An Unsurpassed Student Experience: Where Exploration Meets Action

Three students holding London and Forever Orange signs.

From experiencing diverse perspectives on campus and across the globe, to connecting individuals and interests beyond the classroom, Syracuse University isn’t just a step before the “real world”—it’s where students start to shape it. 

Financial Aid

Syracuse University welcomes anyone with potential to make an impact. We believe no one should be held back by financial constraints from pursuing a high-quality education. That’s why we’re committed to a future that supports the scholarship, leadership and entrepreneurship of every student who is eager for new experiences and hungry for new knowledge.

Our commitment includes financial assistance for students who are interested in immersive off-campus learning experiences—across the country, around the world or right at home—because all students should have equal access to transformative learning opportunities. Endowing a named scholarship or graduate fellowship leaves a legacy that inspires the success of current and future generations of students. Not only do scholarships and fellowships help attract and retain a high-achieving, diverse student body—they open doors to a broader, richer student experience. Supporting independent research projects, study abroad, immersion programs and professional development internships means that every deserving student has the opportunity to learn hands-on and gain the real-world experience to launch a successful career.

Holistic Student Success

Our students dig deep and aim high to challenge, elevate and exceed expectations. And they’re at their best when they’re healthy—not just academically, but emotionally, socially and physically. We’re developing new programs and transforming existing resources addressing all facets of health.

Nowhere is a holistic, integrated approach to student wellness more evident than at the Barnes Center at The Arch. Students and members of the Syracuse University community can find spaces, services, equipment and programs to help guide and empower them toward balanced, healthy lifestyles. From exercise classes to fitness equipment, health care services to counseling—it’s all in one central location. Together, we can support holistic student health and wellness. From named spaces and programs, to resources and community-building, supporting whole-student success is an investment that yields dividends in academic performance, retention and graduation rates. Students who learn resilience and life skills beyond the classroom, who build networks and communities around common interests, and who have healthy habits, opportunities for spiritual growth and social connections are more likely to thrive at Syracuse University and beyond.

Transformative Learning Experiences

At Syracuse University, we close the gap between education and action. With 13 schools and colleges, students have the opportunity to explore in almost any subject area—and across disciplines. Whether it’s an independent research project, studying abroad, service learning, field-based studies, an off-site internship or working in a cultural, policy or advocacy organization, these experiences go beyond preparing graduates for the real world—they allow students to have an immediate impact on it.

Together, we can accelerate learning outside of the classroom. With your investment, we can expand these immersive opportunities to give access to more students, regardless of financial need. While financial aid covers the cost of attendance, expenses like temporary housing or transportation to an internship or immersion site can be obstacles to participation. Your support of experiential learning and study abroad opens doors to more students to experience more aspects of professional life and gain a broader perspective on the world.


Student-athletes aren’t just competitors. They’re leaders, scholars and advocates. We cultivate a culture of excellence for our student-athletes, in the classroom, in competition and in their communities. And when they proudly represent our University, they fuel an undeniable spirit that connects our fans and supporters forever.

Creating a New Stadium Experience

On game days or at Commencement, during career fairs or at concerts, our community’s scale, scope and spirit is on full display when a sea of Orange takes over the Dome. As we transform the existing structure to create a new stadium experience, students, faculty, staff, fans and community members can anticipate a one-of-a-kind environment. From the enhanced natural lighting in the facility to the ease at which the scoreboard can be viewed, from the new lighting and sound systems to the added restrooms and concessions, the stadium will be unlike anything experienced anywhere.

Support for facilities transformation, student-athlete scholarships, academic programs and leadership development helps our student-athletes represent Orange Nation at the highest levels of performance. Together, we can ensure our student-athletes are successful in their studies, leadership and career goals.

Working Professionals and Lifelong Learners

The growing number of lifelong learners and need for flexible learning formats means that the future of education demands innovative, adaptable and personalized approaches. Whether adult learners, active military, distance learners, part-time, gap year, working professionals or career changers, new technologies and ways of learning will advance the quality academic experience that Syracuse University offers to students.

We’re creating more responsive and inclusive ways for people to advance and accelerate their education and careers—no matter their pace or place.

Together, we can transform lives with opportunities for lifelong learning. Funding for innovation in course delivery, teaching and learning enables us to continue meeting and anticipating the future needs of students. Your support of scholarships for students at all stages of life ensures that they can achieve an undergraduate or advanced degree in ways that go beyond what they may have imagined.