Important Information:

  • Incoming students who are admitted in Regular Decision will start being notified by the Office of Financial Aid regarding estimated awards starting the week of March 25th. 
  • The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship Programs is open for students both virtually and at our physical location at 200 Bowne Hall. Our hours are every Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Undergraduate Students: Financial Aid Counselors are available to meet virtually via Zoom. Please schedule your appointment using Orange SUccess or email us to access our virtual waiting room during open business hours. Persons who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about accessing physical or virtual spaces please call 315.443.1513 or email us.
  • Graduate/Law Students: Financial Aid Counselors are available by appointment, either virtually or via phone. Please schedule your appointment online or you can email the Graduate or Law team. 
  • The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship Programs uses the MySlice student portal for award information and missing information requests. Information on accessing MySlice and the login process can be found on IT Services’ webpage.

2024-2025 FAFSA Simplification Information:

In 2020, the FAFSA Simplification Act was enacted into law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. The FAFSA Simplification Act represents a significant overhaul of federal student aid, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

  • The 2024-2025 FAFSA has fully opened and students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA as soon as possible. 
  • The delay in the FAFSA opening and ongoing FAFSA issues are having a nationwide impact on students and all post-secondary educational institutions.
  • Syracuse University is tracking issues and errors associated with the 2024-25 FAFSA.
  • As FAFSA form information arrives from the Department of Education, it will take time for Syracuse University to process and confirm the accuracy of FAFSA form information.
  • Currently, the Department of Education is not accepting changes/updates to the FAFSA from students, contributors, or from colleges and universities. The anticipated timeline for students and contributors to edit their FAFSA submissions is mid-April 2024.
  • Syracuse University will continue to use the CSS Profile, in conjunction with the FAFSA, to determine aid eligibility. Please review the Application Process for Undergraduates for more information.
  • We will continue to update this webpage as we receive more information from the Department of Education.

        Federal Loan Repayment Information:

        The U.S. Department of Education’s COVID-19 relief for federal student loans is ending this year. Student loan interest will resume starting on Sept. 1, 2023, and payments will be due starting in October. Syracuse University students enrolled at least half-time are eligible for in-school deferment, which is reported to the Department of Education.

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