Cost and Aid Information | Summer College – Online

2022 Summer College – Online Costs

The cost for Summer College – Online courses vary based on credit hour. Please refer to the course’s individual description page for the cost. Discounts and scholarships are available. The cost of each course includes the following:

  • Tuition (for credit-bearing courses)
  • Program fees
  • Technology fees

There is a nonrefundable $65 application fee that covers the cost of application processing.

CourseTotal Cost
Noncredit (any length)$2,500
3-Credits (any length)$2,985
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required one week after acceptance into the program. Rates are subject to change and will be approved by the Board of Trustees in March. Textbooks and supplies are not included in the course costs.

Make a Payment

Need to make a payment to Summer College – Online? Log in with the student’s SUID number (found on the top right corner of their admit letter) and birthdate to the payment portal below.

If you would like to pay by check, EBT, or other payment method, please contact the Office of Pre-College Programs.


Scholarship & Discount Opportunities

Scholarships

Merit-Based Scholarship

The Office of Pre-College Programs offers merit-based scholarships for qualifying students. These scholarships are available to all students. Note these are partial scholarships, and full scholarships are not available. If the student is eligible for multiple scholarships and/or discounts, they will be deemed eligible for the singular form that provides the greatest benefit. Scholarships and discounts cannot be combined.

The maximum Merit-Based Scholarship award for all courses is as follows:

  • Noncredit courses: $750
  • 3-credit courses: $900
How to Apply for a Merit-Based Scholarship Award

To apply for a merit-based scholarship, students must complete the additional essay located within the Scholarship and Aid section of the Summer College – Online Slideroom application. Each application is evaluated independently. 


Financial Assistance Scholarship

The Office of Pre-College Programs offers partial need-based assistance for qualifying Summer College – Online students. Full scholarships are not offered. Financial assistance may not be combined with other forms of aid, discounts, or scholarship.

The maximum Financial Assistance award for all courses is as follows:

  • Noncredit courses: $750
  • 3-credit courses: $900
Applying for Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is only available to students who are US citizens and permanent residents, and whose family has an adjusted gross income of $100,000 or less. Financial assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis as funds are limited. In order to be considered, students must submit their family’s most recent tax returns with their Summer College – Online Slideroom application. 


Newhouse Scholarship

A course-based scholarship opportunity is available to students who apply for pre-college courses out of the Newhouse School. Applicants who select a Newhouse course will automatically be considered for the Newhouse scholarship without the need for an additional essay. Summer College – Online Newhouse courses include:

This scholarship also applies to Summer College – On Campus Newhouse courses and Summer College – Hybrid Newhouse courses.


Discounts

Students may qualify for one of the discounts below. Discounts and scholarship cannot be combined. If the student is eligible for multiple discounts or financial awards, s/he will be deemed eligible for the singular form of financial assistance that provides the greatest benefit to the student. There is no deadline to be eligible for a discount.

Multi-Program and Sibling Discounts

To qualify, students must either enroll in more than one Summer College course in 2022 or have a sibling attending a Summer College course in 2022. This discount provides a 20% discount on tuition, program, and technology fees for each course enrolled.

Syracuse Legacy Alumni Discount

To qualify, the student must be one of the following: a child, grandchild, or great-grandchild of a Syracuse University Alumni, a sibling of a student currently enrolled at Syracuse University, a former pre-college student, or a current or past SUPA (Syracuse University Project Advance) student. This discount provides a 20% discount on tuition, program, and technology fees for each course enrolled.

Syracuse University Employee Discount

To qualify, the student must be a child or dependent of a current Syracuse University employee. This discount has no association with the general dependent tuition options offered by Syracuse University and is offered independently by The Office of Pre-College Programs. This discount provides a 20% discount on tuition, program, and technology fees for each course enrolled.

Veteran and Military Discount

Syracuse University is proud to have a tradition of service to veteran and military families. Summer College will continue this tradition by offering children of veterans or active service members a discount. Documentation is required to qualify for this discount. This discount provides a 50% discount on tuition, program, and technology fees for each course enrolled.

Native American and Indigenous Student Discount

Our campus is just minutes from the heart of Haudenosaunee territory, and we are committed to empowering and supporting Indigenous students of any tribe or nation. Summer College will continue this tradition by offering indigenous students from any tribe or nation a discount. Documentation is required to qualify for this discount. This discount provides a 50% discount on tuition, program, and technology fees for each course enrolled.

How to Qualify for a Discount

To qualify for any award above, applicants will be instructed to provide the necessary information as part of the Scholarship and Discounts section in the online application. Discounts and scholarships cannot be combined. The Office of Pre-College Programs will offer the award that provides the maximum benefit to the student.

Discount Schedule

The following is the discount schedule for Summer College – Online courses:

20% Discount:

  • Noncredit courses: $500
  • 3-credit courses: $597

50% Discount:

  • Noncredit courses: $1,250
  • 3-credit courses: $1,492.50

Scholarships for Community Based Organizations

Community-based organizations, student sponsoring agencies, and partner personnel can visit our Partner Organizations page for more information and contact our office precollege@syr.edu to discuss potential scholarships and financial assistance opportunities.


Payment Deadlines

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required one week after your acceptance letter is received. This deposit is required per course. For example, if you are enrolling in two courses, $1,000 deposit is required. This deposit is deducted from your final balance.

Final payment is due according to your course(s) start date(s) below:

Course Start DateFull Payment Deadline
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
(3-week Session I & 6-week Session)
Full payment due no later than June 25, 2022
Monday, July 25, 2022
(3-week Session II)
Full payment due no later than July 8, 2022

Full Payment Refund Schedule

Please review the refund schedule below. Note, the $65 application fee and $500 deposit are nonrefundable.

Sessions100% Refund Deadline
(less deposit)
0% Refund
6-Week Course
(Start Date July 5)
July 12, 2022Aug. 6, 2022
3-Week Session I
(Start Date: July 5)
July 7, 2022July 19, 2022
3-Week Session II
(Start Date: July 25)
July 28, 2022Aug. 9, 2022
Note, in the event of course cancellation, a full refund (less the application fee) will be provided.

Frequently Asked Questions

Aid is awarded on a first-come, first served basis. Financial Assistance and Merit Based Scholarships are available as noted above. Students complete the application within the Aid portion of the online Slideroom application.

International students are eligible for various Syracuse University Summer College – Online scholarships and discounts. Additionally, international students are encouraged to reach out to their local embassies to determine if there are any scholarships or aid available.