To be considered for any type of financial aid (including scholarships and student loans), applicants must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In order to qualify for full-time financial aid, you must be taking at least 12 credits each semester. Part-time students typically take at least 6 credits each semester.
School-based scholarship consideration is available to full-time and part-time graduate applicants who submit a FAFSA by February 1 for the fall semester or October 1 for the spring semester. Learn more about eligibility requirements, the application process and the types of financial aid available at NYU Steinhardt at the Financial Aid website.
What if your financial aid package is not enough?
The school allows students to appeal their financial aid. To appeal, submit a letter/statement to the Financial Aid Committee, Office of Graduate Admissions (preferably by fax at 212-995-4328). The statement should highlight two items:
1) Your academic and professional accomplishments
2) Your financial need
A committee will review appeals in mid-April.
Additionally, there is a prospective student hotline at 212-994-0504. You may call and ask about the possibility of having your aid package reviewed for the possibility of additional funds.
NYU offers several payment plans to assist in either budgeting or financing your education. Learn more at
the Office of the Bursar's website.
International students (outside the US, Canada, and Mexico) are not eligible for school-based scholarships. Alternatively, they can look into external sources of funding for financial aid. See more information on financial aid and scholarships for international students, including links to scholarship search sites.
The music technology program does not have any discretionary funds to award to students. However, a number of jobs are available in the program on a competitive basis, from studio and technical support work to the occasional research assistant position. All these positions are hourly-based for a maximum of 20 hours per week, open to both graduate and undergraduate students, and normally do not include tuition remission. See more information on student employment within the Music Technology program.