Dependent Tuition

The Syracuse University Dependent Tuition Benefit Policy provides educational benefits to Eligible Dependents of Eligible Employees. Those interested in applying for a Dependent Tuition Program must complete and submit a Dependent Tuition Benefit Application and a Tuition Exchange Request Form (if applying for the Tuition Exchange Program) to the Office of Human Resources according to the application deadlines below.

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Dependent Tuition Programs

The following is a brief description of each Dependent Tuition Benefit Program available. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Syracuse University Dependent Tuition Policy for complete details.

SU Tuition Waiver Program

An Eligible Dependent who is matriculated and enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Syracuse University may apply to receive a tuition waiver. The waiver can be applied only to the minimum number of credit hours required for completion of the first baccalaureate degree. The value of the tuition waiver will be provided in accordance with the schedule identified in the Syracuse University Dependent Tuition Policy.

Tuition Exchange Program

An eligible dependent who is matriculated as a full-time undergraduate student pursuing their first baccalaureate degree at an institution that participates with Tuition Exchange, Inc. may apply to receive a Tuition Exchange Scholarship. The program is limited to a maximum of eight semesters and excludes Summer Session courses. Scholarships are not guaranteed as they are awarded by the institutions according to their own criteria. Students denied a Tuition Exchange scholarship may apply to participate in the Cash Grant Program. The availibilty, value and duration of each scholarship is not guaranteed.

Resources are available to assist in finding a Tuition Exchange school that’s right for you. Visit Tuition Exchange participating schools to conduct a search of participating schools with criteria including:

  • Search schools by state
  • Deadlines for receipt of certification of candidate application by school
  • Percentage of award offers to new candidates meeting admission standards
  • Award packages

Cash Grant Program

Eligible Dependents who are full-time undergraduate students and are matriculated into an Eligible Accredited Post-Secondary Institution of Learning may apply to have up to $1,250 per semester applied toward tuition charges. An Eligible Post-Secondary Institution of Learning is an institution that offers courses of study leading to an associate’s or baccalaureate degree and is accredited in the United States by an agency recognized by the University. Awards are made payable directly to the institution. The program is limited to a maximum of eight semesters. Summer Session courses are not available under the Cash Grant Program.

First Application Process

Eligible Employees must complete a Dependent Tuition Benefit Application [PDF] for each Eligible Dependent and submit it to the Office of Human Resources. The deadlines for the first application are as follows:

SU Tuition Waiver Program

The dependent tuition benefit application should be submitted to the Office of Human Resources no later than Nov. 15 for early decision applicants and Feb. 1 for regular admission applicants. Applicants for the SU Tuition Waiver Program are required to apply in a timely fashion for a New York State TAP award each year benefits are being used. This requires filing, within federal deadlines, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), to automatically generate a pre-printed New York State TAP application. An exemption from the New York State TAP award is available if certain requirements are satisfied. Consult the Syracuse University Dependent Tuition Policy for complete details.

Tuition Exchange Program

The Dependent Tuition Benefit Application [PDF] and the Tuition Exchange Request [PDF] form should be submitted to the Office of Human Resources as soon as possible in the fall of the student’s senior year in high school, but no later than Nov. 15 — which, in most cases, will be before the student submits the application for admission to the participating Tuition Exchange school(s).

Cash Grant Program

The Dependent Tuition Benefit Application [PDF] should be submitted to the Office of Human Resources after the student has been officially accepted for admission, but no later than May 1 for a fall semester grant.

Renewal Applications

The same forms are used for renewals as for new applications. Employees are responsible for submitting renewal applications by the deadlines noted below:

  • Tuition Exchange – Feb. 1
  • SU Tuition Waiver – Mar. 1
  • Cash Grant – May 1

Questions? Contact the HR Service Center at 315.443.4042 or email hrservice@syr.edu.

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The web pages summarize your Syracuse University benefit options. Every effort has been made to ensure this information is accurate. As is the case with all employee benefits, the University reserves the right to amend or terminate these benefits at any time and from time to time, and retains the discretion to construe any ambiguity or uncertainty that might arise with respect to this policy.
Employees electing to participate in the SU Dependent Tuition Benefit Policy are bound by the terms of the governing policy. If you have any questions regarding the policy, you may request a copy from the HR Service Center at the number indicated at the end of this page.