Financial Aid

NYU Wagner Merit Scholarships

We offer a number of competitive, merit-based scholarships to help you finance your degree. Approximately 45% of enrolling students are awarded scholarship. All full-time and part-time applicants are considered. Non-degree/advanced professional certificate program students and NYU Employees are not eligible for merit-based scholarships. For a complete list of school-specific financial aid opportunities, please see the Merit-Based Scholarships page.

Ellen Schall Experience Fund

Each summer NYU Wagner awards a select group of students $7,500 stipends to take on unpaid, full-time, public service summer internships. This allows students to explore professional opportunities to achieve their career goals, regardless of compensation or financial need. In addition, awardees participate in professional development events throughout the summer.

Past ESEF recipients have interned at public, nonprofit, and private organizations all over the world, working in many different fields and industries. Through these positions, more than 95% were able to clarify their career goals, expand their professional networks, gain important skills, and apply classroom learnings to the real world. What might ESEF help you accomplish?

Conference and Competition Funding

NYU Wagner is committed to developing the skills and networks of our students beyond the classroom and campus setting. To that end, we are pleased to be able to set aside a small pool of Conference and Competition Funding each year to supplement expenses for students to attend select competitions and/or conferences that will further their professional development.

Financial Support for PhD Students

All PhD students without alternate funding sources are eligible to receive a five-year research apprenticeship, which carries a stipend, health insurance, a $1000 start-up grant, and 100% tuition remission. Research apprentices work up to 20 hours a week with faculty members on research projects during the academic year. No additional application materials are required for consideration.