Master's Programs Financial Aid


Merit-Based Financial Support

MBA Scholarships
All Whitman School MBA scholarships are awarded based on merit and the qualifications shown on a student's admission application. Applicants are not required to apply separately for merit-based scholarships.

External Scholarships and Fellowships
Whitman  School MBA applicants are encouraged to apply for the numerous scholarships and fellowships available from foundations and other privately endowed sources, including state and federal awards. Consult the Annual Register of Grant Support, Peterson's Grants for Graduate Study and the Grants Register, which can be found in most libraries and college placement offices in the United States. International students are encouraged to contact their governments' education ministry offices for information about funding for study in the United States.


Loan Programs


Federal Unsubsidized Loans

The lender is the U.S. Department of Education. Eligibility is determined by the information you submit on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and U.S. Department of Education regulations. 


Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

The Graduate PLUS Loan is a federally-backed program by the U.S. government. This loan is largely dependent on the borrower's credit rating and history. Repayment is deferred while students are attending school at least half-time. Applicants for this program must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All applicants must be sure to instruct the processor to send a processed copy to Syracuse University by filling in the school code of 002882.  


Alternative Loan Programs

Loan programs offered by private organizations are available to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents to supplement other forms of financial aid. It is not necessary to file a FAFSA for these programs.

International students may borrow under these programs provided that they have a co-signer who is a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident living in the United States.

For more information, visit Syracuse University's Financial Aid website.


Government Aid

Veterans Benefits

Veterans Administration Education benefits give qualified veterans and their dependents a monthly stipend. For more information on this program, visit the Veterans Resource Center at 700 University Ave. or go to


Other Government Aid

Other programs for which students may qualify are Office of Vocational Rehabilitation benefits, Parent and Student Savings Plan, State Aid to Native Americans, and U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Aid to American Indians. Applicants should consult the appropriate government offices for further information on these programs.