hollywood meets the hill

Illustration courtesy of the Daily Orange

The Costs

Fall/ Spring Summer
Student Program Fee $1,500 $1,000 Per semester
Application Fee $60 $60 Due with application
SU Undergraduate Tuition $21,720* $7,206* Per semester
LA Housing (Oakwood) $5,860** $4,500** Per semester
LA Housing Security Deposit $450*** $450*** Due with housing accommodations agreement


*Published tuition rates for 2016-2017 academic year.

Syracuse University has generous financial aid policies. Existing Financial Aid, Grants, and Scholarship will be applied to your Los Angeles Semester.  Financial aid for summer is limited.  Please refer to the financial aid website for eligibility criteria and summer aid policies.

**Estimated housing charges. Actual charges are contingent upon signed master lease agreement between Oakwood/SU. Housing is billed to the student bursar account.

***Required security deposit of $450 is a separate charge and will not appear on any bursar account billing statement.  Security deposit (plus interest and minus apartment damages) is credited back to the student in the form of a bank check upon move out of the Oakwood. 

Transportation (car/gas/airfare) and meals are the responsibility of the student.  These are additional expenses that should be included in the student’s personal budget.


Additional Costs to Consider*


Fall/ Spring Summer
Personal Expenses $750 $750
Gas (average $100/wk) $1,500 $1,200
Travel to and from L.A. $400 to 600 $400 to 600
Meals/ Groceries $2,500 $2000
Car $1,800 to $2,400 for shipping fees
$2,200 to 4000 for rental fees

*These expenses are sample expenses incurred by students who have been in the program. They are not billed to the student from the SU Bursars’s office. These expenses should be taken into consideration when deciding if the Los Angeles Semester Program is right for you. Actual charges will vary depending on student circumstances.