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Applications and Forms

 

CSS PROFILE, FAFSA and TAP

The applications described below are the forms you must submit for any and all types of financial aid we award at NYU, including all need-based and merit-based scholarships.

Applicants to NYU's New York Campus

Domestic Students: Students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and who wish to be considered for financial aid when applying for admission to NYU New York should complete (1) the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (for new freshmen and continuing students, to be considered for federal financial aid), (2) the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (to be considered for institutional [non-government] financial aid), and (3) for New York State residents only, the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) grant application.  Admission to NYU New York is need-blind for domestic applicants, and financial support will be tailored for each individual family based upon the results of the FAFSA, PROFILE and TAP applications.

The CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is required for new undergraduate domestic students applying for the 2014-2015 academic year who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.  (See below for a full description of the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.)  It is not required for transfer applicants, returning undergraduate students, graduate students, or adult students applying to The Paul McGhee Division at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

International Students:  NYU offers limited financial support in the form of institutional grants/scholarships to international freshmen admitted to our New York campus beginning with the Fall 2013 term.  Grants/scholarships will be based upon a combination of financial need and academic merit.  Students who are not U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and who wish to be considered for institutional financial aid when applying for admission to the NYU New York campus should complete ONLY the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE to be considered for institutional financial aid funds.  International students cannot apply for financial support after they are admitted.  Admission to NYU New York is need-aware for international applicants; New York University will consider a family's financial need as reported on the PROFILE when evaluating the student's application for admission.

Applicants to NYU's Abu Dhabi Campus

All students, regardless of citizenship status (except Emirati nationals), who are applying for admission ONLY to NYU Abu Dhabi (that is, they do not wish to be considered for any other NYU campus) need to complete ONLY the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE to be considered for institutional financial aid funds.  (The CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is not required for Emirati nationals, who will be automatically evaluated for Exceptional Emirati Scholarship upon acceptance.)  International students cannot apply for financial support after they are admitted.  Admission to NYU Abu Dhabi is need-blind for all applicants, and financial support will be tailored for each individual family based upon the results of the PROFILE. Students applying ONLY to NYU Abu Dhabi are not required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

For more information please see NYU Abu Dhabi Financial Support.

Applicants to NYU's Shanghai Campus

Domestic Students: Students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and who wish to be considered for financial aid when applying for admission to NYU Shanghai should complete (1) the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (to be considerred for federal financial aid), and (2) the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (to be considered for institutional financial aid funds).  Admission to NYU Shanghai is need-blind, and financial support will be tailored for each individual family based upon the results of the FAFSA and PROFILE.

International Students and Chinese Nationals: Students who are not U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and who wish to be considered for financial aid when applying for admission to the NYU Shanghai campus should complete ONLY the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE to be considered for institutional financial aid funds.  The PROFILE is not required for Chinese nationals who complete the Gaokao college entrance examination instead of the SAT college admission test.  International students cannot apply for financial support after they are admitted.  Admission to NYU Shanghai is need-blind, and financial support will be tailored for each indivdual family based upon the results of the PROFILE.

For more information please see NYU Shanghai/Financial Aid.

 

1.  College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE

The CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application is administered by the College Scholarship Service (the financial aid division of The College Board) and collects information used by many private universities to award institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.

The CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE can be submitted in the fall as early as October 1, but not later than February 15 (midnight EST).

  • Click here to begin and submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.
  • REQUIRED the first year for new undergraduate U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens applying to NYU New York campus who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.
  • NOT REQUIRED for U.S. citizen and eligible non-citizen returning undergraduate students, transfer students, and graduate students at NYU New York campus, or adult students applying to The Paul McGhee Division at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, New York campus.
  • REQUIRED every year for international students at NYU New York campus who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.
  • REQUIRED every year for all students at NYU Abu Dhabi who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.  (NOTE: it is not required for Emirati nationals, who will be automatically evaluated for Exceptional Emirati Scholarship upon acceptance.)
  • REQUIRED every year for all students at NYU Shanghai who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.  (NOTE: it is not required for Chinese nationals who complete the Gaokao college entrance examination instead of the SAT college admission test).
  • You must list "New York University" as a recipient and include our CSS school code number 2785 when completing your CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.
  • Do not wait until your taxes are done before submitting the PROFILE.  Although it is better to do your taxes early, it is acceptable to use estimates of your income when you initially file the PROFILE.
  • NYU does not participate in the CSS IDOC program.
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE Help: telephone 305-829-9793.

