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Veterans

Syracuse University is committed to supporting those who have served our country. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs, in conjunction with the Veterans Resource Center (VRC), works to provide a seamless transition as you pursue your educational goals.


The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs coordinates all federal, state, and institutional financial aid eligibility together with information we receive from the Veteran’s Resource Center.


Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students only at the time of admission to recognize prior academic achievement; no separate application is required.

Application Requirements

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE required for undergraduates wishing to apply for Syracuse University Grant

Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Certificate of Eligibility, found on your MySlice Financial Aid To Do List

Request for Veteran's Benefits, found on your MySlice Financial Aid To Do List


If you file your financial aid applications before you know your veteran’s benefits, you will receive a financial aid award based on non-eligibility for VA funding.  Once we are notified that you will be receiving veteran’s benefits, your financial aid award may be recalculated. Veteran’s benefits do not affect federal financial aid, but may change state and institutional aid eligibility, as well as private/alternative loans. You will be notified of any changes to your award via email.


It is important that you meet our financial aid filing deadlines.


If you are a Syracuse University merit scholarship recipient, this scholarship may be combined with other tuition based awards, such as your veteran’s benefits or state grants, but cannot exceed the cost of tuition. In addition, if you are receiving any Syracuse University need-based grant, scholarship, or private/alternative loan, your total financial aid package cannot exceed the Cost of Attendance.

The chart below illustrates how an aid package may change once we are notified of veterans benefit eligibility.

100% Yellow Ribbon Veterans Awards and Changes - Undergraduate Student

Original Award Veterans Award
Cost of Attendance* $55,600 Cost of Attendance* $55,600
Federal Pell Grant $5,550 Federal Pell Grant $5,500
Federal SEOG $1,000 Federal SEOG $1,000
Federal Work-Study $3,200 Federal Work-Study $3,200
Federal Direct Subsidized Loan $5,500 Federal Direct Subsidized Loan $5,500
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan $7,000 Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan $7,000
Syracuse University Grant $9,500 Syracuse University Grant $0
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship $2,000 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship $0
Veterans Post 9/11 Tuition Grant $0 Veterans Post 9/11 Tuition Grant $37,593
SU Grant Yellow Ribbon Match $0 SU GrantYellow Ribbon Match $711
Total Aid $33,750 Total Aid $60,554

*Based on 2012-2013 tuition of $37,610.

How to Apply

Find out how to apply for Financial Aid.

Veterans Resource Center

Veterans Resource Center

The Veteran's Resource Center opened in July 2009 to assist prospective and current students with Veterans Administration and University business matters and provide a welcoming space for veterans on campus. The office and Veterans Lounge is located at 700 University Avenue.

Contact US

Phone: (315) 443-1513

Email Us

Address:    
     200 Archbold North
     Syracuse, NY  13244-1140
Academic Year Hours:
     Mon-Fri, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Summer Hours:
     Mon-Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Meet the Staff

Our office is located on the second floor of Archbold North, which is not accessible by elevator. Therefore, if you have a mobility impairment that prevents the use of a stairway, please contact our office and we will make arrangements to meet with you at an accessible and convenient location.