Getting Started

Applying for financial aid involves two key steps: finding out when you need to apply by and determining which applications you need to submit.

It’s critical that you apply for aid on time. The amount of aid you receive in your first year is typically the amount you’ll continue to receive each year, as long as you remain eligible. Filing late — or not at all — can impact if and how much aid you receive in future years.

Step 1: Know Your Deadline

Financial aid application deadline for Regular Decision 2021–2022 applicants:

  • February 20 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Step 2: Complete and Submit Financial Aid Applications

You may need to submit up to three financial aid applications, depending on where you live and to which campus you are applying.

Follow the chart to see which applications are necessary according to your citizenship type.

  Scholarship
Consideration
Federal Aid NY State Aid
U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Eligible Non-Citizens
CSS Profile FAFSA
TAP (NY residents only)
International
CSS Profile
N/A N/A
Undocumented
CSS Profile N/A

TAP (NY residents only)

Notes:

  • If your parents are separated, divorced, or unmarried and don’t live together, see below for additional information.
  • Students from Iran or North Korea should contact our office for an alternate application.
  • To save time and ensure accuracy, we recommend transferring your federal tax information to your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
  • If you submit the FAFSA by the deadline and are admitted to NYU, your financial aid package will include information about the amount of federal aid you are eligible to receive.
  • If you submit the FAFSA after the deadline and are admitted, you will learn how much you are eligible for after your FAFSA is processed.
  • You can submit the TAP application after submitting your FAFSA. TAP and other state-administered scholarships previously unavailable to undocumented students are now open through the Senator José Peralta New York State DREAM Act.

NYU School Codes

When filling out your applications, you will need NYU’s School Codes:

  • CSS Profile: 2785
  • FAFSA: 002785
  • TAP: 0555

Parents and CSS Profiles

If your parents are separated, divorced, or unmarried and don’t live together, they will each need to fill out a CSS Profile application.

The regular decision deadline for your non-custodial parent is the same as the student deadline — in this case, February 20. A non-custodial parent is one who does not have custody of you.

New York University will waive the CSS Profile for a noncustodial parent under some circumstances, for example, if their information isn’t available. In this case, you should submit a CSS Profile Waiver Request for a Noncustodial Parent by the student deadline.