Financial aid for study away exists in many forms: federal aid; scholarships based on financial need, merit, family heritage/ethnicity, and even special criteria like being left-handed; fundraising; and loans.
In addition, several Gallatin fellowships and awards and non-NYU fellowships support study, research, and internships abroad for current and graduated students. Note, however, that these fellowships and awards may not be used to cover expenses associated with Gallatin's travel courses.
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.
The NYU Office of Financial Aid offers aid based on financial need, academic merit, or both for many NYU study away programs, including NYU Summer Financial Aid. The Office of Financial Aid provides information about other NYU scholarships and awards for NYU study away, including the Global Pathways Scholarship (available only for semester study at NYU's global academic centers).
IMPORTANT: NYU Summer Financial Aid requires enrollment in at least 6 credits during the summer term. Students in Gallatin's 4-credit summer travel courses might be able to take a 2-credit independent study either alongside the course or back in New York City during the summer term to meet the minimum Summer Aid credit requirement; please consult with the travel course instructor and with your adviser to see if this will be possible. Graduate students in certain circumstances may be exempted from taking the full 6 credits during the summer term; ask your adviser if your school has an "equivalency policy" and if you qualify.
The Gallatin Dean’s Scholarship is a need-based award available for Gallatin January Term and Summer travel courses. Eligibility:
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 apply for the Dean's Scholarship when submitting the Gallatin travel course application.
Summer Travel Courses: Feb. 1
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 in February. Students who disqualify may receive earlier notification.
Dean's Scholarship recipients will be required to share their experiences on the program. Examples include blogging for Gallatin Global’s blog site and giving a brief presentation to students at a Gallatin Global information session.
A limited number of full program fee waivers may be available for Gallatin Spring travel courses. Eligibility: current Gallatin students and incoming Gallatin transfer students (Gallatin admission must be confirmed) who are admitted to the course. Students must have good academic standing, must have a current FAFSA (or for international students, a CSS Profile) on file with the Office of Financial Aid, and must show unmet financial need. Students apply for the waiver when submitting the spring travel course application. Requests are evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Program fee waiver recipients will be required to share their experiences on the program. Examples include blogging for Gallatin Global’s blog site and giving a brief presentation to students at a Gallatin Global information session.
See the following for information on additional scholarships, fellowships, and fundraising ideas: