Financial Assistance

Project Advance offers financial assistance to eligible students. Eligibility is primarily based on federal guidelines for low-income families. However, students who are experiencing unexpected financial hardships, such as a sudden loss of employment in the household or sudden military deployment, should also consider applying. Funding is limited and applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Once submitted, the decision will be sent to both the student and parent via email. If approved, students will receive anywhere from a 50%-70% reduction in tuition. The application for financial assistance only needs to be submitted once per academic year.

Required documentation:

  • Brief (under 500 words) personal statement describing your financial situation (ie- why are you applying for aid) AND
  • The most recent 1040 Federal Income Tax Form filed in the household (ie- for 2021 academic year, please submit the 1040 from 2020)

Students and/or their parents/guardians can apply for financial aid in two ways:

If you have any questions about financial assistance eligibility, please email us at supabilling@syr.edu.

Download the current Financial Assistance Form

Haudenosaunee Promise Scholarship Program

Syracuse University has extended the Haudenosaunee Promise Scholarship Program to include Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA). The Promise seeks to make the rich educational experiences and opportunities of Project Advance available to qualified Haudenosaunee high school students. The Promise expresses Syracuse University’s gratitude and appreciation for the historical, political, and cultural legacies of the Haudenosaunee and honors the continually growing relationship between us.

Benefits

Qualified Haudenosaunee high school students receive financial assistance of 80% to enroll in SU courses offered through Project Advance*.

Eligibility

  • Be a high school student with senior standing, or a home-schooled student equivalent to the senior year of high school for online courses.
  • Be a certified citizen of one of the Haudenosaunee Nations (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, or Tuscarora).
  • Reside on one of the Haudenosaunee Nation territories listed below for a minimum of three years prior to and during enrollment in SU courses through Project Advance.
  • Apply for the scholarship by the SUPA registration deadline (see registration page for deadlines).
  • You do not need to be a citizen of the US or Canada to be eligible for the Promise.
  • Download a Haudenosaunee Promise Application

Eligible Haudenosaunee Territories

Akwesasne Mohawk Oneida (WI)
Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Oneida of the Thames (Ontario)
Ganienke Mohawk Onondaga
Kahnawake Mohawk Allegany Seneca
Kanesatake Mohawk Cattaraugus Seneca
Tyendinaga Mohawk Oil Spring Seneca
Tonawanda Seneca Tuscarora
Cayuga Nation Six Nations Reserve (Canada)
Oneida (NY)

For More Information

For more information on the Haudenosaunee Promise at Syracuse University, e-mail Tammy Bluewolf-Kennedy or call the SU Office of Admissions at 315.443.4844.

*NOTE: If you are no longer a high school student and plan to enroll at SU, you should contact Tammy Bluewolf-Kennedy.