Financial Aid

The cost of a college education is a matter of concern for many students and their families, many of whom would not be able to attend NYU without financial assistance. Regardless of your family’s financial circumstances, paying for college will require a substantial commitment of your resources over the next several years. While the primary responsibility for meeting college costs rests with the student and the family, by combining the various types of funds available we use every method possible to coordinate adequate resources to enable you to invest in a higher education at NYU. Although NYU is not able to meet the full need of every student, we strongly encourage you to apply for financial aid immediately if you believe you will need any amount of financial assistance to make your NYU education possible.

Speak with a Counselor

StudentLink Center, Manhattan
383 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003-7011
financial.aid@nyu.edu
Phone 212-998-4444
Fax 212-995-4661
(Important! Please include the student’s University I.D. number on all faxed pages.)

StudentLink Center, Brooklyn
5 Metrotech Center, Dibner Hall, Room 201
Brooklyn, NY 11201-2772
financial.aid@nyu.edu
Phone 212-998-4444
Fax 212-995-4661
(Important! Please include the student’s University I.D. number on all faxed pages.)

Maintaining Matriculation Fee

Review the maintaining matriculation fees.

Office Hours

Fall and Spring Semesters:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Periods when classes are not in session:

  • Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Student Services Center and StudentLink Center close at 4:00 p.m. on the day before a holiday, recess period or holiday weekend. Please see the NYU Office Holiday Calendar.

You may also send an email to financial.aid@nyu.edu instead of phoning. Our staff will review your message and respond as quickly as possible.

Financial Aid and Your Bill

Priority Dates and Deadlines

All students should apply for financial aid every year. Students who miss a financial aid priority deadline are still encouraged to file the FAFSA and will be considered for federal student aid if eligible, but funds become increasingly limited. If you have not applied, do so immediately. Remember, to meet the specified deadline your application, with all necessary signatures, must be received and validated by the processor and released to NYU by the date shown below for priority consideration.

Freshman Applicants: In order to be considered for NYU scholarship, you must complete all required applications by our deadlines. Please review How to Apply to learn which applications are relevant to you. Late CSS Profile applications will not be accepted for scholarship consideration. The FAFSA can be filed at any time to be reviewed for federal aid eligibility.

Scholarships

Scholarships and grants are types of gift aid that do not have to be repaid. They may take the form of University scholarships, federal or state grants, or outside scholarships. A financial aid package at NYU takes into account both financial need and academic merit. Although merit-based scholarships are available, NYU is committed to using the vast majority of its scholarship funds to assist students whose families are unable to pay the full cost of an NYU education. All applicants to NYU are automatically considered for merit based aid with the on-time submission of the admissions application; however, it is important to note that a majority of the undergraduate scholarships at NYU are based on a combination of need and merit and require filing all financial aid applications by our deadlines.

For most undergraduates, eligibility for a merit-based and/or need-based scholarship is determined upon entrance to the University based on prior academic strengths and, if you apply for financial aid, your demonstrated financial need. Typically, you will continue to receive for subsequent academic years the amount of scholarship you received for your first year (subject to the availability of funds), as long as the following criteria are met:

  • You are a full-time student (at least 12 points).
  • You applied for financial aid on time.
  • You are meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.
  • You have approximately the same amount of financial need that you had in prior years.

Note: If your eligibility for any federal aid you receive is jeopardized for reasons other than financial need or academic merit (e.g. if you are in default on a federal loan, or if you did not respond to the University’s requests for tax information and income verification), then your NYU scholarship may also be affected.

Merit-Based Scholarships

NYU awards very few exclusively merit-based scholarships, as we are committed to using the vast majority of our scholarship funds to assist students whose families are unable to pay the full cost of an NYU education. If you would like to be considered for merit-based scholarships, please be sure to complete the FAFSA and/or CSS Profile (depending on citizenship and campus of interest). We are unlikely to award scholarships to students who have not submitted these items by our deadline.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Descriptions of University-Wide and School-Based scholarships at NYU for which you may qualify are provided in the Undergraduate Admissions area of the NYU website. All applicants to NYU are automatically considered for merit based aid with the on-time submission of the admissions application; however, it is important to note that a majority of the undergraduate scholarships at NYU are based on a combination of need and merit and require filing all financial aid applications by our deadlines.

Graduate Scholarships

Graduate students are usually offered scholarships for each separate academic year as determined by their individual schools within NYU.

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing Donor Scholarships

Descriptions and application information for NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing Donor Scholarships are provided under the Current Students tab on the website. All applicants must apply each semester for specific awards and scholarships; students are not automatically considered. However, to be considered, all students must have a completed and valid FAFSA on file. Students must also be in good academic standing.

September 11 Scholarships

  • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Scholarship
  • Helen and Martin Kimmel Scholarship
  • Barclays 9/11/01 Memorial Scholarship
  • Sol and Margaret Berger Foundation Scholarship
  • 9/11/01 Memorial Scholarship

New York University has established five scholarships in memory of the uniformed fire, police, and emergency workers who were killed in the September 11, 2001 tragedy at the World Trade Center to enable their dependent children to attend NYU.

Eligibility

Preferred consideration is given to the dependents and spouses of uniformed members of the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY), the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Port Authority Police Department (PAPD), and other emergency response workers who died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (The dependents of other victims of 9/11 are not eligible.) There is no New York State residency requirement, however most require students to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students must apply and be admitted to a four-year undergraduate degree program at New York  University under normal admission standards. Transfer students from other undergraduate programs are also eligible.

Students in graduate, professional, non-degree, or non-credit programs are not eligible for these scholarships.

Students must maintain full-time matriculation during each semester in which they receive scholarship funds and they must maintain satisfactory academic progress to continue to be eligible. Students may receive scholarship funds for up to eight semesters at NYU.

How to Apply

Once admitted, eligible students must first submit all the required financial aid applications by our published NYU deadlines and also apply for the New York State World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship. NYU scholarship funds will then be used to accommodate any remaining need, up to the full cost of education at New York University.

Costs Covered

Scholarship awards may be used to support tuition, registration fees, and room and board (for NYU housing only), but not health services or other activity and support fees.

For More Information

Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 212-998-4444.