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Financial Aid Information

To be considered for any type of financial assistance, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be eligible for federal aid. NYU recommends that you submit the FAFSA electronically. The University's institution code is 002785.

Deadline: It is recommended that you submit the FAFSA by March 15 for fall admission. However, applications for financial aid will continue to be reviewed as funds remain available. Please be sure to review all the deadlines listed.


Graduate Gallatin Scholarship - Spring and Fall Applicants

A Gallatin scholarship may be awarded to eligible students and is based on financial need and merit.

To apply: Click "Yes" for the question "Do you wish to be considered for financial assistance?" in the Enrollment Information section of the Application for Admission. You must also submit the FAFSA.

Application for Supplemental Scholarship Aid

The Supplemental Scholarships are small tuition awards given to selected Gallatin students who are matriculated for credit, have a 3.0 GPA or better, no incomplete grades on the transcript, and have filed a current FAFSA that shows need. Awards are granted as funding remains available. New students are eligible for the Dean’s Scholarship.

To apply: Applications are available online beginning the first day of registration for awards in the following semester.


Student loans are administered through the Office of Financial Aid.

To apply: Submit the FAFSA.

The Federal Work-Study Program

The Federal Work-Study Program, for students enrolled for at least 6 credits, combines federal and University resources to fund a limited number of part-time jobs, usually in campus offices and organizations. You are considered for Federal Work-Study when you apply for financial aid.

The Student Employment Program

A list is maintained of current jobs available on and off campus for students who need to cover their graduate study expenses through employment. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits to apply for student employment.

To apply: Contact the Wasserman Center for Career Development, 133 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor, 212-998-4730.

The New York University Deferred Payment Plan

The New York University Deferred Payment Plan allows you to pay 50% of your net balance due for the current term on the payment due date and defer the remaining 50% until later in the semester.

Benefits For Veterans

A variety of educational benefits are available to veterans, their families, and in-service personnel, including the Yellow Ribbon Program.

For further information please visit the Office of the University Registrar Web site, or contact the Office of the Registrar, 25 West Fourth Street, New York, NY 10012 212-998-4800.


Dean's Graduate Scholarship - Fall 2014 Applicants Only

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study is pleased to announce four $25,000 Dean’s Graduate Scholarships for incoming MA students. These scholarships provide support for outstanding students pursuing innovative programs of study that investigate questions and themes within four broad areas of interdisciplinary academic inquiry.Scholarships will be awarded in the following general areas: Humanities and the Arts; History of Science, Environment, Sustainability; Globalization and Development; and Politics and Human Rights.


Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships provide tuition, fees, and a stipend to full-time graduate students who are studying a modern foreign language as part of their academic program on Latin America, the Caribbean, or the Middle East in preparation for a career that will utilize their language studies. The fellowships are administered for the U.S. Department of Education by the two designated National Resource Centers at New York University. The centers and the eligible languages of award are as follows:

Center For Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Brazilian Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Amerindian languages (Quechua/Quichua, Nahuatl) or another less commonly taught language (summer study only) as an integral part of an academic program.

Hagop Kevorkian Center

Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu as an integral part of an academic program focusing on the Middle East. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must enroll in one language course and area studies courses each semester. Students in all disciplines are eligible to apply; summer FLAS awards are also available for intensive language study in the U.S. and abroad.

To apply: Contact one of the designated National Resource Centers at NYU as listed above.

Residential Life Opportunities:

Resident Assistants (RAs), Resource Center Assistants (RCAs) and Residential Life Assistants (RLAs) The Office of Residential Life & Housing Services offers graduate students opportunities to work with both graduate and undergraduate residential communities in various positions to promote students' educational and social pursuits.

Note: The selection process for a given academic year commences in the fall of the prior academic year (i.e. applications are available in fall 2013 for 2014-2015 positions).

NYU America Reads/America Counts

America Reads/America Counts is the largest program of its kind in the nation and provides an excellent opportunity for graduate students to earn money while working in a rewarding job. Working under the supervision of classroom teachers, NYU students help schoolchildren acquire literacy and/or mathematical skills. Tutors need not be enrolled in a preparation program or have prior tutoring experience, but must be able to make a minimum weekly commitment of six hours in blocks of no less than two hours.

Tutors must have a Federal Work-Study allotment determined on the basis of the FAFSA in order to participate in the program.

New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

The TAP grant is available to full-time New York State residents who demonstrate financial need.

To apply: Complete all sections of the FAFSA and you will be directed to the New York State application thereafter. If the link to the TAP application does not appear, you may apply by logging onto www.hesc.com.



International Students

International students are generally not eligible for federal or state financial aid. International students may take advantage of The New York University Deferred Payment Plan.

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