Syracuse University

Financial Aid

Money Awareness Program (M.A.P.)

The Syracuse University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs is working with students to reduce loan debt through the Money Awareness Program (M.A.P.). M.A.P. aims to enhance the SU experience by replacing loan debt with grant funding for eligible students who have borrowed federal and/or alternative student loans. Eligibility for the program is determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs.

The M.A.P. initiative is a two-part program. The first part is the replacement of student loans with grants, and the second part requires each participating student to complete a financial literacy session once a semester. The goal of the financial literacy component is to help students understand credit and basic financial management skills.

Students must sign a M.A.P. contract stating their commitment to lowering student loan borrowing. The contract also encourages students to find alternative sources of financial aid such as scholarships.

M.A.P. will support the students until graduation, provided they continue to fulfill the financial literacy requirement.

For more information please contact Rebecca Rose, Assistant Director - Financial Literacy and Education Programs, at (315) 443-1513 or via email to

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