Scholarships & Discounts

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Financial Assistance & Scholarships

Financial Assistance

Summer College offers need-based assistance for qualifying students. Financial Assistance is only available to students who are US citizens and permanent residents, and whose family has an adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less.

Financial assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis as funds are limited. In order to be considered, students must submit their family’s most recent tax returns with their application. The deadline for Financial Assistance applications is March 1, 2019.

Each application is evaluated independently and extenuating circumstances may be considered in awarding assistance.

The following is a guideline of the maximum potential Financial Assistance award. Awards may be in any amount up to these caps based on program length:

  • 1 week program: $250
  • 2 week program: $500
  • 3 week program: $1000
  • 4 week program: $1500
  • 6 week program: $2500

Merit-Based Scholarship

Summer College offers a Merit-Based Scholarship for qualifying students. These scholarships are available to all students. If the student is eligible for financial assistance and a merit-based scholarship, s/he will be deemed eligible for the singular form of financial assistance that provides the greatest benefit to the student.

To be considered for a Merit-Based Scholarship, students must submit the additional essay with their application. Each application is evaluated independently. The deadline for Merit-Based Scholarship applications is March 1, 2019.

The following is a guideline of the maximum potential award. Awards may be in any amount up to these caps based on program length:

  • 1 week program: $250
  • 2 week program: $500
  • 3 week program: $1000
  • 4 week program: $1500
  • 6 week program: $2500

Scholarships for Community Based Organizations

Community Based Organizations, student sponsoring agencies, and personnel should contact the Summer Office directly to discuss potential scholarships and financial assistance opportunities. Please email the Summer College office or call 315.443.5000.


Program Discounts

Discounts are only available on tuition and program fees. Discounts are not applied to room, board, or activity fees.

The Central New York Resident discount is the only discount that can be combined with one other form of financial assistance. All other discounts and scholarships cannot be combined. If the student is eligible for multiple forms of aid, then s/he will be deemed eligible for the singular form of financial assistance that provides the greatest benefit to the student.

Multi-Program and Sibling Discounts

Students enrolled in more than one 2-week program will have discounts applied to their tuition and program fees. Parents/guardians sending more than one child to Summer College 2019 also qualify for a discount.

  • Enroll one student in two programs and receive a 10% discount on each enrolled program’s tuition and program fees
  • Enroll one student in three programs and receive a 15% discount on each program’s tuition and program fees
  • Enroll two students in Summer College and each student receives a 10% discount on tuition and program fees
  • Enroll three or more students in Summer College and each student receives a 15% discount on tuition and program fees

Syracuse University Employee Discount

Syracuse University employee dependents will receive a 15% discount on their tuition and program fees. This discount is for the dependents of Syracuse University employees only. This discount has no association with the general dependent tuition options offered by Syracuse University and is offered independently by Summer College.

Syracuse Legacy Alumni Discount

In working with the Office of Alumni Relations, we are now able to offer a 15% discount on tuition and program fees to admitted students who are legacies (the children of parents, grandparents, or great grandparents who attended Syracuse University) or have siblings currently enrolled at SU. The discount also applies to former Summer College students and their siblings. Applicants will be instructed to provide the necessary information as part of the online application.

Veteran and Military Discount

Syracuse University is proud to have a tradition of service to veteran and military families. Summer College will continue this tradition by offering children of veterans or active service members a 15% discount on tuition and program fees. Documentation is required to qualify for this discount.

Central New York Resident Discount

Residents of Onondaga County and immediate surrounding counties in New York (Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, and Oswego) receive a 15% discount on tuition and program fees. To qualify, students must elect to reside on campus in a Summer College residence hall. Commuter students are not eligible for this discount. Documentation of permanent address is required to qualify for this discount. This discount can be combined with one additional discount or scholarship, if qualified.


Discount schedules for 2019 are as follows:

10% discount schedule:

  • 1-week, noncredit: $120
  • 2-week, noncredit: $241
  • 2-week, 1-credit: $251
  • 2-week, 3-credit: $388
  • 3-week, noncredit: $356
  • 4-week, 3-credit: $524
  • 6-week, 6-credit: $707

15% discount schedule:

  • 1-week, noncredit: $180
  • 2-week, noncredit: $361
  • 2-week, 1-credit: $376
  • 2-week, 3-credit: $581
  • 3-week, noncredit: $534
  • 4-week, 3-credit: $786
  • 6-week, 6-credit: $1,060