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE priority deadlines for Freshmen applicants:

Early Decision I: November 15 (midnight EST)
Early Decision II: January 15 (midnight EST)
Regular Decision: February 15 (midnight EST)

College Scholarship Service Noncustodial PROFILE

 

The CSS Noncustodial PROFILE is also required, if applicable;

  • Students who have families with separated, divorced, or single parents must also complete the Non-Custodial Parent form, which complements the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.  NYU requires noncustodial parents to report their income, assets and other information as part of the financial aid application process to assess an applicant’s eligibility for scholarship or other types of aid.
  • Providing such information does not necessarily mean that the student’s noncustodial parent will be expected or required to contribute to educational costs.
  • Under certain circumstances NYU will consider waiving the requirement for the CSS Noncustodial PROFILE in the event the information cannot be obtained.  Please see the CSS Noncustodial PROFILE Waiver Request form available (October to February) on the Applications and Forms menu in the column at right.
  • If the CSS Noncustodial PROFILE is required but not submitted, and NYU does not grant the applicant a waiver of this requirement, the student will not be considered for need-based NYU scholarship or grant funds. Please note that this is important because the amount of scholarship a student receives in their first year at NYU is typically the amount they will continue to receive each year if they remain otherwise eligible. Thus, if a student does not receive any NYU grant or scholarship in their freshman year they will likely not receive any in subsequent years. Failing to submit the CSS Noncustodial PROFILE (or the waiver request) for the first year can therefore affect eligibility in future years.

CSS Noncustodial PROFILE priority deadlines for Freshmen applicants:

Early Decision I: November 20 (midnight EST)
Early Decision II: January 20 (midnight EST)
Regular Decision: February 20 (midnight EST)

Please note that the deadlines for the CSS Noncustodial PROFILE application occur 5 days after the corresponding deadlines for the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application to allow additional time to provide the information required.

 

2.  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for any federal financial aid funds.  The FAFSA is a confidential fiinancial statement detailing information about your family’s financial circumstances. When you have completed the form, you submit it directly to the U.S. Department of Education. Using a formula mandated by Congress, the U.S. Department of Education makes an evaluation of your family’s financial strength and estimates the amount your family can contribute annually toward your educational expenses. The Department of Education then sends your family’s financial information and its estimate of family contribution to each college you designate to receive the information. (NOTE TO DENTAL STUDENTS: College of Dentistry students seeking certain federal education loans for the health professions (e.g. the Health Professions Student Loan [HPSL] and Loans for Disadvantaged Students [LDS]) must include parents financial data on the FAFSA even if they are financially independent of their parents.)

The FAFSA is available each year beginning January 1, and should be completed as soon as possible, but not later than February 15 (midnight EST) for new freshmen, and not later than April 1 (midnight EDT) for most other students (see Financial Aid Application Priority Deadlines at column upper right for details).  Students who miss the FAFSA priority deadline are still encouraged to apply and will be considered for federal student aid, if eligible, but funds become increasingly limited.

Graduate students should refer to their school or department for specific program deadlines.

  • Click here to begin and submit the FAFSA. Alternatively, you can complete the paper version, which may be found in your high school or college or by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID.
  • REQUIRED every year for U.S. citizen and eligible non-citizen undergraduate students, transfer students, and graduate students at NYU New York campus, and adult students applying to The Paul McGhee Division at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, New York campus.
  • REQUIRED every year for U.S. citizen and eligible non-citizen undergraduate students, transfer students, and graduate students at NYU Shanghai.
  • NOT REQUIRED for international students at NYU New York campus.
  • NOT REQUIRED for students at NYU Abu Dhabi.
  • NOT REQUIRED for international students and Chinese nationals at NYU Shanghai.
  • You must list "New York University" as a recipient and include our federal school code number 002785 when completing your FAFSA.
  • Do not wait until your taxes are done before submitting the FAFSA.  Although it is better to do your taxes early, it is acceptable to use estimates of your income when you initially file the FAFSA.  You can make corrections later on the FAFSA website.

YOUR FAFSA PIN:
Students and parents of dependent students may use a PIN (Personal Identification Number) to sign the FAFSA electronically and avoid the need to print and mail a signature page.  The PIN can be used each year to apply for federal student aid and to review your record online at the U.S. Department of Education.  Get your Federal Student Aid PIN at www.pin.ed.gov.

FAFSA priority deadlines for Freshmen applicants:

Early and Regular Decision: February 15 (midnight EST)

FAFSA priority deadlines for Transfer applicants:

Fall/Summer Admission: April 1 (midnight EDT)
Spring Admission: November 1 (midnight EDT)

 

3.  Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

In addition to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), New York State residents must also submit an application for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).  TAP grants are available to qualified students attending New York University.

