Financial Aid

NYU Steinhardt School-Sponsored Programs

See Paying for Your Education for application deadlines, criteria, award amounts, and other detailed information for school-based scholarships and fellowships.


There are a number of scholarships available to both master’s and doctoral students and for full-time and part-time study. Scholarships typically provide partial tuition support, and decisions are based on merit and need. School-based scholarships include the following:

Full-Time Study

  • 21st Century Scholarships
  • Steinhardt Graduate Study Scholarships
  • Deans Opportunity Scholarships
  • Peace Corps Returnee Scholarships
  • AmeriCorps Scholarship
  • Teach for America Scholarship
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), and Tribal Colleges Scholarship
  • Health Professions Opportunity Scholarships
  • Diversabilities Scholarship
  • First Generation Scholarship
  • LGBTQ+ Diversity Scholarship
  • City Year Scholarship
  • Teach for America Alumni Scholarship
  • Urban Educators Impact Scholarship
  • Dorothy Height Impact and Inclusion Award
  • NYC Community Impact Scholarship

Part-Time Study

  • Centennial Scholarships
  • Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship Program

Internship in Higher Education and Student Affairs

The Higher Education and Student Affairs (MA) program offers paid internships in a variety of student personnel positions at NYU and at area colleges. Interns enroll in three courses per term and work 20 hours per week for compensation, which includes various contributions of stipend, tuition, and room and board. Internship candidates must be applicants to or current students in the MA Program in Higher Education and Student Affairs. For information, contact:

the MA Program in Higher Education and Student Affairs
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
New York University, Pless Hall, 7th Floor
82 Washington Square East
New York, NY 10003

The Juventud Española de Brooklyn Scholarship

This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to matriculated students who intend to earn a degree that will enable them to teach Hispanic culture and/or language. Individuals interested in applying for this scholarship should forward a letter of interest, an official transcript of previous college work, and two letters of recommendation to:

Office of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
New York University
Pless Hall, 2nd Floor
82 Washington Square East
New York, NY 10003

The letter of interest should show evidence of the seriousness of purpose the applicant has to teach Hispanic culture and language.

Funding Program for Full-Time PhD Students

Full-time NYU Steinhardt PhD students are eligible for a generous funding package that includes a scholarship and living stipend.

The Steinhardt Fellows Program

The basic, full-time PhD funding package includes an annual stipend, tuition scholarship for required coursework, and student health insurance through the fifth year. Complete details are provided with each offer of admission.

Research Assistantships

Some doctoral students may be appointed to a Research Assistantship. Research Assistants are funded by external grants and work with a principal investigator on a funded research project. Unlike Steinhardt Fellows, Research Assistants agree to work 20 hours per week on an ongoing research project, typically with a team of faculty and other students. For the duration of the assistantship, Research Assistants receive funding that includes a tuition scholarship for required course work, student health insurance, and a stipend. Research Assistants may not perform additional work assignments such as teaching or grading during their 9-month appointment.

Additional Information

For more financial aid-related information, please see NYU's Financial Aid section in this bulletin.