Tuition, Grants & Aid for Visiting Students

Syracuse University partners with many universities and colleges regarding billing for approved programs. Students can connect with their study abroad office to discover the benefits of our relationship with their home school.

Syracuse Abroad is committed to making study abroad a reality for all students seeking academic opportunities beyond their home campus. There are a variety of grants and incentives for visiting students participating in Syracuse Abroad programs.

Learn more through our Financing Study Abroad video series!

Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 programs*

Academic Excellence Award (Merit Based)

Full-time visiting undergraduate semester program students with a GPA of 3.7 – 4.0 attending a fall or spring semester will receive an academic excellence award in the following amounts. The award is automatic, based on cumulative GPA as reported at the time of application to the program.

  • Fall 2024 and Spring 2025: $650

Need Based Awards are available for visiting students. Eligibility for Need-Based Awards offered through Syracuse University will depend on a student’s FAFSA submission and individual student circumstances.

Travel Assistance Grants (Need Based)

Eligible full-time visiting undergraduate semester program students will receive an award in the amount listed below.

This grant will be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Syracuse University Office of Financial Aid. This award will be a part of a student’s total financial aid package. Students will need to cover upfront costs of purchasing the flight as these funds will not be disbursed until closer to the start of the semester.

  • Fall 2024 and Spring 2025: $1,050

Visiting students interested in being reviewed for need-based awards should add Syracuse University to their FAFSA (code 002882).

Location Grants

All visiting students enrolling in enrolling in the Syracuse Central Europe Program for the Fall 2024 semester will receive a $1,500 location grant. The grant will automatically be applied to program costs.

*Eligibility for awards noted above will depend on a combination of factors. Students will be evaluated by the Financial Aid Office to determine if they meet the criteria. Awards distribution is dependent on available funding.

Continuation of Existing Financial Aid

Verify with your home school the continuation of existing financial aid (see below). Have your school complete a Financial Aid Transfer Form. If required, have your home school email a consortium agreement to using Consortium in the subject line.

Transferring Your Financial Aid

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 a Syracuse Abroad program. Also verify with your study abroad and financial aid office at your home school if transferring funds to Syracuse University is an option for you.

If your home school processes your financial aid:

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 Syracuse 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 Syracuse, we require that both the financial aid office and 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.

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 disbursed until your program has begun, do not rely on your loan refund to cover expenses prior to your departure and while initially abroad.