Start the TAP application process by completing the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov/. New York State will use your FAFSA information as part of your application for TAP; you can link to the online TAP application directly from the FAFSA on the Web confirmation page.

You will be asked to establish a PIN (Personal Identification Number) for TAP.  The TAP PIN will allow you complete your application online, keep track of your application information, or make changes later. Information from your FAFSA and your family's calculated NYS net taxable income will be pre-filled on your TAP on the Web application. Follow the instructions provided.

  • You must list "New York University" as a recipient and include our state school code number 0555 when completing your TAP application.

If you choose not to apply online, an Express TAP Application (ETA) will be mailed to you by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC).  Information from your FAFSA and your family's calculated NYS net taxable income will be pre-printed on your ETA. Review this information, change any incorrect items, complete any missing items, then SIGN AND MAIL THE FORM USING THE RETURN ENVELOPE.

If you provide an e-mail address on your FAFSA, HESC will use that address to contact you about your TAP application, give you processing updates, or award information.  Please respond to any requests or instructions sent by HESC.  If you have submitted applications, you can check the status of your TAP at any time.

If you have already received TAP, you must renew your grant each year by returning to TAP on the Web (via the online FAFSA process) to review and confirm your HESC data.  You must submit the FAFSA for each academic year to continue your TAP eligibility.  Based upon the data reported on your FAFSA, you will receive confirmation from HESC about your grant eligibility and award.  Be sure to verify that all information is accurate, and submit any necessary corrections immediately.

 

4.  Summer Financial Aid Application

Students seeking financial aid for summer courses must also complete a NYU Summer Aid Application (available from February through July, see Applications and Forms menu in the column upper right).


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Priority Dates and Deadlines

You should apply for financial aid every year.  Here's what you need to do and which form(s) to file.

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.  Applications for student assistance will continue to be processed as long as we have available funds.  Plan in advance and apply at least several weeks before the beginning of the semester for which you need funds.  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.

UPDATE (4/4/2014): Freshmen applicants to Washington Square must complete both the CSS Profile and the FAFSA by our deadlines in order to be considered for NYU Scholarship. 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.

Please note that the deadlines for the CSS Noncustodial Profile application occur 5 days after the corresponding deadlines for the CSS/Financial Aid Profile application to allow additional time to provide the information required.

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All deadlines expire at midnight eastern time.

November 1: Deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for students beginning in spring semester.

November 15: Deadline to submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE for Early Decision I (new freshmen early decision applicants only, to receive an Early Decision financial aid estimate in mid-December);
REQUIRED the first year for Early Decision I new freshmen U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens applying to NYU New York campus who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.
REQUIRED for Early Decision I new freshmen international students at NYU New York campus who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.
REQUIRED for all Early Decision I new freshmen students at NYU Abu Dhabi who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.  (NOTE: the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is not required for Emirati nationals, who will be automatically evaluated for Exceptional Emirati Scholarship upon acceptance.)
REQUIRED for all Early Decision I new freshmen students at NYU Shanghai who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.  (NOTE: the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is not required for Chinese nationals who complete the Gaokao college entrance examination instead of the SAT college admission test).
NOT REQUIRED for U.S. citizen and eligible non-citizen returning undergraduate students, transfer students, and graduate students at NYU New York campus, or adult students applying to The Paul McGhee Division at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, New York campus.

November 20: Deadline to submit the CSS Noncustodial PROFILE for Early Decision I students (new freshmen early decision applicants only) who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.

December 1: Deadline to submit the Financial Aid Application for NYU Study Away Programs for spring semester (to apply for additional NYU scholarship funds and private loans).

January 15: Deadline to submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE for Early Decision II (new freshmen early decision applicants only, to receive an Early Decision financial aid estimate in mid-February);
REQUIRED the first year for Early Decision II new freshmen U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens applying to NYU New York campus who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.
REQUIRED for Early Decision II new freshmen international students at NYU New York campus who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.
REQUIRED for all Early Decision II new freshmen students at NYU Abu Dhabi who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.  (NOTE: the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is not required for Emirati nationals, who will be automatically evaluated for Exceptional Emirati Scholarship upon acceptance.)
REQUIRED for all Early Decision II new freshmen students at NYU Shanghai who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.  (NOTE: the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is not required for Chinese nationals who complete the Gaokao college entrance examination instead of the SAT college admission test).
NOT REQUIRED for U.S. citizen and eligible non-citizen returning undergraduate students, transfer students, and graduate students at NYU New York campus, or adult students applying to The Paul McGhee Division at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, New York campus.

