Graduating in December?    
If you are graduating in December and received federal student loans during your education, you'll need to complete a Federal Loan Exit Counseling session. Visit your MySlice Financial Aid To Do List for details. 
Personal loan exit counseling is also offered by financial aid staff.  Sign up for your personal appointment to have all your student loan questions answered.
Searching for Scholarships
Need help searching for scholarships from outside Syracuse University? Check out the following resources: 
  • Sign up for the listserv and receive scholarship opportunities by email.
  • Check out the extensive online scholarship list.
  • Stop by  202 Archbold North to get personal help.

    Current Scholarship Opportunities:

    SU Remembrance Scholarship - thirty-five $5000 scholarships awarded

    Scholarship America Dream Award - awards range from $5,000 - $15,000

    Apartment List Scholarship - $2,500

    Frugal Student Scholarship - $2,000

    Credit Repair Scholarship - $500 - $3,000

    Financial Aid Counseling Available

    Reduce your financial stress by taking advantage of the counseling services available from the Financial Aid Office. Stop by 200 Archbold North to get immediate help; no appointment is necessary. Here are just a few of the many discussion topics that a financial aid counselor is happy to discuss with you:


    • Loan borrowing and repayment information.
    • Not registering full-time for your last semester? Review how this impacts your aid.
    • Conditions for renewing your aid.
    • Doing poorly in a class? Review how a low GPA may impact future aid. 


    Your financial aid counselor or student educator can help you with the following personal money management topics:


      • creating a budget
      • student discounts currently available to you
      • credit and/or debit cards
      • avoid identity theft   


    Avoid Overspending in December 

    Considering cold weather purchases? A few suggestions to reduce your costs:

    • Visit the Rescue Mission's 3 Fifteen thrift store in Marshall Square Mall
    • Shop the Salvation Army and Goodwill stores for blankets, hats, gloves, and scarves

    Purchasing holiday gifts? Consider handmade gifts, or be a savvy shopper:


    • Take advantage of store coupons
    • Use comparison shopping apps and websites
    • Check store websites for daily deals 

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    Registering for Classes? 

    You must register for at least 12 new credits each semester to be considered full-time for financial aid purposes, and to have your financial aid renewed for the spring term. However, if you want to keep on track for graduating on time, you will need to register for an average of 15 credits each semester. Dropping below 12 credits per semester may affect your financial aid.