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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) by March 15 for fall semester applicants and by October 1 for spring semester applicants and be eligible for federal aid. New York University’s institution code is 002785.

Full-Time and Part-Time Students

Graduate Gallatin Scholarship

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

Newly-admitted undocumented students who request consideration for financial aid will be eligible for the same levels of institutional scholarship aid that is offered to students who are US citizens and international students. In other words, NYU Gallatin will not draw a distinction between applicants who are US citizens and those who maintain DACA status – or are otherwise undocumented – while determining institutional scholarship awards.

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 by March 15 for fall semester applicants and by October 1 for spring semester applicants.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Summer Study Only

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships provide financial support to students who are studying a modern foreign language as part of their academic program on Latin America or the Caribbean in preparation for a career that will utilize their language studies. The fellowships are administered for the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Program by the designated National Resource Center at New York University. Gallatin students may apply for a FLAS Fellowship for summer study only.

The center and the eligible languages of award are as follows:

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

Summer FLAS may be used for intensive study of any approved priority or less commonly taught language, including Quechua, Mixtec, Nahuatl Haitian Kreyol, and Portuguese.

More information and application are available on the CLACS website.

Application for Supplemental Scholarship Aid

The Supplemental Scholarships are small tuition awards given to eligible incoming and current Gallatin students who have filed a current FAFSA/CSS Profile that demonstrates financial need.

To apply: Applications are available online beginning the first day of registration for awards for the following semester and is called the Application for Supplemental Scholarship Aid on the Gallatin website. The deadline to submit the Application for Supplemental Scholarship Aid is the first day of classes of each semester and the first day of the first summer session for summer aid.

Award decisions are rendered by the third week of the term and are one-time only, though students may apply each term in which they have unmet financial need.


Student loans are administered through the NYU Office of Financial Aid.

To apply: Submit the FAFSA by March 15 for fall semester applicants and by October 1 for spring semester applicants. FAFSAs submitted after the deadline will be reviewed for federal aid eligibility.

Federal Work-Study Program

The Federal Work-Study Program for domestic students enrolled for at least 6 units combines federal and University resources to fund a limited number of part-time jobs, usually in campus offices and organizations. Students are considered for Federal Work-Study funds when they submit the FAFSA. Federal Work-Study jobs are not guaranteed for eligible students.

Eligible students should contact:

NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development
133 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor.
New York, NY 10003

Students who need to cover their graduate study expenses and who are enrolled for a minimum of 6 units may also apply for student employment by contacting the Wasserman Center above.

Work-Study earnings are not credited on your Bursar bill but are paid directly to the student on a bi-weekly basis. Money earned from employment is normally used for books, transportation, and personal expenses.

The New York University Deferred Payment Plan

The New York University Deferred Payment Plan allows you to pay a percentage of the net balance due for the semester by the payment deadline and defer the remaining amount to be paid later in the term.

Benefits for Veterans

A variety of educational benefits are available to veterans, their families, and in-service personnel, including the Yellow Ribbon Program. To learn how to use your VA benefits, please visit the Military Service/Veteran Resources website.

More information is available Veterans Benefits Website.

Dean's Graduate Scholarships

Fall Applicants Only

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study awards four $25,000 Dean’s Graduate Scholarships to eligible incoming MA students. These scholarships provide support for outstanding students who are pursuing innovative programs of study that investigate questions and themes within these four broad areas of interdisciplinary academic inquiry:

For more information please visit the website.

NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship Program

Fall Applicants Only

To be considered for the NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship Program, you must:

  • be a fall applicant
  • be a full-time student
  • submit the application for admission by January 15
  • submit the Description of Service (DOS) or reference letter from your country director certifying your service until the DOS is available

Consideration as an NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellow is contingent upon submission of the Description of Service (DOS). If you have not yet completed your service, as an alternative to the DOS, a reference letter from your country director certifying your service may be submitted until the DOS is available. If you are offered admission, the DOS must be submitted prior to enrollment.

Please upload your Description of Service or reference letter from your country director as proof of participation in the Peace Corps.

Applicants who wish to be considered for the Coverdell Fellowship are not required to pay the $50 application fee. In order to waive the fee, please contact John Bradley.

Residential Life Opportunities:

Resident Assistants (RAs), Resource Center Assistants (RCAs), and Residential Life Assistants (RLAs) . The Office of Residential Life and 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.

More information is available on the NYU Office of Residential Life website.

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 2018 for 2019-2020 positions).

NYU America Reads and Counts

NYU America Reads and 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 local NYC public school. Working under the supervision of classroom teachers, NYU students help school children acquire literacy and/or mathematical skills. Tutors need not be enrolled in a teacher preparation program or have prior tutoring experience. Tutors must have a Federal Work-Study allotment determined on the basis of their FAFSA in order to participate in the program.

More information is available on the NYU America Reads and America Counts website.

International Students

International students may be considered for the Dean's Graduate Scholarship and are not required to submit the FAFSA. 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.