Syracuse University

FAQ's and Helpful Tips

General Financial Aid Tips

Tips from the College Board
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Tips from the Department of Education

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CSS/Profile Tips

Syracuse University requires undergraduate students interested in applying for SU Grant to file the CSS/PROFILE annually. Use the guide below to assist you when filing your CSS/PROFILE.


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Syracuse University requires all students interested in applying for federal financial aid to file the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually. To avoid common mistakes, view the following links.

FAFSA4caster - Receive an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid
Common FAFSA Mistakes

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Loan Tips

Look Before You Leap: Student Loan Shopping Tips
Avoiding Deceptive Student Loan Offers
The Top 10 Student Loan Tips for Recent Graduates

Warnings About Financial Aid Consultants and Scholarship Scams

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator's web site

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Student Life

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Financial Aid Terminology

Don't recognize a certain term?  Visit our Financial Aid Terminology page for a comprehensive set of financial aid definitions.