SU Abroad is committed to making study abroad a reality for students seeking academic opportunities beyond their home campus. We offer a variety of grants and incentives for visiting students participating in SU Abroad programs.
NEW FOR FALL 2013: A travel grant of $1,000 is available for all students opting to study abroad in Beijing for the Fall 2013 semester.
For all eligible semester program students with a GPA of 3.7 or above. The scholarship is automatic, based on cumulative GPA as reported at the time of application to the program.
Provide SU with access to your FAFSA for financial need review by logging into your FAFSA account online and adding Syracuse University (code 002882).
Awarded to students from partner institutions with an existing affiliation agreement in place. Contact Anne Mong for more details.
Verify with your home school the continuation of exisiting financial aid (see below). Have your school complete a financial aid transfer form. If required, have your home school fax a consortium agrrement to Anne Mong at (315) 443-2971 or via email.
If you are currently receiving federal financial aid, you'll want to confirm that such aid will continue while abroad. Contact the financial aid office at your home school to determine if your school will process financial aid for your enrollment in an SU Abroad program.
If the home college has policies which preclude them from processing financial aid for the student at Syracuse University, you may be eligible for federal financial aid through Syracuse University, but only if your home college agrees to sign a consortium agreement with Syracuse University.
Your home school may enter into a consortium agreement with Syracuse University in which they agree to process your financial aid for your study abroad program. Your home school should forward a copy of its own consortium agreement to the SU Abroad business office. Under this arrangement, your school will process your financial aid as if you were still enrolled in your home campus.
To arrange for the transfer of your financial aid to SU, we require that both the financial aid office bursar of your home college complete the Financial Aid Transfer Form (found above). With this agreement, you will receive a billing statement directly from Syracuse University.
If your home school will not process your financial aid, Syracuse University may be able to process your Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Student Loan, Federal PLUS Loan or private alternative loan. To make arrangements for the processing, complete the following forms and return documents to the SU Abroad business office:
Disbursement of Federal Loan Funds
In order to receive your loan funds you must sign a promissory note. Syracuse University cannot disburse your loan funds any earlier than 10 days before the first day of your program. All federal loans will disburse directly into your tuition account. The Syracuse University financial aid office will notify you or your parent(s) once the funds are credited to your account.
Refunds cannot be processed until after the funds have been deposited in your tuition account and your enrollment in your SU Abroad program is verified. The Bursar's Office will work in conjunction with the SU Abroad office to make sure your refund will be delivered to you.
Disbursement of Alternative Loans
Alternative loan funds may disburse via electronic funds transfer (EFT) or by paper check depending on your lender. Loan checks are made co-payable to you and Syracuse University. You must sign your check before it can be credited to your tuition account. If you are already overseas, the check will be sent to you for your signature. Students at SU Abroad center-based locations may return the signed checks to their SU Abroad staff; they will mail the check to University on your behalf. All other students should return the signed check to the Bursar's Office.
Requesting a Refund
Students can request a refund for overages on their Bursar's account online via MySlice. For instructions, visit the Bursar's Office website. The process may take 7 to 10 days. As the refund will not be dispersed until your program has begun, do not rely on your loan refund to cover expenses prior to your departure and while initially abroad.