January 20: Deadline to submit the CSS Noncustodial PROFILE for Early Decision II students (new freshmen early decision applicants only) who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.

February 1: Deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (new graduate students only).

February 15: Deadline to submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE for New Freshmen regular decision;
REQUIRED the first year for regular decision new freshmen U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens applying to NYU New York campus who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.
REQUIRED for regular decision new freshmen international students at NYU New York campus who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.
REQUIRED for all regular decision new freshmen students at NYU Abu Dhabi who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.  (NOTE: the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is not required for Emirati nationals, who will be automatically evaluated for Exceptional Emirati Scholarship upon acceptance.)
REQUIRED for all regular decision new freshmen students at NYU Shanghai who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.  (NOTE: the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is not required for Chinese nationals who complete the Gaokao college entrance examination instead of the SAT college admission test).
NOT REQUIRED for U.S. citizen and eligible non-citizen returning undergraduate students, transfer students, and graduate students at NYU New York campus, or adult students applying to The Paul McGhee Division at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, New York campus.

February 15: Deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for New Freshmen, both early and regular decision;
REQUIRED for U.S. citizen and eligible non-citizen new freshmen at NYU New York campus, and new adult students applying to The Paul McGhee Division at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, New York campus.
REQUIRED for U.S. citizen and eligible non-citizen new freshmen at NYU Shanghai.
NOT REQUIRED for international students at NYU New York campus.
NOT REQUIRED for students at NYU Abu Dhabi.
NOT REQUIRED for international students and Chinese nationals at NYU Shanghai.

February 20: Deadline to submit the CSS Noncustodial PROFILE for New Freshmen regular decision students who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.

April 1: Deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for all returning students;
REQUIRED for U.S. citizen and eligible non-citizen returning undergraduate students, transfer applicants for fall/summer admission (not current NYU students transferring internally) and graduate students at NYU New York campus, and returning adult students at The Paul McGhee Division at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, New York campus.
REQUIRED for U.S. citizen and eligible non-citizen returning undergraduate and graduate students at NYU Shanghai.
NOT REQUIRED for international students at NYU New York campus.
NOT REQUIRED for students at NYU Abu Dhabi.
NOT REQUIRED for international students and Chinese nationals at NYU Shanghai.

April 1: Deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for all students enrolling in Summer Session at NYU New York campus.

April 1: Deadline to submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE for all returning international students receiving a scholarship at NYU New York campus and NYU Shanghai who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.
Note for NYU Shanghai: the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is not required for Chinese nationals who complete the Gaokao college entrance examination instead of the SAT college admission test.

April 30: Deadline to submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE for returning international students receiving a scholarship at NYU Abu Dhabi who wish to be considered for institutional (non-government) financial aid funds.  Note: the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is not required for Emirati nationals, who are automatically evaluated for Exceptional Emirati Scholarship upon acceptance.

May 1: Deadline to submit the Summer Financial Aid Application for NYU Undergraduate Students (to apply for additional NYU scholarship funds).

May 1: Deadline to submit the Financial Aid Application for NYU Study Away Programs for fall semester (to apply for additional NYU scholarship funds and private loans).

July 20: Deadline to submit the Summer Financial Aid Application for NYU Undergraduate Students (to apply for additional federal aid, state aid, and private loans), and for NYU Graduate Students (to apply for additional federal aid and private loans).


NYU School Code

FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE:

Students must include the NYU federal school code number 002785 in the school section of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to ensure that their submitted FAFSA information is accurately transmitted to New York University from the federal processor.

CSS SCHOOL CODE:

Students must include the CSS school code number 2785 in the school section of the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application.

STATE SCHOOL CODE:

Students must include the NYU state school code number 0555 in the school section of the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application.


If you are receiving scholarship/fellowship stipend support, you may have stipend payments deposited directly into your checking or savings account.  To be eligible for direct deposit, you must have a checking or savings account at a bank that is a member of the Automatic Clearinghouse (most banks are members).  Stipend checks will be sent to your local address as it appears on Albert (via NYUHome) until direct deposit becomes effective for you or if you do not elect the direct deposit option.  Be sure to maintain your current local address on Albert at all times.

To apply for Direct Deposit of Scholarship/Fellowship Stipends, complete and submit the Direct Deposit Authorization Form available from the NYU Controller's Division, Financial Services:

> Direct Deposit Authorization Form (pdf)



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