Cost of Attendance

Syracuse University Exchange Student Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance is based on the current academic year for undergraduates and graduates. Costs may change for the next academic year.

Non-tuition/non-matriculated students

2023-2024 as of 7/7/23 (Costs for 2024-2025 will not be updated until May 2024)

Exchange/Non-Matriculated Undergraduate COA
4 Months
9 Months
Housing On-Campus/Open Double (approximate)
On-Campus 19 Meal Plan (based on 19 meal plan.
Meal cost can be lower depending on the plan)
Health and Wellness Fee
Activity/Co-Curricular Fee
Books and Supplies (approximate)
Personal Expenses (approximate)
Transportation (approximate)
Communications Fee – On Campus only
Exchange/Non-Matriculated Graduate COA
4 Months
9 Months
Housing – Off Campus
Health and Wellness Fee
Activity/Co-Curricular Fee
Meals – on/off campus
Books and Supplies (approximate)
Personal Expenses (approximate)
Transportation (approximate)

Syracuse University fees

Exchange students will receive a tuition grant to come to Syracuse University for each semester they attend.

All students are required to pay the co-curricular fee, the student activity fee and health fee. You will be charged according to how many semesters you will be at SU. These charges will be reflected on your Bursar account.

Student Activity Fee

The student activity fee is a mandatory fee for Main Campus and English Language Institute students that is collected by the University on behalf of such student governing bodies as Student Association, Graduate Student Organization, and Law Student Bar Association. This money is then allocated by the student governing bodies to a large number of campus organizations to support their activities and services.

Student Co-Curricular Fee

The student co-curricular fee is a mandatory fee for all undergraduates on the Main Campus that is collected by the University and allocated by the Division of Student Affairs. The fee supports such programs and services as recreational and outdoor education, PULSE, crime prevention and safety initiatives, and student leadership development initiatives. Specific allocations may vary and are determined annually.

Health and wellness fee, per semester:

The health and wellness fee is a mandatory fee that supports a comprehensive array of health and wellness services and programs for students provided by the Counseling Center, Health Promotion, and Health Services. Students can receive services and programs, including individual and group counseling, case management, crisis intervention, and primary and women’s health care services, offered by these departments during the semester for which the fee was paid. Other covered health-related services include University ambulance services, medical transport services, flu shots, nutrition counseling, and short-term psychiatric assessment and intervention.

The health and wellness fee also contributes to other health and wellness promotion programming focused on keeping students safe and healthy and enhancing their overall coping skills and social-emotional development. The health and wellness fee is a mandatory fee for full-time undergraduate students, College of Law students registered for 12 or more credits, and graduate students registered for 9 or more credits. Graduate students who have appointments as graduate assistants, graduate associates and graduate fellows are assessed the fee but may have part or all of the fee remitted as part of their appointment. The health and wellness fee is not health insurance. Health insurance provides students access to medical services beyond those provided through health and wellness fee, including hospitalization, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory services, certain clinical procedures, and services provided by, or referrals to, other specialists, institutions or agencies.

Communications fee (if living on campus), per semester: $200

For more information regarding fees, refer to the Tuition, Fees, and Related Policies Bulletin.


Visit the Bursar website and click “Billing Schedule” to view the billing dates. There are four options to pay your bill. SU will only accept MasterCard, VISA, and Discover credit cards. Please note that there is a convenience fee of 2.7% of the amount charged if paying by credit card.

Course Fees

Some classes require additional expenses not covered by tuition alone. Class fees are generally listed in the schedule of classes online publication and in the MySlice class search function. An explanation of what class fees cover should be included on the syllabus or the student can speak with their professor, department chairperson, or the Dean’s Office (to find out exactly what the fees cover).


As an exchange student, you must obtain an F-1 visa to enter the United States. Your documentation for the F-1 visa has been prepared by The International Center at Syracuse University, the office that tracks your information in the SEVIS immigration system. Before you apply at the consulate for your visa, you must first register on SEVIS and pay the SEVIS registration fee of $200 (this can be paid by credit card). Once you have successfully completed this process, you are ready to visit the appropriate U.S. consulate to make your visa application. Required documentation for visa application includes an acceptance letter, the SCIS visa document, appropriate identification, and other supporting materials as required by the local U.S. consular office or embassy. More information can be found on the International Center website.

Immigration regulations permit students with F-1 visas to seek on-campus employment, however, they are not eligible for work off-campus. We strongly recommend that you bring enough money with you to cover your period of study. Due to immigration regulations, students with F-1 visas are not eligible for internships either during or after their period of non-matriculated study.