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Dependents

Spouses and children of F-1 and J-1 visa holders can apply for F-2 or J-2 dependent visas. If you would like your dependents to join you while you are in Syracuse, follow the instructions on theF2/J2 Dependent Request Form to request the dependent I-20 or DS-2019 forms needed for visa applications.    

In addition to your dependents’ cost of living expenses in the U.S., you must also assume financial responsibility for the purchase of health insurance and the return travel of your family to your home country.  Estimated expenses for dependents for the 2018-2019 academic year are listed below.

If you are enrolled in the Syracuse University Student Health Insurance Plan: 

  • 1 dependent - $11,542
  • 2 dependent - $17,731
  • 3 dependent - $23, 920
  • 4 dependent - $28,431
  • 5 dependent - $32,954 

If you have a graduate assistantship and are enrolled in the University’s employee health insurance plan: 

  • 1 dependent - $13,157
  • 2 dependent - $19,064
  • 3 dependent - $23,582
  • 4 dependent - $28,099
  • 5 dependent - $32,615