Undergraduate Financial Aid

You might find that applying for financial aid at University College is not all that intimidating, because our financial aid advisors work with you through the entire process. They will answer questions, help you fill out forms, and find different aid sources that can help make college affordable for you. The process is made even easier by the fact that everything you need is under one roof – financial aid, bursar and registration, and academic advising.

Eligibility Requirements

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.
  • Demonstrate financial need, using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – Syracuse University School Code 002882.
    Note: Federal Unsubsidized student and private loans, the UC Achiever Scholarship, and the University College Incentive Grant are available to students regardless of need.
  • 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 requested income documentation. View your “To Do” list in MySlice periodically to see if you have items needing completion.