Important Information:

  • Syracuse University will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd, and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. 
  • The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship Programs is open for students both virtually and at our physical location at 200 Bowne Hall. Starting August 28th, our hours are every Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • 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.
  • 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 will be available in late December 2023.
  • The exact date has not yet been released by the Department of Education; however, this delay will have a nationwide impact on post-secondary educational institutions.
  • On November 15, 2023, the Department of Education announced an anticipated delay in the delivery of 2024-25 FAFSA form information to colleges and universities across the country. The Syracuse University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs may not be able to view student FAFSA information until the end of January 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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