6,264 $7,047 $7,830 $8,613
Housing allowance     $4,034 $4,034 $4,034 $4,034 $4,034 $4,034 $4,034 $4,034
Meal Allowance     $3,575 $3,575 $3,575 $3,575 $3,575 $3,575 $3,575 $3,575
Books (estimated) $40 $120 $160 $200 $240 $280 $320 $360 $400 $440
Personal Expenditure Allowance $34 $102 $136 $170 $204 $204 $204 $306 $306 $306
Supplies Allowance $8 $24 $32 $40 $48 $48 $48 $72 $72 $72
Transportation Allowance $22 $66 $88 $110 $132 $132 $132 $198 $198 $198
Total $887 $2,661 $11,157 $12,044 $12,931 $13,754 $14,577 $15,592 $16,415 $17,238

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