The Syracuse University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs reserves the right to modify, change, or alter your financial aid award based upon new information, changes to institutional policy, funding level, processing errors, etc.

Tax returns that students and parents submit will be reviewed. You may be required to request a copy of the tax return from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS will be instructed to send this information directly to our office. Parents who are married and file separate tax returns must provide a copy of both parents’ income tax returns.

The value of all assets and businesses is reviewed for accuracy and will be adjusted if assets appear to be underreported.

Income losses reported on tax returns will be reviewed to determine the impact on the ability of the family to contribute to a student’s education.

Changes in the number of siblings attending college originally reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid will result in a review of a student’s financial aid award. Adjustments may be made to the original award.

All financial aid is subject to verification. At any time, if additional information conflicts with what was originally submitted on the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE and/or the FAFSA, or failure to submit requested verification documentation occurs, the original financial aid award may be adjusted or withdrawn.

For the awarding of institutional funds, all undergraduate students who are admitted to the University as dependent students will be considered dependent for the duration of their undergraduate program.

To renew financial aid awards, students must annually file required applications listed on the MySlice Financial Aid To-Do List.

Students who are funded through a special program (e.g. Dependent Tuition, ROTC, Higher Education Opportunity Program, Tuition Exchange, Scholarship Athletes, Haudenosaunee Promise) will receive financial aid according to the policies and regulations in association with those programs.

Syracuse University merit scholarship recipients may combine their scholarship with other tuition-based awards, such as veteran’s benefits or state grants, but cannot exceed the amount of tuition for the academic year. In addition, for students receiving Syracuse University need-based grants or scholarships, the total financial aid award cannot exceed the Cost of Attendance.

To remain eligible for federal and institutional financial aid, students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. This means students must maintain a minimum grade point average and earn a minimum number of credits toward their degree requirements each semester. New York Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) recipients must also meet the New York State guidelines for Satisfactory Academic Progress. Read more regarding Satisfactory Academic Progress for federal and state financial aid.

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs participates in the U.S. Department of Education’s Quality Assurance Program. The Quality Assurance Program allows participating institutions to verify student financial aid application data. Students are randomly selected and must submit the requested documents.

View the complete listing of financial aid policies.