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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 and be eligible for federal aid. New York University’s institution code is 002785.


FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

For US citizens: to be considered for any type of financial assistance, you must be eligible for federal aid and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 15.  Please note that the NYU Gallatin School has a fall-only admissions cycle.

What follows is not an exhaustive list of resources. Our most comprehensive guide to opportunities, deadlines, and other financial aid information can be found on our website.

Loans

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

To apply: Submit the FAFSA by March 15. FAFSAs submitted after the deadline will be reviewed for federal aid eligibility.

Gallatin Scholarships

Gallatin scholarships may be awarded to eligible students based on financial need and academic merit. To be considered for these scholarships, please click 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. US citizens must also submit the FAFSA to be considered for these awards.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ​FULL-TIME STUDENTS​

Dean's Graduate Scholarships

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study awards four $35,000 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: Arts; Humanities; Globalization, Environment, and Social Change​​; and the Urban Democracy Lab.

Eligibility

Gallatin Dean’s Graduate Scholarships are available to incoming full-time MA students who begin the program in the fall semester.  Recipients will be awarded $35,000 for the first year of study ($17,500 per semester for the first and second semesters of full-time study). Scholarships are renewable for the second year of study when students will receive $17,500 for the third semester of the program, contingent on registration for a full-time course load. Scholarship aid is not available in the fourth and final semester of the program when students are registered on a part-time basis while completing the thesis.  

To be considered for the Dean’s Graduate Scholarship, you must:

  • be a full-time student
  • submit the application for admission by January 15.
  • file the FAFSA by March 15 if you are a US citizen or permanent resident
  • include a writing sample as part of your application for admission
  • On the application for admission, select the area of study listed above that most closely corresponds to your proposed concentration. Please refer to our onlinedescriptions for more information. Applicants may select up to two areas of inquiry.

International students may be considered for the Dean's Graduate Scholarship and are not required to submit the FAFSA (we have this sentence twice – see above). International students are generally not eligible for federal or state financial aid.

You are welcome to apply for both the Dean's Graduate Scholarship and the Graduate Assistant (GA) positions. 

Graduate Assistant Positions

Each year,  2 or 3 (based on institutional need) fully-funded Graduate Assistant (GA) positions are available at Gallatin. Graduate Assistants carry out professional, administrative, and planning responsibilities central to helping the mission of the programs. These highly selective Graduate Assistant positions are awarded to  incoming graduate students pursuing full-time programs of study at the School. International students may be considered for the Graduate Assistant positions and are not required to submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

To be considered for a Graduate Assistant (GA) position, you must:

  • be a full-time student for the duration of the Gallatin MA Program
  • submit the MA application for admission by January 15
  • where indicated in the application, upload a letter of motivation, resumé, and document with the names of three references
  • file the FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) by March 15, if you are a US citizen or permanent resident

There are four broad categories of assistant positions:

  • Student Life
  • Writing Program
  • Interdisciplinary Arts
  • STAC (Science, Technology, Arts and Creativity)

GA positions rotate and the openings available in any particular year are dependent upon institutional need. Interested applicants are welcome to apply for both Graduate Assistant (GA) positions and the Dean's Graduate Scholarship.

NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship Program

The NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship Program offers a select group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) a financial scholarship while pursuing a master's degree at one of six participating NYU graduate schools, including Gallatin. To be considered for the NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship Program, you must: 

  • 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. The fee is automatically waived from your application. If you have trouble, please contact John Bradley (jwb9@nyu.edu).


Dean's Graduate Scholarships

Fall Applicants Only


The Gallatin School of Individualized Study awards four $35,000 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 2019 for 2020-2021 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.