There are several payment options for InclusiveU. Most students pay through the Transition Program and are able to utilize self-direction funds through a Medicaid Waiver, while some students choose to Private Pay directly.
The InclusiveU Transition Program is billed monthly at $800 per month for the academic year. This is separate from tuition, which costs approximately $1,300 for a 3-credit audited course. We recommend budgeting around $4,000 per semester for tuition and an additional $4,000 per semester for transition program costs. Private Pay estimated costs will be similar to the Transition Program option above. If your family will be paying all costs through loans or private options, we will work directly with you on payment options.
Tuition, room, board, and other fees are closely aligned with matriculated Syracuse University student rates and vary from year to year. The numbers provided are only an estimate.
If you are utilizing Medicaid Waiver self-direction funds:
If you are from out of state, using private funds, or seeking scholarships or financial aid:
Most InclusiveU students choose to participate in our employment preparation program in their final year. This on-campus internship experience includes two career-focused internships and a daily practical skills class. Tuition costs follow the auditing rate, and are approximately $15,000 for 36 credits per year.
These costs do NOT include meals, parking passes and social opportunities on campus. We recommend students budget $15-$30 per week. Also not included is the cost for a mentor to support the student during campus activities and classes if needed; we can connect you with a matriculated SU student to serve in this role.
Parents and students who cannot afford the cost of InclusiveU should talk to their preferred local agency or vocational rehabilitation about their options; with recent changes in policies, Medicaid waivers and Self-Directed Plans can be good ways to cover all the basic costs of InclusiveU! Administrative fees are charged on a sliding scale, so please contact InclusiveU to learn more; no student will be turned away just because they are unable to pay the administrative fee.
Some organizations offer scholarships for students with Down syndrome, including: