To be considered for any type of financial aid (including scholarships and student loans), applicants must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov). 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 1st for the fall semester or October 1st for the spring semester. Learn more about eligibility requirements, the application process and the types of financial aid available at NYU Steinhardt at http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/financial_aid.
What if your financial aid package is not enough?
The school allows students to appeal their financial aid. To appeal, students may 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) academic and professional accomplishments; and
2) financial need. A committee will review appeals in mid April.
Additionally, there is a "Prospective Student Hotline" at 212 -994-0504. Students can call and ask about the possibility of having their aid package reviewed for the possibility of additional funds.
NYU offers several payment plans to assist in either budgeting or
financing your education. You can learn more by visiting the site of
the University Bursar:
International students (outside Canada and Mexico) are not eligible for school-based scholarships. Alternatively, they can look into external sources of funding for financial aid (see below). A helpful resource, including links to scholarship search sites, is available here:
The following is a non-comprehensive list of external sources of funding:
The Fulbright Program:
The Audio Engineering Society's Educational Foundation:
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. For more information please visit: