Financial aid for study away exists in many forms: federal aid; scholarships based on financial need, merit, ethnicity and family heritage, and even special criteria like being left-handed; fundraising; and loans. See below for information on NYU financial aid, funding for Gallatin's travel courses, and non-NYU financial aid.
Interested students are advised to search and apply early. Deadlines can fall as early as a semester to a year in advance of program start dates. In many instances, students can apply for aid before being admitted to a study abroad program.
NYU Financial Aid
The NYU Office of Financial Aid offers aid based on financial need, academic merit, or both for many NYU study away programs. Visit the NYU Office of Financial Aid webpage to learn about opportunities, including NYU Summer Financial Aid, which requires enrollment in at least 6 credits* during the summer term.
*Graduate students in certain circumstances may be exempted from taking the full 6 credits; ask your adviser if your school has an equivalency policy and if you qualify.
NOTE for students interested in Gallatin travel courses: to meet the 6-credit minimum requirement for NYU Summer Aid, it might be possible to take a related 2-credit independent study alongside the 4-credit travel course (please consult with the travel course professor and with your adviser).
Current Gallatin students and incoming Gallatin transfer students (Gallatin admission must be confirmed)
Good academic standing (GPA 3.0 or better; no grades of Incomplete)
Have a current FAFSA (or for international students, a CSS Profile) on file with the Office of Financial Aid and show unmet need
Minimum of half-time matriculation during the term awarded (changes in the number of credits may alter the amount awarded)
The following students will receive priority consideration: continuing students who will apply the course credit towards their degree requirements; students with advanced class standing; students who have not received a Gallatin Dean's Scholarship in the past.
The amount awarded is typically equivalent to full or half course tuition. Scholarships are awarded based on the availability of funds. The amount awarded will reflect the total amount that can be received from both Gallatin and NYU's Office of Financial Aid for the term. Note that financial aid for summer study away, even from non-NYU sources, can be limited, so awardees should anticipate covering the remaining costs of the program without additional aid.
IMPORTANT: If students receive NYU Summer Aid (see above), this aid amount will be reduced if awarded the Dean’s Scholarship; talk to a financial aid counselor for details.
Students are encouraged to apply by the priority deadline, as funding may be limited or unavailable after that date. Final scholarship decisions will be made by February. Students who disqualify may receive earlier notification.
Requirements for Dean's Scholarship Recipients Recipients will be required to share their experiences abroad, either by posting photos on Gallatin Global’s social media sites and/or giving a brief presentation to students at a Gallatin Global information session.
Non-NYU Financial Aid
See the following for information on non-NYU scholarships, fellowships, and fundraising ideas: