Is financial assistance available?

Syracuse University and the School of Education grant merit-based graduate awards and appointments to their most outstanding students. These include: the University Graduate Fellowship, the University African-American Fellowship, School of Education scholarships, and graduate assistantships at academic programs or centers. Syracuse University’s Office of Financial Aid can also assist students in obtaining other sources of financial aid and loans.

If you indicate on your application that you need financial assistance you will be considered for one of the assistantships available through Cultural Foundations of Education. Faculty in Cultural Foundations also recommend doctoral students for Graduate School fellowships who appear to stand a strong chance of receiving one (these fellowships are extremely competitive; decisions are usually made based on an outstanding GRE score or some other accomplishment that makes the student stand out from other applicants).

Decisions on other financial assistance and scholarship programs are made independently by other units within the university.

More information on financial assistance is available at