Tuition & Aid at the iSchool

Financing Your Education

Students interested in enrolling in our top-ranked degree programs sometimes worry that they won't be able to afford such high-caliber programs.

Upon closer look, they often discover that the many funding opportunities available to students at the School of Information Studies make a Syracuse University education a more attractive option than some programs that initially appear to be less expensive.

Graduate Students

We encourage all students to apply for award and assistance programs.

The iSchool offers several merit-based scholarships and fellowships for graduate students to help cover the cost of tuition. Some programs even provide stipends for books and housing.

There are also awards available at the University level. Visit the Syracuse University Awards page to learn more about what is available.

Students can also apply for need-based assistance through federal loan programs and private lenders.

Tuition and Fees

For information on the current cost of attendance please visit the Syracuse University Financial Aid Office's cost of attendance guides:

School of Information Studies Fees (2016 - 2017 Academic Year)

Technology Fee, Per semester

This is a general fee for all graduate, undergraduate and distance students in all degree programs and Certificates of Advanced Study programs in the School of Information Studies and the new media degree program in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Fees are charged per semester according to the following schedule: 

Graduate Students

  • 1 to 3 credits: $75
  • 4 to 11 credits: $150
  • 12 credits or more: $200

Undergraduate Students

  • 1 to 3 credits: $75
  • 4 to 11 credits: $150
  • 12 credits or more: $200

Non-IST Majors (including UC and ONLUC students)

  • $50 per course

Doctor of Professional Studies Program Fee

  • $1,155 per semester
  • The Program Fee covers remote technical assistance, advising, faculty consulting, and management of distributed work teams.

Doctor of Professional Studies Residency Fee

  • $500 per residency
  • The Doctor of Professional Studies Residency Fee covers the cost of meals, materials, faculty sessions, travel assistance and other items unique to the program.