Cost of Attendance for the ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse Online Program

The following chart outlines the estimated cost of attendance and a sample financial aid package based on full financial aid eligibility (i.e. the student has met all Federal student aid eligibility criteria, is not currently in default on any federal student loans previously borrowed, and has not already used the maximum loan aggregate for federal funding).

This is just a sample; for detailed cost and financial assistance information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at Syracuse University.

Term Cost Estimate:

The following is the estimated cost of attendance for one 12-week term with registration based on 6-credit and 3-credit course loads respectively. Note that there are 30 credits required to earn the EMPA degree, and that it typically takes five terms of full-time study (15 months) to complete the program.

(6 credits/term)

Direct (Billable) Costs:

Tuition: $11,7841 ($1,964/credit)
Fees: None

Other Indirect Expenses (Average):

Housing: $3,876
Meals: $1,468
Books & Supplies: $306
Personal: $780
Transportation: $120
Loan Fee2: $143

TOTAL COST: $18,4773

Financial Aid Package (Sample):

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: $6,833/term (maximum assuming aggregate $138,500 not reached)

Federal Direct PLUS Loan: $11,200/term (Cost of Attendance – Unsub. Loan = Balance)

Note that private loans, employer sponsorship and veterans’ benefits may also be applied, which would adjust the aid package.

TOTAL AID: $18,477

(3 credits/term)

Direct (Billable) Costs:

Tuition: $5,8921 ($1,964/credit)
Fees: None

Other Indirect Expenses (Average):

Housing: $3,876
Meals: $1,468
Books & Supplies: $153
Personal: $780
Transportation: $120
 

TOTAL COST: $12,2893

Federal student aid is not available for those students who pursue less than the minimum required number of credits (6) per term. Private loans, employer sponsorship and veterans benefits may still be available.

TOTAL AID: N/A

1 The tuition figure for the ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse program is $1,964/credit which varies from the standard graduate rate. Note that the current rate of tuition can be found in the Tuition and Fees and Related Policies Bulletin posted on the Syracuse University Bursar Website. A moderate tuition increase can be expected for each academic year. Return to footnote reference
2 This loan fee is charged by the Department of Education. It is a percentage of the loan amount, and is proportionately deducted from each loan disbursement. Return to footnote reference
3 Note that students may elect to adjust their aid package down to not include other indirect expenses which may be eligible expenses, if this support is not needed, in order to reduce their loan burden. Return to footnote reference

The Cost of Attendance includes expenses for the graduate student alone and cannot be increased to cover living expenses of other family members.

The total of all student financial assistance cannot exceed the Cost of Attendance.