Undergraduate students must meet the following requirements to be eligible for most financial aid through University College:

  • Be matriculated through University College and enrolled part-time (1 to 11 credit hours per semester) as a regular student in an eligible program. Only courses taken at Syracuse University will be considered when determining your financial aid eligibility. For student loans, federal work-study, or SEOG, enrollment of at least six credits per semester is required.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  • Be in good academic standing and making satisfactory progress in your course of study.
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate.
  • Must not already have a bachelor’s degree. (Loans and institutional aid may be available to second degree students.)
  • Must not be in default on a student or PLUS loan.
  • Must not owe an overpayment on any Title IV grant or loan.
  • If required, must register with the selective service.
  • Must submit tax transcript, W2 earnings statements, and other requested income documentation.
  • Must have a FAFSA on file at Syracuse University (Federal Code: 002882).

Financial Aid for Flexible Format Classes

Students enrolled in flexible format classes who expect to receive financial aid must register by the add deadline of the standard term within which the flexible format class is offered. Federal Student Loans for students in flexible format classes that begin later within the standard term may disburse on dates varying from those published for the standard term, so refund processing may be affected. If you need financial aid to pay for a class that starts after the official start date of the standard term, contact your University College Financial Aid Advisor during early registration for information and assistance.


Questions about Financial Aid?