Think you can’t afford Syracuse? Think again!

It’s a fact that the more education you have, the higher your income is likely to be. But you still don’t want to break the bank getting a degree. 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 lower 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 not 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.

The Financial Aid Office at University College is your go-to resource for financial aid opportunities, including scholarships, grants, and incentives of which you might not be aware. You do not 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 your finances with your educational goals.

Tuition Costs

Financial Aid

Scholarships and Grants

Payment Options & Awards


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.

HEOP Program