Graduate Financial Aid

A variety of financial aid opportunities are available to VPA students.

In addition to those listed below, current graduate students in VPA may take advantage of various support and funding opportunities.

Merit-based Awards

Merit-based financial awards are determined by department and include tuition scholarships, fellowships, and various forms of assistantships and employment opportunities. There is no separate application for merit-based awards; however, applicants are asked on the online application to briefly describe their qualifications for some of these awards. Interviews may be required for students under consideration for merit-based financial support. Your complete application package is carefully evaluated during the award process. International students are eligible for many of our merit-based awards.

If you are applying for a graduate award, we urge you to submit your complete admission application as early as possible.

Financial Aid

Federal Loans are available for domestic applicants. Federal Unsubsidized Loans are available annually for up to $20,500. Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans are also offered as a financing option. Students who require additional assistance may apply for education loans through private lenders.

After you’re admitted to Syracuse for graduate study, you’ll receive instructions for accessing MySlice, your secure virtual gateway to life at Syracuse. Your MySlice Financial Aid To-Do List will house your Syracuse University Graduate Financial Aid Application and requirements.

External Funding

These funding sources below are not endorsed by the College of Visual and Performing Arts but are provided as examples of places our students have found success receiving funding. The Graduate School’s website also provides information on other funding opportunities.

Tuition Cost and Fees

Graduate programs at Syracuse University charge tuition by the credit hour. Please refer to the current Tuition and Fees Bulletin to learn the tuition cost and fees. The Cost of Attendance is an estimate of what it will cost for a graduate student to attend Syracuse University for an academic year. Further questions can be directed to .