Graduate Financial Aid

Attending graduate school is an investment in your future and a serious commitment of time and money. NYU Steinhardt is committed to assisting graduate applicants in the process of financing their education.

Each year, we award several million dollars in scholarships to new students, from partial tuition funding to fellowships and assistantships based on merit and financial need. By combining such types of aid with loans, college work-study, and student employment, both full-time and part-time students can complete their advanced degrees.

Explore your financial aid opportunities in the sections below, and don't let the perceived high cost of graduate education dissuade you from considering NYU Steinhardt. Because of our scholarship award policies and process, attending NYU may be well within your reach.

How to Apply for NYU Financial Aid

In order to apply for financial aid from NYU, you must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is available at on the FAFSA website each year starting on October 1. Submit this form as soon as possible after October 1, and indicate that your data is to be sent to New York University, code number 002785. You must submit a FAFSA each year to determine and renew your financial aid. Read more about NYU financial aid packages and types of financial aid

The deadline to submit the FAFSA is February 1 for Fall/Summer enrollment or October 1 for Spring enrollment. NYU's Office of Financial Aid will begin sending notifications via email in late March for Summer/Fall and in early December for Spring. Apply early: applying after the deadline will delay the processing of federal aid and student loans and result in the loss of consideration for scholarships. 

Do not wait to be accepted to submit the FAFSA.  Beginning October 1, 2016, the FAFSA will be based on “Prior Prior Year” tax data, increasing accuracy of awarding and allowing students to utilize taxes that they have already filed from two years prior.  We strongly encourage the use of the FAFSA Data Retrieval Tool whenever possible.  The Data Retrieval Tool allows students to import their tax information into the FAFSA directly from the IRS.  For help in completing the FAFSA, call 800-4-FED-AID.

Master's degree and advanced certificate applicants who are US citizens or permanent residents may receive consideration for NYU financial aid packages. Full-time PhD applicants who submit completed applications for admission by the December 1 deadline, regardless of country of citizenship, will receive consideration for scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships.

See the sections below for scholarship and loan opportunities, some of which you may be eligible for if you are a citizen of Canada or Mexico. Citizens of other countries may also be eligible for specifically developed loan programs and non-NYU sources of funding.

Scholarships for Full-Time Students
Apply early: Do not wait to be accepted. Applying after the deadline will delay the processing of federal aid and student loans and result in the loss of consideration for scholarships. The deadline to submit the FAFSA is February 1 for Fall/Summer enrollment or October 1 for Spring enrollment.

Scholarships for Part-Time Students

Funding for Doctoral Students

Federal Work-Study and Student Employment

Loans and Loan Forgiveness

Veterans Benefits

External Funding Opportunities

Additional Scholarship Resources

Payment Plans