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Graduate Tuition Scholarship

The Graduate Tuition Scholarship Program was revised for the 2017-2018 academic year. For prior information please refer to the 2016-2017 guidelines at the bottom of this page.

For additional information about the program, please contact our Graduate Admissions office at gradrcrt@syr.edu or (315) 443-2505.

2017-2018 Academic Year and Beyond

The Graduate Tuition Scholarship Program for the 2017-18 academic year and subsequent years offers funding covering 25% of the cost of tuition to students who have graduated from Syracuse University (any degree program) within the last five years and who enroll full-time into any School of Education Master of Science (M.S.) program. 


  • Students must formally be admitted and matriculated into a School of Education M.S. program and maintain satisfactory academic progress toward that degree, which includes attaining and maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average by the end of the second semester.
  • To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time (9 credits in the fall or spring, or 6 credits in summer) in a School of Education M.S. program. Part-time students are eligible if they are also Syracuse City School District employees.
  • The scholarship is offered to eligible students in their admission packet from the Graduate School. Students matriculated for the 2017-18 academic year and subsequently who sign the letter of acceptance for the scholarship are automatically credited 25% of their tuition each semester of full-time study in their program.
  • While the scholarship may be combined with most other financial aid, the scholarship is applied first to the tuition owed before all other funding is awarded. There will be no cash refunds or payouts.
  • Scholarships are credited to student bursar accounts typically within two weeks after the University financial deadline for dropping courses and before the first billing statement for that semester is sent out.
  • The scholarship does not cover tuition for undergraduate courses even if required as a prerequisite condition of full admission into the master’s program.
  • This scholarship is NOT available to students receiving SU employee/spouse/partner remitted tuition benefits.

NOTE: Students are NOT eligible for BOTH the School of Education’s Graduate Tuition Scholarship for Syracuse University alumni AND the High Needs Scholarship, even if matriculated in a High Needs program. Syracuse University alumni will only receive the Graduate Tuition Scholarship.


2016-2017 Academic Year and Prior

The Graduate Tuition Scholarship Program for the 2016-17 academic year and prior years offers funding covering 33% of the cost of tuition to students who have graduated from Syracuse University (any degree program) within the last five years and who are enrolled full-time in one of the following selected Master of Science (M.S.) programs:

  • Art Education Preparation
  • Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-Grade 2)
  • Exercise Science (for graduates of SU’s Health and Exercise Science B.S. program only)
  • Inclusive Special Education (Grades 1-6; Grades 7-12; or Severe/Multiple Disabilities)
  • Instructional Technology
  • Literacy Education (Birth-Grade 12)
  • Music Education
  • School Counseling
  • Secondary Education (English, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies)
  • Teaching and Curriculum
  • Teaching English Language Learners
  • Clinical Mental Health or Student Affairs Counseling (for graduates of SU’s Selected Studies B.S. program only)