Tuition and Financial Aid

Students enrolled in an online master's program at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) are charged tuition on a per-credit-hour basis plus an additional technology fee* per course credit per term. The cost-per-credit and number of credits that online students are required to complete will vary by program.

Program Credits Required Cost Per Credit Estimated Tuition Cost
MS in Applied Data Science 36 $1,715 $61,740 
MS in Information
42 $1,559 $65,478
MS in Information
Management: Executive
30 $1,559 $46,770
MS in Library and
Information Science
36 $1,559 $56,124
MS in Library and
Information Science:
School Media
36 $1,559 $56,124

*Technology Fee, per semester (2018-2019 Academic Year):

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

Financing Your Degree

When evaluating how to pay for your master's degree, there may be a number of resources available to you, including tuition assistance from your employer, scholarships, and student loan programs. In addition, you may be eligible to apply for the following to assist in paying your tuition:

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans: Students are potentially eligible to receive up to $20,500 in Direct Unsubsidized Loans per academic year, regardless of personal or spousal income.
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan: All graduate students are potentially eligible to apply for Graduate PLUS loan funding each academic year. This credit-based loan can be used to cover tuition and fees, and provide you with funding for living expenses up to the cost of attendance.
  • Private Loans: Students who require additional assistance may apply for education loans through private lenders.
  • Scholarships: Students may be eligible to apply for scholarships offered through Syracuse University.
  • Employer Sponsorship: Check with your employer's personnel or human resources division regarding tuition.
  • Veterans Benefits: Students are eligible to explore the use of VA Education Benefits to fund their graduate program. For more information, contact the VA or the Veterans' Resource Center on campus.

Applying for Financial Aid

If you intend to apply for financial aid, you should begin the process as soon as possible. To apply, complete these steps:

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Syracuse's school code is 002882.
  2. Complete your application for admission to the program. We encourage you to apply for financial aid at the same time you complete your program application.

Download the step-by-step Financial Aid Checklist.

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