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Financial Aid and Scholarships

The cost of a college education is a matter of concern for many students and their families.  Regardless of your family's financial circumstances, paying for college will probably require a substantial commitment of your resources over the next several years.  It may surprise you to learn that most full-time undergraduate students at New York University would not be able to pay their educational costs without financial assistance.  These students are able to attend NYU only because they applied for and received financial aid.

While we believe that the primary responsibility for meeting college costs rests with the student and the family, New York University as well as the state and federal governments can help. Although NYU is not able to meet the full need of every student, by combining the various types of funds available we use every method possible to coordinate adequate resources to enable you to invest in a higher education at NYU.

If you believe you will need any amount of financial assistance to attend NYU, we strongly encourage you to apply for financial aid immediately.

Important Announcements

Contact the Office of Financial Aid


Student Services Center
25 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10012-1119
Telephone 212-998-4444
Fax 212-995-4661
(IMPORTANT!  Please include the student's
University I.D. number on all faxed pages.)

StudentLink Center
5 Metrotech Center
Dibner Hall, Room 201
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone 212-998-4444
Fax 212-995-4661
(IMPORTANT!  Please include the student's
University I.D. number on all faxed pages.)

Office Hours

Fall and Spring Semesters:
Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Periods when classes are not in session:
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Student Services Center and StudentLink Center close at 4:00 p.m.
on the business day before a recess or extended holiday weekend (see
Holidays below).

Holidays: University Closed

The Office of Financial Aid closes at 4:00 p.m. on the business day before a recess or extended holiday weekend.

Labor Day: September 7, 2015
Thanksgiving Recess: November 26-27, 2015
Winter Recess: December 24, 2015 - January 1, 2016
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 18, 2016
Presidents' Day: February 15, 2016
Memorial Day: May 30, 2016
Independence Day: July 4, 2016

Telephone Tips

Office of Financial Aid telephone lines can be quite busy during certain times of the year: (1) from April 1 to May 15, when our prospective freshmen are choosing their college; (2) from July 1 to August 15, when the fall bills have been issued; and (3) during registration.

During the remainder of the year, most calls are answered with little waiting time. To reach a financial aid counselor right away, we suggest that you (1) call Tuesday or Thursday (Mondays are the busiest); (2) call between 9 and 11 a.m. or 3:30 and 5 p.m.; and (3) use NYU Albert to obtain routine information about your award or the status of your financial aid application.

Student link


New York University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.

Priority Dates and Deadlines

All students should apply for financial aid every year. Students who miss a financial aid priority deadline are still encouraged to file the FAFSA and will be considered for federal student aid if eligible, but funds become increasingly limited. If you have not applied, do so immediately. Remember, to meet the specified deadline your application, with all necessary signatures, must be received and validated by the processor and released to NYU by the date shown below for priority consideration.

Freshman Applicants: In order to be considered for NYU scholarship, you must complete all required applications by our deadlines. Please review the Applications and Forms section of this website to find out which applications are relevant to you. Late CSS Profile applications will not be accepted for scholarship consideration. The FAFSA can be filed at any time to be reviewed for federal aid eligibility.

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