You have many options for making the financial challenge of graduate study workable beyond federal aid and NYU-connected scholarships. We've compiled some here, but we encourage you to do your own research as well to make sure you are taking advantage of all opportunities available to you – and be sure to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid as well!
NYU is pleased to participate in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The program is designed to help students finance, through scholarship assistance, up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees associated with education programs that may exceed the Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit. You may receive combined veterans benefits, Yellow Ribbon benefits, and NYU scholarships up to, but not exceeding, your tuition and fees. Explore funding opportunities for veterans.
Resident Assistants (RAs)
RAs are carefully selected from full-time, matriculated graduate students and receive training to provide support and assistance in various University residence facilities. The application and selection process for these highly competitive leadership positions begins early, so be aware of deadlines and start preparing for your application as soon as possible. If chosen, you will receive a housing/dining grant; this may be factored into your overall financial aid package. See RA recruitment information.
You may decide to explore private loans to supplement your other aid. Please be sure to compare options and consider your obligations as a borrower before you commit to a private loan.
The interest-free, semester-based Tuition Management Systems plan allows for some expenses to be spread out over 4 months, while the Deferred Payment plan may allow you to defer 50 percent of your net balance due until later in the semester.
External Funding Opportunities
Many organizations outside of NYU offer scholarships and funding that can help you meet your financial needs for advanced study. Explore external funding options, and be sure to check deadlines and FAFSA requirements!
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NYU Financial Education
There is a lot of information available and knowing where to start can be overwhelming. NYU Financial Aid makes financial education available in many various formats that best suit your needs. Connect with the NYU Financial Education Team.