The Cost of Attendance is an estimate of what it will cost to attend Syracuse University for an academic year.

There are two types of expenses that make up the Cost of Attendance:

Direct Expenses

Direct expenses are costs that you pay directly to Syracuse University through the Bursar’s Office. Examples of direct expenses include tuition, fees, room (if you live on campus), and meals (if you select a meal plan). The Cost of Attendance uses a blended room and meal rate, as living arrangements and costs vary. Your actual housing and meal charges will depend on the type of housing and meal plan you select. You will be billed for the actual charges of your room and meal plan selection, which may be different than the amount listed in the Cost of Attendance.

Indirect Expenses

Indirect expenses are not billed by Syracuse University; however, estimates for these expenses are included in the Cost of Attendance for your planning purposes. Examples of indirect expenses include books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. Please note that these are only estimates, your actual indirect expenses may be different. (For example, if you live close to Syracuse, your actual transportation expenses to go home during breaks will be much lower than the amount listed in the Cost of Attendance.)

The following chart lists the 2017-18 estimated Cost of Attendance.

Direct (Billable) Costs Other Indirect Expenses (Average)
Tuition $27,000* Books & Supplies $899
Fee $836 Personal Expenses $1,952
Housing $9,690 Transportation $1,418
Meals $3,672 Loan Fee $860
Total $41,198 Total $5,129
Subtotal (without health insurance) $46,327
Health Insurance $2,230**
Total Cost of Attendance $48,557


*Graduate students are charged tuition at a rate of $1,500 per credit hour. The above estimate is based on 18 credit hours for the academic year.

**The 2016-2017 Health Insurance premium is $2,230.  The 2017-18 Health Insurance premium has not yet been determined. This mandatory fee may be waived if student has adequate private health insurance. Read more on the Health Services website.

The Cost of Attendance includes expenses for the graduate student alone and cannot be increased to cover living expenses of other family members. The family expenses are taken into consideration by the federal methodology formula used to calculate your Expected Family contribution (EFC) as reflected on your FAFSA.

The total of all student financial assistance cannot exceed the Cost of Attendance.

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